President’s Blog – May 2012

From the President

Greetings ACS colleagues,

Our 41st National Awards for Cinematography will take place on Saturday night.
It promises to be an outstanding event and I urge as many of you as possible to attend and support all those nominated for Golden Tripods.
It’s also an evening where we can all relax and enjoy the company of old friends and colleagues.
We will produce an E News Bulletin with all the results and the highlights.

Thanks to AMMPT

Those of you that have visited the ACS HQ may have noticed the large collection of American Cinematographer magazines we have in the Bruce Hillyard Reading Room, which we believe could be the most extensive in Australia.

I want to acknowledge that this wonderful collection was a donation to the ACS from the AMMPT, and that the ACS takes great pride in supporting this group of dedicated people in their quest to find venues in each State for the preservation of important historical equipment and documents relating to our industry.

The Shadowcatchers Launch

As the May 31 launch of our wonderful book, THE SHADOWCATCHERS, draws near, we are hoping that ACS members who are on Facebook and/or Twitter will assist with the ACS publicity campaign.

Here’s the deal: If you are on Facebook, can you “like” us on, and post a message about the book on your own Facebook page?

If you are on Twitter, please follow us on @Shadow_Catchers and send out your own tweet, asking others to follow us and/or retweet the tweets we send you. That’s a lot of tweets!

All those who like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter go into a draw to be held on May 25th to win a copy of the Standard Edition of the book, plus an invitation to the launch.

This book is the result of the outstanding efforts of scores of ACS members, and we’d love you to join this group of volunteers by helping to spread the word! Also, if you haven’t checked out our preview pages of the book yet, do take a look on, and maybe even purchase a copy for yourself. You’ve all been incredibly patient, but the wait is almost over.

Click on the link below to watch the signing of the Limited Collector’s Edition of the Australian Cinematographers Society’s photographic history of Australian cinematography at the ACS National Headquarters in North Sydney. The cinematographers were: Russell Boyd ACS ASC, Dean Semler AM ACS ASC, John Seale AM ACS ASC, Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC and Dion Beebe ACS ASC.

I look forward to seeing you at the National Awards or at the HQ Open Day.

Ron Johanson ACS
National President


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