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JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick ACS

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JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick ACS was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018

JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick was born in Adelaide, South Australia. She became an avid photographer at age eight when she was given an instamatic camera for Christmas.

She continued her love for art and photography through high school going on to complete her Visual Arts Bachelor of Arts at University, majoring in Film, Photography and Animation. She won the Young Filmmakers Award in 1991 and this gained her work experience with leading Animation company Anifex.

This work experience turned into twenty-seven years of constant employment where she worked as a Camera Assistant while also taking a pivotal role in their Art Department.

Gradually she started to climb the ladder in the Anifex Camera Department, under the watchful eyes of Richard Chataway ACS and Jo Rossiter ACS, where she specialised in shooting animation, stop motion and motion control on 35mm film and then digital.

At Anifex she had the opportunity to shoot numerous commercials and Michael Cusack's AFI winning short film
Gargoyle.

JoAnne has won many ACS State Cinematography awards for her cinematography and a highlight was a National Golden Tripod for Gargoyle at the 2006 Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards. Along with fellow co-worker Greg Sweeney, JoAnne was also nominated for an AFI Award for Production Design on Gargoyle.

JoAnne is not only a respected and sought after DOP in her own right but she has been actively involved on the South Australian Branch committee for 24 years, always enthusiastically volunteering first, to help in whatever way she can and she has been one of the SA Vice Presidents for the past 13 years.

She proudly designed the Honour Board for our National Headquarters and she always puts a smile and a positive spin on anything she does for her beloved ACS.

 

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