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21st January 2022
A Message from the NSW President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Happy New Year to you all. Despite the rocky start, I do hope everyone enjoyed some precious time with family and friends and got some sort of a break.
As you may well be aware from reading the National Short Ends, our fearless leader National ACS President Ron Johanson OAM ACS has announced he will not be standing again. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all of the NSW committee, members and sponsors to thank and congratulate Ron on his leadership over the past 14 years. It has put the ACS onto the international stage and ushered in many initiatives and ideas. Thank you Ron for all your years of  hard work, sense of humour and friendship. We are comforted to know that you will remain President for a period to help smoothly transition your successor and will continue your work on the International stage.

I’m very pleased to announce that our HDR test day, organised by Tom Gleeson and Ben Allan ACS CSI  from our National Technical Committee, finally went ahead on Jan 10th thanks to the support of an enthusiastic group of people. Many thanks to our guest DOP, Toby Oliver ACS who said it was a really valuable day. Thanks to Steve Schofield for his generosity in supplying the studio space along with the talented Alan Fraser. Thank you to Lizz Vernon, Aleksei Vanamois, Mikey Hamer and Sidat De Silva for helping with all the gear. A big thank you also to Scott Bird, Simon Alberry form Cutting Edge, Nic Godoy from Panavision and Anthony Kable from Sony who all helped make this day happen. I look forward to seeing the completed film that shares their results and insights.
In response to some of the ACS Camera Workforce Census feedback, we are pleased to announce as part of Small Business Month in March, that ACS NSW will be running two workshops designed for creatives negotiating a freelance industry. The first on March 2nd is titled “Being Well” addressing mental health in creative industry. The second on March 31st is called “Money Is Not a Dirty Word” addressing all things financial whether working freelance, contract or in a small business. Both these workshops will be free to members and sponsors thanks to the hard work of Velinda Wardell ACS.
Thanks to David Lewis ACS (our National CineKids coordinator) and his team, who held another successful CineKids Zoom meet-up last weekend so that our younger members could share where they were at, some of their work, new gear and get some advice on their plans for 2022.
For those of you who have been missing the big screen of late and are a bit hesitant to sit indoors at the cinema, we’ve put together some great outdoor cinema events that are running across Sydney this summer. Please see below for some links…happy viewing.
Let’s hope 2022 turns a corner soon and as we continue to try and work during this challenging wave please keep in mind our ACS sponsors for any services or equipment that you may need,
All the best,
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President
Open Air Cinemas
to satisfy those big screen cravings!
Check out the Flickerfest 2022 programme HERE
Moonlight Cinema Program & Tickets HERE
Brilliant schedule HERE including 'Belfast' on Jan 30th!
St Ives
North Sydney
Sutherland Shire screenings HERE

....and don't forget the drive-ins!
Heddon Greta (near Kurri Kurri in the Hunter)
Skyline EVENT Cinemas Blacktown (drive in)
CineKids UPDATE : Old and New Get Together 
Sunday 16 Jan 2022 by Zoom.

Throughout the year we have had a number parents inquire to the ACS to discuss how best to support their child’s interest and potential future in cinematography.

It was decided to hold a “Get Together” of some of the older Cinekids (who had moved on) and the present younger ones, to discuss where each CineKid was now, the path they had taken to get there and what advice they may have to pass onto the others.

Unfortunately, a Face to Face at the Headquarters was not possible due to Covid restrictions, so we had a Zoom conversation instead.

Eight CineKids joined in:

Darwin Schulze      

Left school midway through his HSC now running own business shooting and editing as a Freelancer
David Szasz     
Completed HSC now doing a 3-year degree at AFTRS in Cinematography 2nd Year
Luca Blades     
Completed HSC now doing a 3-year degree at AFTRS in Cinematography 2nd Year
Brady O’Sullivan    
Completed HSC now doing a 3-year course at SAE Institute Chippendale 1st year
Bella Merlino           : HSC  this year.
Adelaide Kennedy   : High School
Robert Hudson        : High School
Jacob Hudson          : High School

Ideas were freely exchanged, and some new camera gear demonstrated by some. The morning was very successful, and we look forward to the next catch up. Thanks to Aleksei Vanamois, David Wakeley ACS and Marianne Wakeley for making this “Get Together” happen.

David Lewis ACS
ACS - NSW CineKids Coordinator

The New Canon EOS R5 C Announced With Full Frame 8K/60P RAW Recording Capabilities MORE DETAIL HERE
Ron Johanson OAM ACS welcomed as newly elected Co-President of Imago
Read British Cinematographer Article 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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