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VALE - Kelly Chen 1977 - 2017 (Funeral Service Friday 6th October)

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of Kelly Chen, a well-liked and respected member of staff in the Bond University Film and TV are... More »

3 Oct 2017

VALE - Joel Peterson (Director/Cinematographer) 28th March 1954 - 10th August 2017

The Society is saddened by the news that long time ACS NSW Branch member Joel Peterson has passed away. Joel Peterson's resume is undoubtedly one o... More »

11 Aug 2017

VALE - Kevan 'Loosey' Lind (27/7/1950 - 5/8/2017)

Sad news I’m afraid… I learnt this morning from John Stokes of the passing of Cinematographer and Camera Operating supremo, Kevan Lind, known affec... More »

5 Aug 2017

Vale - Ossie Emery ACS 1929 - 2017

Sadly Ossie Emery ACS passed away on Sunday Morning, 18th June 2017. A humanitarian, film-maker and photographer for over 65 years he documented ... More »

18 Jun 2017

VALE ~ Alan Lake (18th November 1934 - 15th April 2017)

I am sorry to inform you that Alan Lake died yesterday morning at 7.30 am in hospital at Barraba in western NSW. Alan was born in 1934 in Sydney, N... More »

15 Apr 2017

VALE - Michael Ballhaus ASC BVK (5 August 1935 – 11 April 2017)

The ACS are very sad to learn that legendary cinematographer Michael Ballhaus ASC BVK has passed away. Michael Ballhaus was born in Berlin, Germany... More »

11 Apr 2017

VALE JANE SCRAGG (Nee Cole) 1942 - 2017

It is with great sadness that I wish to advise all members and associates of the ACS that Jane Scragg has died after a long fight with cancer at 8am o... More »

31 Jan 2017

VALE ~ Louis Irving ACS - Cinematographer 1950-2016

VALE ~ Louis Irving ACS - Cinematographer 1950-2016

The Australian film industry has lost an outstanding cinematographer with the death of Louis Irving on New Year’s Eve 2016. Described by his collea... More »

31 Dec 2016

Vale Raoul Coutard

On the day that Trump won the US presidency, my other sad news was when I learned that the most innovative cinematographer of my lifetime had died. ... More »

8 Nov 2016

VALE - Guido Cartoni

In 1991 Tom Hanks presented the AMPAS Technical Awards, and that evening he was interviewed by Johnnny Carson where he described the ceremony where he... More »

26 Oct 2016


There are people you`click’ with the moment you meet, the young man standing in front of me was one of those. He was 18 years old, fresh of fac... More »

1 Aug 2016

VALE ~ Sue Gibson BSC (1952 - 2016)

It is with great sadness that I advise you of the passing of former President of the BSC, Sue Gibson BSC. Sue Gibson BSC is a respected cinematogra... More »

28 Jul 2016

VALE ~ Alan Samuels (30 May 1944 ~ 27 April 2016)

I can see Dad now, shaking his head as I write this.

‘Who is going to want to read about me? No one would even notice that I have gone’.... More »

5 Jun 2016

VALE ~ Bruce Hillyard ACS (11th December 1931 ~ 1st June 2016)

It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of one of the great champions of the ACS, Bruce Hillyard ACS. Bruce died peacefully early on the m... More »

1 Jun 2016


VALE - REGINALD ROY GRUNDY AC OBE (1923 - 2016) Today, the Australian Cinematographers Society mourns the passing, and acknowledge the contribution... More »

9 May 2016

VALE ~ Rod Coats ( - 2016)

A moving tribute to ABC TV Cinematographer, Rod Coats, from long time friend Tom Gelai: I’ve been friends with Rod for 40 odd years, beginning with... More »

27 Mar 2016


It is with great sadness that I advise the membership of the passing of an industry giant; Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC ASC at 103 years of age. ... More »

22 Feb 2016

VALE ~ Paul Booth "Boothy"

We at the ACS report, with great sadness, the passing of Sydney based gaffer, Paul Booth, on the 24th January aged only 58, after a protracted battle ... More »

28 Jan 2016

VALE ~ Suresh Ayyar ASE (1957 - 2016)

One of Australia's most respected picture editors, Suresh Ayyar, passed away this week. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with ... More »

18 Jan 2016


Article reprinted from Variety: Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for his achievements on “Close Encounters of ... More »

1 Jan 2016

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