ACS Accreditation is considered the highest honour that can be bestowed on an ACS member.
17 Accreditation Applications submissions were assessed over 13th and 14th of September 2013 with 7 gaining accreditation.
The next Accreditation assessments will take place at our National HQ in September 2014.
The National Executive may grant Accreditation, on the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee, to a member whose overall standard of cinematography is consistently high, or is outstanding in a specialised field and who has been a Full Member of the Society for a minimum of three years.
Full members who consider they fulfil this requirement should apply to the Accreditation Committee, through their State Branch President, and submit a comprehensive cross section of at least six or more complete works for scrutiny. Equal recognition will be given to work produced on film, videotape or digital formats.
The Accreditation Committee will consist of ten accredited members (from as many States and genres as possible) and consideration is given to composition, operating, camera movement, lensing, exposure and the standard of lighting - both interior and exterior.
Consideration will also be given to the cinematic approach in relation to content. The work submitted must demonstrate more than just professional competence. Creativity, consistency and aesthetic innovation will be some of the qualities looked for by the panel.
Accreditation by the Society is deemed an honour and an Accredited Cinematographer shall have the right to use the letters ACS after his or her name whilst full financial membership is maintained.
Every successful Accredited member will be presented with a certificate bearing their name and an accreditation number. The certificate always remains the property of the Society. Should the Accredited member become un-financial and their membership lapse, the certificate must be returned to the National Executive and the person may no longer use the ACS suffix after their name.
An Accreditation application fee of $220 inc GST is to be paid with an entrants submission. In the event of a member failing to gain Accreditation, after a period of 12 months but within 2 years, they may reapply once without having to repay the application fee. It will be necessary to submit a new application and a revised submission. After the 3 year period they can again reapply but will have to pay another application fee
For a copy of the Accreditation Application form please contact your local State Branch President or the National President via the link below.
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16 Mar 2011