eNews 15 – November 2010

E-NEWS
EDITION #015
NOVEMBER 2010

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Hello and welcome to the November edition of the ASE monthly E-News. In this months edition we have an update from the ASE president, news on the upcoming AGM and some great news about some of our members in the upcoming AFI Awards.

Once again we always welcome news of upcoming events or your views on any issues that may be of interest to other editors. Please forward any production and publicity stills (copyright cleared), of current productions you are working on or have recently completed, to be featured on ASE website banners, to:
newsletter@screeneditors.com

First up is news from the ASE committee…
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ASE COMMITTEE:

The ASE had a record number of entries for the Best Editing awards this year - and the judging by accredited members and past winners is nearly done.  Nominees are to be announced on November 16th so watch the website for news or look for announcements in industry publications, where the ASE Awards are garnering significant attention this year.  Last year's awards keynote speaker Lynden Barber did a terrific piece on editing in Weekend Australian on Oct 30/31 (see below for link), and there are stories coming out in IF, The Age and many more.  Many thanks to all of the fine editors who have agreed to be interviewed on behalf of the ASE, to help draw focus to editors, editing and the incredibly significant role it plays in screen storytelling. This work of drawing attention to the importance of editing is something the Guild does for members, which could not happen without a guild and without each individual member in it.  So, thanks everyone, for supporting our art and craft with your membership, and special thanks to: Mel Annan for doing so much hard work on the awards process, our publicists Ghita Loebenstein and Lauren Zoric, and most especially our wonderful sponsors for making the awards possible. Awards night tickets will go on sale shortly, but in the meantime, turn up for the AGM to hear about all the incredible stuff that has happened in the ASE this year, have a beer, speak your piece, thank your committee in person and join up to make a difference to your Guild, your art and your industry!
Dr. Karen Pearlman
ASE President
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NEWS:

***NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the AUSTRALIAN SCREEN EDITORS GUILD INC.

When: Saturday 20th November 2010 at 3pm
Where: The Paddington Room, 1st Floor, Paddington RSL Club,
220 - 232 Oxford Street Paddington NSW

Come along to our Australian Screen Editors Guild AGM. All members are welcome - it is a great way to catch up on the ASE's year and share your comments, concerns and ideas for 2011. If there is anything you would like to see the ASE do, then why not join the committee and make it happen!

Call for nominations (you can - and are encouraged to - nominate yourself):
Nominations are invited for the following positions on the Executive Committee:
- President
- Vice President
- Treasurer
- Secretary
- Up to 11 other Committee Members

We need dynamic, self-motivated people to run the ASE. We meet once a month one evening in Sydney and organise events, training sessions, screenings etc, as well as determining ASE policy. Nominations must be received in writing by 17th November 2010. Please see the link below for a Nomination Form. Also attached is the proxy form, which must be sent to the Returning Officer or presented at the meeting.

For forms, more info and the AGM regulations please check the website.
http://www.screeneditors.com/

***2010 AFI EDITING NOMINATIONS
The ASE would like to congratulate the members that recently received nominations for their editing in the upcoming 2010 AFI Awards. With 9 out of the 10 nominations coming from ASE members (and 3 of those accredited) we are well and truly represented in this year’s categories. The Awards will be held on the 10th and 11th of December in Melbourne. Once again congratulations to all nominees and good luck!

AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A FEATURE:
“Animal Kingdom” - Luke Doolan.
“Beneath Hill 60” - Dany Cooper ASE.
“Bright Star” - Alexandre de Franceschi ASE.
“Tomorrow When The War Began” - Marcus D'Arcy.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY:
“A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia” - Karin Steininger. ABC
“Contact” - Tania Nehme. ABC1
“Inside The Firestorm” - Steven Robinson ASE. ABC
“Surviving Mumbai” - David Fosdick. ABC
http://www.afi.org.au/AM/ContentManagerNet/ContentDisplay.aspx?ContentID=11583&Section=AFI_Awards_Nominees2
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SPONSORS NEWS:
ASE sponsors AVID would like members to checkout one of its latest online tutorials focusing on the “AVID Marquee: AutoTitler” tool.

“Although it's relied upon for creating stunning animated titles in a 3D environment, Avid's Marquee title tool can also make quick work of redundant operations associated with building credits and lower-third graphics.”

Join the discussion:
Avid Community:
http://community.avid.com/blogs/mediacomposer/archive/2010/10/26/mc-017-marquee-autotitler.aspx

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/avid-media-composer-podcast/id334601372

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9zeYdVjVdo

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/16214830

Post on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9zeYdVjVdo

Share on Twitter: http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DW9zeYdVjVdo&text=Check%20this%20video%20out%20--%20Marquee%C2%AE%20AutoTitler%20-%20Avid%C2%AE%20Media%20Composer%C2%AE%20tutorials&via=MediaComposer
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

ASE AWARDS and ACCREDITATION NIGHT 2010
The annual ASE Awards and Accreditation Night will be held at The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown on Sunday December 5th 2010. Please mark it in your diaries. Tickets will go on sale soon and you will hear from us as soon as they do.
Nominations will be announced mid-November so stay tuned for that!
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SCREENINGS:

ACT
***AN EVENING WITH BEAUTIFUL KATE AND ANDREW COMMIS, ACS
5th November
The Australian Cinematographers Society, Fuji Film and the NFSA join together for a special Canberra screening of Rachel Ward’s film Beautiful Kate the first feature from the ACS’s current Cinematographer of the Year, Andrew Commis, ACS. Andrew will be in conversation after the screening. Free screening, bookings preferred.
http://www.nfsa.gov.au/whats_on/arc/calendar1101.html?panelNo=11017
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QLD
***St George Bank Brisbane International Film Festival
4th – 14th November
St.George Bank BIFF provides a focus for film culture in Queensland by showcasing the best and most interesting cinema from around the world. Each year St.George Bank BIFF draws film enthusiasts to view an entertaining mix of local and international films, retrospectives and colourful events that embrace the vibrant art of filmmaking.

Since the first festival in 1992, more than 375,000 film-goers have immersed themselves in the BIFF experience. St.George Bank BIFF has become a well-renowned Australian festival, launching films like The Full Monty, The Usual Suspects, Doing Time for Patsy Cline, Feeling Sexy, Gettin' Square, In America, A Prairie Home Companion, Fay Grim, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? and An Education.
http://www.stgeorgebiff.com.au/
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NEW SOUTH WALES
***Fantastic Planet Film Festival ­ (Sydney)
Until 5th November
MACHETE SCREENING & CLOSING NIGHT
Friday 5th November at 7:00pm - Dendy Newtown
From acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez, comes an edgy and humorous send-up moulded on classic 70s exploitation action films featuring an all star cast including: Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert DeNiro, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Jeff Fahey, Steven Segal and Lindsay Lohan.

Don't miss the Australian premiere of this octane charged, highly anticipated film! And join us afterwards for the festival's awards ceremony and fantastic after party!
http://www.fantasticplanetfilmfestival.com/index.html

***14th Japanese Film Festival
22nd – 28th November
The Japanese Film Festival has been recognised as one of Sydney’s top ten film festivals according to Dorling Kindersley’s Eyewitness Travel Guide. Currently sitting in sixth place, we are glad to continue our euphoric presence in Sydney’s scene for its 14th year.

Bringing to you an abundance of Australian premieres, special guests and fantastic prizes to be won, the 14th Japanese Film Festival promises to be nothing short of spectacular.
http://14th.japanesefilmfestival.net/
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VICTORIA
***Red Hill Screening + Q&A
10th November
True Blood star Ryan Kwanten returns home to Australia to discuss his new film, the riveting Aussie gritty thriller Red Hill. Kwanten will be joined by director Patrick Hughes for a Q and A following a preview screening of Red Hill. Hosted by Paul Harris (Triple R's Film Buff's Forecast)
http://film.vic.gov.au/www/html/185-event-details.asp?intEventID=1198

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA
***Doco Club – The Snowman screening
16th November
After a hugely successful first run, Doco Club returns to its monthly schedule, screening the 2010 Australian Documentary Prize winner The Snowman followed by a Skype Q & A with director Juliet Lamont on 16 November.

The Snowman investigates the haunting story of Australian husband and father Jimmy Graham, who in 1978 went to Antarctica to train scientists in survival skills on the ice. Three months later he arrived back agitated and paranoid, claiming he had stumbled onto an illegal American nuclear site and that the CIA had given him a chemical lobotomy.
http://www.screenwest.com.au/go/events/doco-club--the-snowman-screening
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ASE SUNDOWNERS:
Unfortunately there will be no more sundowners for the rest of the year but remember we still have the AGM, Awards Night and Christmas Party all to look       forward too. So keep a watch out for the details on Facebook for the time and place for the first Sundowner in 2011.

And as always if you have any great pubs that you think we should visit we'd love to hear from you. Please send requests to:
newsletter@screeneditors.com

All the best and see you next time,
Melanie and Chris
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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

***Members receive discounts to the Sydney and Melbourne film festivals, which are both coming up soon so check their websites for details.

***Palace Cinemas in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney are now offering ASE members $13.50 entry to any film, any session (not including festivals or special events) upon presentation of membership cards.

***Did you know ASE members get concession rate at Popcorn Taxi events? We do! So just remember to show your ASE members card.

***Online Membership Payment:
There’s never been an easier way to join or re-new your membership to the ASE! We are excited to announce our new online payment facility. You are now able to pay online with your credit card. If you would like to join the guild follow the link for Online Application Form: http://www.screeneditors.com/ase_membership/membership_application_form.htm.
Or if you are renewing your membership access to all the ASE benefits will be yours at the click of a button: https://www.screeneditors.com/membership/form.php

***Discounted AFI membership, check the link below for details
http://www.afi.org.au/AM/ContentManagerNet/ContentDisplay.aspx?ContentID=7014&Section=Guilds
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EDITING ON THE WEB:

For anyone who didn't get to see it - here's the article on editing by Lynden Barber (The Australian)
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/sound-and-fury/story-e6frg8n6-1225943653835
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“For me the art of editing is being able to crystallize the dramatic ideas into a coherent and entertaining series of images and sounds that most fully emerge the viewer into the suspension of disbelief and bring the experience of the film to its fullest. Editing makes the artificial feel real. When a film works, then all the elements of technique become invisible and in turn leave a visible imprint on the mind and heart of the viewer."
(Pietro Scalia: JFK, Gladiator, KickAss)
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Until next time

The ASE Committee

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