ACS NSW Focus 18th Febuary 2019


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In this Issue:

February Drop In
National Awards
IMAGO International Awards
Oscars Viewing Party

February Drop In

Peter James ACS ASC

ACS NSW is pleased to announce that Peter James ACS ASC will be our guest at the February Drop In.

Peter is the cinematographer behind critically acclaimed and popular films such as Driving Miss Daisy, Black Robe, Meet the Parents, Mao's Last Dancer and more recently Ladies in Black.

It is this last film, Ladies in Black, that Peter will present on Thursday night. Ladies in Black is the most recent of many films in which he has collaborated with director Bruce Beresford. Peter will encourage a "scene by scene", "frame by frame" discussion of the film - "who suggested what and how was it achieved".

He will also present his views on the importance of the script breakdown, pre-production and collaboration with all departments both creative and administrative.

Join fellow members, sponsors and guests on February 21st at ACS HQ (address below) and take the opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most experienced and finest cinematographers.

As usual doors will be open from 6pm with Peter's presentation kicking off at about 6:45pm.

National Awards

The 48th Annual National ACS Awards for Cinematography will be held on the 18th May in Melbourne, Victoria.

Bookings for the Awards evening will open shortly and the weekend's programme of events will soon be made available.

Keep your eye on the ACS website or branch newsletters for further information.

2019 IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

Judging of the 2019 Imago International Awards for cinematography is well underway, with the 2nd IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography presentation to be held in Belgrade on March 16th at the Yugoslovenska Kinoteka, hosted by the Serbian Society (SAS), led by it's President, Predrag Bambic SAS.

Submissions from the ACS are:

Documentary "Tales by Light" - Abraham Joffe ACS

TV Drama "Wake in Fright - Episode 2" - Geoffrey Hall ACS

Feature "Lion" - Greig Fraser ACS

Young Emerging Cinematographer "Pimped" - Josh Flavell (winner to be announced on 23rd February)

Good luck to our ACS members at the Awards next month.

ARRI Showreel Submissions Open

ARRI is looking for unique, beautiful and captivating footage from Australian and New Zealander DPs to feature in the next ARRI Showreel, due to be premiered at NAB in April.

Past local DPs featured have included Matthew Allard ACS, Dion Beebe ACS ASC, James L Brown ACS, Nicola Daley ACS, Simon Duggan ACS, Stefan Duscio ACS, Greig Fraser ACS ASC, Adam Howden ACS, Gregoire Liere, Toby Oliver ACS, Stephen Windon ACS ASC, and more.

ARRI love high-quality ProRes in UHD, but will take DCPs and 1080p files too. You'll need to have permission to share the footage for inclusion in the ARRI Showreel.

Please upload your footage by the 24th of February by using the link below.

ARRI Showreel upload link »

Oscars Viewing Party

AFI AACTA would like to extend 10 complimentary passes (or 5 double passes) for ACS NSW members to attend a viewing party of the 91st Academy Awards at Event Cinemas George Street to celebrate the world's best achievements in film excellence from the past year. Enjoy the glitz and glamour of the Oscars® while testing your film knowledge with trivia during the ad breaks, which could see you walk away with an amazing prize.

Event Details
Monday 25 February 2019
Arrivals: 11:15am arrivals
Telecast commences at 12pm and is scheduled to finish at approximately 3:30pm
Venue: Event Cinemas George Street 505 – 525 George Street, Sydney
Dress: Casual Oscars® Glam
Attendees will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

Passes will be issued on a first come first served basis by emailing David Wakeley ACS

AFTRS Short Courses and Industry Certificates

Industry Certificates
TV Shooter Producer
Develop the confidence, technical camera knowledge and practical skills essential to operate as a successful TV Shooter Producer with AFTRS new Industry Certificate starting in March. Early Bird Discount ends 20th Feb.  Starts 12th March.  Enrolling Now

Short Courses
AFTRS upcoming Short courses include Content Creation and Camera and Sound Fundamentals.

For further information use these links:

AFTRS Industry Certificates »
AFTRS Short Courses »

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