ACS NSW Focus 14th May 2018


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In this Issue:

Lemac 2018 NAB Reel
Membership Renewals
Eirini Alligiannis, Winner
Heidi Tobin, Bachelor of Communication
ASE Movie Night
Supreme Sound Studios

May Drop In

2018 NAB Reel Screening

The tradition continues at our May Drop In as Lemac brings you a recap of all the highlights, innovations and announcements of this years NAB Show in Las Vegas - the biggest media and entertainment expo on the planet!

Members, sponsors and guests are invited to discuss the latest developments and future direction of our industry.

This highly anticipated evening is usually one of our most well attended of the year so make a date for:
May 17th at ACS HQ (address below) and as usual doors will be open from 6pm.

National Awards

The 47th ACS National Awards for Cinematography were held at Customs House in Brisbane on the 6th of May and thanks to the hardworking committee of the Brisbane branch, led by president John Stokes ACS, the evening was a resounding success.

Congratulations to all Gold Tripod and Award of Distinction winners and to NSW member Simon Duggan ACS for the Milli Award in recognition of his work on Hacksaw Ridge.

Use these links to see a complete Awards recipient list and for Show + Tell Productions photos of the evening.

2018 Awards Results »
Awards Photos »

Membership Renewals

"Membership Renewal" time fast approaches and using the new updated website mailing system, means that it is imperative for all members to update their membership status before the 1st of June.

*If you were a Student and have finished your studies, please upgrade to Camera Crew and if you are still studying, please confirm by providing evidence of your Student Card before 1st June.

*If you are a Camera Crew member and have been shooting for at least 3 years, please advise so we can upgrade you to Cinematographer.

*Please advise any change of contact details.

Contact Marianne Wakeley asap with regards to making any changes.

Eirini Alligiannis, winner - Best Documentary Short

"Louie (KR.ONE) Gasparro 5POINTZ" is a short documentary directed by NSW committee member Eirini Alligiannis.

Congratulations to Eirini for her Best Documentary Short win at the IMDb Independent Shorts Award in LA.

Filmed in Queens, New York the film features Louie (KR.ONE) Gasparro. His love for graffiti was rekindled at the legendary 5Pointz graffiti mecca in Long Island City, New York. Louie reminisces about what 5Pointz means to him and to the wider graffiti art world.

Well deserved Eirini.

Heidi Tobin, Bachelor of Communication

Congratulations to ACS stalwart and National Special Advisor, Heidi Tobin for her recent success in achieving Bachelor of Communication (Media Practice) at Charles Sturt University.

After much hard work this is a great accomplishment - well done Heidi.

ASE Movie Night

A regular event where editors show and discuss their work.

The next ASE Movie Night will be the last one for a short while but to make up for it there'll be a special treat, "David Stratton a Cinematic Life".

Adrian Rostirolla will be shining a light on how David distilled a lifetime of Aussie films into this one moving portrait...without going crazy! Or did he?

Friday 25th of MAY
AFTRS Main Theatre
6:00 pm
Movie will start around 6.30pm
Adrian will be talking from about 8.00pm

Supreme Sound Studios

Film technicians are mostly referred to as "freelance" film technicians but this hasn't always been the case. In the past nearly all local technicians were employed full time for one of a handful of Sydney production companies.

One of these companies was Supreme Films, originally Supreme Sound Studios, based in Paddington and it was the training ground for many of our current cinematographers, editors, directors and producers - Russell Boyd ACS ASC, Peter James ACS ASC and
David Gribble ACS
to name a few.
A rabbit warren of sound stages, editing rooms and production offices the studio has long since gone and a block of apartments now stands where it once was.

Director Les Luxford and a group of former employees and clients of Supreme Films have arranged to install a plaque on the apartment building that now stands on 12 Young St Paddington, the former site of Supreme Sound Studios. The body corporate has agreed, and the plaque has been prepared.

Ex staff and friends of Supreme Films are invited to the unveiling of the plaque commemorating this great studio which played an important role in the development of today's vibrant industry.

The unveiling ceremony will take place at 11:30am, Saturday 2nd June 2018 at the old lot at Young St Paddington. A suitable venue will be organized to have a drink and catch up with old friends afterwards.

Thank you to the Owners Committee at 11-15 Young St and the
Australian Cinema Pioneers Society
for their kind cooperation.

Les Luxford 0414 231 796 email
Richard Keys 0413 624 036 email

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