o The provision of CANON professional imaging equipment to the ACS cinematography community.
o To inspire them to do more with their imagery using the best possible tools to bring their story to life.
o To nurture the future of our industry and provide inspiration through opportunity.
o To provide positive outcomes for the mutual benefit the ACS and Canon.

o Canon Australia will provide free of charge a range of Cinema EOS imaging equipment on loan to the ACS for the exclusive use of ACS members.

1 x EOS C300 EF cinema camera
1 x EOS C100 EF cinema camera
1 x CN24 T1.5 LF cinema prime lens
2 x CN50 T1.3 LF cinema prime lens
2 x EF24-70 f2.8 LII lens
2 x EF16-35 f2.8 LII lens
2 x EF70-200 f2.8 LII lens

Projects eligible for consideration for the initiative
o a. Specific Environmental/Social issue documentaries
o b."Spec" television commercials for showreel purposes
c. Music Clip for a "start up", unsigned band or artist
o d. Experimental projects with a similar narrative to the documentary strand
o Projects must have a legitimate budget with a Producer attached and be considered a non-commercial project.

Submissions process
o Entries will only be accepted from financial ACS members, with preference given to Emerging cinematographers. Student Members are welcome to apply, however student class projects are excluded from the program.
o There will be approximatley Four (4) submissions rounds annually, to use the equipment provided free of charge from Canon. Conditions apply.
o Submissions MUST include a Treatment or Scenario including a rational for applying for the initiative (no longer than 5 pages), a budget, a Production Schedule and CV's for key crew.
o Applications will only be accepted via email to
o In-complete applications will not be accepted.
o ACS member Helen Barrow will coordinate the initiative, and sit on the judging panel. It is advisable to discuss eligibility of application before submitting. Mobile:0409 300 040
o ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS is also available for additional queries mobile: 0413 264 400
o Successful submissions will be decided by a panel of 3 from Canon Australia and the ACS.

Special Conditions
o An ACS appointed senior member would act as a mentor during the shooting of the projects.
o Equipment will be housed at the ACS HQ and maintained /serviced by Canon Australia.
o The CANON equipment is only available for a maximium 3 month period and must then be returned to the ACS HQ.
o The equipment must be insured by the successful Applicant, and in each case an amount of $280.00 will be invoiced to the applicant by the ACS and must be paid before accessing the equipment..
o The applicant will pay for any loss or repairs not covered by insurance. Equipment must be securely stored during the loan period.
o Any relevant freight costs to ship equipment from Canon in Sydney, NSW to another location and return will be the responsibility of the recipient.
o Any damage or insurance excess is to be paid for by the Applicant. Canon Australia will provide a 30% discount to any repairs necessary, not covered by insurance.
o SPECIAL NOTE: Any loss or damage to be reported to Canon immediately. Applicant must not carry out repairs elsewhere.

Canon publicity
o Canon will publish endorsements or inspirational stories of users experience with Canon imaging equipment under this program.
o Canon requires non exclusive access to a limited amount of the footage captured on the equipment provided by Canon Australia under this initiative. It may be used to promote the cinematographer/applicant, and the partnership between Canon Australia and the ACS, in particular relating to this specific initiative, on Canon web &/or social media platforms.
o Canon to organise two events per year that celebrate the quality of work and professionalism of the ACS members who were participants in the Canon - ACS initiative.

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ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS is also available for additional queries »

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