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Roland Thomas (BEDE) Whitman Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014

Bede Whiteman was born in 1924 and began life in the film industry at Movietone News, receiving training from cinematography legends Bill Terries, Eric Bierre, Wally Sully & Syd Wood.

In late 1948/49 Bede departed Movietone to join Cinesound News in a more senior position. In 1950 Cinesound sent Bede to film the Korean war capturing on 25mm film, the horror of this war.

In 1955 Bede was promoted to Chief Cameraman. With the coming of television in 1956, Bede turned to directing as well as shooting His largest project being the Cinesound production of the Billy Graham Crusade to Australia in 1959. Bed was tragically killed on September 26, 1962 in a motor accident near Wagga Wagga NSW, while on location. Bed was a first class Cinematographer/Director and respected founding member of the ACS. Unfortunately Bede was not ACS accredited as he was killed before the ACS Accreditation system was introduced. Bed was posthumously inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame at the ACS National Awards as the Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane, on May 24, 2014. His daughter Tracey proudly accepted his induction certificate.

 

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