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  • Presidential Address
  • ACS QLD Encouragement Program
  • ACS Membership Renewal
  • ACS Committee Call out
  • Queensland Clarion Awards - MEAA
  • Queensland Screen Industry Drinks
  • Postcard from Julian Panetta
Message from the President
Hi everyone,

This will be my last message to you as ACS Queensland President. It’s truly been an honour, a learning curve and hugely enjoyable to lead the QLD branch and work with a fantastic team of members over the four years of serving on the committee. From long standing members including Ron Johanson OAM ACS, Tim Jordin Vice President of many years and ACS life time member Mick Fanning through to new comers full of ideas and energy like our current Secretary Alex Shingles, the Queensland committee is a fantastic group of dedicated cinematographers who give a lot of their time to make things happen for you. My very warm thanks to everyone I worked with over this time. I will miss you!

Want to work with a great team and be part of an amazing group of cinematographers? Put your name in to join the committee! All positions are open and will be voted on at the AGM coming up very soon – don’t miss it!

Remember State Awards Entries OPEN 1st August at 9am until 21st August at 11.59pm. 
AWARDS NIGHT November 20 – as you know and have put in your diary already

By now you really should have received your membership renewal for 21 / 22, sorry for the delay. There was an unfortunate obstacle with the sending out of the renewals that took some finangling to sort out, thanks to Mick Fanning for trouble shooting. Please pay at your earliest chance.

Thinking of applying for ACS Accreditation?  Please talk to Ron Johanson OAM ACS or the incoming ACS QLD President (will be announced at the AGM) asap about your application as the window to submit Accreditation applications is limited to September 1 to September 30.

Big thanks all those who have agreed to come on board the first roll out of the ACS QLD Encouragement Program, and congratulations to all those who have been offered a place. And special thanks to Shin Fung Cheung who has championed the Encouragement Program and brought it into existence.

Remember, everyone, look after each other and stay safe.

All the best,
hasta luego
Erika Addis
ACS QLD President
Pictured: DOP Helen Carter & 1st AC Emily Burton
ACS QLD Encouragement Program
ACS QLD is delighted to announce that we have paired 8 mentors to 8 mentees for our trial of the ACS QLD Encouragement Program. 

The Encouragement Program is a mentorship program designed to encourage young cinematographers to engage in positive enteration with experienced cinematographers on but not limited to, experiences, techniques and creative critiques.

The pairings are listed:

We wish both our mentors and mentees the best of luck!
ACS Membership Renewal
As the 20/21 financial year comes to an end, we'd like to remind our members to renew their membership with the ACS for the 21/22 financial year. 

If you have not received an email regarding payment please email:
ACS QLD Committee: Let your voice be heard
Want to make a difference? The AGM is quickly approaching and we're looking to expand our committee to create greater change in the community. 

"“Becoming a committee member made me realise I have a voice that can help others through workshops we create or even just having a chat and developing a stronger connection with our community. We have to be the change we want to see." - Rachel Sieger

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you think who may be suitable for the role, feel free to email a nomination form to the following address: 
Nomination Form
The ACS QLD Annual General Meeting is fast approaching! SAVE THE DATE - Join us as Jason Hargreaves ACS dives deep into his recent virtual production works at Edge Lab's production facilities. Followed by a reveal of our new ACS QLD President and committee members!
Date: Thursday 29th of July, 2021
Time: 6:00pm arrival for a 6:30pm commencement
Venue: Griffith Film School, 472 Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD
Book Now
Queensland Clarion Awards - MEAA
The annual Queensland Clarion Awards are now open for entries. The Awards are open to all Queensland media for work published on any platform between July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Entries close at midnight on Monday July 13, 2021. There will be no extensions.

Free entry for ACS,MEAA and CPSU members. 
Submit Here
Queensland Screen Industry Drinks:

Christmas in July!

SAVE THE DATE - Dust off those Christmas sweaters and come and catch up with colleagues and friends! Entry price includes your first drink for free!

Date: Thursday 22th of July, 2021
Time: 6:00pm arrival
Venue: The Sound Garden, 318 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Book Now
Postcard from...Julian Panetta
Reality TV, we meet again.

After the snap border closures, I received a call asking if I was available to travel to Far North Queensland to shoot some on set stills for a new mega budget reality production.

From a stills point of view it was a pretty straight forward brief, though what I found the most interesting is the way that cinematographers are now approaching reality TV.
5 years ago when I first worked on My Kitchen Rules, it was still centred around broadcast 2/3” cameras. The next season, all operators had moved onto Sony F5/55 and there might’ve been a cheap drone in the mix.

On this production, full frame cameras, gimbals, steadicam, high end drone and FPV were the default.
 In addition to the gear itself, the DP was managing a camera team of 13 operators plus assistants, sometimes across multiple units, sometimes all shooting the same scene.

With that many lenses all pointed at each other, you’d expect complete chaos, but there was almost an unspoken, psychic way in which everyone managed to navigate around each other without compromising the coverage the director needed.

Lighting for 360° is its own beast, though their strategy was to lean heavily into architectural lighting. While few people aspire to shoot reality TV, I walked away from the experience with a newfound respect for the hundreds of crew members that make these insanely large productions as smooth as they are.

My last day was filled with a hike through Mossman gorge, a tiring and slippery way to end the week.

Julian Panetta
ACS QLD Vice President
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On the Horizon...
  • Closing date for ACS QLD committee nomination - 22th July
  • Queensland Screen Industry Drinks - 22th July
  • AGM - 29th July
  • ACS QLD State Awards Open - 1st August to 21st August
  • Committee Meeting - 2nd August
  • ACS QLD Camera Assisting Workshop - August TBD
  • Accreditation Applications Open - 1st September to 30th September
  • Comittee Meeting - 6th September
  • ACS QLD State Awards - 20th November

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