SA eNews 17/8/2015 - SA & WA 2015 Awards Entries Open!! - AGM outcomes - The Business of Cinematography


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From the re-elected Pres............

We held the SA AGM in Adelaide on August 10 and, as there was no coup, the state of play is:

President: Ernie Clark ACS

Vice Presidents: Joanne Bouzianis-Sellick & Mark Evans

Secretary: David Woolford Assistant Secretary: Kirsty Stark

Treasurer: Mylene Ludgate Assistant Treasurer: Richard Back&

Committee Members: Jo Rossiter ACS, Clive Taylor ACS, Malcolm Ludgate ACS, Maxx Corkindale, Viv Madigan, Stephen Webb, Rod Bolton, Miles Rowland, David Tang and we welcome newbie David Gregan.

Our AGM was at the Hackney Hotel with drinks & snacks provided and a bit of fun with Bingo afterwards.

Bingo winners are grinners!

The winners won DVD packs of Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC films. There were 2 meat platter door prizes which were won by Ian Linton and Mal Ludgate ACS.

I must say I didn't realise how stressful bingo can be so I recommend not getting old!

Have you paid your Membership Fees? If not, they are now overdue, we need your funds to help us put on nights like our drone night and Screenings & Q&A's.

Of course if you are not financial you can't enter the awards, nor will you receive AC magazine and you cannot attend our events.

Something to put in your diary, on the Saturday afternoon before the awards, we are holding a Wastelander Panda Screening & Q&A held which will be co-hosted with Australian Society of Editors. This will be on October 31 so jot the date down.

Awards Entry Now Open

Financial members may enter using the online entry form available via the link below.

There have been some changes to the Awards categories this year and the Awards committee encourages you all to use the links and make yourself familiar with both the 2015 Awards Categories and 2015 Award Entry Terms & Conditions documents.

Please note that entries will not be accepted after close of business September 18.

We wish you the very best of luck with your entries.

2015 ACS Awards Categories »
Click to download a pdf of 2015 T&C's »
2015 Online Awards Entry Form »

The Business of being a Cinematographer

Following on from a suggestion at our recent AGM we will run an information night on September 14 outlining how to help run a successful career in the film industry. We will have an accountant, Michelle McAvaney from Pledge Accountants, who is familiar with the film industry advise us on things like:

Should I have an ABN? Register for the GST? Be a Pty Ltd? Register a business name? How often should I invoice? What should be on an invoice? Record keeping / filing. What sort of insurances should I have? i.e. Personal liability, equipment, etc
When should I do my tax return?

What can I legitimately claim, say for work clothes, car use? Petrol? Going to the movies. ACS membership!

This will be followed by a special screening of the Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC Q&A that was held at the AFTRS Cinema.

Stay tuned for the venue and booking link which will be in the September eNews.

Upcoming dates

2015 events to come including New lighting, Screenings with Q&A's; why don't you can suggest something?

Membership Fees are now way, way Overdue............

August 17 SA/WA Award Entry Opens

August 21 Chase Sponsorship Assets

September 7 Committee Meeting

September 14 The Business of being a Cinematographer and screening of the Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC Q&A.

September 18 SA/WA Award Entry Closes

September 25, 26 & 27 SA/WA Awards Judging

September 26 Deadline for Sponsorship Assets

September 29 Award Ticket Sales Open

October 5 Committee Meeting

October 23 Deadline for Award Tickets

October 31 Wastelander Panda Screening & Q&A held in co-hosted with ASE

October 31 2015 35th Annual SA/WA ACS Awards for Cinematography in Adelaide

November 5 Committee Meeting

December 7 Committee Meeting

December 14 Christmas Drinks

2016 March 30 National Awards in Adelaide

Maxx & Viv's Masterclass

Recently young, and very talented cinematographers, Viv Madigan and Maxx Corkindale joined Steve de Villiers at TAFE to put on a small quick filmmaking masterclass for year 10's from Investigator College.

And here are a couple of apprciation letters:

Hi Kirsty,

Just wanted to say thanks for organising Maxx and Viv to come along on Friday for the "Capture the Action" workshop at such short notice.

From all accounts it went well, and the kids were really receptive. I wasn't there but Steve tells me the guys did a great job, so thanks again for arranging.

Kind regards,


On behalf of my students, I would like to extend a sincere thank you for the workshop on Friday. It was a truly unique and interesting experience for our group. Stephen, Viv and Maxx were absolutely outstanding with the students, so passionate about what they do and very engaging - not easy to do when our group was on their last day of camp and very tired!

My students are still buzzing about it - they loved the guys and got heaps out of the workshop. The tour was great too, as was lunch. Many of them are very creative in different ways and are keen to learn more about what they can do at the College.

Thank you again for working with us on this. Thank you so much for accommodating us and providing such a fantastic experience to our students. I hope to work with you again.

Sarah Westgarth
10.2 Homegroup Teacher
Investigator College – Goolwa Campus

SA Branch @ Picture Hire

ACS CineKids

You might know someone who may want to be 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:

Click to access the CineKids membership application form »

ACS online shop open

Visit our online ACS shop so you can buy all the ACS merchandise you could ever want. Check it out at

You can order back issues of AC mag, copies of Shadowcatchers, replacement plaques (as long as you've won them!), ACS branded Hoodies, Spray Jackets, Ladies & Mens Tees - cool new design or the original, Caps & Beanies, Mugs, Pens or Notebooks. Many thanks to Vic Pres Warwick Field and his team for iniaiting this.

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

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.

Click to link to SA Facebook page »

ACS Facebook posts

We are ramping up our Facebook posts so no matter what you're up to regarding filming why not let us know.

Go on, click this FB link now and tell us what your doing. »


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