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Let's wrap-up a year of ACS Tas Events with lunch.

The Kentish in Oatlands.
Sunday 18th December - Midday. 

RSVP's required. Numbers limited.
It's true, the last weekend before Christmas is a CRAZY time to try and hold an ACS Event.  However it's nice to have a social gathering to mark the end of the year and we're hoping a Sunday lunch in Oatlands will allow both Southern and Northern members the opportunity to catch up before the summer break. The Kentish has good food, great coffee and plenty of other beverages. We'll send out their new summer menu to those who RSVP, so we can pre-order.  Please also let me know if you're keen to car pool.
RSVP up until 11th December. First in best dressed.  Numbers are limited to around 20, so we can have the back-room at The Kentish to ourselves. 
Feel free to bring along a new or favourite bit of kit - a new lens, your favourite accessory, a handy LED light you bought on Ebay - absolutely anything, as long as it's not too big! 
Click here to RSVP for our End of Year Lunch - Sunday 18th December
The end of another year, and a brief summer break gives us an opportunity to reflect on what we've been doing, and where we might go in the future.

We're keen to hear from you about what kind of activities, events and industry involvement you'd like to see the ACS in Tasmania participate in going forwards.  As many of you know, this is my last year as Tas Branch President.  I'll be wrapping up in the role next August.  This creates the perfect opportunity to freshen up what we do as a branch, and shape where we head in the future
Click here to contribute ideas for future ACS TAS activities / events
Katie Milwright ACS Event in Hobart earlier this year.

Here's a reminder of the events we ran locally this year.....

David Brill AM ACS - 'On the Frontlines'.  A legendary Australian cinematographer shared his remarkable journey from the '67 Tasmanian Bushfires to decades spent covering major events and conflicts around the planet.

Twin Pete's (Launceston and Hobart).  Peter Harmsen ran us through the challenges and experiences of 'off-shore' cinematography on the high-seas, while Peter Curtis ACS reflected on a 4 decade career in Broadcast Television.

Katie Milwright ACS - A great event where Katie discussed what it takes to be a successful Australian female cinematographer and shared many practical insights into being a Drama DoP. 

Frederique Olivier and Lara van Raay - Wildlife and Documentary specialists shared their experiences together on steamy Christmas Island and how to film the crab migration in new and interesting ways.

Richard Williams - A Lighting essentials workshop. Richard also covered the important role a Gaffer can play in filmmaking - plus Tom Waugh from Ignite Digi ran us through the DJI Ronin 4D gimbal rig.

Damon Heather - (Launceston and Hobart) 'Dust and Dreams' .  Damon talked us through his remarkable journey filming an outback adventure documentary on the Connie-Sue track during in the middle of Covid lock-downs.

Adam Reibel - Multi-skilled local freelance cinematographer Adam discussed the importance of staying up to date with technology, his love of the job and his family heritage in the local industry.

ARRI Australia - A hands-on equipment showcase featuring the ARRI 35, Signature Primes, plus Hi-5 Orbiter and Sky Panel lights.

Caleb Miller - Caleb gave us a tour of the live-streaming facilities at the Federation Concert Hall, plus he ran us through his  workflow and demonstrated how he goes about producing some very classy TSO online content.
We already have several Events planned for the early part of 2023 including.....  

'Women Behind the Lens' - Showcasing working Tasmanian women cinematographers, curated by Lara van Raay.

SONY Australia - Another hands-on Tech Event featuring a range of SONY products with company staff on hand to talk us through whats on offer.

Documentary cinematography - Andrew Taylor ACS will come to Tasmania to discuss his work, his approach to the job and what it takes to become a highly regarded and super-busy cinematographer.

Preston Clothier - Recalling an amazingly long, diverse and successful career, working around the country and indeed around the world.  A journey that started right here in Tasmania and has come full-circle.
Joe Shemesh launches 'Chasing the Light' 
   Acclaimed Tasmanian Photographer, Cinematographer, and proud ACS Tas member Joe Shemesh is about to launch 'Chasing the Light'. Joe has been working on this publication for some time.  It's a memoir, outlining his life and career behind the lens and his extraordinary passion for capturing the essence of Tasmania's wilderness and other remote places around Australia.  Those of us who've attended ACS events presented by Joe over the years know he possesses remarkable stamina and an absolutely dogged determination in his work.  He's  withstood some truly extreme conditions for hours/days/weeks in his efforts to capture the best light, that reveals the awesome splendour, and power of mother nature - all done in some of the most rugged and remote places you can imagine.

It's bound to be a great read.  The book is being launched this week by Bob Brown and will be available at Fullers and Dymocks bookshops in Hobart.  Congratulations Joe - no doubt its a fantastic record of a truly remarkable (and continuing) career!
Click here to listen to Joe talking to ABC Radio about his life and passion for Chasing the Light.
And Finally - Welcome to Ursula Woods and Andrew Terhell who've recently become members of the ACS in Tasmania!

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