View this email in your browser
From the President.
Warmest greetings ACS members, colleagues and sponsors,
The 2021 ACS State &Territory Awards for Cinematography season is rapidly approaching, with the Awards presentations dates and locations, obviously subject to COVID RESTRICTIONS but currently as follows:

NSW & ACT     Saturday, 30 October 2021   ONLINE EVENT FROM CARRIAGES
SA & WA          Saturday, 6 November 2021  IN PERSON EVENT @ Royal Adelaide Golf Course
VIC/TAS           Saturday, 13 November 2021  FINAL DECISION OCTOBER 13.
QLD/NT           Saturday, 20 November 2021  @ Brisbane City Hall

As soon as the Awards bookings are open you will be advised. Obviously, it’s difficult to know whether we’ll be able to meet in person for our various Awards presentations but all venues are on standby and ready to go. I think it will ultimately depend on vaccine targets, so jump in and we may just be in a position to share a cold one together.

Accreditation applications for 2021 have now closed and the Assessing panel will be making their decisions online via Silvertrak from Saturday, October 9th. This is an important event and we have 21 applications this year.
No doubt you are all aware of the potential for strike action in the USA industry via IATSE. The ACS supports our colleagues in their fight for better working hours and conditions. We also support the Austrian Association of Cinematographers as they determine if their rights as authors will continue to be recognised by the Austrian Government. Read the Letter from AAC President; Astrid Heubrandtner AAC here.
Until next time
Ron Johanson OAM ACS
National President
Hi everyone, I’ve just recently finished a new Showreel for the first time in some years and thought it might be a good oportunity to throw it your way and update you on what I've been up to over the past few years. Been a hell of a ride! 

I'm still very proud to represent the ACS with my accomplishments here in America in such a short time. From Big Little Lies HBO to landing a major Network tv show which included a total visual change to the look of the show. 2 Seasons of The Rookie and 27 episodes under my belt, only DP for 20 eps. Season 2 The Rookie, 9 day shoot per episode, 61 pages with stunts per episode, locations galour, even during pandemic, as well as 4 huge sound stages at Warner Bros. I'm very proud to say the least, to represent. :-)

If you have a few minutes click the video link above and use the password: JHBLL

Cheers Justin


We are seeking expressions of interest for a female First Nations creative to produce an innovative work from the NFSA’s digital collection. 


Read the Article

IMAGO’s newly elected administrative team

IMAGO – the International Federation of Cinematographers – is pleased to announce that at the recent Extraordinary Annual General Assembly – held on Saturday 4th September – a new administrative team was elected.

During the assembly, the IMAGO board was increased in size and two new co-presidents were elected. You can find details of IMAGO’s newly-elected administrative team here:

Read the Article

SHOOTING BOND: Behind the scenes of No Time to Die

Hollywood Edges Closer To Strike With Cinematographers Vote

Variety: Oscars Predictions: Best Cinematography – Black and White Movies Could Dominate the Awards Season

Sony VENICE Cameras Go Large in ANZ

Acclaimed Cinematographer: “The iPhone 13 Pro is a professional filmmaking tool”. Is it?

Working with Panavision optics to craft the visual language of the series The Underground Railroad.
MPIBS Launches New Website

It’s been a tough 18 months – and it’s not over yet.
The MPIBS - Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Society - provides financial and emotional support to film industry colleagues in need. If you can help, or you need help, please visit the brand-new website at
Workers from Cinema Exhibition & Distribution (NSW) and Film Production & Post-Production workers (National) are eligible.
“We’ll take whatever help we can get, then give it to our
industry colleagues who need it most”
Murray Forrest, MPIBS Chairman


Enjoy your favourite hot brew on set knowing you are helping the environment by using your own ACS branded reusable cup.
We have a limited number of this first run.

One Size: 8oz/225ml.  BUY NOW!

SPECIAL OFFER:  Take a snap of your Karma Cup on set, send it to ACS Shop, and be in the running to win a free Karma Cup. One winner per month till offer ends. Prize ships free.


MADE IN AUSTRALIA: Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in Cinemas Now!

EPIC FILM’S Award-winning drama FIRST DAY nominated for International Emmy

Winners Announced for Inaugural ANZ Sony Film Festival

AACTA and SONY announce a new partnership initiative giving film students a chance to win $15k in prizes.

Did you see that post...

Filmmaking has changed dramatically over the last 60 years. While smoking a pipe while the camera was rolling may not earn you any accolades from ABC management in 2021 (see the black and white photo from Hong Kong above), one thing that hasn’t changed is the talent and dedication of those behind the camera.
See the Facebook post from Four Corners

National Major Sponsor
Fujifilm Australia 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        Lighthouse Rentals logo        Miller Australia logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo
VA Hire logo        Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Dragon Image logo        Mark Robinson Motion Control logo        RED logo
Rosco 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

Copyright © 2021 Australian Cinematographers Society, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp