President Report 2019

President’s report April 2019
Welcome to all members,
We have in the past been asked the Question “What is the SASC doing for me”, well, we as the Board have been active in trying to add more value over and above the benefit of placing the international recognized SASC logo behind your name. We have had new members joining us and based on the quality of the work, we can be very proud of what our members are producing and hope that it will impress our international peers again by maintaining the continual quality of our Cinematography. The President was asked to be a judge for the new category The Young Emerging Cinematographer (IMAGO AWARDS) and one of our members “Zenn van Zyl” was also a nominee in this category who reached the final round and considering the quality of all the work submitted, it was a great achievement for him and us.
In the past year we have had a successful awareness campaign at the Mediatech exhibition and have realized that the industry still supports us wholeheartedly, which has galvanized us to move forward with renewed vigor.
Our Secretary has facilitated access to the ASC online magazine to our paid-up members and we are grateful for the support from the ASC.
The new SASO- South African Society of Operators – under the patronage of the SASC credit, which is for accredited operators e.g.; Steadicam operators, underwater operators, Go-pro and aerial etc. This group is steadily growing
We have proposed a working relationship with SACIA, through Kevan Jones to get a new look Consultative Committee and to create workshops and upskilling interventions which will include Master classes for existing Cinematographers, this is a work in progress.
We are busy revamping our website, for which we need your support in the form of articles, content and pictures.
We are holding the Visible Spectrum Award this year and we have been very pleased with the work we have seen coming from our membership applications, so it should be a very competitive outcome.
But all this is only viable if we get the necessary support and participation from our membership, and we ask you to assist us to make this all happen.
We want the SASC to maintain the position of recognizing excellence in the Field of Cinematography and maintaining the high Standard of membership that is available to all that practice the Craft

Signed: U Beckmann SASC Date: 17-04-2019

April Update

Hi Members

We are holding our AGM in a couple of weeks, if you have anyone who you would like to nominate onto the
Board of Governors, maybe yourself, please send me their details, bear in mind that the person nominated must be
willing to stand as a nominee and be prepared to attend monthly meetings and assist the board if necessary

You as a member of the SASC are invited to attend the AGM, just let me know if you are attending, thank you
Please note that all monthly meetings are held in Johannesburg

The current board members are;
President: Uwe Beckmann
Chairman: Charles Bengis
Secretary: Duane Rogers
Harmon Cusack
Tom Marais
Paul Nel
Johan Scheepers
Henry Smith – Botswana
Colin Taylor
Duane Rogers
Vicci Turpin – Cape Town
Marius van Straaten – Cape Town

The position’s available for voting are;
President
Chairman
Secretary
Board member

Please send me your nominations asap, thanks

MOST IMPORTANT:
The society is holding the Visible Spectrum awards this year in mid-September 2019, date and venue to be announced later
An
email will be sent out with all the entry details shortly

All the best

Kind Regards,

Duane Rogers
Executive Secretary SASC
Cell 082 852 7109 – Email: sasc@mweb.co.za – Website: www.sasc.co.za

SASC Designation

The SASC Congratulates all the cinematographers who won at this year’s SAFTA awards: Dereck Joubert, Gaopie Kabe, Trevor Brown SASC, Marc Rowlston, Sevetian Maslamoney, Zeno Petersen. We invite those winners to submit their work for consideration for the SASC Designation

SACIA workshop attended by SASC

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The SASC acronym registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

Dear Members,

On behalf of the President and members of the board of governors of the society, I have good news for you all.

The SASC is now formally registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional Designation and is now listed on the National Qualifications Framework. This is made possible by our affiliation agreement with The South African Communications Industries Association (SACIA) under the auspices of Kevan Jones.

We are members of SACIA, and the registered Professional Designation number is ‘No. 857’ – SASC, Professional Cinematographer’

This means that if you are a paid-up member you will automatically become part of the broader SACIA initiative – the aims of which are to elevate and maintain the highest levels of professionalism within the cinematographic discipline in South Africa. In order to achieve and maintain levels of professionalism, we have rigorously investigated adhering to and complying with CPD (Continuing Professional Development) criteria – as laid out by SACIA in compliance with SAQA regulations in this regard. The board of SASC will be sharing details of the CPD requirements to all of our members in due course. Remember, as an active member, your current participation in working structures within the film industry, as well as your leadership and/or mentorship role is also incorporated into the CPD points accrual system.

In the next two and a half years it is expected that it will be required by law to have a certified Professional Designation.

Join us in elevating the visibility and good standing of the society to all industry players. Our association with SACIA will greatly contribute towards creating a sustainable path for professionals in filmmaking in our country – who wish to attain and promulgate the highest standards of cinematography.

We will be having a general meeting in the near future to update the members on the way forward.

We thank you.

On behalf of the SASC Board of Governors

Duane Rogers SASC

Executive Secretary

Winners of Visible Spectrum Awards 2017

Greetings Members,

On behalf of the President, Board of Governors and myself, we congratulate all the winners in the Visible Spectrum Awards,

you all deserve the recognition for your splendid work

Thank you for raising the South African standard as high as it is

All the best

Kind Regards,

Duane Rogers

Executive Secretary SASC

Cell 082 852 7109 – Email: sasc@mweb.co.za  – Website: www.sasc.co.za

 

SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY of CINEMATOGRAPHERS

WINNERS 2017

DU FILMS            Student Award   BARRY TOMALIN            “FORGET ME NOT”

Intern Award         KABELO RAMPUTA            “FORGOTTEN”

 

 

 

STARK STEADI    SASO Productions      ARI DE BEER                “ JOU ROMEO”

JUSTIN YOUENS          “THE SUITCASE”

MOTHEO MOENG            “SIMPLE LOVE”

 

THE CAMERA PLATFORM    Alternative   CHARL FRASER SASC   “JHB BALLET” –                 VSA GOLD

MOTHEOMOENG    “SAB+18” –                          SILVER

JASON MARTIN      “THE MAKING OF CAMERON DE BURGH” – SILVER

 

SOUTHERN LIGHTING SYSTEMS Music Video       PIERRE DE VILLERS  “BAD HAIR”       VSA GOLD

RORY O’ GRADY      “ONE SOURCE”   GOLD

MARRIUS de NYSSCHEN   “RUN”                    SILVER

 

PUMA VIDEO Documentary                               WAYNE DE LANGE    “THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS”    VSA GOLD

MILES GOODALL SASC               “A FORK, A SPOON, A KNIGHT”                   GOLD

PAUL MUBURGH SASC             “THE STORY OF LITTLE FOOT”                   GOLD

 

POSTMASTERS      Wildlife                           GRANT BROKENSHAW  “KILLER HORNETS”             VSA GOLD

AQUAVISION        “RIVER ZAMBESI”                            GOLD

BORIS VAN SCHOGENBECK              “AFRICA’S SUPER SNAKES”          GOLD

 

VISUAL IMPACT –             TV Drama /Short Film     TREVOR CALVERLEY SASC             “MADIBA”           VSA GOLD

GIULIO BACARRI    “GUERILLA Ep4”               GOLD

ZENN VAN ZYL       “THE BOOK CLUB”            GOLD

 

PANALUX                          Commercial Corporate    TIMOTHY PIKE SASC        “RAND MERCHANT BANK”     VSA GOLD

JAMIE RAMSAY SASC     “ABSA BRAND”           GOLD

WILLIE NEL SASC     “THE FIRST KISS”               GOLD

 

MEDIA FILM SERVICES   Commercial Product       EUGENIO GALI “CARLING BLACK LABEL”               VSA GOLD

PIERRE de VILLERS   “ANTON”                           GOLD

JAMIE RAMSAY SASC             “KFC – BIG BOYS”       GOLD

 

 

PANAVISION     Features                                           WILLIAM COLLINSON        “LAST BROKEN DARKNESS”  VSA GOLD

MILES GOODALL SASC      “THE WHALE CALLER”           GOLD

ADAM BENTEL SASC            “MODDER EN BLOED”              GOLD

 

 

ARRI CAMERA SYSTEMS    Stewart Farnell Award               JOHAN ‘SKIP’ SCHEEPERS SASC  “STEWART FARNELL AWARD” 2017 TROPHY

Breaking News !!

Hello All,

GOOD NEWS

The Visible Spectrum Award entry closing date has been extended for one week.

CLOSING DATE NOW: 8th SEPTEMBER 2017

Also!

Entries may be placed in the Drop-Box at Media Film Services, in Cape Town & Johannesburg as well