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ACS South Australian Branch


May 4 2023

53rd National Awards for Cinematography Livestream & Program Links

If you want to watch live the 53rd National ACS Awards for Cinematography proudly sponsored by the National Platinum sponsor FUJINON FUJIFILM and MC'd by Ray Martin AM at the spectacular Crystal Ballroom at Luna Park on Milsons Point on Saturday May 6 here is the Livestream Link.

If you wish to read about the night 
here's the link to the program.

We'll post all the winners on our SA FB page real soon.

Beep & Mort Technical Set Visit
How good is this! Our SA ACS visit to the set of the 2nd season of Beep & Mort is on and being presented by our own Aaron Gully ACS & crew.

After the success of season one, Beep & Mort is currently in production of 20 more episodes. Created and produced by Windmill Pictures, Beep & Mort is an endearing pre-school television program aired on the ABC and around the world.

Beep & Mort is a unique hybrid of live theatre and television production, with a cast of numerous warm and comical characters. Beep & Mort uses traditional puppetry on the hands of some incredibly talented actors, while some characters have motion-tracked post-animated facial expressions.

There are a huge amount of logistical complexities filming this production, with not only the extremely obvious issue of hiding the many puppeteers, but also having the camera’s ground level at 1.6m high, live lighting scene changes, motion trackers, blue-screen, post-paint- outs, countless monitors for the puppeteers and working with full scale puppets and scenery as well as miniature versions of both.

Come join us on-set in the very large, magical world of Mollyvale and hear Aaron Gully ACS talk through both the challenges and logistics, and on using the Sony Venice-2. Gaffer Richard Rees-Jones will speak on one of the most sophisticated lighting builds ever installed in Stage 1 at Adelaide Studios. John Smith will discuss gripping and rigging and Chris Daniels will explain his complex role as not only DIT but also managing a vast array of puppetry monitoring. 1st AC Sian Bates and 2nd AC Bec Taylor will be available to answer questions and show the camera kit in further detail.

The Sony Venice-2 & SIgma FF lenses used on Beep & Mort are supplied by VA Digital Hire thanks to Warren Day’s ongoing support of the South Australian film industry. It’s also looking likely that Nigel Gorham from VA will be flying over for the evening to speak on the Sony Venice-2 and answer any technical questions on it.

Don’t miss this unique and informative evening in Mollyvale, hearing all about the secret inner workings of the amazing world of Beep & Mort.

Where: SAFC Studio 1 - enter via door at the rear of the building. Click for Map
When: Thursday May 25
Time: 1900 - 2045 approx
Cost: Free - ACS Members only - #'s are limited.
Careful: This is a live set - do not touch anything unless asked to do so!
Refreshments: Provided
Bookings: Essential

ACS Facebook Group

All current financial ACS members can 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, simply follow the link below and request to join, and one of your local committee members will approve your request. Of course, if you're not a member please don't apply as rejection is not really in our DNA.

Upcoming Dates


May 5 - Screening and Q&A  of the Gray Man with Stephen F Windon ACS ASC in Sydney
May 6 - National ACS Awards in Sydney plus satellite events including Meet the Nominees
May 7 - National Executive meeting @ ACS HQ Sydney
May 25th - Beep and Mort Set Visit / Tech Night with DoP Aaron Gully ACS & crew
June 5 - Committee Meeting
June 30 - Membership fees due date
July 1 to 14 - SA Emerging Cinematographer Submissions window
July 3 - Committee Meeting
August 1 to 21 - Awards Entry Window
August 7 - Committee Meeting
September 1 to 21 - Accreditation Application window 
September 1 to 3 - 43rd SA & WA ACS Awards for Cinematography Judging
September 4 - Committee Meeting
October 3 - Committee Meeting
October 13, 14 & 15 - Accreditation Assessments @ ACS HQ
October 27 - Special Screening & Q&A
October 28 - 43rd Annual SA & WA ACS Awards for Cinematography
November 6 - SA AGM
November 26 - National AGM via Zoom
December 4 - Committee Meeting
December 11 - Annual SA ACS Christmas Get Together
December 12 - SA Branch goes into hibernation.


South Australia Gold Sponsors
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South Australia Silver Sponsors
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National Major Sponsor
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National Gold Sponsors
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National Bronze Sponsors
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National Supporters
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South Australian Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
PO Box 212, KENT TOWN, SA 5071

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