ACS Tasmania News - November 2017


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In this Issue.........

  • Upcoming Event - Panasonic/Lemac , Meet the EVA-1,
  • 2017 ACS TAS/VIC Cinematography Awards
  • Recent Event - Damon Heather, The Canning Stock Route
  • Tasmanian member Accredited - Congratulations Pawel Achtel!

Panasonic / Lemac MEET THE EVA-1

We have an excellent local event coming up very soon (Monday -Nov 13th) with Panasonic and Lemac combining to present some of the latest gear going around.

The focus of this event will be the recently launched and highly acclaimed EVA-1 Panasonic camera. Interest in this camera is global and across all sectors of the industry. It's only just becoming widely available for purchase and this is a chance for you to see what all the excitement is about. Long-time friend of ACS Tasmania, Rob Myers, will be there to present the EVA-1 plus the Varicam LT and DVX200 models.

Lemac will match the EVA-1 with the latest Angenieux EZ-1 S35/FF lens system plus a range of other film industry equipment they supply to the Australian industry. Stuart Pointon and Lachlan Goodwin will be there to run you through a variety of Lemac stocked equipment. If there's a particular piece of kit youÂ’d like to see that you know Lemac sells, please let us know and we can put in a request (no guarantees but happy to ask)!

Wide Angle Tasmania are supporting this event and hosting our exhibitors. ACS members, and anyone interested, will be able to drop in to their office in South Hobart throughout the day to take a good look at the gear. In the evening, after complimentary drinks and nibbles, Rob and Stuart will deliver a more detailed presentation on the equipment they're bringing over. Video Images from the EVA-1 will be displayed on the latest Panasonic OLED TV.

Feel free to let your industry friends, or anyone you think might be interested, know about this event. The more the merrier.

Note: There will be lucky door prizes at the evening presentation!

2017 ACS Vic/Tas Awards - November 25th

The Vic/Tas Awards for Cinematography are just a few weeks away. Good luck to all Tasmanian members who've entered. Don't forget to book a ticket if you intend to be there. It's always a fantastic night and great way to celebrate some outstanding technical and creative cinematographic achievements across all genres.

Of course these Awards would not be possible without the backing of some generous sponsors. Once again TT Line and the Federal Group have offered up a fantastic major door prize - a luxury return trip for two aboard the Spirit of Tasmania (with car included) and accommodation at the brand new and spectacular luxury hotel Macq01 in Hobart awaits the lucky winner! Thanks to ACS Tas stalwart Robert Heazlewood for making this happen.

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Damon Heather - The Canning Stock Route

Damon standing proud in the aptly name Lake Disappointment

A couple of weeks ago local ACS member Damon Heather discussed his recent adventures filming a documentary on the Canning Stock Route. Over a dozen ACS Tasmania members, enjoyed a drink and some pizzas while Damon described the varied and many challenges he and a very small team faced as they drove a 1975 short wheelbase Series II Land Rover 4WD north from Kalgoorlie towards Halls Creek in the Northern Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The 1975 Landcover travelling across the corrugated track in Table Land Country

Damon's understated and pithy delivery kept us amused, amazed and impressed as did the stunning short preview video clip he put together for us. Using a range of cameras, including RED Epic MX, Panasonic G7, GoPro Hero 5and a DJI Mavic Pro drone, Damon certainly captured the wild beauty of the area, as well as the difficulties of driving along the challenging track. Thanks Damon for sharing some of the 'highlights' and 'lowlights' of the hot and dusty journey. We look forward to seeing the final product when it goes online. No doubt there will be some serious Land Rover fans around the world who are going to love seeing what transpired in the middle of Australia's wildest desert region.

Damon and fellow ACS Tas Members at the event. Photo: Robert Heazlewood

Pawel Achtel ACS!

Pawel Achtel ACS hanging out in his office

Congratulations to ACS Tasmania member Pawel Achtel who was one of eight ACS members across the country to be granted ACS Accreditation at the recent judging screenings held the ACS HQ in Sydney.

This is well deserved recognition for Pawel's amazing technical and creative achievements in the specialised area of underwater cinematography. It was great to see Pawel's work stun the judging panel, some of whom had never seen a frame of it before. We are very proud of you Pawel!

Pawel joins a list of a dozen Tasmanian members recognised with ACS Accreditation stretching right back to 1976.

  • 1976 Peter Donnelly ACS
  • 1976 Gert Kirchner ACS
  • 1979 David Moore ACS
  • 1988 Jerry Marek ACS
  • 1999 Peter Curtis ACS
  • 2000 Koos Roets ACS
  • 2000 Chris Morgan ACS
  • 2005 Paul Di Benedetto ACS
  • 2012 Trent Butler ACS
  • 2014 David Brill ACS (technically a NSW member but we claim him!)
  • 2014 Mark Dobbin ACS
  • 2017 Pawel Achtel ACS


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