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Upcoming Events - March / April 2022
Message from Tas Branch President

Last weeks ACS Tas Event with David Brill AM ACS was a great way to kick off a busy period for the ACS in Tasmania.  David's engaging presentation, built around a screening the documentary 'David Brills Story - On the Frontline' was personal, thoughtful and extremely interesting.  We viewed inspiring and moving excerpts of Davids work and heard the back-story behind them. We also gained an understanding of David's overall approach to film-making and the ethics that guide him.  Thank's David for a great event.

For those who missed out or, like me, want to see and hear more, there's a further opportunity to join David at a special event the State Cinema in Hobart early next month (see the information below at the bottom of this newsletter).

But wait...... There's way way more!

Many of you would be aware that shooting has begun in and around Hobart on the Noir Comedy - Deadloch.  Melbourne based member Katie Milwright ACS is one of two DP's shooting this Amazon series between February and May.  Katie is a friendly and engaging person and has won many cinematography Awards in recent years for her outstanding work.  She's made herself available for an event hosted by WIFT, and supported by the ACS and Wide Angle Tasmania. It's scheduled for Friday March 25th and will be an inspiring presentation for sure.  All the details are below.

Slotting Katie in around  Deadloch's shooting schedule means we've opted to shift the Hobart and Launceston events with Peter Harmsen and 'yours truly' back a little.  The Hobart presentation will now be at the end of March and we'll head to Launceston in the first week of April.  Once again the details are below.

Finally - the event featuring two fantastic local doco DP's Frederique Olivier and Lara van Raay is still scheduled for April 12th In Hobart. Their adventures late last year on Christmas Island look simply amazing, and I'm certain they'll have some great stories to share with us.  

Clearly we have a lot on between now and Easter. I look forward to seeing many of you at some, or all, of these great presentations.

Peter Curtis ACS
ACS Tasmanian Branch President.

What does it take to be a woman cinematographer?  Meet the DP currently shooting Deadloch, Katie Milwright.

In this informal session we will talk with Katie about her career, her highlights and what it's like on set in Tasmania.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask Katie questions, so please feel free to learn and be inspired by one of Australia's leading DPs.


Katie Milwright ACS
Katie is an accredited cinematographer working across Film, Television, Art and Documentary. A graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and TV, she also worked in camera departments alongside some of Australia’s greatest DPs. Launching her own cinematography career with film THE HEARTBREAK TOUR for SBS in 2005.
Katie has gone on to shoot 10 feature films, LOOKING FOR GRACE for Director Sue Brooks, which premiered in competition at Venice Film Festival, won a Gold ACS award and a nomination for a Film Critics Award.  Feature film GUILTY which was awarded an ACS Gold Tripod. Other features include CELESTE, THREE SUMMERS, THE SPACE BETWEEN, SUCKER and CORROBOREE. Most recently Katie finished shooting SWEET AS for Director Jub Clerc in West Australia’s Pilbara region. 


Her work on TV series includes YOUNG ROCK for NBC Universal, UPRIGHT for Foxtel/Sky UK and Netflix series SURVIVING SUMMER.
Katie also set up Netflix Series TIDELANDS and Josh Thomas’ critically acclaimed PLEASE LIKE ME.
Katie worked on multi award winning documentary GURRUMUL which was nominated for an AACTA for best cinematography.
Katie was also nominated for ‘Best Cinematography in a Music Video’ for CocoRosie’s LEMONADE at Cameraimage Cinematography festival in Poland. 
Katie lives in Melbourne Australia with her family


Date: Friday 25th March, 2022
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm 

Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania, 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

Info: This event is co-hosted by WIFT and Wide Angle Tasmania.  It's FREE to WIFT, ACS and Wide Angle Tasmania Members but RSVP's are required (see link below).
Numbers will be capped at 50.
The ACS will be providing snacks.  Drinks will be available to purchase. 



In recent months Peter Harmsen has had the privilege of doing some serious international travel.  While most of us still dream of travelling overseas again, Pete has  literally been travelling over seas,  aboard Australia's brand new Icebreaker, the RSV Nuyina.

PETER HARMSEN in his natural element aboard the RSV Nuyina Icebreaker in Antarctica 
First Peter flew to the Netherlands to join the Nuyina on its long delivery voyage to Australia.  Then a few weeks later he was back in quarantine before re-boarding for its maiden six week voyage to the ice.  Peter's presentation will focus on his experience of living and working in a close community of 40 - 80 people for up to 9 weeks, while capturing as much of what happens on board as possible.  Peter will go through, kit selection, storage, multitasking, shooting video in multiple formats, editing, stills, social media, mainstream media, uploading, and managing file sizes - not to mention flying drones from moving ships, and the fun of landing on a rolling deck! 
Click here to see some of Pete's work onboard the RSV Nuyina
Last month Peter Curtis retired from full-time work at the ABC. Pete will reflect on his career, the changes he's seen in broadcast television, and share some anecdotes and video snippets from memorable stories and his postings to ABC Bureau's in Russia, the Middle East and North America.
1995 Palmara, Syria.  Before there were drones we climbed thing to get a high shot.


Hobart Date: Wednesday 30th March, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 8:00pm 
Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania, 6 Washington Street, South Hobart.

Launceston Date: Tuesday 5th April 2022
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm 
Venue: Chanel 7 Boardroom - 36 Watchorn Street, East Launceston.

Some food and beverages will be provided. 
Numbers will be capped at 50 in Hobart and 20 in Launceston. 

RSVP's are encouraged. 

Click here to book HOBART March 30th


Frederique and Lara have recently returned from a couple of months shooting on Christmas island.

Fred was working as DOP, for two different programs, capturing the famous Red-crab migration. One for Disney+  called Great Migrations and one for Netflix called Our Planet on the Move. 

Lara's shoot was linked to Fred's project and also involved the crab migration, but was more of a 'Behind the Scenes' film that featured the way the Christmas Island community interacts and works around the annual crab migration.
Frederique Olivier working along the coastline of Christmas Island. (Photo: Lara Van Raay)
For the first program they filmed the spectacle of adult crabs migrating to spawn. The second program featured the spawning itself, which takes place at night, and  later on, as the tiny 2mm crab babies return from the sea to climb back up to the top of the island.

Fred and Lara will discuss the challenges of their respective shoots.  Lara writes 'Fred and I have worked together on many projects - sometimes we're shooting together, sometimes I am directing or producing and Fred is shooting and sometimes I am shooting Fred!
It goes without saying that I've become a great admirer or Fred over the years and have seen her work in all sorts of circumstances, but it was while I was working with her in her element of wildlife filmmaking that I truly saw how incredibly talented she is.
While Fred was hired by Plimsoll to shoot the crab migration, I was also employed by them to shoot  behind the scenes vison of Fred and how the crabs and the town live together.
It was a most challenging shoot physically, due to the heat and the mosquitoes and long days, but it was also by far the best thing I have had the privilege of doing in my career to date
Lara van Raay (L) and Frederique Olivier (R) working together on Christmas Island.  


 Date: Tuesday 12th April, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 8:00pm 

Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania, 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

Info: This event is co-hosted by Wide Angle Tasmania.  It's FREE, but open to ACS and Wide Angle Tasmania Members only.
Some food and beverages will be provided. 

Numbers will be capped at 50, therefore RSVP's are encouraged. 

Click here to book for Frederique Olivier and Lara van Raay


The University of Tasmania’s School of Creative Arts and Media is hosting a special event at the State Cinema in North Hobart featuring our ACS Ambassador and legendary video journalist David Brill AM ACS. David looks back on his incredible career on the frontlines of history, starting from the 1960's and Vietnam and reflects o the current events in the Ukraine and elsewhere.

Mike Willesee wrote 'He was the best cameraman of his era.  He has the great baility to capture what has happened in one take.  A take that held longer and told you more.  He was a strange combination of artist and action man'.

  Producer (and former ABC News Director) Bob Kearsley’s doco about David’s work in Vietnam and Cambodia – David Brill’s Story On The Frontlines – will be screened, followed by a Q&A ... and dinner for those who want to kick on. The event is supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas in association with ABC Alumni, The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) and the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). 



 Date: Tuesday 4th April, 2022
Time: 6:00pm 

Venue: State Cinema - Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Info: This event is hosted by UTAS School of Creative Arts and Media and supported by the Judith Neilson Institute of Journalism, in association with ABC Alumni and ACS Tasmania.

Click here to book David Brill Story - On the Frontlines at the State Cinema

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