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ACS TASMANIA Branch - May 2022
National Awards News
Upcoming ACS Tas Event
Joshua Lamont ACS and Pawel Achtel ACS receive National Awards.
David Hudspeth is granted ACS Life Membership.
ACS National President Erica Addis addresses the 200 people attending the Awards in Adelaide on Saturday night.  (Photo Sam Oster)
On behalf of all Tasmanian ACS members, congratulations to
Joshua Lamont ACS, Pawel Achtel ACS, and David Hudspeth for receiving National recognition at the ACS Awards for Cinematography.
NSW President Caroline Constantine ACS presents Joshua Lamont ACS with his Gold Tripod (photo Sam Oster)

Joshua Lamont ACS was one of the Ceremony's biggest winners, so it was fortunate that he could be there in person at the Hilton in Adelaide to receive his Awards. Josh won two Awards of Distinction and One Gold Tripod.  The first Award of Distinction was in the Art, Innovation & Specialised Category for 'Ancient Remains'. Then in the very next Category - Corporate Branding and Advertising, Josh won the Gold Tripod for 'Be Tasmanian'. Finally in the Commercials Local/Regional Category, Josh won the Award of Distinction for 'Surf Life Saving Foundation - Adopt an Hour'. 

Joshua Lamont ACS at the podium.  (Photo Pawel Achtel ACS)

To top-off his night, Josh was also Awarded the National Judges Merit Award, sponsored by Sony, for 'Ancient Remains'. This Award is voted on by the five Judges at the completion of the National Judging sessions, and is selected from the entries that did not get a Gold Tripod. The prize was a Sony FX3 camera!

All three of Josh's entries are fine examples of masterful cinematography, and come on top of the Gold Tripod he received this time last year. You can view each award-winning piece through the links below.
Click here to view 'Ancient Remains'
Click here to view 'Be Tasmanian'
Click here to view 'Life Saving Foundation - Adopt an Hour'
Fellow ACS Tasmania member, Pawel Achtel ACS was the recipient of the 2022 Bob Miller - ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award. Many of you would recall Pawel has won this Award once before for his amazing underwater camera housings. 
Pawel Achtel ACS accepts his Technical and Innovation Award from Marc Clementson (MD- Miller Tripods)

This time the Award was in recognition of Pawel’s innovative approach to designing and manufacturing the ACHTEL 9x7 camera. Pawel designed this camera specifically for VFX, VR, Giant Screen and IMAX® Cinema productions. 

The 9x7 features an APS-H sized 4:3 sensor with a true global shutter, and is capable of high frame rates (HFR) up to 70fps at full resolution.  The sensor has 65 Megapixels resolution and records uncompressed RAW footage up to 10GB/s - approximately 30 times more than any other high-end digital cinema camera.

The selection panel were unanimous in their decision. The award comprises $1,000.00 in cash and a $2,000.00 Miller voucher enabling him to purchase any Miller Camera Support product at 40% discount off list price, directly from Miller. Very nice!
Click here to learn more about Pawel Achtels 9x7 camera

ACS Tasmania Stalwart David Hudspeth with friends on Macquarie Island.

Another National Award highlight for the Tasmania Branch came when long-time member David Hudspeth was granted Life Membership of the Society.  This was in recognition of the significant contribution Dave has made, not just to the Society, but to the Australian Film and Television industry as a whole. Dave’s capacity to put others ahead of himself and to always look at the bigger picture was also acknowledged in bestowing him with this honour.

Those of us who’ve had the pleasure of working with David in Tasmania and Victoria know what a great ambassador, collaborator and mentor, he’s been. It’s hard to think of anyone more deserving. Quite simply David is a cinematographer of the highest integrity: conscientious, supportive and a great contributor to the ACS since he joined in the early 1980’s. Dave served on the Victorian committee for many years before he returned to Tasmania where he was the loyal, reliable, and diligent Secretary /Treasurer for countless years, in support of Tas President Peter Curtis ACS.

David Hudspeth receives his ACS Life Membership from National ACS President Erica Addis. (photo Sam Oster)

Dave was deeply honoured to have his service to the ACS recognised. When receiving his Life Membership certificate Dave said “ The ACS has a vital role in fostering cinematography in all genres; recognising excellence, and sharing information and experience. It has been great to see the ACS working to become more diverse and representative of our creative communities. Our organisation relies on the efforts of volunteers. It has been a privilege to be able to contribute as an office bearer. “ 

David Hudspeth accepting Life Membership from the Society. (photo Pawel Achtel ACS)

Since retiring and moving back to Melbourne, Dave has concentrated on campaigning for greater climate action in his local area. No doubt he's taking on that role with the same passion, determination and commitment he showed the ACS and the Broadcast Industry for over four decades!


Saturday 14th May

Lighting Workshop with Richard Williams


DJI Ronin 4D with Tom Waugh


Richard is a Hobart-based Cinematographer and Gaffer. His company Cinestill has operated in Tasmania for well over a decade. CineStill is an abbreviated description of what Richard Williams is passionate about: Cinematography, Still Photography and Lighting.

Richard has worked as part of the lighting team on films such as The Nightingale and The Mountain, the Netflix series Lunatics, the Stan series The Gloaming, and various Country Road still photography shoots, as well as local television commercials. He has a Bachelor in Fine Art, UTAS and Bachelor in Television Production, CSU.

“The Three Fundamentals of Lighting”

Learn how to effectively light for Photography, Film and Television using a three step plan.
From portraits and interviews, to dramatic lighting  - learn how to harness the principals of lighting to get the look you are after.

Learn about the importance of 
1. The direction of light – how to set your key light.
2. The size of your light – whether to use a fresnel or large soft box to get the look you desire.
3. The quality of the light – what is colour temperature and how you can use colour as an expressive tool.

National ACS Gold Sponsor C. R. Kennedy has been kind enough to send down a demo kit of the new DJI Ronin 4D.  ACS Tas member Tom Waugh has been putting it through its paces and will share his thoughts.
This will be your chance to get your hand on the latest in camera and gimbal technology!

The kit will include:
- Ronin 4D with Zenmuse X9 Full Frame 6K camera unit.
- DJI DL Lens Kit (24, 35, 50mm).
- LiDAR Range Finder.
- DJI High-Bright Remote Monitor.
- DJI Ronin 4D Video Transmitter.

Click here to see the launch video for the Ronin 4D


Date: Saturday May 14th 2022

Time: 1pm -  4:30pm

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

Info: This is a FREE event for ACS, WIFT and Wide Angle Tasmania members.
Other attendees are welcome, but there will be a $25 fee to cover costs.

RSVP's are required and proof of ACS, WIFT or WAT membership, where necessary.

Click on the link below to book.


The ACS cares about its members and therefore follows a Code of Ethics and Professional Practice + Harassment, Discrimination & Bullying Policy. Please familiarise yourself with these documents and speak out when you witness behaviour that is unacceptable.

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