SA eNews Gaffer Lighting Night September 11 - Vale Ron Windon ACS


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We welcome our latest Gold Sponsor AMPCO Films who are based in Norwood and where we are holding the 2017 SA WA awards judging.

Our Gaffer night is early next week so RSVP now! It will be a great opportunity to learn all sorts of things and network with your peers. I recommend this event to students, novices and the experienced.

We will send out a link soon for early-bird Awards tickets bookings save $10, only $110 ea incl GST until end of September.

Working with a Gaffer presented by Graeme Shelton RSVP NOW

Graeme (right) lighting a miniature set @ Anifex with DoP Joe Rossiter ACS

Light - photography is nothing without it. The angle of the light, the quality of the light, the size of the light, the source of the light, the colour temperature, the throw, the intensity. Without manipulation and control of these factors it is difficult to produce great images.

These are just some of the considerations that a Gaffer assists a cinematographer with and that is why we have organised very experienced and talented Adelaide Gaffer, Graeme Shelton from Lycanthrope Lighting, who will be conducting a Gaffer lighting Night at Anifex 's studio on Monday night September 11.

This night is for all cinematographers whether you've worked with a Gaffer or not. ACS student members and novices are most welcome. Come and check out Graeme's 10.4 tonne truck full of gear and learn how the DoP / Gaffer working relationship works best.

Graeme will discuss the working relationship with a DoP (Graeme's worked with many of the best!), what lights you use for what, what lights you can run on house power, where to buy the best wine, and many other important tips of how to get the best out of working with a gaffer.

There will be numerous experienced DoP's attending who can give insights on their working relationships with Gaffers as well.

Graeme has worked on Features, Drama, TV Series, Television and thousands of commercials. Click on the link below and check out his CV and some of the DoP's he's worked with, luckily he's only listed back to 1980!

Many thanks to Anifex for lending us their studio for the night and to Best Boy Nathan Bolton who will help Graeme on the night.

This will be an informal night with drinks and food supplied and promises to be an educational, enlightening and amusing night.

RSVP essential please so we cater properly for this event. Sorry, ACS members only!

What: Meet the Gaffer night
Where: Anifex Studio, 65 king William Rd Kent Town
Dress: Warm as the studio can be cool at night
Time: 1800 for 1830 start
Food & Drinks: Will be supplied but please let us know if you have special dietary requirements.
Price: free to ACS members

Click to check out Graeme's Drama credits »
Check out Graeme's impressive gear list »

Vale Ron Windon ACS

Ron Windon proudly hands Marianne Wakeley a Ron Windon ACS Award for service to the ACS with Ron Johanson OAM ACS at the 2014 awards.

After a long illness ACS stalwart Ron Windon ACS passed away this week.

Ron has been a member since the early 60's, he was our dedicated Historian for many years and he was a true gent.

Ron had a very successful and long career starting in the 50's at Cinesound and eventually starting his own production company in the 70's where he filmed thousands of International, National and local TVC's. Ron with his wife Cathie also created quite a dynasty of successful cinematographers including Steve Windon ACS ASC and Marc & Matt Windon.

Our National President, Ron Johanson OAM ACS, said: Ron was a friend and colleague to all, he was a mentor, advisor and spiritual leader of the ACS, whose contributions and forward thinking enabled the Society to become one of the foremost in the world.

We'll sadly miss Ron, our thoughts are with the family, on behalf of the SA branch we pass on our condolences.

Ernie Clark ACS
SA Branch President
National Vice President

Sponsors Assets

Hopefully all our wonderfull sponsors are getting their Programme Ads, Logos, Awards Vision ready as the deadline for these materials is September 8 so we can organise the printing of the Awards programme and compile the vision for the Awards night.

If any sponsor is not sure what their level of sponsorship is entitled to they can check it out in our 2017/2018 Sponsorship Proposal via the link below.

Please note the program booklet ads are A5 in size with 5mm bleed on all sides.

May I take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors who continue to support your branch. Without their help we could not do what we do. Please support them by buying or using their services.

Our 2017 /2018 sponsors include:
Major Sponsor South Australian Film Corporation
Gold Sponsors include AADC, AMPCO, Kojo, Picture Hire, ProAV Solutions & 7 News
Silver Anifex, Cameraquip, Digital Pigeon & MRC promising student $1.5K prize
Bronze Best FX, Camco, & Webster Hyde Heath Insurance Brokers

Click to download 2017/2018 SA Sponsorship Proposal »

Upcoming dates

September 8 Sponsor Assets Deadline

September 11 Meet the Gaffer presented by Graeme Shelton

September 15, 16 & 17 SA & WA Awards Judging @ AMPCO Films

October 2 Committee Meeting

October 13 & 14 Accreditation Submission Reviews

October 15 National OGM

October 28th 37th Annual SA & WA Awards for Cinematography @ Adelaide Oval

November 6 Committee Meeting

December 4 Committee Meeting

December 11 SA ACS Christmas drinks

Christmas / New Year Break

February 5 Committee Meeting

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