NT Branch News, January 2013
by Andrew Hyde, NT President
For a couple of days this past month Darwin was the coolest capital city in the country, struggling to 30 degrees, where elsewhere, others sweltered. It's the result of the monsoons' arrival and normally coincides with a reduction in all things production. It was a good chance for us to take stock of a productive year.
The ACS NT Branch recently sponsored the category for best cinematography at the „Fist Full of Films‰, the NT's leading short film festival. The award was won by the ACS's youngest member, 11 year old Maxim Hussey for his film Evil Pig which coincidently, starred his dad Stephen Cavenagh, who himself picked up an award at the recent ACS QLD/NT Awards.
In late November 2012, the branch assisted in the running of a sound recording Masterclass in Darwin, which was provided by AFTRS and facilitated by Mark Tarpey. The two-day workshop was well attended by local ACS members, and we are pleased to announce that activities for 2013 will kick off with a Cinematography Workshop to be held in Alice Springs. Honorary Territorian, Pieter DeVries ACS will bring his workshop to the Red Centre, having previously facilitated two highly successful sessions in Darwin over the past twelve months. The geographical divide between the Top End and the Centre is a constant source of frustration for the NT branch, so we are thrilled to be bringing Pieter to Alice for his workshop on March 8th.
Congratulations to two former Territorians ˆ Rob Hill ACS who has been appointed to the ABC's Washington bureau after several years as the ABC's China cameraman and to Allan Collins ACS whose cinematography was recently showcased as Director of Photography on the ABC documentary Croker Island Exodus.