Victorian ACS eNews July 15th 2013

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Memorial Service for Paul Clark and Conrad Rothman

This Friday July 19th there will be a memorial to celebrate the life of Clackers and also Conrad Rothman who passed away recently. For those of you who may not have known them, Clackers was a well liked and celebrated Sound Recordist and Conrad intrigued us as one of the first special effects experts to set up in Melbourne. Many of us will have plenty of fond memories and hilarious stories from working with these larger than life characters.

Please let colleagues know who may want to attend.

Where and When:
The Clare Castle Hotel,
354 Graham Street,
Port Melbourne

Date - Friday, 19th July.
Time - 6.30 - 7.00 pm....onwards.

Paul was cremated in Thailand last Monday July 8th.

Panavision Melbourne are having a hands-on with their new Panavised Sony F55.

Panavision Melbourne are showcasing the SONY F55 camera for two days this week, starting tomorrow. Tuesday July 16 & Wednesday July 17. between 8am - 7pm. Get down to Normanby St South Melbourne, see the team and check it out.

The ACS is at SMPTE

Just over ONE WEEK till SMPTE

The ACS will this year once again have a presence at SMPTE. We are hosting six informative sessions including a screening of Show Me the Magic.

Be sure to drop by the ACS booth, perhaps purchase some ACS merchandise, have a chat and pick up an ACS voucher for a complimentary coffee at the FUJINON/FUJIFILM booth. Thanks to our friends at FUJINON/FUJIFILM for their support and generosity.

SMPTE 2013 will run at Sydney's Darling Harbour Convention Centre from July 23rd to July 26th and entry for members of the industry is free.
Links below include the complete list of Conference Sessions, ACS Sessions, Make a Booking for any of the sessions and Online Registration to save queuing at the door.

SMPTE Website »
The ACS Sessions »
For more detailed information regarding all the SMPTE activities, exhibitors and to book your places click on the link: »

Considering applying for Accreditation?

If you are considering applying for Accreditation this year, now is the time to get your submission together. The absolute deadline is August 30 and more information about Accreditation and submission guidelines are available on the ACS website. Click the link below, and contact either National President, Ron Johanson ACS or your Victorian Branch President, Alan Cole ACS for an Accreditation application form.

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ACS Laurels Now Available

If you've been successful at any of our ACS Awards from 2012 and you'd like a way to make people aware of it, we now have available our ACS Laurels. Contact Ron Johanson ACS with a formal request listing the Awards you've received and we'll send them to you for your use. See the examples above.

The Victorian ACS Annual General Meeting is coming on July 31st

Our AGM will be held on July 31st 2013 in the evening. Venue and exact time to be advised closer to the date. Put it in your diary. This is your opportunity to step up and join the committee.

WIN!! With your "On Location" Photo

The Society wants your "on location" shot to use on the ACS web site, and is offering an incentive for submissions. So please send your hi - res photo to Ron Johanson ACS (email link below) and it will go into the running for some great prizes.

There will be 5 lucky winners, each receiving one of the following prizes: a copy of The Shadowcatchers (x 2), an ACS Gift pack, a Fuji watch and a Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR camera.

The only proviso is the photograph will need to be of an ACS member hard at work. That shouldn't be too hard!!

The closing date is July announced in the National E News.

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Dear Members, 2013/2014 Membership Fee renewals are now due. Please follow the instructions below to make your payment before July 31.

If you have already paid your 2013/14 membership fees, thank you and please disregard this email.

If you are a Sponsor of the ACS we appreciate your support and you may also disregard this request for payment. Life, Honorary and Retired Members of the ACS are not required to pay renewal fees.

To Make Your Payment:
Please visit the ACS Website (link is to the right and below) and Login. The LOGIN button is located on the top right of the page. If you have forgotten your Login details then click on Recover Password next to the LOGIN button.

On the page "UPDATE YOUR DETAILS", click the blue RENEW NOW button and follow the prompts. Then, be sure to click on PRINT RECEIPT for your Tax Invoice.

Payment can be made by Credit Card and an email payment receipt will be issued immediately to your listed email address. This is the preferred payment method for the ACS as it greatly reduces the workload on our volunteers.

Alternatively, you can choose to pay by Direct Deposit through your online banking. Please use the Bank Details below:

Name: ACS Victoria Branch Account
National Australia Bank
BSB: 083-231
Account Number: 3518 7442
Make sure to add your details as follows, e.g.: MShip- Smith, John. (If we cannot identify your payment, it will not be credited to your membership).

If you wish to pay by Cheque, make it out to "Australian Cinematographers Society Victorian Branch" and post it to:
PO Box 2023, South Melbourne, Vic 3205.
Once you have mailed it, please immediately email the Treasurer to advise him of the payment. The email link is below.

IMPORTANT: If you are paying by either Direct Deposit or Cheque you MUST ensure you are paying the correct amount inc GST for your Membership Type, e.g, Full, Student etc. To check your fee, please LOGIN as above, click RENEW NOW and click on your Membership Type to expose the amount owing, but do not continue with payment.

For Direct Deposit and Cheque Payments, a Tax Invoice will be emailed to you by the Treasurer in due course.

We would appreciate your PROMPT payment. The ACS is a non-profit organisation and membership fees are vital for our continuation. Please remember that unfinancial members cannot gain the privileges of membership and importantly Accredited members are barred from using the ACS letters after their name.

If you have any enquiries relating to membership, please email our Victorian Treasurer, Mark Morris, below.

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