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10th December 2021
A Message from the President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As the end of year fast approaches, I’m excited to announce that ACS NSW will be holding its December Drop-in face to face again this year at the Coal Loader in Waverton. Proudly sponsored by our friends at Arri, please join us on Thursday December 16th from 6pm for a weather permitting outdoor event full of holiday cheer and familiar faces. This is an event for both our members and our valued sponsors so please register with the Eventbrite link in this newsletter.
Our Camera Workforce Census report is due out by the end of the year and we hope to release it to members over the holiday period. It will be a great basis for some of our initiatives for 2022 and provide some very interesting yet sobering reading. One point that is worth thinking about before we start a new year is how we as group, and often leaders of teams, can become more aware of discrimination in our workplaces. Our census revealed that many more members reported experiences of discrimination or bullying but not many people reported “seeing” them, which suggests we might not be as aware as we could be in regards what others are experiencing at work.
I also feel that 2022 could be a chance to offer up some more hands on training programs and master classes. I would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like offer up some of their experience to other members in a training session or master class to get in touch. I would love to hear from you. It’s always great to pay it forward. [email protected]

The ACS website is well on its way to receiving a total overhaul, so we will soon be able to share some of the great webinars we have had over the past 2 years. Please check your contact details are up to date in the members section so your AC Magazine is being sent to the correct address.
The recording of our fabulous ACS NSW / ACT awards is now available “on demand” so if you missed the night please see our links below so you can catch up on the celebrations and some truly fantastic work.

A big thank you to all of the ACS NSW Committee for your continued hard work and dedication and to all our sponsors who have been so supportive of the ACS and its members.
I wish all our members and sponsors a very relaxing and happy holiday season and hope you all have time to catch up with friends or family. 
All the best,
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President
ACS NSW End of Year Drop-in
Kindly Sponsored by ARRI Australia
From 6pm on Thursday 16th December
The Coal Loader, Waverton
Some happy memories from last time..
Due to COVID restrictions on numbers you must register to attend.
Register HERE for the Drop-in
...and the following night.
Andy Taylor ACS celebrating his Ross Wood Snr. ACS Judges Award for 2021 Awards Best Entry
Kevin Hudson ACS has kindly edited the 2021 ACS NSW & ACT Awards LIVE-STREAM into separate award categories. If you would like to go back and check out a particular category you can now do so with just ONE CLICK!!
Each Category can also be individually DOWNLOADED
David Brill's Story:
On the Frontlines

This is the story of David Brill, one of the very best of Australian cinematographers - past and present. He is in the same company as Damien Parer and Neil Davis.

Over the past forty years he has covered wars and disasters all over the world. He filmed the fall of Saigon. He was in Moscow during the collapse of communism. He has covered countless other conflicts and natural disasters in Asia, Africa and North and South America.

He has been single-mindedly dedicated to the pursuit of his craft: to get the story, get the film - always to preserve and present the human dimension, no matter how large or mindless the conflict or event.

Watch on ABC News-24 at 8:00 PM on Sunday 12th December
Repeated on Monday 27 Dec at 6:00 AM
Job Opportunity

Arri Australia are looking for a

Sales Administration SAP

See the job description here
Update your contact details on the ACS Website
We have had a growing number of AC Magazines returned to sender as members move and don't update their contact details. If you could log in and check your details it would be much appreciated.
To do this follow these steps:
            Go to
            Click on "Member login click here" on top right corner
            on left hand side OF YOUR PAGE Select “PRIVATE” under VISIBILITY 
            Scroll down to "CONTACT DETAILS" 
            UPDATE  YOUR ADDRESS (remember to press SAVE)
If you have not been receiving your copy of AC magazine also check your subscriptions settings.
            Select “SUBSCRIPTIONS” in the options below your name
            TICK "AC MAGAZINE “  and the BOX TURNS GREEN! and REMEMBER to press SAVE.
Peter James ACS ASC in conversation with Bruce Beresford - Podcast
Listen to two-time Oscar Nominee film Director Bruce Beresford discuss his films and experiences, joined by cinematographer Peter James ACS ASC to talk about Double Jeopardy now screening on Netflix.

As you think about all your 2022 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        Blue Post logo        Film Graphics logo        Macquarie Commercial Finance logo
Spectrum Films logo

National Major Sponsor
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National Diamond Sponsor
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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        Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Showreel Finder logo        SUNSTUDIOS logo
VA Hire logo        Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
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National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Mark Robinson Motion Control logo        RED logo        Rotor Head logo
Sura logo        TecArt 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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