ACS Tas Update August 2018


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Message from ACS Tas Branch President

Hello ACS Tasmania members and supporters. It's been a good few months for the Tasmania branch since our success at the National Awards for Cinematography in Brisbane. We've held a couple of great local events and there are a couple more to come this month. Details are in this issue.

August is the time to get your entries in for the 2018 Vic/Tas Awards. As usual its an online process through the ACS web-site and you can upload your entries. Note that entries close on 24th August.

Tasmanian members have done terrifically well in recent years and I know many of you have been involved in some exciting and visually stunning projects in the last 12-18 months. No doubt we can do well again in 2018 so get those entries in.

August is also the time when we need to hold our branch Annual General Meeting. This year it will be on Wednesday 22nd August, at 6:30pm at the ABC Broadcast Centre in Hobart. Like last year we will aim for it to be done and dusted in an hour, so please come along and have a say in how the Society continues in Tasmania and what you'd like to see us do in the months ahead. Please also consider if you'd like to nominate as an office bearer. We would truly welcome some new blood, but if there are no contenders it's expected the current office bearers (myself as President, Tom Waugh as Vice President and David Hudspeth as Secretary / Treasurer) will continue in our roles for another 12 months.

I will send out my annual Presidents Report and Davids Financial Report in the next couple of weeks ahead of the meeting. Hope to see you there or at the two excellent Events we have coming up in August.

Peter Curtis ACS

Laszlo Baranyai Event - This Wednesday!!

Laszlo Baranyai ACS HSC

Laszlo Baranyai ACS HSC is back in our state and about to shoot a short drama. He is taking a break from pre-production this Wednesday (August 1st) to catch up with ACS Tas members.

The venue will be the ABC Hobart conference room - 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

This will be an informal, members-only meeting. Pizza and beverages will be consumed while Laszlo shows us some samples of his work and share insights into cinematography and his approach to projects he's worked on.

Those of us who have met Laszlo before know how generous, thoughtful, honest and open he is. No matter what your role is in our industry there is guaranteed to be something in this event for you. See you there!

Bonnie Elliott ACS August 25th

The ACS Tasmanian Branch, in collaboration with Wide Angle and WIFT Tasmania, present Bonnie Elliott ACS.

Bonnie Elliott ACS

Bonnie has been keen to get to Tasmania and meet with ACS Tas members. As well as being one of Australia's most versatile and highly regarded cinematographers, Bonnie is a great advocate for women aspiring to work in the Screen Industry. Her presentation will appeal to all sectors of the local industry, not just cinematographers.

Bonnie will be our guest at two Events.

The first is a Screening/Q&A of an episode of Seven Types of Ambiguity.

For this TV series Bonnie won the AACTA Award for cinematography in TV Drama - The first female cinematographer to ever win this Award.

The Screening will be at the State Cinema in Hobart, Saturday 25th August from 10:30am to Midday.

Free to ACS, WIFT and Wide Angle Tas members.

Places are limited to 20 seats, so RSVP's are necessary.


In the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm Bonnie will be at Wide Angle Tasmania to present an informal and chatty talk based on a presentation she did for the ACS at an International Womens Day event at Sun Studios.

We will see clips from a range of Bonnie's work and get an insight in to how she collaborates with directors to produce some stand out projects for big and and small screens around the world. Bonnie is engaging, friendly and down to earth. There will be something in this for everyone.

Free to ACS, WIFT and Wide Angle Tas members.

RSVP's are welcome for the afternoon session but not necessary - you can just turn up.

Recent Event - David Attenborough's Tasmania

Recently we hosted an event with four ACS members responsible for filming much of the acclaimed David Attenborough's Tasmania Documentary.

Damon Heather, Nick Heyward, Simon Plowright and Peter Nearhos ACS showed us sections of the British version of the Documentary which interestingly included a lot more detail about Tasmania and the fight to save the Tasmanian Devil from facial tumor disease.

Peter Nearhos ACS, Nick Heyward, Simon Plowright and Damon Heather

This event gave us an insight into the detailed planning, dedication, expertise and endurance required to produce such stunning nature and wildlife imagery. It is great to know we have world class cinematographers dedicated to such a challenging genre based here in our state. Thanks for sharing guys!

ACS Subs are Due!

Don't forget that 2018/19 Membership fees are due for payment. You should have received an automated renewal email in June and possibly a follow up reminder. If you haven't received the emails or require another invoice please contact our branch treasurer, David Hudspeth

We know sometime cash-flow can be tricky so if you are having trouble finding the money to pay your yearly subs let us know and we can look at payments by installment or some other kind of arrangement to keep your membership going without financial strain!

Yet to Come

Early next month it looks like we will have a technical event with camera and lighting company ARRI Australia. They will have a bunch of gear to show us and get our hands on. We will get to see some stuff shot in Hobart using the very latest ARRI kit. Keep your eye out for details on our ACS Tasmania Facebook Page and via ACS Tas email messages.


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