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    • 30 Apr 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 11:30 PM
    • The Great Room, Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland

    Soon it will be time to dress up and get ready to immerse yourself in an evening of fine food, wine, and some of the world’s amazing cinematography.

    Over 200 entries this year promises the biggest NZCS Awards yet. It will be three years’ worth of celebration in one night among your professional community and friends.

    This year NZCS Awards gala dinner will definitely go ahead in Orange or Green traffic light COVID-19 protection guidelines.

    Red carpet and glamour pics will mark the entry to the Fujifilm Welcome Drinks in the Chandelier Lounge followed by the main dinner and show in the prestige Cordis Great Room. 

    It will be a fast-paced show where you get a rare and unique overview of the depth and breadth of our community, from high level international productions, to newly emerging creative talent. All while enjoying top notch food and wine, with breaks for socialising.

    By 11 pm it will be back to the decorated adjacent Chandelier Lounge for the legendary Rebel Fleet After Party.

    It is going to be a fantastic evening, so book your tickets now and don’t forget to warn your baby sitter it is going to be a late night.

    The NZCS Awards will go ahead if Auckland is at Covid Alert level 1. If the alert level is higher than level 1 the physical event will be postponed to a date to be arranged. If ticket holders cannot make the deferred date their tickets will be refunded.

    Dress code: Black tie

    • 30 Nov 2022
    • On-line access

    The NZCS is delighted to announce we have re-negotiated a year's All-Access Pass to the Filmmakers Academy (formerly the Hurlbut Academy) for all NZCS members, valid until Nov 30th, 2022, when registered.

    This offer is of incredible value, thanks to the continuing generosity of Shane and Lydia Hurlbut - access to all areas of the academy would normally cost an individual almost US$400 per year.

    Take advantage of this amazing on-line learning resource and dive into the hundreds of videos and courses available. It will take about a year to work your way through all of them! There are courses pitched at all different levels, so no matter your existing skills, there will always be something in the Filmmaker's Academy to grab your interest. Preview what's available on the website here.

    NZCS members only: please register below, and a link will be e-mailed to you with a log-in user-name and password.

Past events

18 Nov 2021 State-of-the-Art Lighting Discussion
05 Oct 2021 WEBINAR: Virtual Studios with The Mandalorian's DP, Barry Idoine
15 Sep 2021 The 2021 NZCS AGM
17 Aug 2021 The 2021 NZCS AGM and Catch Up
11 Aug 2021 2021 NZCS Awards for cinematography entries
23 Jun 2021 Conversation with cinematographer Jaron Presant in Christchurch
04 May 2021 Conversation with accomplished cinematographer Alex Disenhof
01 May 2021 Auckland: Assistant Camera - One Day Workshop
01 Apr 2021 2021 Accreditation Applications
28 Mar 2021 SEE IT, BE IT - A conversation with an online panel of women in film
07 Nov 2020 Christchurch: Assistant Camera - One Day Workshop
27 Oct 2020 Beyond the Greenscreen
14 Oct 2020 Bolt Motion Control Robot **event postponed to 2021**
16 Jun 2020 The 2020 NZCS AGM and Catch Up
27 May 2020 Webinar Q&A #3: Denson Baker NZCS ACS talks 'The Luminaries'
13 May 2020 NZCS Cinematographer-at-Home Webinar Q&A #2: An approach to local feature length production with David Paul NZCS
24 Apr 2020 2020 Accreditation Applications
22 Apr 2020 Live Web Q&A with Cinematographer Dave Garbett: Tips and tricks for Filming Car Interior Travelling Process Shots
11 Mar 2020 Views from the legendary Victor Armstrong
03 Mar 2020 Conversation with cinematographer Quyen Tran
25 Feb 2020 RE-DEFINING CAMERA MOVEMENT An emotional journey of cinematic immersion with Shane Hurlbut ASC
17 Dec 2019 Questions and answers - the new Sony FX9 in real life
07 Dec 2019 NZCS Masterclass: HDR Grading
12 Oct 2019 NZCS Awards 2019 Gala Dinner
11 Oct 2019 Kick off the NZCS Awards with prequel drinks
10 Oct 2019 Moving Pictures: Filmmakers and the Art of Cinematography
18 Sep 2019 Conversation with remarkable cinematographer Dave Perkal ASC
17 Sep 2019 Phantom Flex4K Light
13 Sep 2019 Conversation with cinematographer Russell Carpenter ASC
13 Aug 2019 2019 NZCS Awards for cinematography entries
13 Aug 2019 The 2019 NZCS AGM and Catch Up
16 Jun 2019 2019 Accreditation Applications
01 May 2019 Unmanned Underwater Camera
20 Mar 2019 Accredited DP Simon Raby talks Mortal Engines
20 Feb 2019 Screening of Utu Redux - Geoff Murphy's classic, enhanced & restored
16 Nov 2018 Meet LED suppliers - Brother, Brother & Sons (BB&S)
20 Oct 2018 NZCS Awards 2018 Gala Dinner
18 Oct 2018 Drop by for a beer, snacks, and catch up
16 Aug 2018 2018 NZCS Awards for cinematography entries
16 Aug 2018 Large Format
15 Aug 2018 Conversation with exceptional DP Denson Baker
03 Jul 2018 Sign here?
24 Jun 2018 2018 Accreditation Applications
12 Jun 2018 HDR for Netflix and beyond
07 May 2018 Frame.UP 2018
11 Apr 2018 Meet the new Panavision DXL2 and new LF Artiste Lenses
07 Mar 2018 Meet RED Techs and the Monstro full frame camera
23 Feb 2018 ARRI ALEXA Large Format camera and Signature Primes launch
18 Dec 2017 Conversation with exceptional UK DP Steve Annis
13 Dec 2017 Combined Guilds Christmas Party Wellington
06 Dec 2017 Combined Guilds Christmas Party Auckland
05 Dec 2017 Waru: 8 directors + 8 perspectives + 8 single shots = 1 feature film
29 Nov 2017 Member Survey: ethics and Hobbits
14 Oct 2017 Celebrate 100 years with ARRI
14 Oct 2017 NZCS Awards 2017 Gala Dinner
14 Oct 2017 An Afternoon Conversation with the Venerable Alex Funke
14 Oct 2017 Softdrop designer makes flying visit
13 Oct 2017 Kick off the NZCS Awards with prequel drinks
20 Aug 2017 Spring car boot gear sale
01 Aug 2017 2017 NZCS Awards for cinematography entries
26 Jul 2017 Shooting RAW: new cameras, tools, and techniques
25 Jul 2017 ARRI's cutting edge lighting and camera workshop
15 Jul 2017 2018 Accreditation Applications
30 May 2017 ARRI Meetup & CineGear Preview
02 May 2017 Chasing big pictures with big lenses
24 Jan 2017 Shortland St set visit
16 Nov 2016 360 AR and VR - get ahead the curve
15 Oct 2016 NZCS Awards 2016 dinner
15 Oct 2016 Pre-Awards scoop: see the RED 8K Helium cameras
15 Oct 2016 NZCS Awards Bonus - A Conversation with Tom Stern
17 Aug 2016 Tab on the bar and AGM
15 Aug 2016 NZCS awards entries
11 Aug 2016 Full Colour LEDs: don't be late to the lighting revolution
21 Jun 2016 Drones: leaving the Wild West behind
31 May 2016 2016 Accreditation applications
18 May 2016 Crossing Rachmaninoff with Simon Raby and Rebecca Tansley
09 May 2016 Leica Cine Lenses and the Nature of Image, with Rainer Hercher
30 Mar 2016 LEDs and lighting: What you need to know
08 Mar 2016 Meet the new baby before it goes home
24 Feb 2016 Evil Dead comes to life in Auckland

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NZCS other corporate members

Ariel Camera Limited
CR Kennedy NZ Ltd
Halcyon Digital
Māui Virtual Production Ltd
Reel Factory
Rubber Monkey

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