Finally, we have a broader choice in the NSW Film Industry for film production space. Callan 201 is fully operational and at present inhabited with Blackfella Films and their successful, Logie award winning TV series, Redfern Now, now in its second series
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ACS holds industry event to celebrate Shadowcatchers book
[Mon 02/07/2012 08:41:20]
By Brendan Swift
The Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) held an industry event last week to celebrate the launch of its book The Shadowcatchers.
The event, held at Balmain Town Hall, included a discussion featuring Oscar-winning filmmaker and cartoonist Bruce Petty, filmmaker and Shadowcatchers author Martha Ansara, and documentarian Curtis Levy.
Levy said many of Australia's top cinematographers, such as Dean Semler, Don McAlpine and Geoff Burton (who was also in the audience), started their careers in the news department of the ABC.
"I think that's got something to do with why so many of the top Australian cinematographers are so sought after in Hollywood because they're able to work in available light and work quickly and have a physicality that came from that ability to move the subject and not worry too much about having big crews and lights."
Australia has produced a number of Oscar-winning cinematographers including Semler, John Seale (who is currently shooting Fury Road), Dion Beebe, Andrew Lesnie and Damian Parer.