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13th November 2021
A Message from the President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
What an amazing standard and variety of work was celebrated at our recent ACS NSW & ACT Branch Awards proudly presented in partnership with our NSW platinum sponsor Rotor Head and our Major National Sponsor Fujinon- Fujifilm.

Congratulations to all the entrants and winners. It was great to see so many of you on screen with our live crosses, so elegantly handled by our favourite MC, Ray Martin AM. Thank you Ray, you make it look so easy which I can assure you it’s not! The night would not have been such a success without the great contribution from all our judges , the NSW committee who worked so hard behind the scenes with Geoff Anderson and Tim Stackpool from Sonic Sight who hit their 30thyear working on our awards which is just so appreciated. A big thanks to the team at ON AIR+  who did a great job with the livestream and showcasing all our wonderful sponsors.
Congratulations to all 6 of our newly accredited NSW members who were able to join us live in the studio, it was so great to celebrate their wonderful achievements.
Thank you to our Guest of Honour for the night, Valerie Taylor AM and her nephew Jono Heighes who presented the newly named Ron Taylor AM ACS and Valerie Taylor AM Wildlife and Nature Category. Congratulations to Andy Taylor ACS who was taken by surprise winning the Ross Wood Snr ACS Judges Award for Best Entry for his work on the documentary "Exposed - The Ghost Train Fire". Great work Andy.
Let’s hope next year we can all meet in person, and if our lockdown exit continues to go well, we are planning an end of year face to face celebration for our December Drop In.
For our November Drop In to be held this Thursday November 18that 7pm, we are delighted to be joined by Josh Flavell ACS discussing his career and recent award winning documentary “ A Fire Inside”. This will be a virtual event so please register with the link in this newsletter.
Our ACS Camera Workforce Census is reaching the final stages and I look forward to sharing the report findings due out at the end of the year.
That’s it from me this month. As we enter the home stretch of the year, please stay safe and look after each other on and off set.
All the best,
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President
L to R Dom West ACS, Florian Emmerich ACS, Ray Martin AM, Carolyn Constantine ACS, Justine Kerrigan ACS, Simon Smith ACS and Chris Bland ACS.
Our ACS NSW & ACT Branch Awards for 2021 were a wonderful success. Thanks to everyone who logged in, joined the chat and sent messages of support and congratulations to the nominees and award winners.
Thanks to our very generous sponsors
FUJINON binoculars : value $799.
WINNER - Mark Lapwood ACS NZCS
WINNER - Jackie Wolf
WINNER - Brendan Barnes SASC
Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless headphones
WINNER - Dean Brosche
IXUS 285 HS compact camera
WINNER - Ian Tyley
MOZA AIR HANDHELD GIMBAL valued at $528.00
WINNER - Richard Gibson
WINNER - Jane Moriarty
New Release Product
DMG DASH LED Fixture Case

WINNER - Josh Flavell ACS
VOUCHER FOR Aputure Accent B7C RGBWW E26/27 LED Bulb. 
WINNER - Graeme Beck
Winners should contact Aleksei Vanamois by email at [email protected] to organise collection of their prizes. Award plaques will also be sent out in the next couple of weeks
NOVEMBER DROP-IN welcomes JOSH FLAVELL ACS discussing his ACS NSW & ACT Gold Award winning documentary  'A Fire Inside'. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18TH AT 7PM

Josh is an award winning cinematographer and a graduate of The Australian Film Television & Radio School. His experience encompasses a wide range of narrative, commercial and documentary projects. Josh’s work has screened at numerous Australian and international film festivals including Cannes, Camera Image and Berlin.

REGISTER HERE for Drop-in Live Stream with Josh Flavell ACS 18th NOVEMBER at 7pm
AFTRS is looking for a fixed-term part-time Lecturer in Cinematography
SEE MORE DETAIL of the Position and APPLY HERE
The winner is Reg Garside who has kindly asked his prize to be donated to the CineKids training program. Thanks so much Reg and to Andrew Barley at Macquarie Commercial financial.

As you think about all your 2021 projects...

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

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