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    November 2019 Edition  

A Message from the President

Greetings ACS Members, colleagues and friends,

Once again, congratulations to the ACT Branch who will be holding their own ACS Awards for Cinematography this year.

Hurry, last chance to grab tickets for the ACT Branch Awards 
This Saturday 16th November @ The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
ACT: Awards booking link

LaCie is offering ACS members
two end user promos this quarter

Promo 1: Purchase a LaCie 2big RAID or a 2big Dock Thunderbolt3 and receive a complimentary 500GB LaCie Portable SSD USB-C valued at $179.

Promo2: Purchase a LaCie 6big or 12big and receive a complimentary 2TB LaCie Copilot valued at $549.

'The Wellness Roadshow is coming to Adelaide!!

The Wellness Roadshow event will take place in Adelaide on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at the Media Resource Centre, supported by the South Australian Film Corporation. This is a free event and will include a screening of the film, followed by a panel which will be moderated by Louise Pascale and will include Ben Steel (writer/director), Alexandra Frost (psychologist), Erik Thomson (actor) and Rae Bonney (Entertainment Assist). The panel will discuss the issues raised in the film along with tools and resources available to individuals.

Time: 3.00 - 5.30 pm with drinks to follow.

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Venue: Media Resource Centre, Level 1, 13 Morphett Street Adelaide, SA, 5000.

For further information and to book your ticket please click the below link:

Wellness Roadshow Adeliade TICKETS

Making It Possible Program

Areas covered in the workshops include:-

Language and Jokes, Abusive Relationships, What Lies Beneath?, 
Gender Equality, Online Harassment, Pornography, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, 
Racism & Discrimination, Victim Blaming & Shaming, Bullying and Harassment, General Violence

Making It Possible Program  ~ VICTORIA

Tickets to Melbourne ScreenMATE Bystander Program Events

Making It Possible Program - SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Upcoming Event Reminder for those who have booked for the event.

Women In Film & Television (WIFT) Australia will be taking Raising Films Australia’s latest initiative to Adelaide.
Making It Possible”
The program is a free one-day course with follow-up mentorship, for women in the screen industry whose careers have been impacted due to parenting and caring responsibilities.  
In partnership with Creative Plus Business 
with funding from the South Australian Film Corporation.
The one-day course will be held at the Iris Cinema 
with expressions of interest now open for this session.
Miller Review - by Matthew Allard ACS

Miller announced their new range of CiNX tripod heads just prior to IBC 2019. The CiNX Fluid Heads are available in three versions, the CiNX 3CiNX 5 and CiNX 7.

REVIEW Miller CiNX 5


The Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH announces the appointment of the new management. The future leadership of the 
company will be filled internally and thus taken over by Mr. Raimund Bayer and Mr. Rainer Hercher.

Mr. Raimund Bayer will concentrate his management responsibilities on the business units purchasing, logistics and supply chain.
Mr.Rainer Hercher will put his leadership focus on the business devitions national and international business development, the worldwide distribution of the premium lenses and the consistent public presentation of the Leitz brand.
Check out the Leitz Website HERE

We invite eligible teams to submit applications for the Lottie Lyell Scholarship.  In partnership with STAN, this initiative provides two women with the opportunity to attend Creative England’s Market Trader intensive market-facing programme at the European Film Market at Berlinale in February 2020.

Applications close in 11 days on Friday 22nd November 2019

This is a tremendous opportunity to accelerate the development of your project and your career.

The inaugural recipients in 2018 were filmmakers Juliet Darling and Virginia Whitwell who highlight some of the key benefits of attending.

1. What has winning the Lottie Lyell scholarship meant to you both personally and professionally?

Overall it was a career propelling, highly educational experience. I am hugely grateful for the opportunity.  It has led to many new business relationships and contacts plus a wealth of intelligence on market and current trends.  It’s instilled in me the importance of keeping a current global view on what we’re doing.

2. What is the biggest opportunity have you been presented with that would not have been made possible without the Lottie Lyell scholarship?

Marketing mentoring is invaluable particularly if you have a project that is not a straight forward pitch and you’re a first timer.  To go into a market cold without such support or the relevant experience could lead to missed opportunities or less successful first impressions with the international market.  Market Trader will broaden your horizons and suggest meetings and collaborations that might otherwise not cross your radar.

3. What was your favourite moment from attending Creative England’s Market Trader intensive feature film development programme at the European Film Market in Berlin?

Really all the lightbulb moments Bea Neumann and Julia Short afforded me to keep me pitching in the most effective way.  I would see them most days and they’d always impart a pearl of wisdom that made the next meeting more fruitful and it would spur me on!

4. Entries close in less than 2 weeks, what would you say to those who are unsure about applying to push them over the line?

Go for it - the opportunity of road testing your project within a safe space of the Creative England panels and then the support and mentorship from the core team is gold.  Get that script and materials together now!

DAME CHANGER Application Link


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*Conditions apply.   Offer subject to availability and special event block out dates. Rates are nett and available for a maximum of 10 rooms. Discounts applies to all fully flexible, rate of day offers only and is valid until 30 December 2019.

Group booking enquiries can be directed to

‘Associations’ to secure your discounted rate! 
1300 785 453 /

Group booking enquiries:

The Australian Cinematographers Society 
Aaron McLisky ACS
as our current instagram host.


You know your interests and you've set your goals. Chosen carefully, the right course will bridge the two and set you on your way.

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


Who's been caught on camera @ Camerimage?

 International Film Festival ~ Toruń, 9 - 16 November 2019
1. Peter James ACS ASC
with Rainer Hercher & his new Leica at the Arri Party.,
2. Matt Windon and Peter James ACS ASC @ the Panavillage, Torun.  
Pete Marsden, Louis Philippe Capelle and Alexis Castagna somewhere in Torun, Poland.
Camerimage 2019

ASC Accepts Honor at Camerimage, Announces IMAGO Membership

On Nov. 9, at the opening ceremony of the 27th EnergaCamerimage Festival in Toruń, Poland,
American Society of Cinematographers President Kees van Oostrum announced that the ASC would be joining IMAGO International Federation of Cinematographers as an associate member to “fight the good fight” for the rights and priorities of cinematographers around the world.

“The membership with IMAGO is an important step for the ASC to consider and support the art of cinematography on a global basis,” said van Oostrum.

Click below to read full article 

ASC Accepts Honor at Camerimage, Announces IMAGO Membership

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