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Victorian POV

• Shotclass & ACS 2nd AC Course
• Shotclass 1st AC Course
• Lemac Cooke SP3 event next Tuesday
• SASS multi-guild party

Shotclass x ACS collab
2nd AC Course is back next year!

January 29 - February 9, 2024

Bookings Now Open! Early bird discounts for ACS members
If you’re serious about being a top-level, professional 2nd AC, this course will help get you there.

A great 2nd AC not only knows how to do their job, they are consistently attentive, reliable, responsible and focussed. A team player. The Camera Department is central to all productions and all eyes are on us and the workload can be intense. On set, you will also be relied on to perform your specific duties. Each member of the Camera Department has their own duties to manage, so you can’t expect anyone will be there to cover any of your shortcomings. That’s why we think it is so important to prepare you with this course to start you on your journey with expert knowledge and most importantly: the right attitude. You will continue to learn on set at a rapid rate and your skills will improve each day.
This well-renowned course was started in 2015 when the ShotClass founder, Warwick Field ACS, was then President of the ACS Victoria. The course came about because of demand from the industry for more well trained, set-ready 2nd AC’s. We heard from DP’s, 1st AC’s and rental houses that really good 2nd AC’s were hard to find. The good ones were moving up after years at the top of their field. The intensive training participants will undergo is intended to place you at the highest level with tuition and advice from the best, active industry professionals. Successful completion means you will be in a perfect position to begin working as an in-demand 2nd AC. Many previous participants are now working busily on major productions as 2nd ACs or have advanced up the ladder.

This short course continues to be run with the support of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and its members.
More info & Application Form

New from Shotclass:

1st Assistant Camera/Focus Puller course

February 26th - March 1st, 2024

The role of the 1st AC is arguably one of the toughest jobs on set:
• Camera Department Manager
• Master Focus Puller, keeping it all sharp no matter the challenges
• Tech guru, knows all the gear inside-out
• People-person
• Mentor
• Organisational genius
• Quality Control leader
• Prepared for the inevitable and expects the unexpected
It’s no wonder when a DP finds a great 1st AC, they want them alongside on every project they do. So, to take on a role that is very demanding requires expertise. There’s no room for errors or delays, and the pace can be brutal. From moment-to-moment there are different tasks asking for their attention and the 1st AC must be ready. The camera department is a very visible team on set and the 1st AC keeps it functioning for the DP.

If you aim to take yourself to that top-level of 1st AC’s, and be in-demand, you need to have the training and skillset to achieve that goal. ShotClass can help with this 5-day masterclass. Every aspect of the course is designed to offer the participants the best opportunity to reach their full potential – quickly. And the methods and processes we teach are industry best-practice, so that means that what you take away at the end of the week, will be in line with the most professional camera departments out there.

The ‘ShotClass 1st Assistant Camera/Focus Puller Masterclass’ is a specialised masterclass. Unlike some more generic camera assistant short courses, this one is dedicated to teaching the tasks and duties of the 1st AC/Focus Puller only, so no time is wasted covering topics that may fall to the role of the 2nd AC or Video Split Operator. We have other courses for those roles.
More info & Application Form

Cooke SP3 Mirrorless Primes – Lemac Open House Event

Tuesday December 5th

also pre-Christmas drinks!

Come to Lemac next Tuesday for an exclusive opportunity to experience the cutting-edge full frame Cooke SP3 lenses up close and personal.
The 5 lens SP3 set features Cooke’s classic Speed Panchro design delivered through lenses built for the digital age. Compact and lightweight, the SP3s feature user changeable mounts, 8K+ resolution and colour match perfectly with the Cooke Panchro/i Classic range, bringing "The Cooke Look" to your mirrorless camera. 
During the event, you'll have the opportunity to test the Cooke SP3 lenses yourself, allowing you to assess their performance firsthand. Additionally, we'll have presentations from a Cooke product specialist, providing valuable insights and answering any questions you may have about these remarkable lenses.
Doors will be open from 11am to 8pm, giving you the flexibility to drop in at your convenience. Christmas drinks and product presentation from 6pm.
RSVP Here!

SASS multi-guild party this Friday!

The ACS is proud to once again to be supporting the SASS multi-guild end-of-year party. Admission is free to members of all participating guilds.
Book your FREE tickets here!

Victoria Silver Sponsors
Backlot Studios logo        Digital Pigeon logo        Moodlab logo

Victoria Bronze Sponsors
Freelancers Promotions logo        The Vision House logo

National Major Sponsor
Creamsource logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        Cutting Edge logo        Panasonic logo        Panavision logo
Sony logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        Aputure logo        ARRI Australia logo        Atlas Lens Co. logo        C R Kennedy logo
EIZO logo        Fujifilm Australia logo        Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo        Lemac logo        Miller Australia logo
Nikon logo        Rosco logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo        The Grainery logo
VA Hire logo        Well Above logo

National Silver Sponsor
Shotdeck logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Camerahire logo        Cinesure Global logo        Kino Flo Lighting Systems logo        Nanlux logo        RED logo
Shotclass logo        Sydney Event Services logo        TecArt logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo

Victorian Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society

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