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An evening with Jack McCoy: Surf Cinematographer and Film Maker

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Date: 8 Jun 2016

Presented by ACS Victoria and SAE - June 8, 2016 at 7pm

You could say filmmaking was in Jack McCoy’s blood since birth. Born in Los Angeles, McCoy spent his early days in Hollywood as the son of a radio and TV show host. Before long, the family moved to Hawaii and Jack began surfing in 1954. And that was the perfect catalyst for Jack McCoy to become the sport’s premier cinematographer.

Perhaps his defining moment came in 1990 when surfwear giant Billabong hired McCoy to produce a series of marketing videos -- Bunyip Dreaming (1990), The Green Iguana (1992) and The Sons of Fun (1993), among others. These surf films were a class above the celluloid-flooded market during that era. That success soon led McCoy to produce the biographical The Occumentary (1998), Sabotaj (1998) and Free as a Dog (2006).

McCoy relocated to Australia in 1970 and began taking still photographs, which regularly appeared in Tracks magazine. In 1975, he teamed up with Dick Hoole and some 16-millimeter film. Within a year their first surf movie Tubular Swells (1976) hit the big screen. And just like that McCoy realized his life-long career path.

Perhaps the pinnacle of his career came with the mainstream production Blue Horizon (2004), which contrasted the competitive Andy Irons with the freesurfing Dave Rastovich and brought surf movies back to the big screen.
With no signs of slowing down, his latest release A Deeper Shade of Blue (2012) is currently on a worldwide premiere tour…proving at age 64, McCoy continues to captivate audiences around the globe.

ACS Victoria and SAE is very pleased to bring you this event courtesy of ACS Member Peter Baker and SAE Melbourne in their lecture theatre in South Melbourne next door to Panavision.
Meet the legendary Jack McCoy and hear about his incredible career and how he created a whole new level of surf and underwater cinematography and film making.
Jack will share videos and photos and bring along some of his kit. It promises to be an inspiring event.

WHERE: SAE College Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby St, South Melbourne VIC. Parking in surrounding streets. (See the link below for information about getting to SAE by Public Transport)
WHEN: Wednesday June 8th, 2016. 7pm SHARP. Arrive from 6.45pm
COST: FREE Entry for financial ACS Members and all SAE Students.
Other Students and Concession $10
Non-Members $15

You must reserve your seat even if you have Free Entry. If you book more than ONE ticket under your name you will be asked by email to name your guests and their status.

Book your seats using the link below. You do NOT need to print and bring tickets. Your name will be on the DOOR LIST. Bring your Concession or Student ID with you for presentation at the door.


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