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12th November 2022
A Message from the NSW President
Image courtesy of Daniel Christie
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
What a wonderful night at the AGNSW celebrating the work of our NSW members last weekend as we all gathered face to face for our ACS NSW Branch Awards for 2022.
There was a strong feeling of community throughout the night, with some members attending the awards for the first time sitting along side academy award winning legends Russell Boyd AO ACS ASC and his wife Sandy Boyd and John Seale AM ACS ASC with his wife Louise Seale. We were delighted to have them all in attendance.
Ray Martin AM, our Master of Ceremonies for the evening, did a stellar job guiding us through 22 categories of amazing work. We are always so grateful to Ray for his total professionalism and passion for what we do. As a thank you gift this year, he was presented with a wonderful framed photo by our very own Piet De Vries ACS  who was able to present it to Ray in person.
We were honoured to have international journalist, Chris Reason as our Guest of Honour this year. His address to the room was both inspiring and sobering and I thank all our colleagues who put their lives at risk to bring the world the stories and images from the front line. 
Equally inspiring was our Welcome to Country by Uncle Micheal West whose story telling and humour helped set the tone for the rest of the evening.
Congratulations to all our winners, the standard and variety of work showcased was truly inspiring. All our gold winners will go onto the National Awards to be held here in Sydney on May 6th next year.
A big congratulations to our 3 newly accredited NSW members, Casimir Dickson ACS, Vance Burberry ACS and John Varga ACS. Receiving your letters is truly a career highlight and it was fantastic to hear about the varied careers of our 3 recipients.
We had a number of special awards this year and I was truly honoured to present Andrew Collier with the ACS Award of Appreciation for a lifetime of service to camera departments and the screen industry.  Thank you Andrew for attending and for your very moving words. We wish you a long and happy retirement.
Our National President, Erika Addis presented John Lanser the Ron Windon ACS Outstanding Contribution Award for his ongoing legal counsel over the decades. Congratulations and thank you John for all your guidance.
We were also excited to see Liam Brennan winning the Drew Llewelyn ACS Camerimage Scholarship  this year. Liam would already be winging his way to Poland as we speak.

A big thank you to Geoff Anderson and Tim Stackpool from Sonic Sight who ran all our AV and live-stream on the night. I can’t tell you how amazing it was to watch everyone's work on the big screen. The level of talent in the room was phenomenal. Many thanks to all our judges and NSW committee who worked very hard in pulling our awards night together.
Our biggest winner of the night was Jono Le Grice who received the Ross Wood Snr ACS Judges Awards for Best Entry for his entry in the Student Cinematography Category titled “Echoes of Darkness”. This was no mean feat considering the field of talent on the night. Congratulations Jono! 
Our next Drop In next Thursday Nov 17th from 6pm is a fantastic double bill where Jono Le Grice will screen his winning short film and speak about his work before our friends from Panavision present a really informative optics night with an emphasis on modification and customizing lenses. We will also have all the winning awards plaques available for collection to those unable to attend on the night.
As part of NSW Small Business Month, ACS NSW has organized 2 workshops in association with Creative Business Plus. The first, titled “What’s It Worth” is on Monday Nov 21st to be held both at HQ and online. It will address the challenges of charging for creative products and services. The second is on Friday Nov 25thand is an online only titled “Time management for Creatives”. Please register through the Eventbrite links in this newsletter to attend either session.
Don’t forget our next Cinekids Workshop is on Saturday 10thDec and that we are looking for a new cohort of budding filmmakers so please spread the word.
Stay safe everyone.
All the best,
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President
ACS NSW Double Bill Drop-in
Thursday 17th November
ACS HQ: Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, North Sydney

The Art of Lens Tuning
Panavision Australia proudly presents a special optics night introducing members to their current range of Anamorphic, Spherical, Large Format and S35 lenses with emphasis on modification and customization.
Presented by National TVC Marketing Manager Nic Godoy and Optics Service Manager and tuning wizard Grant Hansford.
Grant Hansford
Nic Godoy
The student film that took everyone by surprise...
Watch the 2022 Ross Wood Snr. ACS Judges Award for Best Entry
Echoes of Darkness
Presented by cinematographer Johnathon Le Grice just days before he heads off
to enroll in a Masters in Cinematography at the NFTS in London.
Join us and be part of the conversation.
See You There!
ACS NSW Branch Awards 2022
With thanks to our Major Sponsors
Ray Martin AM, Peter James ACS ASC, Russell Boyd AO ACS ASC and John Seale AM ACS ASC
Elena de Bruijne, Jean-Marc Girard & Sissy Reyes
Erika Addis and John Lanser
Check out the rest of the PHOTOS HERE
Susan Stitt ACS
Dillon Mak, Simeon Bryan & Jonathon Le Grice
Awards Programme & Winners List HERE
Tyson Perkins, Kevin Hudson ACS & Drew English
Most images courtesy of Daniel Christie
Award Laurels
For members who wish to display their ACS Awards with Laurels, please get in touch with Lizz Vernon using the button below. Please don't make them up yourself. Lizz is happy to make Laurels for any member of any branch, including past wins. 
Information Required:

Award received
Member's Name
State or Territory of Award (or National)
Award Category
Name of Entry
Year in which the Award was received
Upcoming ACS NSW
Professional Development Sessions
Session 1: What's it Worth?
Monday 21st November from 6.30pm
Working out what to charge for creative products and services can be a colossal challenge. Where to even start? 

What’s It Worth is a practical workshop that covers the basics of figuring out the price point for creative work, including calculating costs and understanding what the market can bear. 

What’s It Worth is vital for anyone struggling to understand the value of their own work, and how to share that value with others. 
21st November 2022

Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: In person at ACS HQ : Level 2,
26 Ridge St. North Sydney 2060

and Streaming Online
(link provided upon registration)
Session 1 Registration Link and MORE INFO HERE
Session 2: Time management for Creatives
Friday 25th November from 5.30pm
This short, sharp and straight-to-the-point workshop answers the age-old question – how are we supposed to find the time to run a creative career, pursue our practice, and have a life as well?

In a fun and relaxed setting your facilitator will discuss practical strategies specifically pondered for creatives. We’ll help keep all the juggling balls in the air, and find better ways of monitoring and managing capacity.
25th November 2022

Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Streaming Online
(link provided upon registration)
Session 2 Registration Link and MORE INFO HERE
This event is proudly funded by the NSW Government Small Business Month program.
Due to Kim Batterham ACS retiring and the ending of other contracts..
Discipline Lead Cinematography – Fixed Term (3 years), Full Time
Closing 17 November 2022 11:59pm
We are looking for a highly skilled industry practitioner with strong experience in teaching and mentoring to join our team in developing and delivering the Master's Program as Discipline Lead Cinematography. Under the direction of the Program Convenor, the Discipline Lead works collaboratively to co-determine, develop, and deliver the Master of Arts Screen program.
If you wish to apply please complete an application on our Jobs Portal the Discipline Lead: Cinematography to read the Position Description and commence your application.
Lecturer, Cinematography – 1 Year Fixed Term (Part Time)
Closing 17 November 2022 11:59pm
We are looking for an engaged and collaborative Lecturer to join the team in delivering AFTRS' Master of Arts Screen: Cinematography. This is a hands-on, dynamic program producing the next generation of creative Cinematography professionals.
If you wish to apply please complete an application on our Jobs Portal the Lecturer, Cinematography to read the Position Description and commence your application.
Professional Photography Lab
..would like to offer ACS members
a 10% discount on all work.
They printed this beautiful image created by Piet De Vries ACS which was presented as a thankyou gift to Ray Martin AM at the recent ACS NSW Branch Awards.
Address: 90 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008
Phone (02) 93190455
Link to website

... and ACS National President Erika Addis will also be in Poland
to present A Wider Lens.
Tuesday November 15th at 15.00 if you are there.
For those who would like to read the REPORT, Click HERE
Next CineKids Workshop

Saturday 10th December 2022

Interested in film? Want to know more about cinematography, editing, sound and more? Are you under 15? Then the Australian Cinematographers Society's CineKids is for you and we are looking for new members to join us!

The ACS created CineKids to encourage and foster kids interested in filmmaking to participate and take an active hands on approach to Cinematography

Here you'll find inspiration to create your own films, with video tutorials from expert cinematographers and tips and tricks to get you started. If you are interested in joining...

Join Cinekids HERE
Kindly sponsored by
Date: Sat. 10 December 2022
Time: 9:30 till 12:00 AM
Mentor: Elena de Bruijne
Fee: $25 Annual Membership ACS Cinekids
Location: ACS Headquarters
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, 
North Sydney NSW 2060
Submit your film to Sydney Film Festival 2023
Calling all filmmakers! Submit your narrative feature, documentary or short film and be part of the 70th Sydney Film Festival, 7-18 June 2023. 

Next year Sydney Film Festival is offering the largest prize pool for filmmakers and their films in the festival’s history – including doubling the prize of Best Australian Documentary from $10,000 to $20,000, thanks to Documentary Australia. Join the biggest celebration of audacious, cutting-edge and courageous filmmaking in Australia
Save the Date
For the ACS NSW Christmas Party
Thursday 15th December 2022
FREE for Members. More details to come soon...

As you think about all the people on your projects...

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

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