ACS Victoria POV eNews July 10

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ACS Victoria Annual General Meeting is on August 8, 2014

Each year the Branches of the ACS hold their AGM at which time the Executive and General Committee of the Branch is elected.
This year we will be holding the AGM at 7pm, Friday August 8th. The venue is TBC but probably at Lemac Melbourne. ACS Vic will advise you by email ahead of the event.
If you are a paid up member of the ACS you are entitled to stand for a position in the committee. At the beginning of the AGM all positions are vacated by the incumbent committee and new positions will be elected. If you are a committee member or are wishing to join the committee this is your opportunity. The roles can be very rewarding but require a large effort on your part, and are unpaid.
Please carefully consider if you are able to contribute a substantial amount of time and effort to the ACS beforehand. If you have been a member this year and have found it difficult to attend meetings and contribute in other ways then it would be advisable not to stand for re-election. The positions are there for those who can be actively involved to a substantial degree.

UPCOMING EVENT: Shooting Episodic TV with Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith and Jaems Grant ACS

Join us at Backlot Studios next Tuesday July 15 at 7pm, when ACS Vic conducts an evening discussing the process for shooting Australian TV drama and comedy in today's TV landscape.

We are lucky to have with us two very experienced DP's who have shot a lot of TV throughout their careers as well as Feature Films, TVC's, Music Videos etc., and they will share with us their experiences, advice and anecdotes for getting to the end of each day successfully on a TV show or Telemovie in 2014. The discussion and screenings of segments will include the importance of pre-production, visualisation, story-telling and crew relationships as well as maintaining the highest quality throughout. The audience is invited to engage in the conversation.

Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith has just wrapped on "It's a Date", the second series and is also well known for shows like "Frontline" and "A River Somewhere".

Jaems Grant ACS has just wrapped on "Time Of Our Lives" and has shot projects such as "Australia On Trial" and "Mystery of a Handsome Cab"

DATE: Tuesday July 15th. Doors and bar opens 6.30pm. Presentation starts 7pm Sharp.

VENUE:The Backlot Studios
65 Haig Street
Southbank, Victoria

COST: ACS Members FREE. One free ticket per ACS Member only
Non-Member Guests $15.00
Student/Concession/Guild $10.00

We will not be using online booking for this event.
ACS Members please RSVP to the email address below with "Shooting TV" in the Subject line.
Tickets will be for sale at the door. CASH only please.

ACS Members RSVP for your free ticket. Sales on door for non-members »

We are offering 5x Free Tickets (per guild) to members of the following guilds as part of our alliance with the Screen Professionals Collective, Victoria (SPC VIC). These guilds include the ADG, AGSC, APDG, ASE, ASSG, AWG, and SPAA.
SPC (VIC) members must RSVP via email below to get a free ticket. Please tell us which Guild you belong to in your email.
Extra tickets available at the door. Cash only please.

SPC VIC please RSVP here. First 5 per guild are free. »

UPCOMING EVENT: Here Be Dragons - Inspiration Rentals presents the RED Epic Dragon 6k - July 19th

Inspiration Rentals presents three short films produced on the brand new Dragon camera in 6K, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and colourist CJ Dobson who worked on all three films.
All will be projected on the stunning Soundfirm screen from a 4K DCP master - the only way to fully appreciate this exciting new camera.
At 3:00PM, doors will open for light refreshment, and a hands-on camera setup will be on display.
Screening will start at 3:30PM.
Space is limited, so register now! Enter the code 'ACSVIC' to access tickets free of charge.

WHEN: 3pm Saturday July 19
WHERE: SOUNDFIRM, 23-31 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne, near the corner of Bertie St. Parking available in the streets.

Click on the link below and use the code "ACSVIC" to secure your place

Click here to see the Dragons »

UPCOMING EVENT: Canon presents a Canon EOS C500 Workshop on July 22nd

Canon is inviting ACS members to this informative event.

"Join us and cinematographer Brett Danton and experience the outstanding performance and exceptional image quality of the Canon EOS C500. 4K acquisition is brought to life as Brett provides insight into his experience with the C500 on high end TV shoots. Using supporting digital recorders, including the Codex Onboard S and Convergent Design’s Odyssey 7Q, we will explore seamless and efficient 4K RAW workflows from capture-to-post. Be amazed at 4K footage from the EOS C500 displayed on the new Canon DP-V3010 4K Reference Monitor."

RSVP is ESSENTIAL (limited spaces) by July 18 to

Memberships are now Due

You should have received an invoice from ACS for membership renewal recently. Please pay your renewal as soon as possible. Remember, the ACS is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on members subscriptions to run all these great events and services for you.

Please email the Treasurer if you have not received your invoice or with any enquiries

Email the Victorian Treasurer »

The 48th Annual ACS Vic/Tas Awards - Call for Entries soon

This year our annual Awards for Cinematography will be held on November 15th, 2014.

It is time again to start thinking about your great work from the last year and preparing it to enter into the Awards.

We will notify you shortly with all the details for entry but make a note in your calendar that entries will be accepted from August 25 to September 26 at 5pm.
We have a new category for our newest members, the ACS CineKids - 15 yrs old and under. If you know a young person who loves cinematography, encourage them to join for $20 and be able to enter into the awards.

ACS Victoria Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC Masterclass

This masterclass conducted on Sat June 28th was an incredible success. All attendees gained valuable advice and experience. As a testament to the popularity of our events, this sold out in 11 hours and we had many members requesting stand by places which unfortunately we could not provide.

We have uploaded both happy snaps and the participant videos from the Masterclass. Please visit the Victorian Branch webpage to find links to these images. For photos click on the Flikr icon on the right side of the webpage and for video click on Vimeo.

Visit the Victorian Branch webpage »

David Eggby ACS "Riddick" Q&A online

A few months back, David had the room at Backlot completely engaged as he spoke about shooting the film "Riddick" and about his career highlights.

We are selective as to which Q&As we put on Vimeo so attendance at events is the only way to be sure you can hear from the masters. David is so prepared to share his wisdom we felt it would be a failing not to let you revisit this fascinating and insightful evening.

ACS Victoria is happy to now share this Q&A on Vimeo. Please visit the Vic Webpage and click on the Vimeo icon on the right side of the page to go to our Vimeo page.

Click here to visit our webpage and look for the Vimeo icon on the right side of the page. »


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