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8th June 2022
A Message from the NSW President
Image courtesy of Jenny Hicks
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Many thanks to all our members and sponsors who helped make our May events such a success. From the Sony/Lemac launch of the the new Venice 2 camera, to going behind the scenes using the Vortex 4 from Creamsource Lighting or absorbing yourself in a weekend of HDR with an impressive array of industry presenters.
ARRI Australia also hosted the launch of the brand new Alexa 35 that many of our members attended and were able to learn about some of its’ key features and impressive capabilities.
This month is also shaping up to be a busy one with the launch of the Sydney Film Festival this week and a fantastic Drop In on Thursday June 16th at 6pm that will showcase a double bill of our National Award winning members. Gold Tripod winner for his music video, Liam Brennan will be talking through the tech and the creative planning behind his one shot mind bending piece of work. We are also delighted to be joined by Pawel Achtel ACS who is the 2022 winner of the Bob Miller ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award. Straight off a Warner Bros set, Pawel will have his 65 million photosite 9 x7 camera there to demonstrate in person.
I would also like to encourage members to help out on any of our monthly Drop Ins or special events. We are a voluntary organisation so if you know you might have time to lend a hand please let me know so I can you include you in our email call outs. You don’t have to be on the committee to lend a hand.

The NSW ACS would like to welcome Ukranian filmmakers and cinematographers who have reached Australia to our members nights and drop-ins. Please contact ACS NSW or NSW Vice President Velinda Wardell ACS if you know someone who might wish to attend.
All the best,
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President
JUNE Drop-in with
National Award winners Double Bill
Thursday 16th June
ACS HQ from 6pm
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street North Sydney
First up..
Liam Brennan & THAT music video!
Those of us lucky enough to attend the "Meet the Nominees" session in Adelaide (sponsored by Arri) as a part of the recent National Awards can attest that one of the most exciting works shown was Gold Tripod winner "Short Lived Love" by Qld member Liam Brennan.
A 1-shot mind-bender that sets new standards for inventive camera movement
Watch the Video HERE
Join us at ACS HQ to learn all the tricks and see the tech used to pull off this amazing shot with the cinematographer themself as our guide!
All BTS images courtesy of Matty Nhyuis
Pawel Achtel ACS who took out the Bob Miller- ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award demos his 65 million photosite 9 x 7 camera
Check out more detail of the 9x7 camera HERE
Please note, we ask that all attendees are double vaccinated.
The NSW ACS would like to welcome Ukranian filmmakers and cinematographers who have reached Australia, to come to our members nights and drop-ins. Please contact ACS NSW or NSW Vice President Velinda Wardell ACS if you know someone who might wish to attend. Thank you.
Arri launches the first true evolution of the Alexa sensor in 12 years with the
  • New Super 35 format native 4K 3:2 sensor that runs up to 120fps
  • 17 Stops of Dynamic Range, 2.5 stops more than previous ARRI cameras, with 1.5 stops more in highlights and 1 stop in shadows
  • More contrast with stray-light optimised lens mounts
  • Increased sensitivity ranging from EI 160 to EI 6400
  • Optional Enhanced Sensitivity Mode from EI 2560 to EI 6400, for even cleaner images in low light
ACS Member discounts at Sun Studios!
50% off your first equipment hire and 15% off for every hire after that!
Click for more detail HERE

Craft in Focus

Join NSW President Carolyn Constantine ACS at a Sydney Film Festival panel discussion in celebration of the newly announced SFF AFTRS Craft Award, moderated by AFTRS CEO Dr. Nell Greenwood on Australian Cinema – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Sun 12 Jun at 4:30pm, Sydney Town Hall
FREE! Get your tickets HERE
Pics from the NSW Clubhouse..


Venice 2 Presentation
Special Thanks to the teams at Sony and Lemac who hosted such a successful and informative night that featured the new Sony Venice 2 camera at ACS HQ on Thursday May 12th.
Heath McKinley from Sony and Tim Jordin from Lemac presented to a full house of members, all keen to see the differences and improvements this new camera offers them. 
In true ACS spirit, members and sponsors were able to chat and mingle whilst learning about another great new camera now available in Australia.

Vortex 4 from Creamsource Lighting
Thanks also to Mark Naidoo from Creamource Lighting, Gaffer Storm Ashwood and DOP Casimir Dickson for sharing their experience with the Vortex 4 from Creamsource.
Thanks also to NSW member Vitali Lisau for taking photos on both nights.
Shoot to Screen
Thanks to  Ben Allan ACS CSI, Warren Eagles CSI and Sidat de Silva for organsing the HDR weekend. What a fantastic event, great numbers, questions and interactions. 
The session videos will be released to members in the months to come.
A big thank you to all the sponsors and speakers for sharing your time and passion, especially Stuart Pointon from PavtiCal, Marcus Hopton Smith CSI  from Blue Post, Adam Eden CSI from Eden Collective, the team from Eizo who supplied all the HDR monitors, Rebel Fleet and Mojo Media Solutions.
Photos courtesy of Warren Eagles CSI
Presents the

Following the success of the 2021 Sony Film Festival, Sony presents Catchlight Film Festival to once again celebrate the best short-form filmmaking shot on Sony cameras across Australia and New Zealand.

In 2022, Catchlight Film Festival includes four categories;

Fiction (scripted)
Non-Fiction (documentary)
Student Fiction
and Music Video

Once again encouraging submissions from short filmmakers
of all kinds. Building on Sony’s deep roots in the global film and television industry, and its technology leadership in digital imaging, Catchlight Film Festival aims to support the vibrant and flourishing filmmaking community in Australia and New Zealand.

CLOSING DATE for submissions is

11:59PM AEST on Wednesday, 15 June 2022.

Registration for Cinegear Expo 2022 in LA is now open.
The dates of the EXPO are June 9-12, 2022.
cinegear EXPO weblink HERE
This year cinegear also has 2021 LA EXPO ON DEMAND
Watch live event recordings of the 2021 LA Expo.
Check back regularly for content, Show Floor Interviews with Exhibitors, Premier Seminars and Master Classes.

Course Booking Details

Contact Louis Puli : Lead Steadicam Instructor
Cell: 0419542024
Email at

Exciting news - the Japanese Film Festival is back with JFF Fringe!
Exclusive to Sydney, the program features four documentaries that spotlight Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, along with their architectural firm SANAA. Showing at Palace Central and Verona from June 24-26, 2022.
More Info & full program HERE

As you think about all your 2022 projects...

we ask you to be mindful
& think about who is in your crew...

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