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5th December 2022
A Message from the NSW President
Image courtesy of Daniel Christie
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the ACS NSW Branch I would like to extend my condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of ACS accredited member #108, Richard Bailie-Mace ACS who recently passed away. Richard was a life member (2013) and was inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame (2014). He had a long and varied career and, having mentored many that came after him, I know he will be deeply missed.
It’s been a big end to the year and so I’m hoping as we wind down, many of you will get a chance over the holiday season to regroup and take some time for yourselves, and to spend it with friends and family.
Our November Optics Drop In was a massive success, so a big thank you to Nic Godoy and Grant Hansford from Panavision and to Jono Le Grice for coming along and sharing some insights into the shooting of the AFTRS short film that earned him the Ross Wood ACS Judges Award this year.
Our December ACS NSW Drop In will be our annual festive celebration in partnership with ARRI Australia. ARRI have kindly made their new premises at North Ryde available, so join us for our end of year celebration on Thursday December 15th from 6pm. There is plenty of parking at ARRI Australia, a train station nearby and the event is FREE for all our members and sponsors. We will have a food truck on site and drinks to help celebrate the end of the year with friends and colleagues. Please see details below, we look forward to seeing you all there!!
There’s also a combined Guilds Xmas Party on Tuesday December 13th from 6pm that ACS members are invited to attend. This is a ticketed event so please book via the link in this newsletter.
A reminder that we have an upcoming Cinekids Workshop run by Elena de Brujine on Saturday Dec 10th from 9.30am -12 noon. We still have some places, so please pass on this information to any 12-15 year old potential Cinekids.
If you think you might have window of opportunity in the coming year to run a workshop, talk about an aspect of your work or are interested in mentoring upcoming cines, please drop me a line so we can make it happen.

My email is
Enjoy the holiday season everyone and hope to see you at our Festive Drop In next week!
All the best,
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President
ACS NSW December Drop-in and Xmas Party
Thursday 15th December
at Arri Australia
B Building, Suite 2, 12 Julius Avenue, North Ryde
Food, drinks & good times!
FREE and all members and sponsors WELCOME
Please RSVP to Aleksei Vanamois HERE
See You There!
Guilds Party Booking Link HERE
Recent Pics from ACS HQ
November Drop in with Panavision
and Jono Le Grice
Nic Godoy from Panavision giving a presentation on optical tuning & format choices
LOTS of lenses
A full house takes it all in
The Panavision team: L-R Grant Hansford, Nick Mizzi , Nic Godoy and Tahnee Simpson.
Jono Le Grice discusses the techniques used to realise his 2022 Ross Wood Snr ACS Judges Award winning film 'Echoes of Darkness'.
Images courtesy of David Wakeley ACS and Vitali Lisau
ACS NSW Branch Awards 2022
You can easily scrub through to find particular categories
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:
Member's Name

Award received
Award Category

State or Territory of Award (or National)
Year in which the Award was received
Name of Entry

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
Vale Richard Bailie-Mace ACS
June 3 1937 - Novenber 22 2022

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday December 6th 2022 @2pm
St Nicholas Anglican Church
Corner of Lake and Bent Street Tuncurry NSW 2428


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