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August 2020 Newsletter
Message from Tas Branch President
It seems we're running out of ways to describe the year 2020. Even the word 'unprecedented' doesn't seem to cut it any more.  I know Rona has brought some particularly challenging times for ACS members all over the country.  Despite the relatively low number of Covid cases here in Tasmania the impact on our sector has been significant.  Some of you still have enough work coming in, but I know many have struggled through these difficult times.  Hang in there.

The ACS has waived 2020/21 membership fees for all our currently financial members.  While this will put a strain on our local finances it's a worthwhile act of support for  our members. It's the right thing to do in the current circumstances.  The good news is we still have sufficient funds to be able to run local events - as much as Covid restrictions allow. 

There are a quite a few members who are still yet to pay their 2018/19 membership fees.  Some may have missed the online invoices from this time last year, while others have simply struggled to find the funds.  With the 2020/21 membership year being fee-free we are hoping it might be possible for most of you to catch up with your payments over the next 12 months.   ACS Treasurer Mitchell Woolnough will be in touch with you individually to see how you're placed.  We can be flexible and work things out for those of you who are cash strapped.  Please, just let us know how you wish to proceed.

Our AGM is coming up in a couple of weeks (see info below).  We will be combining it with a couple of interesting presentations from local members, David Pyefinch and Tom Waugh.  It will be a good chance for us to actually get together  "in person".  It's the first time that's been possible since our well attended meeting with Tim Noonan back in February.  I hope to see many of you there. If you know you can't make it to the AGM and would still like to have a vote please let me know and I can email a proxy form to you ahead of the meeting.

Entries are now open for the ACS Vic/Tas Cinematography Awards (1st to 21st August). The good news is that to further support  financially strained members all entry costs have been reduced this year to half price.  To make an entry just go to the ACS web page where you can check out the Categories,  Terms and Conditions and make an Entry.  Please note due to Covid-19 the entries must be uploaded.  No physically mailed in entries will be accepted.  The Awards Presentation will be an online event this year, held on Saturday November 14th. 

Peter Curtis ACS
ACS Tasmanian Branch President.



David Pyefinch - Tom Waugh - ACS AGM

Join local ACS member David Pyefinch from Madfinch as he talks us through his passion for creating classy food related videos.

One of the Recipes that comes to life in Davids videos.

Tasmanian ACS member and filmmaker David Pyefinch has been quietly producing a series of video recipes for a well known food retailer in Hobart. David will share some techniques and methods he uses to make these clips, and how he's ended up shooting, editing and producing this media as a solo operator.

David will discuss how he independently pitched to make a series of unique clips that are now used in a variety of online channels and in-store screens.

 David Pyefinch

This project is the result of a 20 year passion to make recipes come alive in a cinematic way. We will also see a few glimpses from Davids archives, featuring very early iterations of the original idea, and some other examples of food related work that he creates in Tasmania.

Tom Waugh from Ignite Digi will bring the latest camera released by RED and a specialised Laowa Macro probe lens.

RED KOMODO 6K Camera with Ignite Digi Keystone 

Tasmanian ACS Vice President Tom Waugh and the team at Ignite Digi have just purchased the latest 6K camera to be released by RED - the KOMODO.  Tom and Gerard Wood have been putting it through its paces and will bring the camera along for us to check out. 
Tom will also have a very specialised lens - the Laowa Macro probe.  It's a 24mm f/14 2x Macro probe and can capture some pretty unique angles.  Tom Waugh, David Pyefinch and Gerard Wood have all used this lens recently and can discuss its capabilities, applications and limitations.

Laowa 24mm F/14 2X Macro Probe Lens 
The ACS Tasmania Branch Annual General Meeting will follow David and Tom's presentations  (approx 5:30-6:30pm).  Refreshments will be available.  Please stick around, have a say and help us plan the year ahead. 


Date: Saturday 21st August, 2020

Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm 

Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania, 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

Info: This is a FREE event, but open to ACS Members only. RSVP's are required for Covid purposes - Some refreshments provided
Click on the link below to book.


Tasmania Supporters
Ignite Digi logo        Seven Network Tasmania logo        State Cinema logo        Wide Angle Tasmania logo        Winning Post logo

National Major Sponsor
FUJIFILM Australia logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Atomos logo        Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        LaCie logo        Panasonic logo
Panavision logo        Silver Track Digital logo        Sony logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        ARRI Australia logo        C R Kennedy & Company PTY LTD logo        Gear Head logo        Kaleidoscope Digital logo
Kayell Australia logo        Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo        Lemac logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo
The Post Lounge logo        VA Hire logo        Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Silver Sponsors
Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Rotor Head logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Dragon Image logo        EE Group logo        Kino Flo Lighting Systems logo
RED logo        Sura logo        Vimo Cine logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo        Stage & Screen logo
The Production Book logo

Tasmanian Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
48 Diamond Drive, BLACKMANS BAY TAS 7052

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