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Showcasing Tas Female Cinematographers - May 1st

This event showcases the work of two high achieving Tasmanian cinematographers.

Frederique Olivier and Lewa Pertl are both very passionate and articulate and we're sure their presentations will be excellent. Both have scientific backgrounds that have lead them into filmmaking.

Frederique will be talking about and showing some of her work on documentaries in the Antarctic and most recently using standard and remote 'robot' cameras on the BBC 'Spy in the Wild' series you may have seen on the Nine Network.

Lewa will be talking about how the scientific method aligns with her creative process in documentary film making, what gear she uses and the challenges she faces in shooting live events.

Here is some of Frederique's recent work in Alaska with Sea Otters »
Here are some of Lewa's wedding films »

This is a free event and non ACS members are also very welcome.

WHEN: Monday 1st May. 6pm to 8:45pm.

WHERE: The Philip Smith Centre which is part of the old original Tas Uni Campus in Glebe Hobart - 2 Edwards Street.

RSVP's are appreciated but not compulsory.

Message Peter Curtis ACS - 0409 283 241 or email

Members Only TECH NIGHT - May 8th

This will be an informal but highly informational get together for ACS Tas members!

Tom Waugh will be at NAB in Las Vegas (April 22 to 27) and has offered to share his Hot off the Press thoughts and highlights of the biggest Screen Industry Expo on the planet. Tom will get to see all the latest toys and tools in camera, lighting and associated industry technology.

Tom has a great knack of making the technical seem understandable, so he's the perfect conduit for ACS Tasmania members to get a feel for where things are heading at an international level.

As many of you would know Richard Williams has built up a some excellent camera, lens and lighting kit up in recent years. His latest purchase in the new RED RAVEN camera. Richard will bring this new toy along for us to take a look at.

Mark Dobbin is currently back home in Tasmania and will show us his Canon C300 rig. For several years Mark has shot almost exclusively with a C300 for for Al Jazeera's flagship long-form current affairs program 101 EAST. He's won numerous ACS Awards using this camera and has developed the kit so it's suitable for run and gun shooting as a single person crew. Come along and see how Mark sets the camera kit up to capture such impressive vision and sound in what are often challenging and remote locations.

WHERE: ABC Broadcast Center Hobart

WHEN: Monday 8th May. 6pm-9pm

ENQUIRIES: Peter Curtis

ACS Tas Members only Event. Free pizza and beer provided.

Pieter De Vries ACS Workshop - Mid June TBC

This Workshop is yet to be confirmed and is still in development, but looks set to be run over a weekend in mid-June. Stay tuned for details in the weeks ahead.

Pieter is a specialist documentary cinematographer. He's been the recipient of the ACS Milli Award as Cinematographer of the Year. His films have won numerous awards including Emmys and BAFTA's.

Piet will pass on a wealth of knowledge gleaned from shooting countless international productions in over 120 countries. He's versatile in DSLR, Mirrorless and Video cameras of all shapes and sizes and will share his skills and shooting techniques. This will be something special.


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