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          Message from           the President

Welcome to the new year, may it be a prosperous and productive year for you all.

Given their busy schedule we are fortunate to have Bruce Young ACS and director Sean Seet to start off the 2020 drop ins this Thursday 16th January to talk about their collaboration on “Storm Boy”. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to ask you all to help the committee and yourselves by contributing in any way possible, we are always looking for help and if you could let any members of the committee know you are available it would be greatly appreciated. In the same vein I would also welcome your contribute by putting forward ideas and maybe organising someone or something that you see of being a benefit to cinematography.

After this weeks we an upcoming event which is a night at Apple’s new post production demonstration suite at their offices in Martin Place. It will be a great opportunity to see the latest and the best from Apple and they will have specialist people there to answer any of your questions. Details to follow.

The NSW committee has also decided to open up their committee meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at the HQ to the membership. This is so our members can see how the society is managed. Attendees won’t be able to vote however it is an opportunity for any members to bring forward any ideas or problems to the committee.
As numbers are limited please contact me if you wish to attend.

Please contact me if you have any questions re the society.

Warm Regards to all.

Calvin Gardiner ACS

 ACS presents the first monthly drop in for 2020

Thursday 16th January, 2020

Let's get the New Year off to a flying start...

Join cinematographer Bruce Young ACS & director Shawn Seet
as they discuss the working relationship between the DOP and Director.

16th January


ACS HQ, Level 2,
26 Ridge Street, NORTH SYDNEY

They'll also be presenting some of their award winning work on the recent feature production of STORM BOY.
Photos by Matt Nettheim

CR Kennedy @ The ACS HQ 

Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, NORTH SYDNEY
21st January 2020
Please RSVP to

See WOMEN OF STEEL director & firefighter Robynne Murphy

As at January 5th:  

Robynne has been on the fireground in 12 hour shifts since November 26. For the past 43 days she has been unable to do anything except fight the fires and then try to sleep and recover so she can go out and do it again. The clip from Channel 7 speaks volumes about what the RFS volunteers are going through. Communication with the South Coast is now sporadic and Robynne has almost no time to speak to us but editor Rowena Crowe and I are carrying on with the film as best we can.When you see the spirit Robynne shows in the Channel 7 clip, I hope you will understand why. That same strength animates WOMEN OF STEEL and is very much needed in a devastated country.
Robynne Murphy on Channel 7 as she tells it like it is
click the Women of Steel image...

Patrons: Sally McManus - Secretary ACTU
Jennie George – Former federal parliamentarian/president ACTU
Ann Curthoys – Historian, Professor Emerita Australian National University


An invitation to contribute

Director Robynne Murphy and veteran filmmaker Martha Ansara invite you to help produce this important film by donating what you can towards its completion.

Wollongong, NSW Australia — 1980: Denied jobs at the steel mill — the city’s main employer — working class/migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a fourteen-year long campaign for the right to work. Their battle with BHP, Australia’s richest and most powerful company, took them from the factory gate to the highest court in the land and changed the rules for women throughout Australia. In Women of Steel they tell their own stories for the first time on film. The result is an exciting and often humorous tale of how a bunch of women did what no one else believed they could do and subdued a giant.

Directed by campaign activist, filmmaker and thirty-year career steelworker Robynne Murphy, Women of Steel is a story to inspire and encourage people everywhere.

With your support the film will be completed by March 2020

Further information: 

View the trailer:
I know that most of you, especially those impacted directly by the fires, will have many pressing priorities at this time, Nevertheless I'm reaching out to you to give Robynne the emotional support of making just a small (additional) donation -- even a token amount would be a boost. It has always given Robynne so much happiness to see each name appear on the donations list.

Tax deductible donations can be sent via the link below:

ACS Technical Committee runs a series of tests of the new Sony FX9.

SONY FX9 ACS Roundtable

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