ACS NSW Focus 14th August 2017


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In this Issue:

August Drop In
Awards Entries Closing
Changing of the Guard
AGM Minutes & President's Report
Membership Subscriptions

August Drop In

Garry Phillips ACS

Our Guest at the August Drop In will be Garry Phillips ACS.

Garry's work of late includes the features "Burning Man" and "The Railway Man", for which he won the Milli Award - Cinematographer of the Year. His TV work includes "House of Hancock", "Old School", "Indian Summers", "Secret City" and "The Missing". However, he's recently been shooting the mini series "Picnic At Hanging Rock" and it's this project he'll be discussing with us on Thursday night.

The Picnic at Hanging Rock television miniseries is a reimagining of the novel by Joan Lindsay.
6 x 1 hr episodes starring Natalie Dormer, Samara Weaving, Lola Bessis.
Directors Larysa Kondracki, Michael Rymer and Amanda Brotchie.

Garry's interesting and relaxed manner proved him very popular when he was last our guest and I'm sure this will be the case again.

Russell Boyd ACS ASC photographed the original Peter Weir production of "Picnic At Hanging Rock" - I wonder if we'll be able to coax him into joining Garry?

So, make sure you get along to ACS HQ (address below) this Thursday 17th, doors open at 6pm and Garry's presentation will commence at 6:40pm or so.

Awards Entries Closing

Entries for the 2017 NSW/ACT Awards will close at 5pm, Friday, August 18th so if you've yet to enter your work you'd better get your skates on.

Use these links to the Terms & Conditions document and the online entry form.

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Changing of the Guard

The ACS NSW Annual General Meeting was held at ACS Headquarters on August 7th.
Outgoing President, David Lewis ACS, received a standing ovation for his five years of service, for spearheading the progress of the branch in that time, and for Sponsor development & general HQ & Awards business. David thanked the outgoing committee for their support throughout his tenure as branch President.
Also leaving the Committee this year, as he has moved away from Sydney, Steve Munro received thanks from David Lewis & the rest of the committee.
Also leaving the Committee this year, Lizz Vernon received thanks from David Lewis & the rest of the Committee for her input during the previous years.
The following were elected or re-elected into the 2017-18 NSW Branch.
Incoming President: Roger Lanser ACS (Roger spoke to the meeting & welcomed the incoming committee, thanking the membership for the opportunity to serve as President.)
Vice President: David Burr ACS
Vice President: Alexis Castagna
Incoming Secretary: Tony Gardiner ACS (returning to the committee)
Treasurer: Marianne Wakeley (in her 12th year)
Assistant Treasurer: David Wakeley ACS
Ashley Barron
Francesco Biffone
Ashleigh Carter
Velinda Wardell ACS
Sidat de Silva
David Knight ACS
Eirini Alligiannis
(returning to the committee)
Aleksei Vanamois
Richard Wilmot
Carolyn Constantine
Ben Allan ACS
(returning to the committee)

2017 AGM Minutes & President's Report

Minutes of the 2017 NSW Branch AGM and the President's Report 2017 can be found using these links:

AGM Minutes »
President's Report »

Membership Subscriptions

A few members are still to pay their 2017-18 subscriptions, due 1st July. If you haven't paid, now is the time to do it. If you have any problems making the payment, please contact All contact will be treated in confidence.

AFTRS 2018 Cinematography Courses

Master of Arts Screen: Cinematography Applications close 16th October

Graduate Certificate: Cinematography Applications close 16th October

Diploma in Camera Applications close 1st December

Diploma in Colour Grading Applications close 1st December

AFTRS Postgraduate Informatin Evening Come along to Postgraduate Information Evening, Wednesday 30th August, 6-8pm

Click here to find out more about the AFTRS »
Post Graduate Informatin Evening »

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