ACS Vic/Tas POV eNews April 8

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43rd ACS National Awards for Cinematography May 24th 2014

This year the Queensland Branch of the ACS is hosting our prestigious National Awards in Brisbane at The Tivoli on Saturday May 24th. Tickets are now available online using the link below. Members and non-members are welcome and are encouraged to BOOK NOW as places are limited.
National Sponsors, please be sure to reserve your seats via the link as well.

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Mindful that our members are spread far and wide, the ACS has negotiated a discounted rate with RYDGES South Bank at $229.00 p/night.

To get this discount you must book by PHONE (not online) and simply mention “ACS National Awards” upon booking. This discount is only for a LIMITED NUMBER of rooms and is strictly first in best dressed.

RYDGES South Bank
CNR Grey & Glenelg Streets, Southbank, Qld, 4101
PH: 07 3364 0800

"GALORE" Screening and Q&A, Thursday April 17

Join us when we screen the acclaimed debut feature film from director Rhys Graham, Galore. Cinematographer Stefan Duscio and Rhys Graham will be present to discuss the film in a Q&A session after the film.
"It's a sweltering summer before the final year of school and Billie and Laura share every secret except for Billie's biggest secret - she's crazy in love and sleeping with Laura's boyfriend, Danny. When Billie's social worker mum takes in Isaac, a troubled teenager looking to get his life straight, the delicate balance of the three friends' lives is disrupted. As bushfires threaten the edge of their suburbs and they immerse themselves in the swirl of parties, possible love and the intensity of sex and desire, the world of the four teenagers is changed forever as their secrets are revealed and their lives, friendships and loves are thrown into chaos.
Rhys Graham, who was born in Penang, Malaysia and raised in Canberra, has worked as a director and writer for over a decade. Rhys’ most recent directorial credits include the feature documentaries murundak: Songs of Freedom and Words from the City (both co-directed with Natasha Gadd), the latter of which was nominated for five AACTA awards. Rhys directed one chapter of the acclaimed omnibus film ‘The Turning’ which will have it’s international premiere at Berlinale 2014. Rhys is also the director of a number of short films and documentaries including Love This Time, for which he received a Panorama Special Jury Mention at the 2006 Berlinale, and Skin, which was awarded Best Documentary at the Worldwide Short Film Festival. Rhys has been involved in a number of moving picture installations that were exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and in the Asia Pacific Triennial among others and is co-editor of the book Short-Site, Recent Australian Short Film.
Stefan Duscio is one of Australia’s brightest new cinematographers. Having filmed numerous award-winning short films, Stefan has collaborated with Rhys Graham on many projects - and most recently shot Rhys’ chapter Small Mercies, a part of the portmeanteau feature The Turning, for which he was also chosen for Mia Wasikowska’s directorial debut Long, Clear View. Stefan’s debut feature film was Working Dog’s Any Questions for Ben? followed by Triple Happiness and Tony Mahony’s The Mule.

Thursday April 17th 2014. Bar open from 6.30pm. Invite a friend or a guest and catch up beforehand. Screening starts 7.30pm Sharp. Q&A after the film.

ACS Members FREE (You must still book a ticket online to reserve your place)
Non-Members $15
Student/Concession/Guild $10

We are offering 5 x Free Tickets (per Guild) to members of the following:
ADG, AGSC, APDG, ASE, ASSG, AWG, and SPAA. You must enter the Promotional Code: CompGalore. (Free guild ticket holders will be authenticated).
Only the first 5 from each guild will receive a free ticket. Additional guild member tickets are available at the Concession price of $10.

***NB: It is ESSENTIAL to book your ticket, even if it is free. Seats are limited and you may be turned away if you have not booked. Use the link below. Valid Membership and Concession cards should shown on request at the venue.

The Backlot Studios, 65 Haig Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006. Limited parking at the venue. Lots of parking nearby.

PLEASE NOTE. ACS will email attendees a few days before the show to confirm your attendance. You must reply to ensure your place. This is necessary due to "no-shows" at previous events for free ticket holders. We urge you to attend or please advise us if you can't attend in fairness to those who are on the Stand-By list. Thank you.

Book Your Place or Contact Us using the links below.

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"PATRICK" Screening and Q&A, Wednesday May 14

Coming up on May 14th, the very talented cinematographer Garry Richards and renowned director/writer Mark Hartley share with us their experiences shooting the chilling feature, Patrick. It promises to be an extremely informative and entertaining night. Possible special guest TBC.


For three years Patrick has been lying mute and immobile, a patient in an isolated clinic where renegade neurologist, Dr Roget (Charles Dance – GAME OF THRONES) conducts horrific experiments on the long term comatose, watched on by the glacial Matron Cassidy (Academy Award nominee, Rachel Griffiths – SIX FEET UNDER).

The arrival of a sympathetic nurse, Kathy (Sharni Vinson – YOUR’E NEXT) awakens desires in Patrick - and unleashes his pent-up psychic powers.
When Kathy uncovers a shocking secret about his past, Patrick’s lust for her intensifies into a deadly and bloody obsession - letting no one get in his way.

Based on the 1978 cult chiller – and boldly re-imagined by the director of the acclaimed NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD – PATRICK is “a superior, effectively nerve-rattling update” (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) that delivers “a satisfying onslaught of madness and mayhem that should leave viewers suitably drenched in perspiration” (THE GUARDIAN).

“PATRICK is a high-powered genre film that works fiendishly hard to satisfy its target demographic of squealers, thrill seekers and horror buffs.
They won’t leave disappointed.”

“There are few scare buttons left un-pushed in this 95 minute fast-paced thrill-fest.”

Mark this on your calendar. Tickets will be available soon.

John Seale ASC ACS presents Mad Max: FURY ROAD, June 4


Victorian members get the chance to attend this very popular presentation of behind-the-scenes images, anecdotes, experiences and methods employed shooting the Mad Max instalment Fury Road.
John Seale ACS ASC is joined by Action Unit cinematographer David Burr ACS and between them you will share an incredible evening with two of Australia's most accomplished DP's. Opportunities like these are rare and John is renowned for sharing his knowledge of film making in depth. You will get insight into the making of this film that general public will never see.

John's films include so many brilliant works it is hard to name a few, but they include Careful, He Might Hear You, Children Of A Lesser God, Mosquito Coast, Gorillas In The Mist, Rain Man, Dead Poets Society, The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, The Perfect Storm and The Tourist
David Burr ACS has worked on many of John's films as Camera Operator and 2nd Unit DP as well as several of his own films including The Cup which was shot recently in Melbourne.

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT VERY FAST. We will have an allocation of free members tickets and tickets for sale.

NB - The film Fury Road itself will not be screened at this event.

We will let you know as soon as the online ticketing is available. In the meantime put June 4 in your diary.

The famous post-NAB Lemac Event

Save the Date - Tue 29th April - Lemac 2014 NAB Review Night - Melbourne

Where: Lemac Film & Digital Theatre, 277 Highett Street Richmond, VIC, 3121
When: 6:30pm Tuesday 29th April (for a 7pm Screening)

Lemac present the annual NAB Review night for the ACS, bringing back all the latest news from the 2014 NAB show in Las Vegas.

With interviews from all the leading experts and manufacturers in acquisition this always promises to be a fun yet informative way to process all the latest from the show. We will give you the inside scoop on all of our highlights from the show floor including reports on the new Panasonic 4K Varicam, the Arri Amira, Red Dragon, as well as all the usual updates from Garrett Brown (Steadicam), Canon, Sony, Easyrig, Flowcine, Blackmagic, and many more.

Finger food and refreshments will be provided!

You can get a sneak peak leading up, here:


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