ACS’ tribute to cinematographer Raeburn Trindall opens

05 April, 2011 by Brendan Swift

The Australian Cinematographers Society last night opened its exhibit of Raeburn Trindall's photos: Memories of a Cinematographer on Assignment.

Trindall began his career in 1950 in a film lab before becoming a newsreel cinematographer with Movietone News – by the late-1960s he was freelancing in film and as a photo-journalist.


He has worked: as a freelancer, for the ABC (where he produced and directed many documentaries); for the major free-to-air broadcasters; Cinesound; the Commonwealth Film Unit (later Film Australia); the Department of Army Public Relations Branch and the Australian War Memorial, where he worked on restoring their film collection.

“I feel honoured to be the first to exhibit at the new headquarters at the ACS – a permanent home for the ACS has been a long time coming," Trindall, who retired in 1993, told about a dozen ACS members.

"From being scattered across the nation in many collections, our history, artefacts and library are now housed in one location.”

The new ACS national headquarters, located in North Sydney, was officially opened in February.

The Raeburn Trindall exhibition is open this week and closes Saturday, April 9. An exhibition of photography by Peter James ACS is scheduled for later this year.

Raeburn Trindall speaking at the ACS tribute








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