National eNews ~ February 2018

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Message from the President

Greetings ACS friends and colleagues,

I have just returned from Brussels where I attended the IMAGO Board meeting where numerous important issues were discussed in preparation for presentation to the next General Assembly, which funnily enough will not take place until early 2019 in conjunction with the next Imago International Awards, in Belgrade. The reason for this length of time between the next Awards is the fact that Imago is entering a change of financial year.

The ASC have again, very generously invited delegates from many countries to take part in the next International Cinematography Summit to take place at the ASC Clubhouse in early June. The ACS will be represented at both this important event as well as again, having a small booth at the 2018 LA Cine Expo at Paramount Studios, which will be manned by myself and Andy Hyde as well as many of the ACS members now living and working in the USA.

Of course we must not forget that Russell Boyd ACS ASC will be honoured by the ASC with the International Award to be presented to Russ by Mandy Walker ACS ASC. It promises to be a very exciting evening as Dean Semler AM ACS ASC will present Angelia Jolie with a special award. Our thoughts are with Dean as he has been a bit crook of late, so get well soon mate. Congratulations to Derin Seale on his Oscar nomination in the Best Live Action Short Film category for his fantastic film "The Eleven O’Clock”. Well done to Derin and Josh Lawson along with all the cast and crew. We will all be watching and listening with great interest. Good on you Derin!

As you may know on December 15th late last year we held an Extraordinary General Meeting at the ACS HQ to discuss in detail and set a new standard from the Society when it comes to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination & Bullying. This is a giant, positive step forward for the Society and all those delegates including Branch Presidents, Office Bearers, members of the ACS Womens Advisory Panel that attended the December EGM had nothing but positive feedback.


FULL REPORT BELOW

Until next time
Ron Johanson OAM ACS
National President

ARRI LAUNCHES LARGE-FORMAT CAMERA SYSTEM

At the BSC Expo in London, ARRI unveiled a complete large-format system that meets and exceeds modern production requirements, delivering unprecedented creative freedom. Based on a large-format 4K version of the ALEXA sensor, the system comprises the ALEXA LF camera, ARRI Signature Prime lenses, LPL lens mount, and PL-to-LPL adapter. It is also compatible with existing lenses, accessories, and workflows.

As part of the launch, ARRI Australia will be demonstrating the new ALEXA LF camera and the first release of Signature Prime lenses in Sydney at 6pm on 19 February at Sun Studios in Alexandria, Melbourne on 21 February (venue to be advised) and Auckland at 6pm on 23 February at Thievery Studios in the CBD.

• A complete new system: ALEXA LF camera, ARRI Signature Prime lenses, and LPL lens mount.
• Intimate and emotionally engaging images with an immersive, three-dimensional feel, pulling the viewer in.
• Compatible with existing lenses, accessories, and workflows.

ALEXA LF camera
Featuring a sensor slightly bigger than full frame, ALEXA LF records native 4K with ARRI’s best overall image quality. Filmmakers can explore a large-format aesthetic while retaining the sensor’s natural colourimetry, pleasing skin tones and proven suitability for HDR and WCG workflows. Versatile recording formats, including efficient ProRes and uncompressed, unencrypted ARRIRAW up to 150 fps, provide total flexibility.

“The larger ALEXA LF sensor has the same optimal pixel size as other ALEXAs, resulting in a 4448 x 3096 image,” says Marc Shipman-Mueller, ARRI Product Manager for Camera Systems. “This doesn’t just add definition, it creates a whole new look—one that is truly immersive, with a three-dimensional feel. The various recording formats and sensor modes make this look available to all productions and satisfy any possible deliverable requirement.”

CHECK THE ARRI Article below for full story.




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