ACS POV eNews 1st August 2014

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August 8th. Cine Australasia and Cameraquip invite you an Angenieux workshop and Seminar

Join Mr Yasuhiko Mikami from Thales Angenieux for this very informative event where the range of zooms will be discussed and explained and a practical hands-on opportunity will follow.

The lenses are:
Anamorphic Optimo 15.6-156mm
Optimo Digital Style 16-40mm
Optimo Digital Style 30-70m
Optimo DP25-250mm
Optimo 28-340mm

Where: Cine Australasia, H74 63 - 85 Turner St, Port Melbourne
When: Friday 8th August 11am - 12pm, The art of Optics exploration, 12pm-1pm refreshments, 1pm- 3pm Hands-on and Q&A

Please RSVP to:
Cine Australasia 03 9646 6646
Chris Wong 0425 270 335
KT Lim 0421 496 366
Malcolm Richards at Cameraquip 03 9699 3922

August 18th. Sony Australia updates on the Sony F5 and F55 Cameras

Clive Cannon, Sony ANZ's Technical Product Specialist will take you through the operational functions of these versatile and flexible digital cinematography cameras. Areas covered will include menus, gamma set ups, codec choices and available options.

Where: Swinburne University of Technology
PT Building, Artists Lane (off Green St), Prahran

When: Monday August 18th, 6pm - 8.30pm.
This is a catered event

Please RSVP (essential) to by 13th August. Places are limited

August 8th. ACS Victoria Annual General Meeting.

Dear Current Financial Member

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Victorian Branch of the ACS will be held Friday August 8th 2014

Time: 7pm sharp
Date: Friday August 8th 2014
Location: LEMAC Melbourne, Griffiths St Richmond VIC

Available for download (see link below) is a Committee and Executive nomination form.  You are invited to either nominate yourself or another member for any of the positions and all positions will be available. Please ensure if you are nominating another member that 1)  They are a current financial member; and, 2)  You have discussed with them that they are willing to commit to the position.  

Download the ASC Victoria Committee Nomination Form »

If you wish to nominate yourself, please enter your name in the space provided and then tick the box you wish to nominate yourself for. If you wish to nominate another member, please enter your name in the space provided and then tick the relevant nomination box and add the name of the member you wish to nominate. If you wish to nominate yourself plus others for any of the positions then please enter your name in the space provided followed by ticking the relevant box plus the names of the people you wish to nominate (including, here, your own name for the position you wish to nominate for).

If you feel strongly that you wish to vote but cannot attend the AGM then please contact Adam Russ for a proxy form.

The committee is run entirely by committed volunteers and comprises (usually) 11 monthly meetings. If you feel that you are unable to attend at least 9 of the 11 meetings (either because of distance to travel to the meetings or known work commitments) it is advisable not to nominate for a position. Aside from the meetings, the committee is actively involved in several events that require the dedication of the group to ensure the event’s success. These include (for example) the setting up and manning of promotional booths at various events; the annual awards night (and run-up to it); the monthly screenings at Backlot plus many, many, more ways to become actively involved within the society.

All age groups, membership categories and fields are encouraged to become involved.

The closing date for nominations is Thursday 7th August 2014 at midnight. Any nominations received after this time will be void. Please email the completed form to the ACS Victoria email address below or mail it to PO Box 2023, South Melbourne VIC 3205 (to be in the PO Box by COB Thursday 7th August 2014).

All current committee and executive members are advised that they will need to submit a nomination for themselves if they wish to continue with the committee over the next year.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Adam Russ, Secretary. Ph: 0413 714 850.

Email your completed Committee Nomination form here »
Email Adam Russ, Secretary with any enquiries »


We will shortly be letting you know about some great tech events and screening details.

In the meantime put these into your diary:

20th August- FlyCam present the new Flight Head they now have permanently in Melbourne. This will be a hands-on event and include their technocrane and orbital arm equipment as well. Venue Docklands Studios, Time TBC

25th August- Entries open for the 48th Annual Acs Victoria and Tasmania Awards for Cinematography. ACS will accept entries until September 26th. We will advise you about entry in the next week or so.

10th Sept- Screening and Q&A of the feature film "Fell" with Q&A attended by the cinematographer, director and writer at Backlot. Will be screened from DCP. Film screens 7.30pm SHARP. Tickets required TBC

We will advise you in detail of these events very soon

ACS ACCREDITATION screenings will take place at the ACS HQ on September 12 & 13

ACS Accreditation is considered the highest honour that can be bestowed on an ACS member.

Last year, 17 Accreditation Applications submissions were assessed over 13th and 14th of September 2013 with 7 gaining accreditation.

The next Accreditation assessments will take place at our National HQ in September 2014.

The Accreditation Panel may grant Accreditation to an ACS member whose overall standard of cinematography is consistently high, or is outstanding in a specialised field and who has been a Full Member of the Society for a minimum of three years.

Full members should apply to the Accreditation Committee, through their State or Territory Branch President, and submit a comprehensive cross section of at least six or more complete works for assessment.

The Accreditation Committee will consist of ten accredited members (from as many States and genres as possible) and consideration is given to composition, operating, camera movement, lensing, exposure and the standard of lighting - both interior and exterior.

Consideration will also be given to the cinematic approach in relation to content. The work submitted must demonstrate more than just professional competence. Creativity, consistency and aesthetic innovation will be some of the qualities looked for by the panel.

Accreditation by the Society is deemed an honour and an Accredited Cinematographer shall have the right to use the letters ACS after his or her name whilst full financial membership is maintained.

Every successful Accredited member will be presented with a certificate bearing their name and an accreditation number along with an ACS Accreditation pin. The certificate always remains the property of the Society. Should the Accredited member become un-financial and their membership lapse, the certificate must be returned to the National Executive and the person may no longer use the ACS suffix after their name.

An Accreditation application fee of $220 inc GST is to be paid with an entrants submission. In the event of a member failing to gain Accreditation, after a period of 12 months but within 2 years, they may reapply once without having to repay the application fee. It will be necessary to submit a new application and a revised submission. After the 3 year period they can again reapply but will have to pay another application fee

Application is now open, but will close on August 30. So if you have been a Full member for 3 years, you are eligible to apply for Accreditation. Should you require any information please contact National President, Ron Johanson or Victorian Branch President, Warwick Field,

Sony's CineAlta Issue #3

Please use the direct link below to read the latest issue of Sony's CineAlta online magazine

Read CineAlta Issue #3 online here »


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