Vale in memoriam

Vale - Yuri Sokol May 2024

Vale – Yuri Sokol May 2024

Yuri Sokol was born in Ukraine in 1937 – the year of Stalin’s brutal Great Purge, an era of grim Russian austerity and when greater Europe was on the brink of another war. He was the only child to effervescent … Read More
Vale - Reg Boulter 16/12/1938 - 26/4/2024

Vale – Reg Boulter 16/12/1938 – 26/4/2024

Reg Boulter, cinema pioneer and news cameraman, passed away on April 26 after a long illness. Reg’s interest in movies began at the age in 12 in 1950 when he was employed selling Screen News at The Renown Cinema in … Read More
Vale - Riki Byrne 2024

Vale – Riki Byrne 2024

Riki was a vibrant and deeply loved member of the camera department. A graduate of the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland University of Technology, she devoted close to 30 years to her work in the camera department. Toby Oliver … Read More
Vale - Andy Ciddor March 2024

Vale – Andy Ciddor March 2024

Andy Ciddor, a long time ACS member, Tasmanian ACS committee member and a respected figure in the fields of technology and production, peacefully passed away on March 30th, by his choice through the Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying program.  He had bravely battled … Read More
VALE - Robin Brown 1962-2024

VALE – Robin Brown 1962-2024

After a short illness, Robin Brown passed away on the 20th March 2024, aged 62. RB, as he was generally known, was a highly skilled and well respected multi award winning news cinematographer, who worked for SAS Channel 7 for … Read More
Vale - John Bailey

Vale – John Bailey

LOS ANGELES, CA – Former Academy President John Bailey passed away Friday, November 10, in Los Angeles. He was 81. “It is with deep sadness I share with you that my best friend and husband, John Bailey, passed away peacefully … Read More
Vale - Mark Toia

Vale – Mark Toia

Honorary ACS member Mark Toia died in Brisbane, Australia on 23 October 2023 Mark was quite unique, a powerhouse to all that knew and worked with him. He was driven and a perfectionist. He started up his own production company … Read More
Vale - Michael Elphick ACS

Vale – Michael Elphick ACS

From Gregory Apprey: It is with a Very Sad Heart that I have to report the passing of one of your Members, the Lovely Cinematographer Michael Elphick ACS Michael enjoyed a Very Successful career as a First rate Cinematographer over … Read More
Vale - Chris Herzfeld 6/8/1964-28/4/2023

Vale – Chris Herzfeld 6/8/1964-28/4/2023

We were saddened by the news of the passing of local SA ACS member Chris Herzfeld who was diagnosed with aggressive pancreatic cancer in February of this year. His love of Photography and Lighting was born from his father Wally … Read More
Vale: Dorothy Hallam

Vale: Dorothy Hallam

Dorothy with her 16mm Bolex camera. Image by David Brill AM ACS, 2022. Dorothy Hallam, who passed away last week, may not be a household name in Cinematography circles. Still, the legacy this Honorary Member of the ACS has created … Read More
Vale - Richard Bailie-Mace ACS

Vale – Richard Bailie-Mace ACS

June 3 1937 – November 22 2022 ACS Accredited #108 (March 1978) ACS Life Member (2013) ACS Hall of Fame (2014) Written by Richard Wilmot: friend and former colleague at ABC TV  Richard Bailie-Mace ACS worked in the film and … Read More
Vale - Tibor Vagyóczky HSC 3/10/2022

Vale – Tibor Vagyóczky HSC 3/10/2022

Tibor was the sweetest of men. As a previous IMAGO President one of my most pleasurable experiences was presenting him with the Imago Award for his services to the Federation in 2002 in Budapest. The pleasure was to witness the … Read More
Vale - Ross King ACS

Vale – Ross King ACS

Accredited Member #71, Ross King ACS, sadly passed away mid-last month. An accomplished cinematographer, Ross’s career has been long and varied. Born in 1940, Ross worked at Film Australia for a time. He was introduced to fellow ACS member and Academy … Read More
Vale - Mat Farrell

Vale – Mat Farrell

By Peter Curtis ACS, Tasmanian branch President On behalf of all ACS Tasmania members, we are shocked and deeply saddened at the tragic passing of Mathew Farrell. We pass on our deepest condolences to Mat’s family, his fiancé Kaz, his friends … Read More
Vale - Dr Jim Frazier OAM ACS DSC 1940 - 2022

Vale – Dr Jim Frazier OAM ACS DSC 1940 – 2022

It is difficult to encompass all that Jim Frazier stood for and his contribution to the global industry following his invention of the Frazier Lens. This revolutionary technology changed the face of cinematography in such a way I would say … Read More
Vale - Shirley Barrett 1961 - 2022

Vale – Shirley Barrett 1961 – 2022

It is with great sadness that I have just been informed that Shirley Barrett, Director, Author, Friend, and beautiful person passed away yesterday with her family by her side. Chris her husband sent me am email just an hour ago … Read More
Vale - Marion Leake 1931-2022

Vale – Marion Leake 1931-2022

Marion Leake was almost as synonymous with the ACS as John Leake OAM ACS. Although it was John who was the ACS stalwart it was Marion, behind the scenes, who supported him and ensured that John’s roles were always done … Read More
Jill Robb - 16 January 2022

Jill Robb – 16 January 2022

Jill Robb by Jackie Keast Producer and executive Jill Robb has been remembered by friends and colleagues as an inspiration and driving force in shaping the modern Australian screen industry. Robb, the first marketing and distribution manager of the South … Read More
Mark 'Supa' Hayward ACS - 27 January 2022

Mark ‘Supa’ Hayward ACS – 27 January 2022

Mark “Supa” Hayward ACS It is with overwhelming sadness that I inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Mark “Supa” Hayward ACS, who died suddenly on Thursday, 27th January 2022. Words cannot express the absolute feeling … Read More
Clive Sell ACS - 20 June 2021

Clive Sell ACS – 20 June 2021

Vale – Clive Sell ACS It is with great sadness that I belatedly advise you of the passing of Victoria branch member Clive Sell ACS on Sunday 20th June of this year. To those of you who didn’t know Clive, … Read More