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ACS South Australian Branch


Mid October 2021

Book Now - A Chat with Andrew Commis ACS
41st SA & WA Awards - Bookings Open

In the Mood for Love Screening
Pretoria Screening & Q&A Wrap Up
A Chat with DoP Andrew Commis ACS

Come along and hear from this very talented, Adelaide born and raised cinematographer at an informal and inspirational chat as Andrew presents his thoughts regarding approaches to filmmaking, some of tricks of the trade, how to get there and about some of the amazing projects he has been involved with.  We will screen some selected scenes from Andrew's work and I'm sure Andrew would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Some of the projects Andrew has DoP'd that you may have heard of include Features and TV series such as Babyteeth, High Ground, Brave New World, The Slap, Beautiful Kate and numerous TVC's.

This is a free event only for financial ACS members and includes drinks and finger food to be held on Monday October 25 in the Glasshouse Room, Marion Hotel, 849 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park. 6pm for 6:30 start 
bookings essential via this link. Bookings close in a week at midday October 20.
Andrew proudly received the prestigious Milli Award for Australian Cinematographer of the year from the ACS for his debut feature film Beautiful Kate. Check out more about his career from the bio below.

It is necessary to wear masks whilst moving through the hotel but they can be removed once in the Glasshouse Room. Also you are required to QR code check in to both the Hotel and Glasshouse Room. 

Click to check out Andrew's Bio.
Bookings Open for our 41st Annual SA & WA ACS Awards for Cinematography

Bookings are open for our 41st Annual Awards for Cinematography proudly presented by Fujinon Fujifim. Tickets are only $120 inc GST and this includes Pre dinner drinks, 3 course meal, the Awards presentation, live music and a great night of friendship, fun and plenty of awards.

SA Sponsors and Supporters it is essential you book your complimentary tickets too!

Bookings close Friday October 29 so get in soon as numbers are limited. Tickets are not issued, booking names will be on the door list.  Dress Code: Smart
Mercury CX screening In the Mood for Love

Mercury CX are hosting the OzAsia Film Festival kicking off this weekend with the opening night gala with a beautifully remastered screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love and a fun party with cocktails, DJ and food truck in their Love and Neon bar.

If you haven't seen In the Mood for Love do yourself a favour and please do. It's one of the most evocative films with Doyle's most amazing cinematography.
On Sunday there is a screening of Karena Slaninka's documentary Orientations: Chris Doyle Stirred Not Shaken, about Wong Kar-Wai’s Australian born cinematographer Chris Doyle, shot on 35mm film that she made some time ago - with a Q&A to follow.


Click to got to Oz Asia Brochure:

Wrap up of screening & Q&A of Escape from Pretoria

Well the screening of Escape from Pretoria, shot by 3 time Milton Ingerson Award for Best Cinematography winner Geoffrey Hall ACS, was a great success with 35 very interested attendees. Geoffrey generously told us about the numerous tricks involved, the lighting, the lensing, split diopters, etc and this was followed by an extensive Q&A.

Geoff also demonstrated the 
Mac Quantum DMX lighting system supplied by NovaTech which was used to facilitate quick lighting changes for many of the scenes.

Many thanks to Gold ACS Sponsors Pro AV Solutions for their Laowa macro probe lens and Picture Hire for supplying a Camera and monitor. Thanks to all the contributors including the SAFC for their support of the SA ACS Branch.

Key Grip John Smith
demo'd his DJI remote head with master wheels and many got to have a go at operating them. Thanks to Justin Eckert and Bec Taylor who helped set it all up after a long day on set and, of course, many thanks Geoffrey and John.

Geoffrey demonstrates the master wheels after the screening & Q&A.

ACS Facebook Group

Current financial ACS members are welcome to join our Facebook group. Members can post their work, connect across states, link to events, ask for advice, and put up equipment for sale, etc. To join, follow the link below and request to join, and one of your local committee members can approve your request. If you're not a member please don't apply as we really don't want to have to reject you. Thanks.

Upcoming Dates


October 25th Chat with Andrew Commis ACS 6 for 6:30 Glasshouse Room @ Marion Hotel
November 1 Committee Meeting
November 6 41st SA & WA Awards for Cinematography 6pm @ Royal Adelaide Golf Course
December 6  Committee Meeting
December 13 Christmas Drinks

February 7 Committee Meeting
March 7 Committee Meeting
April 4 Committee Meeting
April 30 52nd National ACS Awards for Cinematography in Adelaide
May 2 Committee Meeting
June 7 Committee Meeting
July 5 Committee Meeting
August 1 - 21 Awards Entry Window
August 16 SA AGM & fun night.
September 1 Accreditation Window Opens
September 6 Committee Meeting
September 30 Accreditation Window Closes
October 4 Committee Meeting
November 1 Committee Meeting
November 5 42nd SA & WA Awards for Cinematography in Perth venue TBC

December 5  Committee Meeting
December 12 Christmas Drinks

South Australia Gold Sponsors
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South Australia Silver Sponsors
Anifex logo        Best FX logo        Digital Pigeon logo        Mercury CX logo

South Australia Bronze Sponsor
Sponsor ACS SA logo

National Major Sponsor
Fujifilm Australia logo

National Diamond Sponsor
Creamsource logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        Panasonic logo        Panavision logo        Silver Track Digital logo
Sony logo        The Post Lounge logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        ARRI Australia logo        C R Kennedy logo        Kayell Australia logo        Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo
Lemac logo        Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo
VA Hire logo        Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Mark Robinson Motion Control logo        RED logo        Rotor Head logo
Sura logo        TecArt logo        Vimo Cine logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo        Stage & Screen logo

South Australian Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
C/- PO Box 278, NORMANVILLE, SA 5204

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