Vale in memoriam

Vale – Martin Sharp

‘A homage to vale Martin Sharp’ That is how Geoff Burton ACS and I set out for AC Magazine issue# 61 Encounter. Indeed I considered it an honour to be interviewed by such a fellow cinematographer I respect so highly … Read More

Vale – Wendy Hughes

Cinematographers lost one of their favourites when the beautiful Wendy Hughes died in Sydney recently aged 61. She will be remembered by all those who came into contact with her as one of the finest actors of her generation. Hughes … Read More
VALE - Drew Llewelyn ACS 10 December 1960 - 5 February 2014

VALE – Drew Llewelyn ACS 10 December 1960 – 5 February 2014

With well over 30 years experience as a cinematographer, filming Summer and Winter Olympics, triathlons, surfing, world athletics and swimming championships. Drew specialised in Documentaries, Network programs, Broadcast; lifestyle shows, training videos, event coverage, promotional material, documentary series, television commercials, … Read More
Vale - Geoffrey Williams

Vale – Geoffrey Williams

It’s with deep regret that I advise the recent passing of Geoffrey D Williams. Geoff was very involved in re-establishing the SA Branch in the early eighties where he was very active on the committee as SA secretary for many … Read More
Vale - Neil Robert Head

Vale – Neil Robert Head

Neil left the building trade in the mid ’70s to join the film industry as a grip. He started off in a panel van & trailer, and three trucks later….. in a brand new ‘Isuzu’ truck. He travelled extensively around … Read More
Vale - Paul Onorato ACS (1946 - 2013)

Vale – Paul Onorato ACS (1946 – 2013)

It is with great sadness I advise you all of the passing of former ACS Federal President and cinematographer Paul Onorato ACS, who passed away last month in Oregon, USA where he had been living and working. There will be … Read More

VALE – John “Jack” Wight

It is with great sadness that we have been informed that the film industry pioneer JOHN “Jack” WIGHT passed away late last week. Jack was a gaffer, a terrific bloke and one of the founders of legendary Cambridge Films in … Read More

VALE – Esdras Giddy

Born February 19, 1927 – Died, September 7, 2013. Esdras, known as Es, was residing in Wesley Gardens, Belrose and his passing was due to a recurrence of cancer. He was born in the Kempsey NSW area and came to … Read More

Vale – Bob Henderson

Long time Melbourne and Sydney cameraman, Bob Henderson passed away 12.35am on Thursday 5th September in Melbourne from various complications relating to 30 – 35 years of heart problems. He worked in Sydney in the ‘sixties’ at both ATN7 and … Read More

VALE – Chris Kennedy 1 December 1948 – 27 August 2013

It is with great sadness I advise that Director Chris Kennedy died suddenly on August 27, after suffering a heart attack. Chris has written, directed and produced four feature films. His best known movie “Doing time for Patsy Cline” (Cinematographer: … Read More
Vale – Jonathan Dawson 24 November 1941 – 10 August 2013

Vale – Jonathan Dawson 24 November 1941 – 10 August 2013

It is with great personal sadness I advise you of the passing of one of our industry greats, and ACS Honorary member, Jonathan Dawson. “Jono” passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning in Hobart, Tasmania. His wonderful … Read More
VALE - Bruce Gailey 1923-2013

VALE – Bruce Gailey 1923-2013

L to R, Makeup: Peggy Carter, DoP: Ted Taylor ACS, Agency Producer: Bruce Hosie, Focus: David Wakeley, Actress: Ms Leslie, Director: Kay Roberts (Di Morissey’s Mum), unknown actor &, of course, Gaffer: Bruce Gailey Respected gaffer Bruce Gailey died on … Read More
Vale - Paul "Clackers" Clark

Vale – Paul “Clackers” Clark

It is with great sadness I advise you of the passing of our friend, colleague and sound man extraordinaire, Paul Clark, this morning at Chiang Mai Ram Hospital in Thailand. Our thoughts at this time go out to his sons … Read More

Vale – Dennis O’Rourke

The friends and colleagues of Dennis O’Rourke are deeply saddened by the death of one of the greatest documentary makers of his generation. Dennis died of cancer on June 15 in his home in Cairns surrounded by his partner Tracey … Read More
Vale – Ron Taylor AM ACS 1934 - 2012

Vale – Ron Taylor AM ACS 1934 – 2012

It is my sad duty to advise you of the sad passing of Ron Taylor AM ACS, legendary underwater cinematographer and conservationist who passed away on Sunday, September 9, at a private hospital in Sydney after developing acute myeloid leukaemia … Read More
Vale - Mike Browning 25/10/33-6/08/2011

Vale – Mike Browning 25/10/33-6/08/2011

It was with great sadness we recently heard of Mike Browning’s passing on the 6/8/2011. Mike was born in England in 1933 and immigrated to Australia when he was 18. He had already established a connection with the film industry … Read More
VALE: John Bean, Gary Ticehurst and Paul Lockyer

VALE: John Bean, Gary Ticehurst and Paul Lockyer

Cameraman John Bean, helicopter pilot Gary Ticehurst & journalist Paul Lockyer. Photo: ABC I have no doubt we are all deeply saddened by the recent tragic loss of ACS members; Cameraman, John Bean and helicopter pilot Gary Ticehurst along with ABC … Read More
VALE: Bill Constable ACS

VALE: Bill Constable ACS

By: Storry Walton It is with great sadness I inform you that Bill Constable ACS died on Friday in Perth. Many of you will know him – and his family. His father was a great art director in the Australian … Read More
VALE: Howard Rubie ACS

VALE: Howard Rubie ACS

It is with great sadness that we advise you of the sudden passing of industry icon and stalwart, Howard Rubie ACS. Howard, originally a cinematographer, went on to become one of Australia’s most respected directors and the winner of many … Read More
VALE - William John (Bill) Hunter (1940-2011)

VALE – William John (Bill) Hunter (1940-2011)

Quintessential Australian actor, Bill Hunter, who was an honorary member of the ACS Queensland Branch, passed away over the weekend at the age of 71. The screen legend passed away surrounded by family and friends at a Melbourne hospice after … Read More