National eNews ~ Early Special 'July' Edition


Editor: Lizz Vernon

National eNews and much much more....

Direct articles
Message from the President
Vale ~ Ossie Emery ACS
Accreditation - Just around the corner....
Member Catagory Changes
ACS infiltrates the ASC
Postcard from Palm Springs
SMPTE17 ~ Early Bird Discounts
Aftrs 2018 Cinematography Courses on offer
Foget about Winter is Coming...Winter is HERE! - So are the ACS Shop Specials!
....Plus loads more links far below:

Message from the President

Greetings ACS friends and colleagues,

Vale - Ossie Emery ACS (1929 - 2017)

Sadly, I inform you that Ossie Emery ACS passed away on Sunday Morning, 18th June 2017.

A humanitarian, film-maker and photographer for over 65 years he documented the richness and complexity of human life across a huge range of cultures.

He leaves behind a large legacy of work having filmed on 143 international assignments filming on every continent of the world.

In April Ossie held an exhibition ‘From the Edge’ photographic exhibition, held in Exeter a small town in the NSW Southern Highlands, which documented a small glimps of some of those 143 trips to some of the world’s most remote places, a testament to his extraordinary “eye” and his capacity to capture the right moment. A collection of over 300 very powerful black and white prints, just a few of the many he'd taken over the years while filming those documentaries.

For those lucky enough to know Ossie you would have heard a yarn or three that is for certain. We speak with great fondness about Ossie's legacy, part of which is a "Family" of filmmakers... follow the link below to view his enormous body of work and for a small glimpse of his lifelong journey.

But in many ways it's all about family, and Ossie and Cynthia were blessed with four children Bruce, Sue, Ross and Liz. There were nine grandchildren Rowen, Glynn-Jakeb, Taren, Jonathon, Sionen, Olivia, Ethan, Aiden and Saskia.

Ossie will be sorely missed by so very many, so why not come along to a special Memorial Celebration of Ossie's Amazing life.

Memorial Celebration
Commencing 3.00pm
Monday, 26 June, 2017
Exeter Memorial Hall,
Exeter Road, Exeter

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration of Ossie’s life.

Vale - Ossie Emery ACS 1929-2017 »

The month of July is almost here, and with it the opportunity for eligible ACS members to apply for Accreditation and the right to use the letters ACS after their name.

But before you do, here’s a few things to consider:

1. I am a current financial member of the Australian Cinematographers Society. Members with fees in arrears may not apply.

2. I have been a Cinematographer member (Formerly Full member) of the ACS for the past three years and have been working full time as a cinematographer for a minimum of 8 years.

3. I will contact my State Branch President in sufficient time to obtain relevant paperwork and assessment of the suitability of my submission prior to the material being sent to the National ACS Accreditation Panel by the deadline.

4. I will be able to submit all material within the specified dates for submission, currently being July 1st to July 31st and understand material will NOT be accepted after this date.

5. I consider my material is of high quality and will meet the requirements.

6. I will include all required documentation and signed forms with my submission.

7. I will include payment with my submission.

8. I am aware that should I receive my letters, the Society will be calling on me and will expect my involvement in things like Awards judging, Accreditation assessments, maybe being on my Branch committee or being involved Nationally on the Executive or on a sub committee. I understand that gaining my ACS letters is indeed a privilege and the highest honour the Society can bestow on me but in turn I know the Society expects and indeed needs my involvement.

Branch President - ACT » - Miguel Gallagher
Branch President - NSW » - David Lewis ACS
Branch President - NT » - Andrew Hyde
Branch President - QLD » - John Stokes ACS
Branch President - SA » - Ernie Clark ACS
Branch President - TAS » - Peter Curtis ACS
Branch President - VIC » - Alan Cole ACS interim President
Branch President - WA » - Simon Akkerman ACS
National President - ACS » - Ron Johanson OAM ACS

It’s also my great pleasure to welcome back FUJINON - FUJIFILM as our Major National sponsor for the 10th year, along with our other generous National Sponsors and also welcome new sponsors RED DIGITAL CINEMA, CAMERAHIRE along with GEAR HEAD and CWSONDEROPTIC who have signed on as a Gold sponsor this year. Without the incredible support and collaborative spirit of our sponsors the Society would not have had the significant growth it has. My thanks to you all!

Normally at this time we would be gearing to participate at SMPTE, but this year will be a little different. We will have our customary booth at SMPTE thanks to the generosity of SMPTE and Expertise Events, but we will not be presenting any specific SMPTE SESSIONS as in previous years, but will be working in tandem with our ACS sponsors, particularly VIDEOCRAFT who will be featuring a special interview session with John Seale AM ACS ASC being moderated by AC Magazine editor, James Cunningham.

July will see work commence on the re development stage Phase 1# of our ACS web site to enable us to expand and bring a more interactive facility to all members. Our ACS web development committee comprising Mark Morris, Heidi Tobin, Hemma Kearney, James Cunningham and Lizz Vernon are to be congratulated for their diligence and painstaking work. Once this first phase is completed in readiness to accept Awards entries online this year we will move onto the much larger Phase 2# which will be completed by March 2018, and will expand the potential capacity and performance of our ACS website enormously.

2017 AWARDS ENTRIES - A reminder to assist you in planning your Awards entries this year. ALL BRANCH AWARDS ENTRIES WILL NOW OPEN ON 1ST AUGUST & CLOSE 18TH AUGUST…. NO LATE ENTRIES ALLOWED. This is a small window so I recommend you start thinking about your Awards entry material now.

VISIT TO BRISBANE - On June 21st I returned to my old stamping grounds in Brisbane for the Queensland Branch AGM. The significance of this particular meeting was the realisation for all those in attendance that Branch President, Tony O’Loughlan (TonyO) would not be standing for re-election as President.

TonyO has given of himself tirelessly to the Branch for as long as I can remember, dating back to when I was Branch President all those years ago. His devotion and commitment knew no bounds and it is with a degree of sadness that he has decided to take this necessary step. Like many, Tony has in many ways set aside his own career growth to guide the Queensland Branch when it was needed most. I thank him on behalf on us all and wish him ongoing success as a Cinematographer. Good on you TonyO!!

TonyO wearing one of his many ACS caps.

John Stokes ACS /i>

The Society welcomes renowned cinematographer John Stokes ACS as the new Queensland Branch President, with Hemma Kearney and Tim Jordin as Vice Presidents to make up what we know will be a very active committee.

Introducing John Stokes ACS »

Finally, keep us informed as to what you’re shooting so we can let the members know.

Simply send us an ACS POSTCARD to either myself or E news editor, Lizz Vernon.

Until next time
Ron Johanson OAM ACS
ACS National President

Ron Johanson OAM ACS - »
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CINEMATOGRAPHER previously "Full Membership"

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STUDENTS ...Let us know if you've completed your studies.

Membership status is important when applying for Accreditation

This LINK below will take you to the Categories page so you can check your membership level »

The ACS infiltrates the ASC!

A great end to Cinegear 2017 at the American Cinematographer Clubhouse with Australian Cinematographers Society members Peter Moss ACS ASC, Sean Dooley (ARRI Aus), Mandy Walker ACS ASC, Susan Lumsdon, Jason Hargeaves ACS, Rob Myers (Panasonic Aus) and Andrew Hyde (ACS NT Branch President).

Compelling…. Thought-provoking…. Insightful….

SMPTE17 CONFERENCE – “EMBRACING CONNECTIVE MEDIA” – International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney – July 18-20

The SMPTE17 Conference brings you a huge variety of technical sessions on the media and entertainment industry’s “hot” issues. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and learn from local and international thought leaders.

Early Bird discounts have been extended until June 30th, so book now!

Just some of the topics and sessions…

Keynote address by Michelle Rowland MP, Shadow Minister for Communications
High Dynamic Range – closer to the human eye
Moving to IP-based systems – the challenges
Leading with diversity – Women in media and technology
Virtual and Augmented Reality – a new frontier
Cloud technologies – anything, anywhere?
Case studies include “Delivering Drama for Extreme Screen” with Ben Allan ACS, using IP technology to bring Francis Ford Coppola’s “live cinema” project to life, and remote TV production for Formula One.

Book for the full Conference and take advantage of the Early Bird discount until June 30th, plus there’s a very special rate for students of media.

As an affiliated organisation, ACS members are entitled to the member/affiliate rate. Tickets also available in a bundle of six sessions, fully transferable. Registration for the Exhibition-only is free.

For full detail on specific sessions and speakers, and to book online now, go to »



AFTRS 2018 Cinematography courses open for applications from 1 July this year, plus Open Day and Postgraduate Information Evening are coming up in August.

Applications open 1 July & close 16 October
Master of Arts Screen: Cinematography
Graduate Certificate: Cinematography
Applications open 1 July & close 1 December
Diploma in Camera
Diploma in Colour Grading
Sat 12 August, 10am-3pm // Register
Wed 30 August, 6-8pm // Register



Kayell Australia ~ EOFY Sale 2017

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SMPTE17 Conference - July 18-20 - "Embracing Connective Media"

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FUJIFILM has announced the official launch of the latest in its “MK” Series of cinema lenses

FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9 zoom. The MK50-135mm was shown as a companion lens to the MK18-55mm T2.9 zoom. The MK50-135mm is the same size and weight a... More »

SmartFone Flick Fest 2017 - Got a phone? ...Get inspired

The ultimate in creativity and flexibility; Canon introduces a 4K compact Cinema EOS camera, the EOS C200


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AFTRS 2018 Cinematography courses open for applications from 1 July this year, plus Open Day and Postgraduate Information Evening are coming up in Aug... More »

The NZCS Awards are unique because they are the camera community's own awards, celebrating cinematography across 14 categories:

Kees van Oostrum to Serve Second Term as President of American Society of Cinematographers

Board Also Votes in Officers for 2017-1018 The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-appointed Kees van Oostrum to a second term as pre... More »

Molly Haddon has joined the ARRI Australia/New Zealand team

Molly's in the new role of technical sales advisor. Haddon is a Screen Production major from Macquarie University’s BA (Media) program and is currentl... More »

MANAKI BROTHERS ~ Call for Entries 38th edition of ICFF “Manaki Brothers”

Canon Australia announces ‘The Top End with Outback Wrangler Matt Wright

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