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ACS Short Ends - National eNews - May 1st 2022
Dear everyone,

The last few weeks have disappeared in a flurry of last minute preparations for the ACS National Awards in Adelaide, it is always such an amazing weekend of events, and this one was no different. Huge congratulations to all the nominees and the winners – the standard of work seen in this year’s awards is nothing short of breath taking and very inspiring.

Big thanks to Kim Battterham ACS for once again hosting the Friday evening screening and Q&A of The Dry with Stefan Duscio ACS, sponsored by Panavision, and the Meet the Nominees session sponsored by ARRI Australia on Saturday morning – it’s one of my favourite events because we get to hear great stories from so many different cinematographers. The ROSCO-LEITZ drinks and pizza on the Friday night was another great chance to catch up with friends and colleagues, prior to the Awards night itself. And once again, the Awards were hosted by the amazing and wonderful Ray Martin AM.

Massive thanks to everyone in the South Australian branch who have given so generously of their time to make it all look so effortless, especially Ernie Clark ACS, Mylene Ludgate, Malcolm Ludgate ACS, JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick and Mark Evans. And our heartfelt best wishes for a speedy recovery to all those stricken down by Covid and weren’t able to make it. We missed you.

Erika Addis
National President ACS
2022 ACS  National Awards for Cinematography

Congratulations to team ACS South Australia
you presented a wonderful weekend of events culminating in the
2022 ACS National Awards for Cinematography
Congratulations to those inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame
Kim Batterham ACS
Malcom Ludgate ACS
Patricia Walter
Congratulations to our new ACS Life Members
David Brill AM ACS
David Hudspeth
Velinda Wardell ACS
JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick

Congratulations to Pawel Achtel ACS
recipient of the
Bob Miller - ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award
for his approach to designing and manufacturing the 9 x 7 Camera
Congratulations to Bonnie Paku
from South Australia, recipient of
The John Leake OAM ACS Emerging Cinematographer Award
Congratulations to ACS members nationwide
who entered their work for judging by their peers
Congratulations to all Award recipients
your work was special, it was impressive and will hopefully
encourage others to strive towards achieving similar results
Below are 2022 ACS National Awards recipients

Download Awards recipients .pdf

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Lemac & Sony

Lemac and Sony invite ACS members and friends to get a

hands-on look at the new VENICE 2 and its Cinema Line


The VENICE 2 builds upon the strength of the original VENICE with new features including a compact design, internal RAW recording and the newly developed full-frame 8.6K sensor. The VENICE 2 also inherits popular features from the original VENICE including colour science, Dual Base ISO and 8-stops of built-in ND filters.
Join Lemac and Sony for light refreshments and a chat about the VENICE 2 and the broader Sony Cinema Line.

Sydney, 12th May, 6:30pm - ACS Headquarters, North Sydney
Brisbane, 16th May, 6:30pm - Soapbox Beer, Fortitude Valley
Melbourne, 19th May, 6:30pm - Lemac Melbourne, Richmond
These events are free however for catering purposes RSVPs would be appreciated.
For more information or to RSVP go to
ACS & Colorist Society International



On the weekend of May 21-22 the ACS and Colorist Society International (CSI) will present a hands on High Dynamic Range Workshop for cinematographers and colourists at ACS HQ in North Sydney.
A stellar cast including Warren Eagles CSI, Ben Allan ACS CSI, Pete Harrow, Marcus Smith, Adam Eden CSI, Stuart Monksfield and Andrew Smith will guide participants through current HDR techniques and workflows.

"Don’t wait until you get your first HDR project before you start investigating HDR techniques and workflows. HDR for the Cinematographer and Colorist is a steep learning curve, so getting as much information, tips and tricks, and industry contacts before you start your first project is vital.”
"See HDR alongside SDR with real world footage, workflows and solutions.”
"This joint ACS/CSI HDR face to face event has been 3 years in the making, so we are really excited to finally get it on."

1000 - Demystifying HDR Monitor Technology
Stuart Pointon, EIZO APAC

1130 - Connecting Workflows
The Rebel Fleet 

1300 - Lunch

1330 - HDR for the Cinematographer and Colorist, What is the difference?
Ben Allan, Warren Eagles, Marcus Smith, Adam Eden

1500 - Creating the Film effect, how far should we go?
Warren Eagles CSI

1630 - What are the cool HDR shows?
Panel discussion


1000 -  From T-Stops to Nits: The Art Of Measuring Brightness
Ben Allan ACS

1130 - Colour Precise Remote 4K Streaming with Colorfront
Mojo Solutions, Stuart Monksfield 

1300 Lunch

1330 - Creating a show LUT for studio productions.
Marcus Smith, Blue Post

1500 - Dolby Vision “Why I work in UHD Dolby Vision for all my projects"
Adam Eden, Eden Creative

1630 - Delivering for Prime Video, What do you need to know?
Andrew Smith, Amazon Prime Video
For further information go to
HDR Shoot-To-Screen Weekend

or email

When the Camera Stopped Rolling

Season Extended
Jane Castle's documentary film "When the Camera Stopped Rolling" has been extended at Sydney and Canberra Dendy cinemas until 4th of May.
Jane Castle ACS, daughter of trailblazing Australian filmmaker, Lilias Fraser, tells the epic tale of her mother’s extraordinary life, her career and their challenging relationship.
Driven by the need to understand and heal from their shared trauma, director/cinematographer Jane digs deep using the rich textures of a stunning, unseen part of Australia’s cinematic history. 
Kayell Illuminate
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 or here for the ILLUMINATE website.

National Major Sponsor
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National Diamond Sponsor
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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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