SA eNews October - Book NOW! SA & WA 2015 Awards Oct 31 - Wastelander Screening & Q&A - Geoffrey Simpson ACS @ Adeaide Film Fest - Wrap up The Biz of Cinematography & Roger Deakins - Profile Jordan Edmeades - Plus More!


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From the Pres.........

After a tough judging weekend where over 130 entries were assessed our awards are just around the corner.

I know it's scary but our 35th Annual Awards for Cinematography are on Halloween night, Saturday October 31 starting at 6pm.

So get you scariest outfit together (otherwise dress smart!) and join us for a night of fun, awards, food, door prizes and more.

On the Saturday afternoon @ 1230 before the awards, we are holding a Wastelander Panda Screening & Q&A held which will be co-hosted with Australian Society of Editors (ASE). Although this is a free event for ACS members and sponsors it is essential to book tickets as seats are limited. 1230 for 1pm start, 1 hour screening followed by Q&A, finish by 3pm.

Sponsors if you haven't already sent me get your assets for the Awards Compile and Program please do post haste.

Book now for Wastelander Panda screening and Q&A

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The Film You... Shot with Geoffrey Simpson ACS & Bryan Mason

Internationally renowned (and Adelaide born) cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson ACS (Shine, Under the Tuscan Sun, Romulus My Father, Satellite Boy ) will bring us the war stories behind his career including his 176 shoot in China this year on Chen Kiage's A Monk Come Down the Mountain .

Join local ACS member Bryan Mason for a candid conversation with Geoffrey Simpson as part of the Adelaide Film Festival. Free event @ Mercury Cinema Sunday 25/10/15, 2 to 3pm.

Click for map and more info on Geoffrey Simpson ACS session »

Wrap up of the Business of being a Cinematographer

Michelle is pleased to recieve a bottle of thank you bubbles from the SA Pres

Our information night on Monday September 14 outlining how to help run a successful career in the film industry was a great success. Accountant, Michelle McAvaney, from Pledge Accountants instructed 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; personal liability, equipment? When should I do my tax return?

What are some of the deductions can I legitimately claim: work clothes, car use, petrol, sunscreen, going to the movies, ACS membership?

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

Profile SA member Jordan Edmeades

Ed: Jordan is our newest member and we thought why not profile a newbie!

Jordan where and when did you fall in love with film?

Super 8 Jordan

From a very young age dad would sit me in the dark in our lounge room with popcorn while he set up the projector screen and played his Super 8 home movies. Some were of his early days as a prankster but most were of me and my brothers as ‘ankle-biters’ finding Easter eggs or jumping on the trampoline or running through the sprinkler. A few years back we had the whole collection converted to DVD and looking back over them now, they are particularly well shot and edited, maybe film was in my blood?

Jordan today

Favourite film genre?

I love the old sci-fi flicks: Flight of the Navigator, E.T, Tron, the original Star Wars Trilogy, Total Recall, Predator. In the past ten years an exciting independent sci-fi scene has emerged, which has created an abundance of brilliant films with great characters, complex plots and intelligent writing: Never Let Me Go, Primer, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. I’m starting to see more of this style of storytelling in Australia, which I find very exciting.

You did a bunch of things before transitioning to the film industry, where did it all begin?

My journey into film has been a long and winding one, but I feel my film work is all the better for it. Born and raised in Melbourne, I finished school and left home to study Outdoor Education. I gained my instructor qualifications in rock-climbing, kayaking, scuba diving and white-water rafting and moved to North Queensland, working in the Whitsundays as a sea-kayaking guide, camping for long periods of time out on the islands and exploring the many wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Sometimes I wonder why I ever left… and then I remember the moment that changed my life. I discovered theatre.

Ed: Jordan I think this is really interesting and is going to take more space than I have here so I'm going to put the complete interview available via the link below. There's also a link to view The Way It Is

Click to download full Jordan Edeames profile »
Click to view The Way It Is »

SONY announces a Short Film Competition

Sony have announced a short film competition, where the grand prize is the brand new PXW-FS5 handheld 4K camcorder.

Could I please ask you to help spread the word and post the attached graphic to your respective ACS Facebook pages, with the words:

Sony have announced a global short film competition where you could win the fantastic new PXW-FS5 handheld 4K camcorder.

Register for all the details on the link below:


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.

Upcoming dates

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

October 6 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

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:

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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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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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