Hall of fame

Dr Jim Frazier OAM ACS

Dr Jim Frazier OAM ACS

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1998 Jim Frazier OAM ACS is a highly regarded pioneer of wildlife cinematography. Jim’s life reads like the ultimate Australian success story. A heart-warming story of how a quiet country boy from Armidale … Read More
Edwin Scragg ACS (1940-1997)

Edwin Scragg ACS (1940-1997)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1998 Edwin Scragg born in South London Oct 31, 1940 and died March 1, 1997 in the garden of his Brisbane home, doing the impossible as usual. In this case he was pruning … Read More
Keith Taylor ACS

Keith Taylor ACS

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1998 Late in 2007 a reunion of former and current ABC staff who worked in Melbourne’s cine-camera department brought together some of the country’s most skilled and talented film and television craftspeople. More … Read More
Phil Pike ACS (1928-2001)

Phil Pike ACS (1928-2001)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1998 Phil born in Uxbridge, England Oct 19, 1928. In 1945 Phil’s father Richard Pike was assigned to travel to Sydney to open an Australian branch of his employer Blue Circle Cement. The … Read More
Russell Boyd ACS ASC

Russell Boyd ACS ASC

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1998 Russell Boyd born in Victoria in 1944, became keenly interested in photography as a young man, so upon leaving school, he sought and managed to get a job at Cinesound Newsreel in … Read More
Syd Wood ACS

Syd Wood ACS

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 Syd Wood joined Movietone News in 1931 and was originally employed in the editing room, advancing to Editor. In 1944 during WW2 Syd volunteered and joined the army and because of his … Read More
Vic John ACS

Vic John ACS

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1998 Vic was one of the oldest members of the ACS Victorian Branch. He passed away peacefully on May 25th at the age of 86. I first met Vic at a meeting at … Read More
Dean Semler AM ACS ASC

Dean Semler AM ACS ASC

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 Born in Renmark, South Australia in 1943, Dean started as a TV-Studio cameraman at Adelaide’s ABC-TV. He then moved to the news department and began shooting with 16mm, and getting his first … Read More
Alex McPhee Snr. (1912-1989)

Alex McPhee Snr. (1912-1989)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 Alex McPhee Snr. – First President of the Western Australian Branch of the ACS From a very early age Alex McPhee Snr. was interested in photography. He owned a 16mm camera and … Read More
Arthur Embery Higgins ACS (1891-1963)

Arthur Embery Higgins ACS (1891-1963)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 Arthur Higgins, one of Australia’s most famous cinematographers was born in Hobart on October 25, 1891 the youngest of three sons to Henry Higgins a Hobart butcher, and Ann Marie. Little did … Read More
Bruce Hillyard ACS

Bruce Hillyard ACS

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 Bruce was born in Gisborne, New Zealand on 11 December 1931, and lived there until he was nineteen and then went to Wellington University doing a BA degree. He said he had … Read More
Don McAlpine ACS ASC

Don McAlpine ACS ASC

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 On a school cultural excursion in the late 1950s to the ABC-TV Gore Hill, Don McAlpine discovered the News Office. There was a door, ‘News Supervisor’, Don knocked on the door and … Read More
Jack Gardiner ACS (1921-1996)

Jack Gardiner ACS (1921-1996)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 Jack became interested in photography in his early teens, getting his first camera in 1935 on his 14th birthday. Thus the seeds for his future in the motion picture industry were sown … Read More
John Gaskell Leake OAM ACS (1929-2009)

John Gaskell Leake OAM ACS (1929-2009)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame 1997 On November 17, 1944 John commenced work as an office boy at Movietone News – Sydney. Then in 1945 and much to his delight, John was promoted to truck assistant alongside fellow assistants, … Read More
John Seale AM ACS ASC

John Seale AM ACS ASC

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 John started work in 1963 at the ABC-TV at Gore Hill – in the stationary department, dispensing biros and pestering Chief Cameraman Bert Nicholas for a “driver assistant” position. Nicholas got John … Read More
John William (Bill) Trerise ACS (1898-1987)

John William (Bill) Trerise ACS (1898-1987)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 One of Australia’s early pioneer cameramen, Bill Trerise was respectfully known as “Bloody Bill” because of his famous short fuse. Bill began life in the film industry in 1911 at the age … Read More
Neil Davis (1934-1985)

Neil Davis (1934-1985)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 In 1961 Neil joined the ABC as a cine-cameraman but left in December 1963 to take a job as Visnews’s cameraman and correspondent in south-east Asia, based in Singapore. In early 1964 … Read More
Robert (Bob) Feeney ACS (1925-2002)

Robert (Bob) Feeney ACS (1925-2002)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 Bob Feeney commenced work at Movietone News in Sept. 1941 as an office boy, but after a few months was assigned to the editing room under the then Chief Editor – Syd … Read More
Ross Wood Snr. ACS (1916-1980)

Ross Wood Snr. ACS (1916-1980)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1997 In 1932, sixteen-year-old Ross Wood began his film career as an office boy at Fox Movietone News, where his older brother Syd Wood also worked. Syd was a central – and indeed … Read More
Vernon Frederick Wagstaff ACS (1909-1995)

Vernon Frederick Wagstaff ACS (1909-1995)

Inducted into ACS Hall of Fame – 1998 Vernon Frederick Wagstaff was born at Bendigo in Oct 1909 and educated at Bendigo Technical College where he graduated as an Engineer. Vern and his family moved to Melbourne post World War … Read More
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