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November 19th 2023
Presidents Message

Dear ACS Tasmania Members, what a great night at the Awards!

First up, a huge thank you to Brent Crockett ACS, Jack Carter and the Victorian Committee for organising and hosting the event at the Victorian Arts Centre in Melbourne. Your efforts are much appreciated!
Special thank you also to the ACS sponsors that enable such a great event to happen!

Congratulations to all the winners and all 240 entries over 22 categories.
Tassie members had great entries across a broad range of categories, with many first-time entrants — a positive sign for our branch.
For those considering participation next year, take a moment to review your work. If you need assistance in choosing entries, feel free to reach out to me or another ACS member.
Special mention to Andrew Quaile ACS for achieving Accreditation. 
It was great to have him present to accept it!

Enjoy a look at the Tasmanian Award winners' work below. 

Please mark your calendars for the ACS Christmas event on Sunday, December 10th. More details below.
Tom Waugh
ACS Tasmanian Branch President
2023 Vic/Tas ACS Awards 

Congratulations to Tasmanian Members - Jordan Young, Mitchell Woolnough, Beau Molloy, Tom Chapman, Joshua Lamont ACS and Daniel van Duinkerken.

All six were winners at the ACS Vic / Tas Awards for Cinematography, held at the Victorian Arts Centre on Saturday night. 

At the Awards ceremony Launceston based member Andrew Quaile received ACS Accreditation - the highest recognition that the ACS can bestow on a member.  Andrew is the 14th ACS Tas member to join the accreditation list.
           Andrew Quaile ACS receiving his Accreditation certificate from ACS National President Erika Addis.
In the News Category (Local and National) Jordan Young won the Gold Award for an ABC News Sunday Special on the investigation into Tasmania's harness racing industry. Jordan has won Awards in previous years, when he was working with 7 News Tasmania but this is his first Gold Award.  No doubt there will be more in the future.

Jordan Young at work for ABC Tasmania
Click here to view Jordan's Gold Award winning work
Jordan started work at the ABC when our ACS branch treasurer, Mitchell Woolnough had the opportunity to continue working  overseas, in the ABC Taiwan Bureau and now in Jakarta.  Mitch has recently returned to Indonesia after a stint in Israel, covering the first few weeks of the current conflict. 

The consistently high standard of Mitch's work was recognised by the ACS judging panel as he picked up a Gold and two Silver Awards in the Neil Davis International News category, plus a Gold Award in the Current Affairs category.

Mitch's Gold Award in News was for a story he shot on Kinmen Island.  It's a remote part of Taiwan that sits just 3km off the coast of mainland China.  
Mitchell Woolnough working in Israel recently.
Click to view Mitch's Gold Award winning News work on Kinmen Island
Click to view Mitch's Silver Award winning News story 'Pacific Defence'
Click to view Mitch's Silver Award winning News work on Manila Traffic

Mitchell Woolnough 
in Japan with James Oaten for ABC-TV's Foreign Correspondent .
Mitch's second Gold Award was for a story he shot for ABC's flagship International Current Affairs program 'Foreign Correspondent'. 'Fortifying Japan' featured as their first program for 2023 and looked into the build-up of Japans military, as the perceived threat of China looms.
Mitchell Woolnough's FOUR Awards!
Click to view Mitch's Current Affairs Gold Award for 'Fortifying Japan'
Los Angeles based ACS Tas member, Beau Molloy and Tom Chapman who works from Launceston both won the Silver Awards in the TV Entertainment and Magazine Category.  Beau's was for a PBS story on the threat to wild rice crops in the marshlands of Minnesota and Toms was a segment for  the ABC Artworks Program on Rooke Circus in Launceston. 
Click here to view Beau Molloy's Wild Rice story for PBS
Click here to view Tom Chapmans Artworks *first six minutes.

Josh Lamont ACS has been consistently recognised for his great cinematography in the Corporate and  Commercial area for many years.  He's won a swag of State and National ACS Awards, and this year he's done it again.  Josh picked up two Gold and one Silver Award.  The first Gold Award was for 'Powered by Tasmania' the Corporate campaign directed by Justin McMillan. Josh's second Gold Award was in the Commercials - Local/Regional category for 'RACT 100 years'. Finally Josh collected a Silver Award in the Commercials - National/International category for Australia Post -'Delivering Always', directed by Jordan Watton.

Josh Lamont receiving one of his Gold Awards from industry legend Barry Malseed.

Click here for Gold Award - 'Powered by Tasmania' by Josh Lamont ACS
Click here for Gold Award - 'RACT 100 Years' by Josh Lamont ACS
Click here for Silver Award - 'Delivering Always' by Josh Lamont ACS
Finally, it was great to see new ACS Tas member Daniel van Duinkerken pick up a Silver Award in the Nature and Wildlife category for his beautiful contribution to the highly successful 'Platypus Guardian' documentary.  Daniel was responsible for shooting the special and very cute sequences of a nesting platypus, and the subsequent antics of a baby platypus as it emerged from the burrow. 
Daniel van Duinkerken (R) with fellow ACS Tas Members working on Platypus Guardian  - Nick Hayward (centre), and Fraser Johnstone (L).
Click here to view Daniels sequence in The Platypus Guardian
Our next get-together is a combination of presentations from two of our north / north-west based members, and will also be our annual ACS Tas Christmas lunch gathering.

It's on Sunday December 10th and will be at the same venue as last year - the Kentish Hotel in Oatlands.  Tom Chapman and Christopher Jolly will do their informal presentations in the morning (10-12pm) and we'll all have  lunch together after. 

Both Tom and Chris are successful freelance producer / cinematographers and are happy to share their skills and experiences.  They'll bring some equipment along too.  Chris, who specialises in working solo to film live events using multiple cameras will demonstrate his workflow. Chris will also bring his trio of Blazar GreatJoy Anamorphic lenses which he loves using and present great value at under $3k each.

We hope to see you there.  RSVP's are necessary and numbers will be capped at 20 as that's max capacity for the room we'll have lunch in.


DateSunday 10th December 2023 - 10am to 2pm

Venue: The Kentish Hotel - Oatlands

Info: ACS Tas will cover food.  Members will need to purchase their own drinks.

Click on the link below to RSVP.

Click here to let us know you're coming

Tasmania Supporters
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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
Camerahire logo        Kino Flo Lighting Systems logo        Nanlux logo        Panasonic logo        RED logo
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National Supporters
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Tasmanian Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
48 Diamond Drive, BLACKMANS BAY TAS 7052

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