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ACS NSW
13th February 2022
A Message from the NSW President
 
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
 
Following our recent ACS National AGM, I’m delighted to welcome Erika Addis as our new ACS National President. Erika will be taking over from Ron Johanson OAM ACS who has led our society for the past 14 years with great dedication, passion and humour. A huge thank you to Ron and we hope you enjoy some of that extra time away from the desktop. We warmly welcome Erika who will do a stellar job continuing to grow and build our society.
 
Our February Zoom Drop In will be held this Thursday 17th February at 7pm and showcases the work of Dale Bremner ACS. Dale will be talking to Anna Howard ACS about some of his recent overseas projects in Morocco, Cairo and Lebanon. Definitely a Drop In not to be missed so please don’t forget to register on the link below. We are hoping to resume our face to face Drop Ins in March if Covid numbers continue to trend down.
 
March also sees the opportunity for ACS members to participate in two online workshops tailored specifically for creatives in a freelance industry. The first on March 2nd, “Being Well” addresses mental health in a creative industry. The second on March 31st,“Money Is Not a Dirty Word” addresses all things financial when working freelance, on contract or in a small business. Monica Davidson is an excellent speaker and presenter and I encourage you to take this chance to experience her workshops. The workshops are free for members so please register through the links below.
 
A big congratulations to NSW member, Nicola Daley ACS who just won Best Cinematography at the International Cinephile Society Awards for her work on Benediction. Congratulations also to Ari Wegner ACS and Greig Fraser ACS ASC who have both been nominated for 2022 BAFTA and Academy Awards. Good luck to your both.
 
At our recent National AGM, our National Cinekids coordinator, David Lewis ACS, announced he would be stepping down from his role. I would like to thank David and his team for all the hard work organising the fabulous workshops for our Cinekids, both in person and via Zoom when the pandemic hit. As you would have seen from David’s report in our last newsletter, many of the Cinekids have gone on to make a career in our industry and we have many promising younger members coming though.
 
If you are interested in passing your knowledge down to the next generation and think you might like to contribute to our Cinekids programme or perhaps hold a hands on workshop for our adult members, please contact me directly at [email protected]
 
 
Stay well everyone,
 
All the best,
Carolyn
 
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President
February Drop-in with
Dale Bremner ACS
Thursday 17th February at 7pm
Globe trotting cinematographer Dale Bremner ACS will join us in a webinar drop-in hosted by NSW Committee member Anna Howard ACS to discuss some of his exciting recent projects in Cairo, Morocco and Lebanon.
Dale is a wonderful and candid storyteller as well as a jaw-dropping visual stylist, so this will be a drop-in to remember!
Register HERE for drop-in Webinar with DALE BREMNER ACS
Images from international TVC campaign for Telco "WE' shot in Cairo.
Free Online Workshops
for ACS Members
BEING WELL
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2ND, 7PM
The workshop focuses on the following topics:
+      The physical, mental and emotional aspects of Wellbeing;
+      The most effective ways to define personal boundaries;
+      Understanding imposter syndrome, self-critical thoughts and self-sabotage;
+      How business tips can (surprisingly) help with wellbeing;
+      Creative practice processes in the modern world, including managing blocks. 
ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE ACCESS TO A DROPBOX PACKED WITH RESOURCES
Register HERE for BEING WELL
MONEY IS NOT A DIRTY WORD
THURSDAY, MARCH 31ST, 7PM
 Topics covered in depth include:
+     The Famine and the Feast – weathering the ups and downs of creative income;
+     Making financial decisions more easily;
+     The basics of budgets and cash flowprojection;
+     Practical steps to getting financially organised;
+     More resources and places to go for help. 
ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE ACCESS TO A DROPBOX PACKED WITH RESOURCES
Register HERE for MONEY IS NOT A DIRTY WORD
These workshops are FREE for ACS Members but OPEN to non-members for a $15 per workshop fee payable through the Eventbrite links above.
The NSW Committee would like to wildly cheer and congratulate NSW member Erika Addis on her recent election as the first female National President of the ACS.

Awards Season News
 
Nicola Daley ACS wins Best Cinematography
at the International Cinephile Society Awards
READ THE DETAILED "Benediction" AC Magazine article HERE
Ari Wegner ACS and Greig Fraser ACS ASC

both nominated for 2022 BAFTA & Academy Awards
LISTEN to Ari Wegner ACS 'THE POWER OF THE DOG' Podcast HERE
Greig Fraser ACS ASC 'DUNE' Podcast HERE

To Australian Cinematographers Society,

 

Hello, this is Chiara. I am contacting you on behalf of The Japan Foundation, Sydney regarding our upcoming exhibition, continuum: Independent animation from Japan and Australia, running from February 18 to July 2, 2022.

 

This free exhibition celebrates 14 vibrant and subtly subversive works of contemporary independent animation from filmmakers across Australia and Japan, featuring recent video works from award-winning filmmakers including Kōji Yamamura and Nicholas Tory, as well as animation studio PAW Media and social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Connected by the concept of continuum as expressed through separate yet coalescing moments, these films tell us much about ourselves, often challenging long-held narratives surrounding our relationship to nature, history and each other. Objects, sketches and other media that document the intricate processes of animation production will also be on display. 
Exhibiton information HERE
Pioneering ABC News Cinematographer

Dorothy Hallam
Read an in-depth article on Dorothy's life and career written by the ABC HERE
WATCH ASC Clubhouse interview with 'UNBELIEVABLE' cinematographer QUYEN TRAN HERE
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As you think about all your 2022 projects...

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& think about who is in your crew...

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