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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 20th. FlyCam presents the new Flight Head 5 at Docklands


FlyCam has invited all ACS members and film industry associates to the Melbourne presentation launch of FlyCam Camera Systems’ newest addition, ‘FLIGHTHEAD 5 ADVANCE GYRO STABILIZED REMOTE HEAD’.

WHERE: Docklands Studio Melbourne, Stage 4, 476 Docklands Drive, Docklands.
WHEN: 20th August 2014 between 2pm to 8pm.

This is an informal viewing with a demonstration of the Flight Head 5.

This Academy Award winning piece of kit can house many popular film and broadcast cameras and is the latest and most sophisticated stabilized remote head on the market.

It is currently winning critical acclaim having won two Sci-Tech Awards for Technical Achievements.

Please come along and view the Victorian Film & Television industry’s first Melbourne based Stabilized Head.

Please RSVP to:
So we are able to leave your names at Security for entry.
For any further inquiries,
Robert De Marinis ~ Managing Director Cell +61 (0) 412 278 900 Dane Clarke ~ Operation Director Cell +61 (0) 410 411 669

2014/15 ACS Victoria Committee Elected

On August 8th the Victorian Branch held its AGM and a new committee was elected after the incumbent committee was stood down.
We are pleased to announce the new committee.



Alan Cole ACS
Sky Davies
Greg de Marigny
Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith
Greg Parish ACS
Malcolm Richards
Will Sheridan
Gerald Wiblin
David Williams


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

In the meantime put these into your diary:

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,


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