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    Spring 2019 Edition  
A Message from the President

congratulate each and every member submitting entries into the State and Territory Awards for simply putting their work out there to be judged by their peers. I wish you all the very best, and look forward to sharing your success with you at the Awards presentations. 

ACS Accreditation is now open, should you wish to submit please contact your Branch President or National President for the correct application form.

I am proud to be the President of a Society that we all love and respect, and a member of an industry that shares so much with us all. We are truly fortunate in that we have the support of a generous group of National and Branch sponsors who make our awards possible. I thank them for their continued loyalty to the ACS, our members and our industry and I welcome new Platinum sponsor ATOMOS and Bronze sponsor BLONDE ROBOT to our roster of National sponsors for 2019 - 20.

Ron Johanson OAM ACS 

National President,
Australian Cinematographers Society 

Applications Open:   September 1st  - 30th

Now is the time to start thinking about the work you are going to submit if you are eligible to apply for Accreditation this year.
Please use the link below to review all the conditions, and if you require further information along with any advice regarding your submission please contact me or your Branch President.

ACS Accreditation
Three things urgently needs fixing … now!
Article By IMAGO President, Paul René Roestad FNF

Some of the IMAGO committee members meeting in Rome. From left; Paul René Roestad FNF, IMAGO President, Rolv Haan FNF, Arko Okk ESC, Jost Vacano ASC BVK, Kurt Brazda AAC, Cristina Busch, IMAGO legal advisor, Nigel Walters BSC, Astrid Heubrandtner AAC, Jan Weincke DFF and Argyris Theos GSC. Vittorio Storaro ASC AIC, Luciano Tovoli ASC AIC and Barry Ackroyd BSC was absent.

1. Cinematographers needs control of their images

2. 12 on – 12 off!

3 The environment

Read in depth article by IMAGO President, Paul René Roestad FNF

Screenrights Announces funding for 4 Screen Initiatives

Congratulations to the three successful recipients of Screenrights' inaugural Cultural Fund – Light Sound Art Film, Documentary Australia Foundation,  Maoriland Charitable Trust, and Film Outreach Australia! Read more about the projects' innovative approaches, which overcome barriers to access and use of meaningful screen content

2019 Cultural Fund Recipients

Don't miss the 5th annual SmartFone Flick Fest! Come and experience the world’s best smartphone cinema at SF3, Australia’s international smartphone film festival. There's SF3 Kids, SF360, an iPhone Feature Film, Masterclasses, networking events and the big SF3 Gala Awards. SF3 2019 September 14-15 at Event Cinemas George St. Tickets on sale now at

2019 SF3
Tickets on sale for 2019 SF3

The Australian Cinematographers Society 



DameChanger Masterclass

WHERE: AFTRS Theatre, 
              Entertainment Quarter,
              Moore Park, Sydney.
     Wednesday 4th September
WHEN:    6:30pm - 8.30pm
COST:     $25 members. $40 non-members

Everyone is invited to also join us afterwards for a drink @ Urban Winery.    Books will be available for purchase on the night for $20 (RRP $29.95).

The 5 benefits from the Masterclass 

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Better influence decision-makers in the pitch process
  • Enable you to get people inspired and engaged in your project
  • Talk about your success in a more authentic way
  • Demonstrate your values 
Purchase DameChanger Masterclass Tickets
CPC Productions chooses FUJINON 4K UHD lenses for new OB truck
Multiple lenses for unique uses

CPC Productions is known in the industry as a company that has the ability to cover all broadcast requirements. They have the ability to offer multi-camera setups for image magnification through to broadcast and provide video, audio and communications via their state of the art OB truck. Recently they had a requirement for new lenses to be installed in the truck and for that they chose FUJINON.

After their evaluation of all available lenses on the market Forsyth and the CPC Productions team chose multiple FUJINON XA77x9.5BERD, HA23x7.6BERD & HA18x5.5BERM lenses for exclusive use with their Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/UHD cameras.

Explore The Rosco Gel Colors That Only MIX® Can Create

It's a fact - there are gel colors that RGBW and RGBA LED lights just can't create. The six-chip, RGBLAW LED technology found inside our DMG Lumière MIX LED enables filmmakers to accurately produce several popular and unique Rosco gel colors.

See all of the True Rosco Colors inside MIX.


You know your interests and you've set your goals. Chosen carefully, the right course will bridge the two and set you on your way. Whether it's a postgraduate degree, an introductory short course, or something in between, we will help you find your perfect match.



VIC/TAS       19th Oct 2019 ~ The Collingwood Town Hall.
SA/WA         26th Oct 2019 ~ The Adelaide Town Hall.
NSW              2nd Nov 2019 ~ Masonic Centre Sydney
QLD/NT         9th Nov 2019 ~  Moda Portside, Brisbane
ACT              6th Nov 2019 ~ National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

Animator Michael Cusack moves from viral shorts into longer-form

Read if Magazine article by ~ by Jackie Keast 

According to Stutchbury FUJIFILM is Stutch Data’s preferred LTO tape brand and with good reason.

As LTO tape is the most cost effective and best medium to hold data that is rarely accessed; it is ideal to use for Stutch Data’s customers’ requirements, allowing hard drive and flash storage for data required to run online applications and that is accessed regularly.

“We prefer FUJIFILM LTOs because FUJIFILM are a manufacturer, their cost is competitive, they are local, understand the Australian market and make an excellent LTO tape for all uses and applications.”

Stutch Data Services supplies LTO tapes to its Australian resellers and customers and uses them in-house. The LTO tape they have is used for archive, old files and records that may need to be accessed at a later date; files and records kept for legislative requirements such as tax, payroll and superannuation and files and records for defence of a company’s actions in case of litigation. Recently the company has seen a surge in the sale and use of LTO tapes and in particular FUJIFILM LTO tapes.

National Major Sponsor
FujiFilm logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Atomos logo        Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        LaCie logo        Panasonic logo
Panavision logo        Silver Track Digital logo        Sony logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        Arri Australia logo        C R Kennedy & Company PTY LTD logo        Gear Head logo        Kayell Australia logo
Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo        Lemac logo        Showreel Finder logo        Sun Studios logo        The Post Lounge logo
Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Silver Sponsors
Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Rotor Head logo        VA logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Dragon Image logo        EE Group logo        Kino Flo logo
RED logo        Sura logo        Vimo Cine logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo        Stage & Screen logo
The Production Book logo

Australian Cinematographers Society
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, NORTH SYDNEY, NSW 2060

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