National E-News Bulletin 3 June 2014


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VALE - Tom Jefferson

Greenpeace photographer Tom Jefferson / Image: ©Dean Sewell

The ACS is saddened by the loss of former AFTRS student, father, husband, environmentalist, photographer, cinematographer and friend to so many, who was tragically killed recently in Sweden, so far from home.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time and to the loves of his life - Juliet, Luca & Isla.

A memorial to Tom's life will be held on Sunday June 8, 2014 from 3pm until midnight at:
Tamarama Surf Club,
1A Pacific Avenue, Tamarama, NSW, 2026

Greenpeach Eulogy. »
TomJeffersonMemorialInvite.pdf »

Postcard from Prague - Mark Bliss

L-R: Willy Kurant AFC/ASC & Mark Bliss

Last night I bumped into Rolv Haan from the Norwegian Society here in Prague during the Cinematographers Days

Rolv said to say 'hi'. We had a really good chat about things concerning our craft in the changing environment.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Willy Kurant AFC/ASC who was the guest of honour of the Czech Cinematographers Society.

What an absolute gentleman - he shot three films for Orson Welles and so there was lots to talk about. He was presenting two of his films one of which he has not seen in fifty years.

Things are busy here in Prague, and I managed to shoot one project recently on film. It was great to hear the camera tick over and hear the film run through. I will be also shooting film for my next project, so hopefully the tide is changing.

Hope things are also going well down under.

Best regards,


Congratulatuions to ACS - SA Branch member Maxx Corkindale for winning Best Achievement in Cinematography at the 2014 St Kilda Film Festival for Welcome to Iron Knob.

Maxx’s prize included a free membership to the ACS sponsored by the Victorian Branch.

Welcome to Iron Knob was also voted the BEST SHORT FILM for 2014 out of the Top 100 Australian Films! The prize was a $10,000 cheque, and this award makes Welcome to Iron Knob eligible for the Academy Awards (a.k.a The Oscars!)

Maxx was there on the night along with Director Dave Wade to collect the awards but unfortunately Producer Alexandra Blue was unable to attend due to being in London but was there in spirit!

Well done Maxx from all your friends and colleagues at the ACS!! Now onto LA!!

Award Photos Now Available!

Photographer extraordinaire of the evening - Bryan Crawford of Longbow Productions - has made the photos from the Awards night available.

Check out the link!

Longbow Productions Award Photos »

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