SA eNews November - Awards wrap up - CineKids Anifex Tour - ABC t'ships - ACS Christmas Drinks - Wastelander Panda Q&A - Profile Tamryn Morris


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SA & WA 35th Annual Awards Wrap up

What a great night our Halloween themed Awards for Cinematography on October 31 were, many got costumed up for the night and the dry ice floor and Candy photobooth were a real hit.

May I take the opportunity to again thank the judges, the committee and the sponsors for all of their time and continued support. Also congratulations to the 133 entries whether you received a gong or not, overall the standard was very high which is always challenging for our judges.

Thanks to Richard Back as for the 1st time we were able to Live Stream the 2015 SA & WA 35th Annual ACS Awards for Cinematography and thanks to Kirsty Stark as we also live tweeted the Award Winners.

Click to download a 2015 SA WA Awards for Cinematography Winner List »

ACS CineKids Anifex tour

At 1030 am on Saturday December 12 the ACS SA branch is running a special, ACS CineKids members only, tour of the incredibly interesting Anifex Studio.

Anifex is the multi award winning animation house who have been responsible for many animated commercials including Home Hardware, Schmackos, Louie the Fly and many more.

CineKids join ACS committee member and much awarded cinematographer JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick for a tour through their creative studio.

JoAnne on Home Hardware miniature set.

You will learn how they use clay animation, film miniatures and employ motion control to make their masterpieces.

Anifex studio is at 65 king William Street, Kent Town. Please note it's anticipated the tour will take 1 to 1.5 hours.

CineKids must be accompanied by an adult or carer and bookings are essential. Please book via the link below:

Click to book CineKids Anifex Tour »

Indigenous ABC Traineeships

ABC News Operations is recruiting nationally for two indigenous trainees, it would be great to see one of them based in SA.

It’s a two year, full-time paid traineeship in News production.

So if you know of anyone who would be suitable please forward the link below to them.

Click to get more info on traineeships »

ACS SA branch Christmas drinks

Our 2015 SA Christmas drinks are on soon - 6pm @ the Colonist Hotel, The Parade, Norwood.

RSVP is essential. If your name is not on the door list we can't cater for you and your name won't be in for the door prizes.

We look forward to catching up with our members for our last event of the year. Book now via the link below - ACS Members only who are over 18 years old!

Click to make your booking for SA branch Christmas drinks »

Wastelander Panda screening and Q&A

About 22 attended the Wastelander Panda screening and Q&A at the Mercury cinema on the Saturday afternoon before the awards ceromony.

We got to watch the 1 hour Festival compile of Wastelander and then the team answered the many questions from the interested throng.

Thanks to our friends at the ASE in helping to organise this one and of course our two ACS member presenters Kirsty Stark and Viv Madigan.

The team from Wastelander Panda field another question.

Invite from Gold Sponsor Pro AV Solutions for Sony PXW-FS5 Launch

ACS members are especially invited by Pro AV Solutions to attend an exclusive Launch Event of the new 4K camera from Sony, the PXW-FS5.

Anthony Cable from Sony Australia will be presenting a detailed session of everything you need to know for the much anticipated PXW-FS5.

The night will feature the full Sony 4K cinema and stills lineup, including the PXW-FS7, a7RII and a7SII cameras.

The FS5 is a radical reimagining of the FS7 for unsurpassed on the go shooting in the most demanding of conditions. Sony’s mount system offers unsurpassed compatibility with both Sony and third party lenses.

Make the most of the FS5’s Super 35 Exmor sensor and shoot 100Mbps 4K (3840 x 2160) using Sony's advanced XAVC recording system. High Frame Rate shots can turn everyday actions into slowmotion ballet and the FS5 delivers a stunning 240 fps in Full HD XAVC 10bit 4:2:2.

Door prizes to be given away on the night include: Sony compact digital camera, pro headphones & media hard drives.

Monday 30th November 2015 @ 5:30pm for 6:00pm start
@ Pro AV Solutions, 247 Greenhill Road, Dulwich 5065.
RSVP is essential: by Thursday 26th November.
Beer, wine and pizza will be provided after the presentation.

Click to book Pro Av Solutions Sony PXW-FS5 Launch Event »
Click to download the Pro Av Solutions Sony PXW-FS5 Launch Event flier »

Profile - Tamryn Morriss

So Tam, tell me what are your favourite films?
My top 5 would include Own Private Idaho, Somersault, Animal Kingdom, Whale Rider & We Need to Talk About Kevin.

When did you first become interested in film?
I first became interested in the industry when I was much younger and would make films starring my dolls and pets. I used a JVC mini DV camera, my mum thought the films were great and that I was a talented storyteller.

What area of the industry do you plan to make a career in?
I’d like to work as a writer/director as I have a passion for storytelling and am skilled at coordinating the elements of filmmaking to create a great piece.

Did you go to film school?
I studied at MAPS Film School because it was recommended to me by a tutor at uni who noticed my strong potential as a filmmaker. MAPS are very hands-on and allow students to fully immerse themselves in the filmmaking industry.

The Damsels crew from MAPS

What were the highlights whilst at MAPS?
Winning a bronze award for student cinematography at the ACS Awards and getting to shoot a short film with a RED Scarlet which was a slightly daunting but great experience.

What was your first job/project/film?
My first work experience gig was as assistant art department on 'I Want to Dance Better at Parties' and I had a blast. As an upcoming director, I appreciated the opportunity to see such a great team at work. It gave me an insight to all that goes into making a film and what works well. I learned just how important it is to have a good working relationship with your team as things work much better when everyone is on the same page.

Tam with 2 other SA branch members, cinematographers Mal Ludgate ACS & David Gregan, photo taken by another, Michael Selge.

What's been your most interesting project so far?
Making my Raw Nerve film 'Servo' has been my most interesting project so far. It has screened at St Kilda Film Festival and was nominated for best drama at the 2015 SASA's. Since then it has screened at the Mosaic Film Festival in Illinois and screened on ABC2 on the 16th of October.

Tell us some of that challenges you faced shooting Servo?
We had some trouble with the weather but the rainy streets ended up looking way better on film. As the director, I had to make sure everything was a close as possible to the script.

Tam & Andrew at the SA branch Masterclass

This was the first time I had worked with more than two actors so it was a challenge to make sure I spent enough time with everyone. All the actors gave great performances and I was very pleased with the result.

What’s your next project?
I'm working on a script at the moment and the basic premise for it is 'Don't let the bastards get you down!'

What's been the best part of being a member of the ACS so far?
Attending a ACS Masterclass conducted by the late Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC was definitely a highlight!

Upcoming dates

Events to come include New lighting, Screenings with Q&A's; why don't you suggest something? Don't forget to put the 2016 National Awards, here in Adelaide, in your dairies.


December 7 Committee Meeting

December 12 CineKids Anifex Tour 1030

December 14 Christmas Drinks 1800 Colonist Hotel Norwood RSVP essential


February 1 Committee Meeting

February 5, 6 & 7 2016 National Awards judging in Adelaide

March 7 Committee Meeting

March 30 National Awards in Adelaide

April 4 Committee Meeting

May 2 Committee Meeting

June 6 Committee Meeting

June 30 Membership Fees Due

July 4 Committee Meeting

August 15 AGM

September 5 Committee Meeting

October 3 Committee Meeting

October 29 Annual SA/WA ACS Awards for Cinematography to be held in Perth for only the 2nd time, simultaneous awards dinner & live streaming in The Torrens Room @ Hackney Hotel Adelaide

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.

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 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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