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THE ACS WA BRANCH NEWSLETTER
 

VICE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - BLAKE WALDOCK

 
Welcome to our November edition of the ACS WA newsletter.

I’d like to start by congratulating all our WA members who received awards at the WA/SA Awards night, held in the last weekend of October in Adelaide.
10 of our WA members took home a total of 20 awards. Well done!
 
Special mention to our Gold winning entrants; Mahmudul Raz, Justin Griffiths, Denson Baker and new member, Elliot Nieves. Their gold winning submissions now go into the pool of entries for National Awards to be judged next year.
 
 
In September we held our Branch General Meeting. I would like to thank the 22/23 committee for the work we had done since the previous AGM in November. 
A large portion of that committee elected to renominate for 23/24, and am delighted to welcome some new faces too.

Office Bearers
President: 
Jim Frater ACS
VP: Blake Waldock
VP: Michael Thomas
Secretary: Laure Bernard 
Assistant Secretary: Daniel 
Treasurer: Michael Thomas 
Assistant Treasurer: Blake 
Newsletter Editor: Stephanie Senior
Committee Members: Elliott Nieves, Justin Griffiths, Christian Kennedy 

If any members have any questions, concerns or suggestions – please reach out to the committee on [email protected]


Very soon we’ll be announcing some upcoming branch drop in events, so be sure to check your inboxes for event details.
 
That’s all for now,
 
Keep shooting, stay sharp!
 
Blake Waldock
WA ACS Branch Vice President
 
43rd SA & WA ACS AWARDS RECAP
The 43rd ACS Awards night were held on the 28th of October, 2023 in South Australia and they were a memorable occasion filled with remarkable talent including the presence of the special guest of the night, John Seale AM ACS ASC which added a special touch to the evening. 


 WA had a wonderful night, securing several awards, and having our own ACS member Stephanie Senior in attendance to collect all of the winnings. Amongst the winners was Elliott Nieves who snatched a whopping 5 awards including two golds, Justin Griffiths who also took home 4 awards including 2 golds himself, Blake Waldock who walked away with 3 awards, Denson Baker ACS NZCS who snatched up a gold for his feature 'Mountain Boy' and incredible talent in the Student Cinematography category with Chris Martin walking away with the gold.

The Australian Cinematographer Society also bid farewell to their long standing SA President Ernie Clark ACS while welcoming Richard Back as he steps into the role.

 The awards night was a beautiful look into the work of all types of talent across various mediums in the cinematography landscape and we as the ACS are very proud of the efforts of our members. Read the full WA winners list below. 
LIST OF WA ACS AWARD WINNERS:
Student Cinematography:
John Bowring ACS Station Breaks & Promos:



Music Videos:
Neil Davis International News: 

Entertainment & TV Magazine:
Art, Innovation & Specialised Cinematography:
Corporate - Corporate Branding & Advertising:



Commercials - Local/Regional:

Commercials - National/International:




Documentaries: 




Feature Films - Budget Over $3m:
Chris Martin - A Workman's Grave (GOLD) 
Blake Waldock - Telethon Family Festival 2022 Promo (SILVER)
Telethon 2022 Promo (SILVER)
7 News Footy Promo (BRONZE)
Elliott Nieves - The Valley by Absent Hearts (GOLD) 
Matt Anderson - 7 Sunrise Feature - Dyson Daniels NBA Draft (BRONZE)
Muhmudul Raz - Art House (GOLD) 
Justin Griffiths - The Edge of the Earth (BRONZE)
Justin Griffiths - We Wear Australian 'Reflection' 2023 (GOLD)
Justin Griffiths - QV1 - Alive With Work (SILVER)
Muhmudul Raz - Beyond (SILVER)
Elliott Nieves - Envelope Audio: Emotive Collections (BRONZE)
Justin Griffiths - Kailis - Rise (GOLD) 
Elliott Nieves - Watches of Switzerland - The Journey (GOLD)
Elliott Nieves - SuprCuvr - Kills the Plague (SILVER) 
Rhys Jones - Tee Ken Ng - Art Works S3 E22 (SILVER) 
Elliott Nieves - The Rules of Mahjong (BRONZE
Denson Baker ACS NZCS - Mountain Boy (GOLD) 
Michael McDermott ACS - Devils Peak (SILVER)

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

We have THREE events planned for December!
CAMERA ASSISTANT WORKSHOP
Join us on Tuesday the 12th of December for our next ACS WA event.

Our next drop in will be a workshop highlighting an integral part of a cinematographers job run by some of Perth's leading camera assistants working in the industry today. 

This workshop will facilitate a space in which emerging filmmakers can learn more about the camera department and what it takes to be a 1st AC, 2nd AC, Video Split op or camera intern and what to expect on the job. 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
 
Date:  12th of December 2023
Time:  6pm
Location: Fridays Studios, 13 Old Aberdeen Pl, West Perth WA 6005
Free for ACS Members. $10 for non-members
DENSON BAKER ACS NZCS ACS WA DROP-IN

Accomplished ACS WA member Denson Baker ACS NZCS will discuss the Emirati feature film MOUNTAIN BOY that he shot this year in the UAE, with some help from WA local ACS members Daniel Holliday and Dion Borrett (2D Films). He will also discuss his award-winning work on THE COLOUR ROOM, set in the 1920's, starring Phoebe Dynevor and Matthew Goode.

Denson is an award-winning cinematographer of international feature films, music videos, documentaries and commercials. His recent credits include feature film THE COLOUR ROOM, starring Phoebe Dynevor and Matthew Goode, OPHELIA with Daisy Ridley & Naomi Watts, MEASURE OF A MAN with Donald Sutherland, Judy Greer and Luke Wilson, the Working Title/BBC2 series THE LUMINARIES with Eva Green and Eve Hewson. He was the DP of the reshoots on the Academy Award winning GET OUT which included the tone setting opening scene.

Denson grew up in Perth, was a student at North Metropolitan TAFE and is an Australian Film Television and Radio School alumni. Currently based in London, he continues to shoot projects all over the world.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
 
Date:  19th of December 2023
Time:  6pm
Location: North Metro TAFE, East Perth Campus
Free for ACS Members. $20 for non-members
CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER

Come catch up for a social event to celebrate another year.
Food and Drinks provided! Enough said :)

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
 
Date:  21st of December 2023
Time:  6pm
Location: Fridays Studios, 13 Old Aberdeen Pl, West Perth WA 6005
Free for ACS Members. $20 for non-members
RECAP: SHIFTING FOCUS: WIFT x ACS INCLUSIVITY DISCUSSION
At the beginning of October an ACS x WIFT event was held to facilitate a discussion based around the 'A Wider Lens Report' which was released mid 2021 

We didn't take any BTS photos of the event as we want to to remain a safe space for women, men and non-binary folk to gather and speak about issues regarding inclusivity however the night went well and a lot of healthy discussions were had according to those in attendance.

Amongst chats with the ACS committee and from feedback given after the event, we are hoping to hold this discussion quarterly starting in the new year to make sure we can help facilitate the inclusivity chat moving forward and create a safe atmosphere where women and non binary folk in the camera department feel safe to partake in such discussions. If you would like to know more please email the committee
[email protected]

CHECK OUT OUR WONDERFUL LOCAL SPONSORS 
WHAT'S NEW!

RAZ RENTALS HAS MOVED!!
As of Friday 10th of NOVEMBER, RAZ RENTALS will be operating from a brand new location at: 

36 Cheriton Street, 
Perth. 

 
This new spot offers a lot more space, more facilities, and a few exciting surprises in store!  
We’re beyond excited to share this new space with all the filmmaking community of Perth, as we enter this exciting new Chapter of the RAZ RENTALS journey.  
CHAPTER 1 of the RAZ RENTALS journey started back in September 2017, when we welcomed filmmakers from all over WA into our home (quite literally).  
Left Photo Caption: We received our first Alexa Mini. Raz is building it in the garage on the family’s outdoor table [2017]
Right Photo Caption: First Alexa Mini and MOVI hire going out [2017]

 CHAPTER 2

November 2021, we moved out of the Rental Home and into the Rental House at 774 Beaufort Street in Mt Lawley.  
We were excited to allow clients space for Preps, prep benches, charts and to finally have room to make a mess!  
Left Photo Caption: Amy Raz is finishing off the feature wall at 774 Beaufort Street.  
Right Photo Caption: First job going out the door from Beaufort Street [2021]

 CHAPTER 3

We are excited to announce and welcome you all to our new location at
36 Cheriton Street, Perth. 
Caption: Say hello to the team at 36 Cheriton Street.
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UPCOMING DATES
 

2023
 
November 26 - National AGM via Zoom 
 
2024
 
May 4 - 54th National ACS Awards for Cinematography in Queensland 

August 1 to 21 - Awards Entry Window

September 1 to 21 - Accreditation Application window 

 

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Western Australia Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
PO Box 476, LEEDERVILLE WA 6903

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