SA eNews Special Bulletin Nov 2014 - FlyCam Night Dec 2 - Xmas Drinks Dec 15 - Award photos - Pick up your Entries - Xmas Gifts

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FlyCam Night Tuesday December 2

We are very lucky to have been able to arrange to get the guys from FlyCam from Melbourne to bring over some of their latest gear for us to see and appreciate.

They'll have the gyro stabilised Flight Head 5, a Bradley Ball and Flycam Skate for us to look at and will screen some great footage showing what this gear can do.

Both Robert and Dane from FlyCam will be in Adelaide most of Tuesday and should prospective hirer's prefer a one-on-one with them please email: or you can check out their website:

Come and check out the latest gear, catch up with your mates and have a drink as well. Tuesday night, December 2, 6pm for a 6:30pm start at Picture Hire, 26 Clarke Street, Norwood, carpark and entrance at rear of building. Access via Wadham Lane

If your coming along please RSVP to to help us to cater for you.

Thanks to SA Gold Sponsor - Picture Hire for supplying a camera and lenses.

FlyCam Aerial Camera Tracking System

FlyCam Camera Systems Pty Ltd is highly regarded as the premier Aerial Camera Specialty Company. Flycam (Aus) are widely regarded as experts in their field worldwide with a 100% safety record behind them. Their new HD Gyro Flycam stabilised head is the lightest and quickest state of the art flying camera package on the planet. This unit is exclusive to them and brings a new dimension to constructing lightweight infrastructure to support it. This equals fewer costs for the client. They can offer solutions to all broadcast production needs.

They are Australia's largest TV & Film crane suppliers, with 7 different cranes to offer including 2 x Techno cranes, 3 x Scanner cranes and 2 x Jimmy jibs, together with 5 remote stabilised heads and 4 hotheads. They also have a 30m rail-cam.

Just a few major events they have covered include: Commonwealth & Olympic Games, IPL & ICL Cricket Tours India & South Africa, Daytona Nascar 1000 USA, USA Formula 1, European MTV Music Awards, Twenty20 World cup cricket South Africa, X Games Summer Los Angeles USA, X Games Winter Aspen Colorado USA, AFL Grand Final and the V8 Supercar races. Impressive!

So RSVP soon, non-members are welcome too!

Please RSVP to Ernie ASAP »

SA Branch Christmas Drinks

Yep, it's that time of the year again, Monday night, December 15 for the SA ACS branch Chrissie drinks. Once again at the Colonist Hotel, The Parade, Norwood starting at 6pm.

There will be special door prizes drawn on the night, including one of our framed Freeze Frame pictures, a Miller door prize - a Miller Solopod , a copy of Shadowcatchers and also a free 1 year membership of the ACS SA branch. Only those in attendance when the door prizes drawn will be eligible.

If you'd like to attend RSVP to Ernie at ACS members only BTW attendees must be over 18!

2014 SA & WA Awards follow up

JoAnne with double gold winner Greg Ashman from the ABC

Please pick up your memory sticks or drives of your entries ASAP from Anifex during business hours.

The gold winning clips are up on National Gold Sponsor Showreelfinder site, check them out:

Also pictures from the 2014 awards night are on our website:

Thanks to Joanne Bouzianis-Sellick, Jo Rossiter ACS & Mal Ludgate ACS for taking the shots.

Our 2014 Magic of Cinematography Awards were truly magic with 95 plus guests sharing a night of fine food, wine, friendship and fun. Stay tuned for our 35th Annual awards to be held on Halloween night on Saturday October 31 2015.

Looking for that special Christmas Gift?

Christmas Time, Venice LA taken by Aaron Gully

Here's your chance to buy that special Christmas gift for someone special.

Why not buy a framed picture from our Freeze Frame Exhibition.

There are 50 great works, frozen in time, in single frames, in photos taken by our members. You can check them out on our website

The images are all available for sale and part proceeds will assist our branch. Framed $150 inc GST and unframed $100 inc GST.

If you want to buy go to

Of course you could always buy your loved one's some ACS merch which is listed below.

ACS Merchandise available

Our lastest design, also has an ACS logo on the back!

ACS Hoodie $35
ACS Spray Jacket $60
ACS Ladies Tees $30 Cool New design
ACS Mens Tees $25 Cool New design
ACS Tees $20 Original design
ACS Cap $20
ACS Beanie $15
ACS Mug $6 Pen $6 Notebook $3

ACS merchandise is available from ACS HQ Manager:
Note: prices include GST

A special run of Ladies Tees with the new design are available:
Size 10 - 92cm
Size 12 - 96 cm
Size 14 - 104cm
Size 16 - 110cm
Mens sizes, new design:
Small - 106cm
Medium - 112cms
Large - 116cms
XL - 122cms
XXL - 128cms

If you are in Sydney go and check out our HQ, it has a wonderful camera archive, a great library, wonderful coffee, free internet, access to computers with Final Cut and more. HQ can also be hired to shoot interviews etc and it's conveniently located in Ridge St North Sydney with a parking station opposite, just contact ACS HQ Manager: or assistant manager Richard Wilmot to make sure someone will be there to show you around.

Know an ACS CineKid?

If so encourage them to join our newest membership category. - ACS CineKids - has been created to encourage and foster interested kids up to the age of 15 years to participate and take an active hands-on approach to Cinematography.

An ACS CineKids Member is a young person, 15 years or under, who has a passion for cameras and filmmaking. ACS CineKids will receive a Welcome Pack with a membership certificate, membership card, note pad and pen, access to our E news both National & State, and various screenings and workshops, along with mentoring from our ACS cinematographers.

To find out more and how to join ACS CineKids click on the following link:

ACS Membership Categories »

New AFTRS courses for 2015

Next year, AFTRS is offering all new courses, from online introductory awards to a three-year BA and two Masters degrees.

Their two new introductory courses provide a basic 6 week intro to film or radio. They are entirely delivered online, so they are available to anyone wherever they live and whatever their work hours. They do not require merit selection: they are opent to anyone to enrol.

So why not check out what AFTRS has to offer at

Upcoming Dates

December 1 Committee meeting @ Anifex Yayyy! Last for 2014

December 2 Flycam Night

December 15 ACS Branch Christmas Drinks @ The Colonist

2015 events to come including Colour Grading, Drones, New Lighting and much more

May 2 2015 ACS National Awards in Tasmania at MONA in Hobart!

ACS SA Branch Facebook page

The ACS SA branch has its own Facebook page.

We will use this page to advertise upcoming events, as well as create photo albums of Awards and Trade Nights.

To become a fan, go to the link below and click the 'like' button.

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