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From the President.
Warmest greetings ACS members, colleagues and sponsors,

It is my sad duty, to inform you that National Secretary and ACS stalwart, Ben Allan ACS CSI has decided to step down as our National Secretary; for family and business reasons.

I thank Ben for his commitment to the ACS and to his vision of change for the benefit of all. I am hopeful he will continue his important work with the Constitutional Committee and other committees he plays an active role on.

We are currently in the process of looking for someone to take on the important job of National Secretary, along with an Assistant Treasurer.

The ACS participated in the recent Senate Enquiry Sessions with ACT President; Miguel Gallagher and Accredited member; Michael Fardell ACS playing important roles in the proceedings, which resulted in a positive outcome for the industry. Read the article in Inside Film Here


Here are their observations: INSERT MIGUEL AND MICHAEL HERE


A reminder that State and Territory Awards entries will open on August 1 and by then I am sure we will have a decision if we are proceeding with in-person judging or online via Silvertrak and that will also apply at the appropriate time to the actual Awards presentations, currently on these dates:

41st ACS Awards for Cinematography are on November 6 at the Royal Adelaide Golf Course.

NSW & ACT October 30 (in Sydney location TBC)

VIC & TAS November 13 (in Melbourne location TBC)

QLD & NT November 20 (in Brisbane location TBC)

Awards categories Chair; Warwick Field ACS has prepared the following information at this link, please take a look as it will assist you:

Accreditation assessment will open on September 1 - September 30, so now is the time to start preparing your work for viewing. Don’t leave it until the last minute, start now and talk to your Branch President about the process. When applications open please contact me via email for an Application form.

So please take good care given this bloody Covid has again risen its ugly head, but this time with a vengeance. Please get the vaccine, I have, and I feel a little safer but still wear my mask when out and about. Don’t take a risk, feel crook, get checked, simple as that.

Until next time - TAKE GOOD CARE.

Ron Johanson OAM ACS
National President


At the end of March 2021 the Camera Workforce Census 2021 Steering Committee met the Research Team at Deakin University to hear some of the preliminary results with the aim of guiding the researchers analysis towards some of the more useful information that will help the ACS advocate for camera professionals and initiate policy and training programs to benefit our members and the camera workforce in Australia.



Goods arrived safely!

Phil Greenstreet

POSTCARD: Pieter De Vries ACS

What a pleasure to be working with this man, Hamilton Morris. Hamilton is from the small community of Nyirripi here in the Central Desert region of the NT. He won the 2018 AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Sweet Country.


NEWS from Matthew Chung 

Hey everyone,

Here is a group of Canadian filmmakers who have taken it upon themselves to create a group to create work opportunities, mentorship  and even grants to support BIPOC filmmakers

Hire Higher


As you can see they’re using Instagram more as a way of connecting, I assume for more immediacy, consistency and wider reach… easier to contact other members etc

I’m all for creating a similar community where it can feel intimate and more personable… easier to reach out for guidance, advice and hopefully more opportunities for growth

Appreciate you all,



from around the web, here is the latest cinematography news...

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EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2021 Latest Information

NFSA: Appointment of Patrick McIntyre as Chief Executive Officer.
Cinematographer Alice Brooks discusses using DXL2 and G Series anamorphics to craft a big look for director Jon M. Chu’s musical In the Heights.

ROSCO SPECTRUM: Recreating the Manhattan Skyline for Netflix's Halston

VANITY FAIR: Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Roger Deakins Announces Book of Still Photography

Y.M. CINEMA: Meet Veteran Cinematographer Claudia Raschke

COLLIDER: 'Loki' Cinematographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw Explains How 'Zodiac' and 'Children of Men' Influenced the Look of the Marvel Show

GO CREATIVE PODCAST: The cinematography of Bridgerton


I’ve been meaning to send this photo below since I took it on my return from the last National awards night in Canberra. It’s with great pride and joy our ACS Gold sponsor plaque 2021 resides at our front door. We are looking forward to a great year ahead with business picking up and a continued commitment to the wellbeing of my team and the future of Miller Tripods, a Design + Manufacturing company owned and operated by Australians.

Thank you to all ACS members for your continued support. 
Mark Clementson


This a great snap !! 
Looks like I have only 1 chin ! Thanks Yann 

Big storm coming…...Richmond Virginia USA
Lulu on set , she loves it !!
Quick darling, study hard go to university , Don't join the circus !!!!

NT President Andy Hyde

ACS Northern Territory member Ian Richards is directing the new feature documentary The Tiwi Warrior & the Samurai from the Sky, and principal photography has just been completed in Darwin and on the Tiwi Islands.


ONLINE EVENT: "My First Mixed Reality Shoot" - 3.00am 7th July

Cinematographers share their experiences of mixed reality shooting in a panel discussion brought to you by British Cinematographer and ARRI, supported by Creative Technology.

Join Greig Fraser ASC, ACS; Martin Ruhe ASC; Magdalena Gorka PSC, DNEGʼs Paul Franklin and Robert Payton in this must-watch discussion about their early experiences shooting in mixed reality studios.


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