ACS NSW Focus 18th March 2016


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In this Issue:

April Drop In
2016 National Awards
Leica Cine Lenses and the Nature of Image
Anamorphic Masterclass
The 21st WOW Film Festival

April Drop In

"A farmer and his family must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters they are forced into survival mode to make it through the night."

Written by Kent Smith, this paragraph sets the scene for
"The Pack" a feature film photographed by NSW member
Benjamin Shirley ACS
and directed by Nick Robertson.
For his efforts Ben was rewarded with a Gold plaque at the 2015 NSW/ACT Awards.

Ben Shirley ACS operates the ARRI Alexa

As our guest at the April Drop In Ben will screen segments of the film and and discuss how he and Nick came to make decisions about the many technical and aesthetic options that would help determine the look and feel of the production. This will be followed by a Q&A with Ben.

Don't miss what will surely be a great night with Ben Shirley ACS.
Thursday April 21st at ACS HQ (address below), doors open from 6pm.

2016 National Awards

Bookings for the 2016 National Awards for Cinematography have been solid and the event is, to date, nearly sold out.
To grab one of the few remaining seats use this link - ticket sales will close at close of business on the 22nd of April.

Look here for further information or to book your ticket »

Leica Cine Lenses and the Nature of Image

ACS NSW is proud to host Rainer Hercher of CW Sonderoptic GmbH, Germany
and Chris Wong from Cine Australasia who will present to ACS members and guests the range of Leica Cine Lenses designed and manufactured in Wetzlar, Germany. Their presentation will include the history of Leica lenses and a description of the characteristics of the very popular Leica Cine Lenses range.

Rainer will also show new products seen at NAB 2016 for the first time.

Nibbles and drinks will be provided.

This great presentation will take place at ACS HQ (address below) on Tuesday 3rd May at 6:30pm.

Anamorphic Masterclass with Peter James ACS ASC

The Victorian Branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society is very excited to announce it will be running a two day advanced “Anamorphic Lenses Masterclass” led by the extraordinarily talented Peter James ACS ASC on Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15, 2016 in Melbourne.

This highly sought after course is limited to only 20 successful applicants. It is part of ACS Victoria's "Cinematography Intensives" Masterclass and Workshop series.

For comprehensive details of the masterclass please use this link:

Anamorphic Masterclass with Peter James ACS ASC »

The 21st WOW Film Festival

WOW Film Festival is now in its 21st year, with its ultimate goal to celebrate and recognise films by and about women, by Australian and international creative teams.

Gillian Armstrong, acclaimed Australian director, has been announced as WOW Film Festival Patron for 2016, and her seminal 1979 drama film, My Brilliant Career, has been selected to screen at the WOW Film Festival opening night gala. The festival will also hold a special 25th-anniversary screening of Ridley Scott's iconic 1991 film Thelma and Louise.

The program features eight curated programmes of short films as well as four international feature premieres. POW-WOW, a large series of masterclasses and panel discussions will also run alongside the screenings, offering film goers and makers the chance to learn firsthand from some of the most experienced and celebrated individuals in the Australian film industry.

The festival will run from the 28th April - 1st May and WOW would love ACS members to come along and enjoy it. A 15% discount code for members to purchase tickets has been generated. The code is WOWACS

For further details and to purchase tickets use this link:

The 21st WOW Film Festival »

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