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ACS Short Ends - National eNews - 27th May 2022
Dear everyone,

The ACS is seeking DPs to come on board and support the Credit Maker program.

As you may know, the Screen Australia program, Credit Maker, is a new kind of scheme and quite different from previous mentor and internship/shadow schemes. It is a placement scheme where selected, qualified female cinematographers will be mentored and supervised by the DP who is shooting a television drama series. The Credit Maker cinematographer will then, under their supervision, shoot an episode of the series and thereby attain a break-through TV credit.

The ACS assessment panel for Credit Maker met in May and has shortlisted nine strong applicants. Their experience ranges from early established to having multiple features to their credit. Once we have productions lined up with producer and DP ready to support Credit Maker, then we will introduce them to the candidates for evaluation and selection.

If you have a series coming up this year where there may well be the opportunity to take on a Credit Maker cinematographer, please contact myself or Bonnie Elliott ACS to discuss.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Erika Addis
National President ACS
2022 National Awards Photos
Photographs from the 52nd Annual ACS Awards for Cinematography
are available for viewing or download at
ACS Awards.
Thank you to photographer Sam Oster of Headshot Laboratory

Go here for a complete
list of Award recipients

Or here to view the
Awards Ceremony on Vimeo

Photo: Stefan Duscio ACS
Milli Award recipient

Sony Venice 2 at ACS HQ
A big shout out to the teams at Sony and Lemac who hosted such a successful night that featured the new Sony Venice 2 camera at ACS HQ.

Heath McKinley from Sony and Tim Jordin from Lemac presented to a full house of members all keen to see the differences and improvements this new camera offers them. Backed up by their respective teams Heath and Tim were able to answer many questions our members had as well as give members an opportunity to get hands on with the new camera and a couple of new full frame Zoom lenses.

With an adjusted Dual ISO feature (ISO800 & ISO3200), a large 8K sensor with over sampling capabilities, 8 built in ND filters and the ability to record X-OCN internally the Venice 2 opens up even more shooting options.

It was fantastic to have Sony Head of Digital Imaging, Jun Yoon, amongst the crowd along with his product specialist team. Also fantastic to see Managing Director of Lemac, Sue Greenshields, along with National Head of Lemac Rentals, Tim Jordin and the NSW rentals & sales team.

In true ACS spirit, members and sponsors were able to chat and mingle whilst learning about another great new camera now available in Australia.

Carolyn Constantine ACS
National ACS Vice President
ACS NSW Branch President
2022 International Cinematography Summit
The 2022 International Cinematography Summit will be hosted by the ASC, from
13th-17th June in Los Angeles. The theme of this year’s summit is Global Future for Cinematographers with the ASC declaring cross cultural engagement and diversity of voices as being key discussion points.

Representatives from over 30 countries will be in attendance, with the summit being conducted at the ASC Clubhouse in West Hollywood. Incoming ACS National President Erika Addis and Vice President Andrew Hyde will be representing the Australian Cinematographers Society at this year’s event. Unfortunately, Imago board member and ACS Imago representative Ron Johanson ACS will be unable to attend but has ensured Erika & Andy are well briefed.

The summit will focus on discussing art, technology, and the latest trends for executing the craft whilst focusing on the expanding voices in global cinematography. The International Cinematography Summit will follow the 2022 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles (9th-12th June) which has shifted this year from its traditional home at Paramount Studios to the Los Angeles Convention Centre.
A full house at the ASC Clubhouse for the 2016 International Cinematography Summit attended by Ron Johanson ACS and David Burr ACS
Drew Llewelyn ACS Camerimage Scholarship
In recognition of the legacy left by Drew Llewelyn ACS, the Drew Llewelyn ACS Camerimage Scholarship was established with the generous support of the Llewelyn family, the Queensland Branch and the ACS National Executive. 
The scholarship enables one lucky ACS member to attend Camerimage in Torun, Poland with $4,000 towards flights and accommodation, along with introductions at the Camerimage festival.

The Scholarship, which commenced in 2015, is open to Full and Active financial members of the Society. It is administered by the ACS and decided on by a subcommittee of peers.

All you need to do is submit a simple application explaining “Why you want to travel to Camerimage and how you see it having long-term benefits for your career”.

Applications open on August 1st and close on September 1st 2022.
For a 2022 application form please contact;

The successful applicant will need to travel to Torun, Poland,
week closing 7th November 2022

Previous recipients are:

2015 – Lizz Vernon NSW

2016 – Drew English NSW

2017 – Meg White NSW

2018 – Sissy Reyes NSW

2019 – Simon Woods QLD

2020 – 2021 No scholarships awarded due to COVID 19

2022 – To be advised
Brady O'Sullivan

American Pavillion's Emerging

Filmmaker Showcase

Former ACS CineKid Brady O’Sullivan this week attended the Cannes Film Festival.

Brady’s Yr 12 HSC major project film "Sydney 2078" was recently selected as 1 of 7 High School films as a Finalist in the American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase shown during the Festival.
Brady's selection included an invitation to attend The Cannes Festival and its master classes, industry panel discussions, the film marketplace, plus attending all the Festival's film screenings he can manage.

While Brady has had some success with his film being selected for a number of festivals and competitions, this is by far his biggest achievement.

Since 1997 this prestigious competition has showcased the works of the next generation of filmmakers.
This year 33 short films were selected, in various categories, by a panel of industry judges and shown in the Roger Ebert Conference Center at The American Pavilion to invited guests attending The Festival. It's a festival within a festival at the most important event on the international film calendar.

Although Brady's entry didn't win he was kept busy meeting people, making contacts from around the world and attending panel discussions and master classes. He saw as many films as he was able to and was thrilled to be part of the Filmmakers Q&A.

Congratulations Brady.
Photo: Brady with Woody Harrelson at Cannes.
Link to "Sydney 2078" trailer

Link to "Sydney 2078" complete film
From Panavision
ACS members and Sponsors are invited to catch up with the latest from the Panavision newsletter including "The Making of the Last Duel" and "House of Gucci" along with many Filmmaker Conversations.

The Making of The Last Duel


House of Gucci

Filmmaker Conversations

HK Premier Series Zooms

Now At Lemac
Tim Jordan of Lemac Film and Digital

Lemac Film and Digital now has available for rental the new FUJINON HK 75-400mm and HK18-85mm Premier Series zoom lenses. The lenses are T2.0 and T2.8 - very respectable speeds indeed.

Lemac national rentals manager Tim Jordan says “A big part of people’s hesitations when considering a zoom lens is the speed of the lens and the way they feel in comparison to a prime. FUJINON could have called these Variable Primes, as they are very fast even by some prime lens standards. That said and with their minimal breathing and gentle bokeh, their pictures combat the stereotype and really do look amazing. In short, these HK Premier lenses are perfect for tracking vehicle work, drama, TVC or even live events. They are by all standards a fantastic offering that Lemac is proud to offer our customers.”
Silver Trak Digital & Telstra


Cinema Direct 5G
Longtime ACS Sponsor Silver Trak Digital has joined with Telstra to launch their new 5G Cinema Direct content delivery service - Australia’s fastest, most robust, and most secure delivery of digital content over 5G for cinemas, content distributors and movie studios.
Cinema Direct requires no cabling, can be installed and working very quickly and is backed by Telstra’s entire network infrastructure and support teams.
Silver Trak Digital COO Christian Christiansen explained, “Cinema Direct enables content distributors to send and cinemas to receive digital content over Telstra’s 4G and 5G networks via Silver Trak’s media asset management system. We install and maintain all the required technology at no cost to the distributors or cinemas and then content can be ordered and delivered via the Silver Trak Digital online portal. This is an incredibly effective and cost-efficient solution that is live and working now in cinemas across Australia.”

Photo: Silver Trak Digital's COO, Christian Christiansen

Catchlight Film Festival 2022
Celebrating the best short-form filmmaking shot on Sony cameras.
Showcase your talent & creativity for a chance to WIN!

For further information or to enter visit
Entries close 15th June 2022

Sony Venice & Venice 2

Videocraft is running workshops for cinematographers, operators and production managers - you're invited!

Commencing at 1pm & 7pm, the workshops will be presented in two sections of 1.5 hrs each, you can join one or both sections to learn more about the budget benefits and using the cameras themselves.

Section 1: 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Showing the Sony cinema line FX3/FX6/FX9/Venice/Venice 2
    Showing productions already using Sony Venice
    Exclusive behind the scenes peak of equipment in use on a production
    Exclusive footage shown in full HDR vs SDR on x310
    XOCN workflow and cost comparison Avid / Adobe / Davinci workflow
    Technical basics that have impact on budget including lens choices
    Technical specs and advantages over other camera systems

Section 2: 2:45pm - 4:00pm, 8:45pm - 10:00pm Cinematographers / Operators topics

    Hands-on / ease of use and familiarity of cameras user interface
    Real-life comparison / testing environment

Wednesday 1st of June  |  1:00pm  |  7:00 pm
148 Highbury Road, Burwood VIC 3125
Click here for informtion or to book

Thursday 2nd of June  |  1:00pm  |  7:00 pm
Unit 1, 78 Reserve Road, Artarmon NSW 2064
Click here for information or to book



Filmmaking Events 2022
Kayell Australia hosts ILLUMINATE Filmmaking Events 2022 with cinematographers
Gerardo Ceres and ACS stalwarts Pieter de Vries ACS and Andy Taylor ACS.

These are Facebook Live Events and will take place in June.
For detailed information use this link
click on the flyer to take you to the ILLUMINATE website.

Celebrating the Films on Film

Cannes 2022
Kodak Motion Picture and Entertainment celebrated twenty-five productions shot on film at Cannes Film Festival this year.

Four on-film titles competed in Un Certain Regard with eleven of the twenty-three titles selected for Directors’ Fortnight also captured on film. And as testimony to the next generation of filmmakers’ commitment to analog capture, four of the shot on film titles premiered at the festival this year were helmed by first time feature directors.
It’s been a strong year for productions shot on film, with 2022 Oscar recognition of shot on KODAK film titles including Don’t Look Up, Licorice Pizza, West Side Story, The Worst Person in the World, Spencer and No Time to Die.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) presents
An event not to be missed at this year's Vivid Sydney Festival.
Mavericks of Stage & Screen, June 10th, is an empowering discussion featuring powerhouse creatives Leah Purcell, Moreblessing Maturure, Gen Fricker, and more.

Hosted by stand-up comedian, radio presenter and one half of Netflix movie podcast The Big Film Buffet, Gen Fricker.

Use this link for
information, dates and ticket sales
ACS members enter "GUILD" in the access code box for a discount.
Louis Puli SOC

Steadicam Workshop
Long standing Victoria member and well respected Steadicam operator Louis Puli SOC will be running a 3 Day Steadicam workshop in Melbourne from the 13th-15th of September at JMC Academy.

September is a little way off but if you're interested in details and further information download Louis' workshop flyer here: 3 Day Steadicam workshop

National Major Sponsor
Fujifilm Australia logo

National Diamond Sponsor
Creamsource logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        Panasonic logo        Panavision logo        Silver Track Digital logo
Sony logo        The Post Lounge logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        ARRI Australia logo        C R Kennedy logo        Kayell Australia logo        Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo
Lemac logo        Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo
VA Hire logo        Well Above logo        XM2 logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Mark Robinson Motion Control logo        RED logo        Rotor Head logo
Sura logo        TecArt logo        Vimo Cine logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo        Stage & Screen logo

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