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Late December 2020
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
Free masterclass
with Australian DOPs
Greig Fraser ACS ASC
& Mandy Walker ACS ASC
Dear ACS members

For those of you who hadn’t heard, AACTA have recently created an online screen festival called ScreenFest located at

They've brought together some of the best minds in the business to participate in over 40 free online events, available to anyone in the world – not just AACTA members (ACS members also!)

I wanted to let you know, as two of the events feature prominent Australian cinematographers.
The Mandalorian Special - Australian DOP Greig Fraser ACS ASC gives an extended talk on his work on the groundbreaking series THE MANDALORIAN, as well as his work on the upcoming DUNE and THE BATMAN.

Link here THE MANDALORIAN SPECIAL With Greig Fraser
In The Woman Behind Mulan, we hear firsthand from the women behind the live action Movie, including Australian DOP Mandy Walker ACS ASC and fellow crew members Bina Diageler (costume design) and Denise Kum (hair & makeup).


We also brought together senior executives from Epic Games to talk about their Unreal Engine technology - partly developed by Australian DOP Greig Fraser for
  THE MANDALORIAN, and now used widely - bringing new dimensions to storytelling and visual effects. 


Full ScreenFest program available here 

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to watch and listen to two of the finest Cinematographers on the planet.

As an inclusive Society your thoughts on the future directions that we take as a Society are important to us.

In an effort to ensure full collaboration amongst the entire membership we seek a little of your time to complete the: CAMERA WORKFORCE CENSUS 2021.

This is the first research of the ACS membership that examines work force development, career progression, diversity and inclusion for camera professionals in Australia.

What’s the survey about?

The Census will examine the quantity, type and quality of work for camera professionals in Australia.

The Camera Workforce Census will ask you questions about your career as a camera professional,
Such as

  • career path,
  • your earnings and income,
  • hiring processes,
  • professional networks,
  • training and professional development,
  • any experiences of workplace bullying,
  • experiences of harassment and discrimination.
An outstanding team of academics from Deakin University is conducting the Census. The Australian Cinematographers Society has provided support for this study by funding the research, providing guidance on the design and wording of the survey instrument, and distributing this invitation to participate to all active and inactive ACS members. However, it is important to emphasise that the ACS will not have access to any of the individual responses, or the raw data, generated from the Census.

What will be done with the findings?

The general findings will be delivered in a report to the ACS National Executive, with the aim of positively informing policy and practice for the ACS as a professional organisation, and the Australian Screen production sector more broadly 

Click the link below to have your say.
This is a vitally important piece of research and I thank you sincerely in anticipation of your collaboration.
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Complete the Census, it can be your gift to the INDUSTRY

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