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