ACS NSW Focus 18th June 2018


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In this Issue:

June Drop In
Membership Renewals
Lemac - Zeiss Supreme Prime Lenses
Qantas Approval to Carry
VALE : Susan Brown (Whitter)

June Drop In

Louie Gasparro & Eirini Alligiannis

Our guest at the June Drop In will be NSW committee member Eirini Alligiannis. Mentioned in the May issue of Focus was Eirini's win at the IMDb Independent Shorts Awards in LA with her documentary short "Louie (KR.ONE) Gasparro 5POINTZ". Eirini has just returned from London where she followed her LA success with the Staff Choice Award at the prestigious Oxford International Film Festival and, adding to those awards, an Award of Merit from the Accolade Global Film Competition.

Shot in Queens, New York the film follows graffiti artist Louie Gasparro and how his love for graffiti was rekindled at the legendary 5Pointz graffiti mecca in Long Island City, New York.

With a Diploma in Fine Arts majoring in Black and White Photography Eirini has worked on several independent films both as a cinematographer and as a photographer and her stills have been exhibited in Sydney, New York, and Paris. Eirini will give us an insight into her award winning film and discuss her cinematography and photography experiences. Her presentation will include our regular audience Q&A.

Members, sponsors and their guests are invited to ACS HQ (address below) on Thursday 21st June. Doors will be open, as usual, from 6pm.

Membership Renewals

Membership Renewal Fees are due by July 1st. Many thanks to the many members who have already paid their fees. If you haven’t yet received your invoice or if you can foresee having difficulty in paying please contact Marianne Wakeley.

Lemac - Zeiss Supreme Prime Lenses

ACS members and sponsors are invited to join Lemac for the Australian exclusive introduction to the new Zeiss Supreme Prime Lenses.

Incredibly compact, lightweight and fast, the new ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses are designed for cinematic large-format sensor coverage, making them the ideal choice for current and future camera systems.

The launch event consists of an open house session at Lemac during the day where the lenses will be set up on-camera for you to inspect and test. This will be followed by a presentation at ACS HQ by

Christophe Casanave, Senior Product Manager, Carl Zeiss AG - refreshments will be provided. Don't miss this one-off opportunity to get an exclusive sneak peek at these exciting new lenses.

Please Note: This is a free event but RSVPs are required by Lemac via the link below.

Event Details:
Monday July 2nd
(note: this event is additional to our regular third Thursday Drop In schedule)
Open House 10am - 4pm
Lemac Sydney 14-16 Punch St, Artarmon.
Presentation & Refreshments 6pm onwards
ACS HQ, Level 2, 26 Ridge St, North Sydney.

Further details & RSVP link »

Qantas Approval to Carry

Members should be aware that, additional to the 2018 Qantas 10-160wh Approval to Carry letter, recent information from the Qantas Dangerous Goods Group has advised the ACS that the LightPro V-lock batteries labelled "160wh", sold by Dragon Image Pty Ltd, currently in circulation are, in fact, 162wh, as tested by CASA, and as such will not be permitted to be carried on Qantas aircraft in any form. Dragon Image have been in touch with the manufacturer and all future sales will be of 158wh.

VALE : Susan Brown (Whitter)

In loving memory of Susan Brown (Whitter) who passed away Wednesday 13th June.

Susan's name is synonymous with food styling, being a leading Food Stylist in Australia for decades.

While studying at East Sydney Technical College for a Home Economics Certificate, Susan was hand picked by Margaret Fulton to be her assistant at Woman's Day Magazine where Margaret was the Food Editor.
She started her freelance career working with good friend Janice Baker on the Complete Book of Baking for Lansdown Press photographed by Ray Joyce and from there it was then a natural progression, for someone as dedicated and passionate about food as Susan, into live action in the late 1980s.
Over the decades of live action television commercials, Susan continued her work on stills shoots, cookbooks, editorials and days on the occasional feature film. Susan retired from the film industry in August of 2017.

Susan is survived by her much loved family; husband Mark, children Madeleine and Michael and her grand children.

Susan's funeral details are:

Friday 22nd June 2018
East Chapel
Northern Suburbs Crematorium

In lieu of flowers, Susan and Mark have requested that donations be made to:
Blue Knot Foundation - for survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

The Latest at AFTRS

AFTRS Short Courses
AFTRS has a number of upcoming short Cinematography courses including: Lighting Intensive and Advanced Lighting Skills in June. AFTRS also has a host of Winter Intensives in June and July including Filmmaking Intensive and Screenwriting Intensive.
Details here

AFTRS Open Day - 11th August
Find out how to start and progress your career in the screen and broadcast industries with AFTRS. This is a great opportunity to learn about AFTRS Bachelors and Masters programs, including the Master of Arts Screen: Directing, meet our professional tutors and check out AFTRS state-of-the-art facilities in action.
RSVP here

AFTRS Postgraduate Information Evenings – July & August
AFTRS will also be hosing a number of postgraduate evenings around the country about AFTRS Master of Arts Screen which is offered in 10 disciplines including Cinematography and the Masters in Business. These will take place in July and August including: Melbourne (14 July), Brisbane (23 July) Sydney (29 August). Check out the AFTRS website for
Details & Updates

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