Victorian ACS Annual General Meeting with guest Darrell Martin

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The Victorian ACS AGM will be held this Wednesday at Lemac Melbourne.

When: Wednesday July 31, starts 6.30pm SHARP. Doors open 6.15pm.
Where: Lemac Theatrette, Cnr Griffiths and Highett St Richmond VIC (enter from Highett St.)

All Executive and General positions of the committee of the Victorian Branch of the ACS will be vacated. A new committee will then be elected for the year 2013/14.

If you are a current committee member, we have valued your efforts throughout the year and hope you choose to nominate for a position again this year. If you are not a member of the committee and wish to join us please come along and put your hand up.

Positions on the committee are voluntary and unpaid and require varying amounts of work supporting the ongoing business and events of the ACS each year. Whilst we are very keen to have you on board, please ensure you will be able to contribute throughout the year before applying for the committee. The best committee is one which equitably shares the workload and it can be a very rewarding role. It is your opportunity to help steer the ACS into the future. Members with particular skills are especially sought to help, such as IT, Accounting, Graphic Design, Event Management.

In order to join the ACS Committee, you must be a financial member of the ACS at the time of the AGM. Any members who remain UNPAID or LAPSED members may not apply for a position nor vote.

AGM Special Guest is Darrell Martin, Cinematographer: "Shooting The Rehearsal". 18yrs+ ONLY

Immediately after the formalities of the AGM are complete, we will invite members to enjoy what is guaranteed to be an informative and entertaining presentation from Victorian ACS member, Darrell Martin. As a highly accomplished and awarded cinematographer in all fields of the Film and TV Industry, tonight Darrell will talk to us about shooting a TV Series. We have cheekily named it "Shooting The Rehearsal" (thanks for that David Williams).

Darrell will show excerpts from shows he has shot and discuss his processes.
Examples will be shown from projects such as Winners and Losers, Satisfaction and Mr and Mrs Murder. He will talk about how he sets up the style of a TV Series and how he maintains that look over the many shooting months that follow.

WARNING: Darrell will be showing some sex scenes from "Satisfaction" in order to discuss how they went about setting up and filming scenes like that for TV. This definitely 18+ and if you are uncomfortable with nudity on screen perhaps you should step outside during this segment.

About Darrell:
Darrell Martin started as a trainee cameraman at the ABC working on shows as diverse as COUNTDOWN and SEA CHANGE. Since working at "Aunty" during the eighties and nineties, Darrell has been a freelance cinematographer working on numerous TV Series that include SATISFACTION for the Showtime channel, the first 2 series of WINNERS AND LOSERS for the Seven Network and this year's Mr & Mrs MURDER for Network Ten.

We are working at having some other informative bits and pieces, yet TBC. We may also have some important information for you about some new crew agreements which have been gaining some press recently and how they may impact on you and how you may act to be sure you get the best possible deal to sign.

Do you want to Change your Membership Category or Status?

If you believe you need to change the Category (or status) of your membership before renewing this year please contact our Victorian Treasurer. The email link is below.

For example you may be no longer a Student and wish to become Active. Or you may now qualify for Full Membership. Or you may be retiring from cinematography and wish to become a Retired member. You cannot change your Category (or Membership type) online by yourself. We can do that for you. If you try to Renew online in any status other than your current, the website won't allow it.

The link below takes you to the ACS Website to describe each type of membership.

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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.

2013/2014 Membership Fee renewals are now OVERDUE. 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.

NB. Membership Cards are being produced in the next fortnight. Only PAID members will receive these cards. Card holders are entitled to special discounts and privileges extended to the ACS. Members paying after the cards have been printed will NOT receive a card this year.

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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