ACS NSW Focus 15th May 2017


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In this Issue:

May Drop In
National Awards
Membership Renewals

May Drop In

Our May Drop In will feature two presentations, the first will be the annual entertaining and informative "Lemac NAB Review". Lemac has been busy in the cutting room and is excited to once more showcase all the highlights, innovations and announcements of this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas. Join Lemac as they recap all that was the "M.E.T. (Media Entertainment Technology) Effect" at NAB Show 2017.

Following Lemac will be a presentation by Toby Oliver ACS.

Toby Oliver ACS

Toby, a NSW member, made the big move to the United States a few years ago and since arriving in Los Angeles has been fortunate enough to shoot "a bunch of scary movies". One that has hit the theatres is Toby’s first US film "The Darkness", starring Kevin Bacon and directed by fellow Aussie Greg McLean, and the other is the indie movie phenomenon "Get Out", directed by Jordan Peele and is now the most successful writer/director debut movie in history, clicking over $200m at the worldwide box office last week.

Get Out, director Jordan Peele, cinematographer Toby Oliver ACS

Toby will screen some clips, discuss his work and tell us a little of his life in the US and for those of us considering moving to LA or for those quite content with life here in Australia, Toby’s presentation promises to be equally as interesting.

Make a note in your diary for Thursday 18th May. HQ doors (address below) will open at 6pm and as usual our presentations will start at around 6:40pm.

46th ACS National Awards For Cinematography

Guest of Honour Steve Windon ACS ASC presents the Milli Award to Cinematographer of the Year, Abraham Joffe

The 2017 ACS National Awards for Cinematography were held last week at Strangers Dining Room, NSW Parliament House and what a great night it was. Thanks and congratulations to the NSW Committee for organizing such a wonderful evening and the supporting events held during the preceding week. Thanks also to our sponsors for helping to make these events possible.

For a comprehensive list of 2017 Award recipients use this link:

2017 Winners List »

Membership Renewals

It’s that time of the year again when membership renewal invoices are sent out and this will be on 1st June, payable by 30th June.

There have been a couple of changes in the membership categories to clarify some confusion regarding Full and Active membership.

Full Membership will now be known as CINEMATOGRAPHER.
Active Membership will now be known as CAMERA CREW.

** Please note that if you have been working as a professional cinematographer for a period of at least 3 years, then you should upgrade your (previous) Active membership to CINEMATOGRAPHER.

Please advise the treasurer – before 26th May if you need to upgrade your membership status. **

**Students – If you have completed your studies, please advise and upgrade your membership to Camera Crew.**

It is important to keep us informed if you need to upgrade your membership status especially if you intend applying for Accreditation in the future.


Here are the latest on courses available at AFTRS

AFTRS Diplomas
AFTRS Diplomas are 16 weeks, part time and after hours so you can continue to work while you study. Applications close 5th June and courses include:

Diploma in Colour Grading
Gain the skills to interpret and apply colour grading requirements to achieve an intended cinematic look.
Diploma in Camera
Learn the craft of cinematography. Develop your ability to confidently capture quality picture and sound across a range of shooting requirements.

AFTRS Short Courses
AFTRS short courses in the coming months include:
Camera & Sound Basics
Lighting Fundamentals Intensive (15% discount until 30th April)
Advanced Lighting Skills

For further information use these links:

Diploma in Colour Grading »
Diploma in Camera »
AFTRS Short Courses »

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