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ACS South Australian Branch


August 2022

From the Pres
A Wider Lens Report Launched
SA 2022 AGM
Drew Llewelyn ACS Camerimage Scholarship

Profile - Emerson Hoskin
From the Pres
Award Entry Window OPEN
The entry window opened August 1 and closes August 21 so enter real soon. You have to be in it to win it. The only way to be entered into the ACS National Awards for cinematography is to win Gold at the State level. Entry for our awards is via the ACS website, don't forget, you must be financial to enter the 2022 ACS State Awards for Cinematography.

2022 Accreditation Submissions
The entry window for ACS Accreditation opens September 1 and closes September 30 but if you are thinking of applying you should be getting your submission together before then so I can have a look at it and offer any advice I can. This is a busy time of the year for me as I'll be involved in the judging of both the SA & WA awards as well as the Northern Territory awards this year.
Vale Marion Leake 1931 - 2022
Marion Leake was almost as synonymous with the ACS as was founding father John Leake OAM ACS. Although it was John who was the ACS stalwart it was Marion, behind the scenes, who supported him and ensured that John’s roles were always done impeccably.

Marion was one of the four venerable ladies of the ACS who, along with Mary Wood, Nita Gardiner and Norma Feeney, opened the Society’s National Headquarters in Sydney on March 3rd, 2011.

She did an enormous amount of work behind the scenes for the Society for many many years, but always wished to remain out of the spotlight. That was John’s role as far as she was concerned.

Marion passed away in Sydney on July 3, 2022 at the age of 91 and was privately cremated on July 13th in accordance with her wishes. She’ll be sadly missed by her daughters Melissa, Micaele, Meredith, and Marion, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, along with all ACS members who knew and loved her.

  - Ted Rayment ACS, David Wakeley ACS & Ron Johanson OAM ACS

SA Branch Sponsorship
It's that time of the year where we are searching for sponsors for our branch. So if you would be interested, or know of a company that could be good to considering sponsoring us, please forward them our 2022 2023 SA Branch Sponsorship Proposal, there are various packages available to suit varying budgets.
Thank you Ron
Recently our ex National President, Ron Johanson OAM ACS resigned form the position of National Sponsorship Manager and behalf of our branch we thank him for his tireless service to the sponsors and all of our members. We hope you enjoy both good health and retirement Sir Ron.

Virtual Production Event
I hope you are one of the 37 who booked for our VP night on August 2 as bookings closed at midnight July 31. I look forward to seeing you there and don't forget that masks are recommended at this event.

Please stay well and stay safe!
Launch of A Wider Lens Report
Our National ACS President, Erika Addis, has been from Winton QLD to Perth WA, talking about the report, A Wider Lens, to producers, directors, government screen agencies, tertiary institutions and all and sundry. With a lot of work from Caro Constantine ACSBen Allan ACS CSI, Clara Chong, Tracey Mair and many others, on Thursday 28th July the report was launched with more than 70 people attending live, and well over 200 people from Australia wide and all over the world viewing the streaming link. Many thanks to the wonderful speakers Leah Purcell, Ray Martin and Dr Amanda Coles, and to ARRI AustraliaAFTRS and Deakin University for sponsoring the launch. The livestream event is recorded and will be available on the website soon.
Findings in A Wider Lens have been widely reported including in Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Guardian, IF Magazine and The Conversation, and follow up articles are coming in Screen Hub and of course AC Magazine. The ACS has made clear a stand and we are being recognised for our leadership and contribution to dealing with the mental health issues, discrimination, bullying and abuse that is experienced by many members of Australia’s camera workforce. It is your report, with your stories, I encourage you to read and share it widely.
To read more about the report or to download your copy go to this page on our website.
SA 2022 AGM and get together

Well it's that time of the year for our SA 2022 Annual General Meeting held, to elect our next committee and office bearers. It's on August 15 at in.Studio + Cafe 6pm for a welcome drink, AGM 6:30 to 7:00 followed by refreshments and a lovely bite to eat. So it certainly won't be all boring business, it's a good social night with plenty of time to catch up with your mates and other members.

So this could be your chance to become SA President as I'm hanging up hang up my shingle after this AGM.

The office bearer roles include: President, 2 Vice Presidents, Secretary and Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Committee Members. BTW, you can't just be voted in on the night, you have to have submitted a nomination form at least a week before the AGM, so don't be worried about attending!

To assist with catering and so we get any special dietary requirements please book via the link below as numbers are limited. Bookings close CoB August 8.


The committee meets for 11 months of the year (we get January off!) usually on the first Monday night of the month from 6:30pm to around 8 - 8:30. These are enjoyable meetings with like minded, enthusiastic members trying to organise the best we can for our members.

If you want to see some changes in our branch put your hand up to be on the committee. Nomination forms are are available via the link below and they need to be received by us by August 8 2022.

If you cannot attend but would still like to have your vote count please complete the Proxy form also available from a link below with the same deadline as the nomination forms.

Please note: financial, corporate members only can nominate and/or vote at the AGM - this includes Accredited, Full, Active, Life & Retired members only.
The Drew Llewelyn ACS Camerimage Scholarship Applications

Established with the generous support of the Llewelyn family in recognition of the legacy left by Drew Llewelyn ACS, the Queensland Branch and the ACS National Executive, the Drew Llewelyn ACS Camerimage Scholarship enables one lucky ACS member to attend Camerimage in Torun, Poland with $4,000 towards flights and accommodation, along with introductions at the Camerimage festival.
The Scholarship, which commenced in 2015, is open to Full and Active financial members of the Society. It is administered by the ACS and decided on by a subcommittee of peers.
All you need to do is submit a simple application explaining “Why you want to travel to Camerimage and how you see it having long-term benefits for your career”.
Applications open on August 1 and close on September 1 2022
For a 2022 application form please contact;
NB: CAMERIMAGE  12 – 19 NOVEMBER. The successful applicant will need to travel to Torun, Poland no later than w/c 7 November 2022

Previous recipients: 2015 – Lizz Vernon NSW, 2016 – Drew English NSW, 2017 – Meg White NSW, 2018 – Sissy Reyes NSW, 2019 – Simon Woods QLD, 2020 – 2021 No scholarships awarded due to COVID, 2022 – ??? Could it be you?

So go on, apply, you could be the first South Australian to be awarded this fabulous opportunity. Contact:
Loius Pulli 3 Day Steadicam Workshop

Are you a camera operator or camera assistant looking to become proficient in Steadicam builds and operation?
ACS Victorian member, Louis Puli is running a three day intensive Steadicam workshop during September this year.

This course will provide high level training in Steadicam operation and keep you up to date with the latest techniques and technology. The course will cover everything from building and balancing to operating in different modes, configurations and scenarios.  Spaces are limited so see below for details!

Dates: 13th - 15th September 2022

Location: 208 Park Street, South Melbourne.

Course Fee: $1,500

For further information please contact Louis Puli on 0419 542 024 or email         

Click to download the course flyer.

Profile Emerson Hoskin

Emerson, how did start in this industry? 

I was very lucky landing a job at one of the biggest advertising agencies in SA, I was their in-house filmmaker for three and a half years. Eventually when the big jobs came in I thought "I could probably do that" so after some serious convincing they let me shoot progressively bigger and bigger productions. It was a very lucky situation to be in, as otherwise I would have never got the opportunity to prove my abilities on such large productions.


Did someone have an influence on your career?

I guess my dad had one of the biggest influences on me. He was a high school photography teacher for over 30 years, so I grew up with every kind of camera in my hands. ISO, shutter speed and aperture were ingrained into my brain from about 10 years old. Also, my closest collaborator and friend Nick Muecke, is always pushing me to do better work and really gets the best work out of me.

What’s the best advice you ever received?

I don't know about best, but probably the worst advice I ever received was to start out as a shit-kicker on anything I could get onto. In this day with the access to all the technology we have, if you really want to be a videographer/cinematographer the only thing stopping you from doing it is yourself. As someone wise once said... you don't get into architecture by starting out as a carpenter.


Who do you look up to, did you have any mentors?

Obviously aside from the big dogs doing phenomenal work like Grieg Fraser ACS, ASC and Linus Sandgren FSF ASC, there are more local people killing it at the moment, Joshua Lamont ACS and Campbell Brown are shaking it up, making us all look bad. Also not so much looking up, but across to my close friends all trying to make it in the industry, they're the ones that give me motivation to go do more cool and unique work.


Have you won any awards along the way?

I have been lucky enough to be awarded two ACS Golds (for a Local Commercial and a Music Video) and one ACS Silver (Local Commercial). I was also blessed to receive the Cliff Ellis Memorial Award for Active Member showing the Most Potential form the ACS SA branch.


What do you look for when selecting a crew to work around you?

I always like to work with crew who I can get along with on a personal level. We're always there to do a job as best we can, but also we may as well enjoy ourselves as much as possible in the process.


What would you be doing if you weren’t shooting films?

The day before I was offered my full time job I had just applied to become a teacher. I still want to one day pivot into teaching, Hopefully I can stay busy and relevant enough that it doesn't happen for a while.


Tell us something about yourself that people may not know, do you have any hidden talents and what do you do to relax?

When I'm not shooting/editing I'm most likely gaming. I wish after spending so much time doing it I could say I'm really good at it, but I'm not.


If you could change anything in this industry what would it be?

Get rid of all the grumpy old fellas on sets. We are all getting paid to do what we would likely just do as a hobby, why are people always so grumpy on set.

On the set of "All My Friends" music video with the best AC in Adelaide, Jake Viskic. Photo by Chi Catalano. All other photos by Jake Viskic.
Thanks Emerson, congrats on the ACS gongs you've received so far. i'm sure there'll be more to come.
BTW... who are you calling old & grumpy *&%%&*(##@!!!?  ;-)

ACS Facebook Group

All current financial ACS members can join our Facebook group. Members can post their work, connect across states, link to events, ask for advice, and put up equipment for sale, etc. To join, simply follow the link below and request to join, and one of your local committee members will approve your request. Of course, if you're not a member please don't apply as rejection is not really in our DNA.

Upcoming Dates


August 2 Virtual Production night at Light Adelaide
August 1 - 21 Awards Entry Window
August 15 SA AGM & get together @ in.Studio + Cafe
September 1 - 30 Accreditation Application Window 
September 6 Committee Meeting

September 9 Sponsors Awards Assets deadline

October 3 Committee Meeting
October 14, 15 & 16 Accreditation Assessments in Sydney

October 29 42nd WA & SA Awards for Cinematography @ Frazer's Kings Park, Perth
November 1 Committee Meeting
December 5  Committee Meeting
December 12 Christmas Drinks


Here's a few dates to get next year going - more to come!
February 6 - 1st Committee Meeting for 2023
March 6 - Committee Meeting
August 1 to 21 - Awards Entry Window
August 14 - SA AGM - time to vote in the new SA President!
September 1 to 30 - Accreditation Application Window 

October 3 - Committee Meeting


South Australia Gold Sponsors
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South Australia Silver Sponsors
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South Australia Bronze Sponsor
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National Major Sponsor
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National Diamond Sponsor
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National Platinum Sponsors
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National Gold Sponsors
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National ACS CineKids Sponsor
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National Bronze Sponsors
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National Supporters
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South Australian Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
PO Box 212, KENT TOWN, SA 5071

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