National ACS Short Ends eNews JULY 2018


Editor: Lizz Vernon

National eNews and much much more....

Message from the President

Greetings friends and colleagues,

It has been a very busy June with us attending Cinegear and the InternationalmCinematography Summit in Los Angeles, and my thanks to Andrew Hyde and Roger Lanser ACS for all your assistance and support. Also, a big thank you to Mylene Ludgate who is the main person responsible for finding the budget that enables us to take part in these events and fly the ACS flag. Mylene has been a little under the weather after recent surgery, but the SA Branch have gone all out and invested in a special ambulatory device, which we have a photo of. Get well soon Myles.

Cinegear was a fantastic event and it was great to catch up with so many friends and members who now live and work in the USA. Our ACS Booth 131A from memory, was a meeting poiint for so many and I only hope we can continue the new found tradition of the ACS @ CINEGEAR into the future. Congratulations to Tom Waugh and Chris Fox from IGNITE DIGI who as well as having an ever crowded booth, also were successful in the Technical Awards that were presented as part of the show.

Fathers Office venue for the ACS Beer n’ Burgers night.

One of the many highlights was the ACS Burger n’ Beer evening at Fathers Office in Culver City. The original suggestion came from Michelle Pizanis and it was embraced wholeheartedly by so many. It was great to Dean and Annie Semler, just fantastic!! Along with Barry Wilson ACS, Andrew Hyde, Jasmine Lord, Ross Berryman ACS, David & Learna Knight, David Connell ACS, Peter Moss ACS ASC, Judd Overton, Denson Baker ACS, Sue Greenshields, Sean Dooley, Ann Murtha and Steve Arnold ACS, Rod Hardy and so many, many more that made this a real night to remember. I am reliably informed that the last group were asked to leave at around 1.00pm. Go figure!!! I am still getting used to the American tradition of tipping…one day perhaps.

Enjoy my rather long, but detailed Summit report and should you have any questions, please contact me.

Until next time
Ron Johanson OAM ACS
National President

Check out the photos from the ICS 2018 HERE »

Join us for the Australian exclusive introduction to the new Zeiss Supreme Prime Lenses

Incredibly compact, lightweight and fast, the new ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses are designed for cinematic large-format sensor coverage, making them the ideal choice for current and future camera systems.

This launch event consists of an open house session at Lemac during the day, where we will have the lenses set up on-camera for you to test and inspect. This will be followed by a presentation from ZEISS, Q&A and refreshments at the ACS Clubhouse.

Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to get an exclusive sneak peek at these exciting new lenses.

Please Note: This is a free event but RSVPs are required via the link below.

Event Details:

Monday July 2nd

Open House - 10am - 4pm
Lemac Sydney / 14-16 Punch St, Artarmon

Presentation & Refreshments - 6pm onwards
ACS HQ / Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, North Sydney

RSVP here:


• The ACS wishes to advise that the previous warning related only to LightPro 160wh batteries labelled 11ah, 14.8 volt being not permitted to travel apply only to batteries sold before 2017 by Dragon Image.

• Recent & current LightPro 160wh batteries sold by Dragon Image equate to 158wh are within the QFDGG parameters and are permitted to travel as passenger baggage, as per the Qantas ACS Member Approval to Carry 2018 letter.

The ACS confirms that the original CASA/QFDGG warning in no way reflects on any current Dragon Image product and our members continue to successfully use the Dragon Image LightPro range of LiIon products.

David Wakeley ACS
ACS National Secretary.


A reminder to advise your Branch Treasurer/Member Manager, or personally update your member pages with your current and correct member category and current contact details.

As the new web site facility will auto invoice, it is important your membership status is up to date and correct.

Please avoid us having to manually determine your correct membership category, you can do it yourself efficiently and effectively.

I can say that we will be determining if members have been remaining far too long in the same category and should be upgrading.


Intending to apply for ACS Accreditation?

submission dates: September 1 to September 30

If you intend to apply for ACS Accreditation, please review the following CHECKLIST.

1. I am a current financial member of the Australian Cinematographers Society. Members with fees in arrears may not apply.

2. I have been a Cinematographer (including previously Full) member continuously for at least the last 3 years and have been a professional cinematographer for a minimum of 8 years.

3. I will contact my State Branch in sufficient time to obtain assessment of the suitability of my submission prior to the material being sent to the National ACS Accreditation Panel by the deadline.

3. I will be able to submit all material within the specified dates for submission, currently being September 1 to September 30 and understand material will NOT be accepted after this date. My material is of high quality and will meet the media requirements.

4. I will include all required documentation and signed forms with my submission.

5. I will include payment with my submission.

6. I am aware that should I get my letters, the Society will be calling on me and will expect my involvement in things like Awards judging, Accreditation assessments, maybe being on my Branch committee or being involved Nationally on the Executive or on a sub committee. I understand that gaining my letters is indeed a privilege and the highest honour the Society can bestow on me but in turn I know the Society expects and indeed needs my involvement.

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