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13th April 2021
A message from the President
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Congratulations to all our gold NSW winners who are nominees in the upcoming National ACS awards to be held at the National Gallery in Canberra on Saturday May Ist.

Whether you are a nominee or not, I encourage you to join friends and colleagues for a weekend showcasing some of the best cinematography from across Australia. As well as the awards on the Saturday night we have some exciting free side events presented by some of our wonderful sponsors.

Hope to see some of you there!!
Our April ACS NSW Drop In will be held in person this Thursday April 15th from 6pm featuring underwater cinematographer Dean Cropp who has dropped anchor in Sydney Harbour this week so he can come and share some of his vast experience. 

His contribution to the screen from his underwater world include productions: Penguin Bloom (underwater), Night on Earth (Netflix), Me and the Sea (Ocean Film Festival-dop), Shark Alarm (Seven Network) Blue Zoo (ABC) producer, dop, Storm Surfers 3D (underwater dop) and also his self produced series of Escape into Isolation. Due to covid restrictions advance bookings will be essential.
Before I sign off today, I’d like to acknowledge the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, John “JC” Clabburn. I’m sure many of you have had the pleasure of working with John who was a Ist AD in our close knit industry. His friendship and good humour will be greatly missed and the ACS extends our condolences to both his family and friends. 
Stay safe everyone, 
All the best,
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
ACS NSW March Drop In

6pm - 9pm, Thursday,15th April, 2021 

ACS National HQ
L2, 26 Ridge Street,
North Sydney NSW 2060
ACS NSW APRIL 15th | Drop-In | Dean Cropp | Registration LINK
Guest Speaker Dean Cropp

Join us in person for this months Drop In with our very special guest, cinematographer Dean Cropp. 

Dean has been around cameras his entire life. As a toddler he entered your lounge room via "The World Around Us" -- the documentary series was filmed by ACS Hall of Fame cinematographer Ben Cropp AM ACS.

Dean will discuss his specialised underwater world spanning the genres of news, current affairs and lifestyle.

His contributions to TV and cinemas screens include: Penguin Bloom, "Night on Earth", Me and the Sea, "Shark Alarm", "Blue Zoo", Storm Surfers 3D and also his self-produced series "Escape into Isolation".

NB:  Registrations essential as numbers are limited due to current Covid restrictions.  
ACS NSW APRIL Drop-In Registration LINK

The 51st ACS National AWARDS for Cinematography  

Awards Long Weekend at a glance...

Friday 30th April 

6pm to 9.30pm
PANAVISION presents Q&A Screening of "High Ground" with Director Stephen Johnson and Cinematographer Andrew Commis ACS. Moderated by Kim Batterham ACS.

9.30pm- 11.30pm
Speakeasy Bar- QT Hotel Canberra.

Saturday 1st May
ARRI AUSTRALIA presents Meet the Nominees. Moderated by Kim Batterham ACS brings together many of the nominated Cinematographers across a broad range of genres for a Q&A session.

1pm to 1.45pm
ARRI Australia and ARRISCAN Presents: Peter Richards from FIXAFILM talking about film restoration.

Hosted by Ray Martin AM. Location: The National Gallery, Canberra.

10:30pm – 2:30am
The team at ARRI Australia invites you to the ACS National Awards AFTER PARTY!!!  NO Vacancy Cocktail Lounge on level 3 of the Zoo Bar (17 London CCT Canberra 2601).
Sunday 2nd May

ACS National AGM for Presidents and Delegates.
Location: NFSA Ngunnawal Room McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601.

Below are the links to all the awards links page with specific links to book in for any or all of the above events, reserve your Awards presentation tickets, reserve accommodation, reserve complimentary invitations to the “special events”. Let’s all get together in Canberra and celebrate the ACS, our Awards and friendships.
2021 National Awards bookings Link Page
Links to accommodation in Canberra

As you think about all your 2021 projects...

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

To check out the
ACS National & NSW INSTAGRAM accounts click the respective icons below:

New South Wales Platinum Sponsor
Rotor Head logo

New South Wales Gold Sponsors
Cinoptix logo        Southern Cross Cameras Australia logo

New South Wales Silver Sponsors
Adept Turnkey logo        AJK Grips logo        Film Graphics logo        Macquarie Commercial Finance logo        PDV Digital Cinema logo
Spectrum Films logo

National Major Sponsor
Fujifilm Australia logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        Panasonic logo        Panavision logo        Silver Track Digital logo
Sony logo        The Post Lounge logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        ARRI Australia logo        C R Kennedy logo        Kayell Australia logo        Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo
Lemac logo        Lighthouse Rentals logo        Miller Australia logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo
VA Hire logo        Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Dragon Image logo        RED logo        Rosco logo
Rotor Head logo        Sura logo        Vimo Cine logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo        Stage & Screen logo

New South Wales Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, NORTH SYDNEY, NSW 2060

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