SA eNews June 2018 - Panavision DXL2 Night - Mark Wareham ACS Q&A & Multi Cam Lighting Wrap up - Reg Bradshaw Profile


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Panavision Millennium 8K DXL2 Night June 19

Your ACS SA branch has another great event coming up.

National Platinum sponsor Panavision are especially bringing their 8K large format Millennium DXL2 camera down to Adelaide to show it's awesome capabilities demonstrated with their Primo Artiste and Primo 70 large format lenses.

They will also have a bunch of other special Panavision lenses and gear.

Where: Anifex 65 King William St Kent Town
When: Tuesday June 19
Time: 6pm Arrival for 6:30 Demonstration
Dress: Warm as the studio can be cold in winter
Bookings: Essential via Trybooking link below by CoB June 18. All welcome.
Cost: Free Book Now via the link below! Light refreshments provided.

Many thanks to National Gold sponsor Panasonic for supplying us with a 65" OLED monitor so we could truly appreciate the DXL2 pictures & Anifex for the venue.

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Screenings & Q&A with Mark Wareham ACS

Some of the crowd having a catch up and a drink before the screening at the SAFC theatre

45 attended our recent Screenings & Q&A with Mark Wareham ACS held at the SAFC theatre, thanks very much to our Major Sponsor the SAFC.

After screening approximately the first ten minutes of each film the sound tracks were turned down so Mark could take us through many of the artistic and logistical choices that were made.

Mark was extremely generous as he discussed the films whilst running sections of them in the background. Both films, "Don't Tell" & "Jasper Jones", were shot on tight 25 day schedules with numerous scheduling, location, actor availabilities and budget considerations.

It's great that our ACS cinematographers are willing to give of their time and expertise to pass on their knowledge and experiences to our members. Thanks very much Mark.

Our presenter the talented DoP Mark Wareham ACS

Multi Camera Lighting Workshop Wrap Up

Chris Moon ACS passing on knowledge

9 lucky SA members attended our latest workshop which was held in the Drama Centre studio at Flinders Uni. Many thanks to Flinders University.

Also many thanks to our presenter Chris Moon ACS and also to our committee members who set it up and helped out on the day including Richard Back, Daniel Charlton and David Tang.

The email below sums it up really well.

Dear Ernie,

After attending the Chris Moon ACS multi-cam lighting workshop on Saturday, I want to say what a fantastic session it was, it was very well structured and concise, it was great to see a professional discuss and apply theory into actual practice upon the mock set. It seems that everyone learned a lot from the session and it was wonderful to participate in and contribute too. I would highly recommend it to others if it occurs again. Thank you. Regards, Paul

Reg Bradshaw Profile

Reg shooting at 10 Downing Street London

Hi Reg, when did you first become interested in Film and TV?

I’m an 80’s kid and like most children of my generation I had parents that documented the vast majority of my childhood with home videos. Every birthday, Christmas, Social gathering, and School Play was all captured on VHS.

The fascination of seeing my parents filming us and the ability to watch it back on the video player within hours, was definitely something that sparked my interest in film and TV.

Did you always want to become a News Camera Operator?

When I finished school I studied computer programing for a year and soon realized that sitting behind a desk writing code for 8 hours a day was not very stimulating. I quit my programing degree at the end of my first year, and enrolled into a Film course called MAPS (Media, Arts, Production, Skills) in Adelaide, South Australia.

I grew up watching the 6PM news on TV every night while sitting down to dinner with my family. When I started Film school my goal was to one-day work for a news station as either a camera operator or editor.

How did you get your start in the industry?

While in my final year of film school I was able to get 3-days work experience at Channel 9 in Adelaide. I spent 2 of my days with news crews covering the day events and my last day assisting a Camera Man called Jeff Clayfield on the TV show ‘Postcards’.

Jeff was nice enough to invite me back out with the crew to help camera assist. I worked for free as a camera assistant on postcards twice a week for a year, and then got my first paid job at Network Ten as the camera assistant for the live weather crosses. After camera assisting at Ten for another year I packed up and moved to Townsville to work for Channel 7 as a fulltime news camera operator.

Reg in Muscat the capital of Oman for the World Cup Qualifier

What did you do to further your career?

I had been working as a TV camera operator for 7 years covering ENG News, Sports OB’s and commercials and wanted a change. I decided to head to the UK and try my luck over there.

Heading over to London was by far the hardest career move I had ever made, I had no contacts and was starting from scratch all over again. After a couple of months, I scored a shift with CNN International which started the ball rolling. Soon after that I got work with BSkyB, Fox Sports Aus, and ABC Aus.

Most of the News work in London was long format, interview styled news. It was a style of shooting and news gathering that I was not all that accustomed to. Instead of having 45 minutes to shoot a story and get back to the station for the next job, I would be given most of the day to cover a story. I was always working with a producer and journalist on location and given the creative freedom in a shoot I had always wanted. It was a massive learning curve but something I had always desired to do. I was lucky enough to cover world events like the Queens Diamond Jubilee, the Soccer World Cup Qualifier and The 2012 London Olympics.

What advice would you give to someone starting out today?

Do as much work experience as possible. Get involved with other like minded people and create as much video content as you can. In this day and age with so many online video platforms, opportunities are endless. Remember, it’s a long road to success but if you knock on enough doors, eventually one will open.

Reg frames up for Fox Sports Australia in New York City

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