ACS NSW Focus 13th March 2017


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In this Issue:

March Drop In
2017 National Awards
Trop Jr
Cine Gear Expo

March Drop In

Our Drop In this month will feature a presentation by celebrated, extremely well travelled and award winning cinematographer Andy Taylor ACS and Paul Stewart of Canon Australia.

.....................Andy Taylor ACS

Paul will provide us an overview of Canon's new flagship Cinema EOS camera, the EOS C700 while Andy will give some insights into his recent experience with his own C700 camera. Andy and Paul will screen footage on a very impressive 4K reference monitor and on hand will be a range of Canon cine lenses and accessories.

Canon EOS C700

Make your way to ACS HQ (address below) on Thursday 16th March. Doors as usual will open at 6pm with the presentation starting shortly after. Members, sponsors and guests are welcome.

2017 National Awards

Judging has been completed with plaques and Gold Tripods being crafted and engraved. They will be presented to well deserving recipients at the 2017 ACS National Awards for Cinematography to be held at Strangers Dining Room, Parliament House, Sydney on May 6th. Bookings will be open shortly so look to the NSW newsletter or the ACS website for details closer to the event.

Plaques & Entry Media

A reminder for members to collect Winner's plaques and entry media from HQ.
Entry media not collected in March will be recycled. The March Drop In would be an ideal time for this.

Trop Jr

The world’s largest short film festival for kids, by kids, is now a stand alone event and saw the finalists, including two of our NSW Cinekids, four-time TROP JR finalist Darwin Schulze screened his film THE GOLDEN SLICE inspired by the TROP JR Signature Item, which this year is Mask and Aiden Emery cinematographer of the winning Tropfest Jr film, PUPILS directed by his long-time collaborator Nick Ward.

Nick’s winning film is a tale of a boy who goes to school surrounded by the blinded and must decide whether he should be a victim or a hero.

Now in its ninth year, Trop Jr follows the same format as all Tropfest competitions, in that all entries must be made specifically for the festival, be no longer than 7 minutes, and feature the Trop Jr Signature Item.

Well done Darwin, Aiden and Nick.

Cine Gear Expo 2017 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry.

The show lasts four days in Los Angeles this June 1-4 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.

Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theaters and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.

June 1 — Film Series Competition Screenings, Conference: The State of Virtual Reality, How Drones are Shooting Movies
June 2-3 — Exhibits, Premier Seminars, Exclusive Screenings, Awards Presentations, Special Events
June 4 — Master Classes

Updates to the exhibitor list, event map, schedule, presentation topics, speakers and screenings engagements will be posted to the website regularly.

For further information go to:

Cine Gear Expo 2017 »


AFTRS mid-year intake for Diplomas opens on April 3rd.  Courses offered include:
 Diploma in Colour Grading
Gain the skills to interpret and apply colour grading requirements to achieve an intended cinematic look.
 Diplomas in Camera   
Learn the craft of cinematography. Develop your ability to confidently capture quality picture and sound across a range of shooting requirements.

Mobile Content Creation: Online
Learn how to shoot and edit quality video with your iPhone, iPad or Android device in this 5 week online course.
13th March – 17th April
Mobile Content Creation
Learn how to shoot and edit quality video with your iPhone, iPad or Android device in this 5 week online course.
25th-26th  March
Data Wrangling on Set
This one day course is an introduction to managing data from file-based cameras in an on-set environment.
2nd April
Camera & Sound Basics
Experienced cinematographer Paul Warren (The Cup, Wrath) introduces you to techniques and practical skills that will enable them to produce high quality images and sound for documentary and drama - with an eye to great storytelling.
20th-21st May
Lighting Fundamentals
Learn basic lighting skills in cinematography and how they apply to the visualization of a story or concept. You’ll examine artificial light sources and look at an on location shoot studying the changeability of natural light in both exterior and interior locations.
19th -23rd June

View all AFTRS Cinematography courses here:

AFTRS Cinematography Courses »

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