Welcome to the Northern Territory Branch of the ACS
The Northern Territory branch of the ACS was formed in September 2005 and was inspired and driven by founding member and President David Curl. David Curl is a world-renowned nature and wildlife cinematographer whose involvement in the Northern Territory film industry has spanned almost a quarter of a century.
Along with other founding members such as Allan Collins ACS the branch grew out of an industry, which survives in a landmass representing one fifth of Australia with a population of just over 200,000.
Cinematography Masterclass in Alice Springs - Friday March 8
The Film and Television Association of the Northern Territory (FATANT) and the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS) present a one-day masterclass with renown cinematographer Pieter de Vries in Alice Springs on March 8.
About the class
The story-telling aspect of filmmaking has a key role throughout the masterclass.
Regardless of whether you shoot with a conventional camcorder or an HD DSLR, shooting-for-the-edit can often play second fiddle to the stunning image quality of digital video cameras.
These sometimes overlooked aspects of filmmaking form the essence of this one-day workshop.
Cinematographer and qualified trainer Pieter de Vries ACS has extensive knowledge about shooting-for-the-edit, and he will pass on the knack of how to get a mix of shots that will make your edit a pleasure, not a salvage job.
You will additionally learn how to take advantage of naturally occurring lighting conditions and use them to enhance your story.
He will pass on to you a wealth of techniques and story ideas gleaned from years of shooting award-winning international productions in more than seventy five countries.
Darwin Workshop Review
Last year about 30 people attended a similar workshop held by Pieter de Vries in Darwin. ABC Open's Will Tinapple wrote a review of what he learned:
Apparently, it's all in the way you tell it. Whilst attending a cinematography workshop recently, I noticed that telling a story sequence with a camera seemed to have a lot in common with the structure of jokes. And I got a whole bunch of filming tips
About Pieter de Vries
Pieter is one of Australia's most well-known cinematographers and has photographed many acclaimed television series and documentaries spanning more than 75 countries.
He has received international recognition for his documentary and drama cinematography along with numerous awards.
Pieter also has an indepth knowledge of a wide range of equipment, having shot productions in all formats, from 16mm to the latest in digital SLRs.
In 2011, Pieter conducted a series of Australia-wide seminars for Canon specifically aimed at photographers wishing to make the transition to video cinematography.
Visit his website: www.pieterdevries.com.au
Don't wait, register online now
When: Friday March 8, 2013
Where: Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs
Discount: $110 for FATANT and ACS members ; $80 for students
- Andrew Hyde
- Ian Richards (Darwin)
- Shane Mulcahy (Alice Springs)
- Stephen Cavenagh
- Jennifer Ward
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