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    December 2019 Edition  

A Message from the President

Greetings ACS Members, friends and colleagues,

So….you’ve no doubt seen the link below and like me, been absolutely horrified that a Government could even consider taking these steps and downgrade the importance of the Arts ministry. 
Where do these decisions without consultation come from?

I urge you all to write or contact immediately both your Government member and Opposition member and state your case clearly and succinctly given this is a travesty that cannot be accepted.
Obviously we will be discussing this issue at the upcoming Guilds meeting and collectively determine a course of action.

Ron Johanson OAM ACS

OzDox ShortDox Showcase

Join us aft AFTRS Sydney on Wednesday December 11 (6pm) for our fun and festive ShortDox Showcase! We'll enjoy The Great Forest, Australia's Last Duel, ClanHandoutIt's Like ThatBy The River, Smileand You Can You Cvnt! Share these event details via Facebook or forward this email to your friends; all are welcome! Entry is by donation ($5 / $10 cash) which funds OzDox's ongoing activities supporting the documentary community.

The ACS invites it's members to the Screen Industry End of Year Drinks...

You are invited to an end of year industry celebration hosted by the screen guilds!

This will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the highs and lows of 2019 with other members of the industry. There will be catering for vegetarian and gluten-free, as well as some Vegan options. Drinks will include wine, beer and soft drinks. This invitation is extended to our live performance and screen members.

Please RSVP by Friday 13th of December by including your name, guest name and guild in the subject line of an email to

Where: Trackdown Studios, Entertainment Quarter, Sydney
When: Wednesday 18th of December
Time: 6pm to 9pm
RSVP: RSVP is essential by Friday 13th of December
Entry: FREE for all guild members + 1 guest. 


2nd AC Course - Presented by the ACS Victorian Branch

The 2nd AC course is back again in 2020 with applications open now.

About: An intensive 9 Day practical and theoretical course designed for intermediate or beginner skill sets. Held in Melbourne’s leading rental houses, using all the equipment you will find on set today. The course covers industry standard best practice techniques and the latest workflow practices.

All course lecturers are leading, active industry professionals including DPs, 1st ACs, 2nd AC/Clapper Loaders, Data Wranglers and Camera Technicians. Some of the lecturers may even be your future employers!

Dates: January 28, 29, 30, 31, then resumes February 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of 2020 (9 Days).

For more info click the link below.

Course Info

Call Out for 35mm Film Stock for Short Film

Film Title: Call History
Length: 8 min
Writer/Director: Lillian Paterson
Producer: Rachel Argall

Synopsis: Call History is set in the blistering heat of Sydney summer in one location – Claudia's bedroom. Tormented by the guilt of her new relationship, Claudia reaches out to the person she trusts most in the world: her first love, Zora. But when she calls Zora's phone no one answers. This short drama unfolds as Claudia leaves messages on Zora's voicemail, searching for answers. She's falling in love again, but this time with a man called Eli.

Film Stock: Seeking old/unused rolls of 35mm film. Require 10-15 x 400ft rolls. 200ASA or similar, tungsten. 

Kind regards,

Rachel Argall


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Whether it's a postgraduate degree, an introductory short course, or something in between, we will help you find your perfect match.

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AC MAG - DECEMBER 2019 Edition out now


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