ACS NSW Focus 16th July 2018


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In this Issue:

July Drop In
Awards Entries Open Soon
ACS CineKids
Attention Accredited Members
Qantas Dangerous Goods
Editor's Guild Movie Night
American Film Institute

July Drop In

When Carolyn Constantine ACS decided to make her long form documentary MADHATTAN about an outback milliner that lands a solo show at New York fashion week she didn't plan to be wearing so many "hats" on the production.

Carolyn will be our guest at the July Drop In.

With the benefit of of hindsight, and having delivered an award winning long form documentary, Carolyn will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of the cinematographer also taking on the roles of both Director and Producer on her film MADHATTAN.

Carolyn is well versed in the role of cinematographer and has numerous TV drama operating and DOP credits (Wildside, Young Lions, Headstart, All Saints, Rake, Please like Me, Headland, Janet King and Pulse) and has lensed a number of high profile documentaries including Wide Open Sky which won the audience award for documentary at SFF 2015. The immensley successful MADHATTAN is Carolyn's first long form film as Director, Producer and Cinematographer.

Carolyn will screen MADHATTAN and as usual there will be a Q&A.

So join Carolyn in the cordial atmosphere of the ACS HQ (address below) on
Thursday July 19th
. Doors will be open from 6pm and Carolyn's presentation will kick off at 6:45pm.

NSW & ACT Awards Entries Open Soon

The ACS awards "season" is just around the corner and entries for the 2018 NSW & ACT Awards for Cinematography will be accepted from Monday August 1st until close of business Friday August 24th. Late entries will not be accepted.

It's time now to familiarise yourself with the various entry categories along with the Award Terms and Conditions and think about getting your work in.

Details of 2018 Award categories and Award Terms & Conditions can be found by using the links below.

The online entry form will be available from August 1st using this link: Online Entry Form
(you'll need your member log in details).

The Online Entry Form link will also be available at the ACS website NSW branch page.

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Award Entry Terms & Conditions »
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ACS CineKids

A CineKids Member is a young person aged between 10 and 15, who has a passion for cameras and film making. This new membership category was created to encourage and foster interested kids to participate and take an active hands on approach to Cinematography.

When CineKids members turn 16 years old they may be upgraded to a student member.

ACS CineKids may enter their work into the ACS Annual Awards for Cinematography held in October/November each year. Submissions maybe entered in August.

ACS CineKids will receive a Welcome Pack with a membership certificate, membership card, note pad and pen, access to our eNews both National & State, and various screenings and workshops, along with mentoring from our ACS cinematographers.

If you would like your child to join or know someone who would like to join ACS CineKids please download the CineKids Application form, complete and send to Marianne Wakeley or for further information contact David Lewis ACS

CineKids Workshop - "Achieving Good Frames"

On Sunday July 22nd, Anna Howard ACS will be conducting a workshop for ACS CineKids.
Focusing on established "framing rules", Anna will discuss telling a story that will cut together with composition in mind.

All CineKids members or prospective members are welcome. Parents will need to download, sign and return a "Parents Permission" letter. Use the link below.

Please RSVP to David Lewis ACS

Parents Permission Letter »

Attention Accredited Members

We received a payment on July 5th but it wasn't identified, except for the information:
The reference number on the payment does not relate to ACS invoice numbers and a name was not provided.
If it was your ACS NSW Branch membership renewal payment, please contact the treasurer, Marianne Wakeley and identify yourself as soon as possible.

To Members - Amendment To Qantas Dangerous Goods Group 160wh LightPro Battery Warning

ACS 28th June 2018:

• The ACS wishes to advise that the previous warning related only to LightPro 160wh batteries labelled 11ah, 14.8 volt being not permitted to travel applies only to batteries sold before 2017 by Dragon Image.

• Recent & current LightPro 160wh batteries sold by Dragon Image equate to 158wh are within the QFDGG parameters and are permitted to travel as passenger baggage, as per the Qantas ACS Member Approval to Carry 2018 letter.

The ACS confirms that the original CASA/QFDGG warning in no way reflects on any current Dragon Image product and our members continue to successfully use the Dragon Image LightPro range of LiIon products.

David Wakeley ACS
ACS National Secretary.

AFTRS Masters National Taster Sessions – July & August

AFTRS is holding a number of Masters taster sessions around the country during July and August. This is your opportunity to experience AFTRS Master of Arts Screen, offered in 10 disciplines including Cinematography, and AFTRS Masters in Business. Dates include: Brisbane (23 July), Adelaide (27-28 July), Perth (24 August) Sydney (29 August).
Check out the AFTRS AFTRS is holding a number of Masters taster sessions around the country during July and August. This is your opportunity to experience AFTRS Master of Arts Screen, offered in 10 disciplines including Cinematography, and AFTRS Masters in Business. Dates include: Brisbane (23 July), Adelaide (27-28 July), Perth (24 August) Sydney (29 August).
Check out the AFTRS website for details and updates

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

AFTRS - Short Courses

AFTRS has a number of upcoming short Cinematography courses including Advanced Lighting Skills in June and Lighting Intensive in November. click here for details

AFTRS - Casual Lecturers

The AFTRS are advertising for casual lecturers and are seeking expressions of interest from industry practitioners who would like to work with them.

If you’re interested further details can be found here.

Editor's Guild Movie Night

Holy EDL, Batman, it's Movie Night time again!

That’s right, it's time for another ASE Movie Night !

And this time we're looking into the world of animation.

Pow! Bam! Sock!


Join us these school holidays as Matt Villa shows us how he constructed this fun film.

Kids get in free… But then, so does everybody!

AFTRS Main Theatre
6:00 for 6.15pm

Matt will be talking from 8.00pm

American Film Institute Announcing Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowships for Australian Filmmakers at AFI Conservatory

American Film Institute announces the Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowships — the initial two full-tuition scholarships to attend the AFI Conservatory, which will be awarded for the 2019 and 2020 academic years, for a Master of Fine Arts degree in one of six disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting.

This is a very exciting opportunity for two Aussie film makers click here for further details.

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