Young cinematographer take internship on Kidman film

The National Film & Sound Archive, in association with the Australian Cinematographers Society will send young cinematographer Jimmy Ennett to complete and internship on Jonathan Teplitzky’s feature film The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. The internship is the prize of the NFSA ACS John Leake OAM Award for emerging cinematographers.

The announcement:

On Saturday 5 May, the National Film and Sound Archive’s CEO Michael Loebenstein will present aspiring cinematographer Jimmy Ennett with the 2012 NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM Award for an Emerging Cinematographer.

The award, designed to enable emerging cinematographers to develop their craft, will be presented at the Australian Cinematographers Society annual awards; the only Australian event which celebrates Australians who have excelled in the field of cinematography.

Michael Loebenstein said, “Cinematographers, producers and directors build a dynamic record of our filmmaking endeavours, reflecting the world we live in. In turn, they help us to build a national audiovisual collection which is accessible and relevant for all Australians.

“Jimmy’s work in the short form and using digital technology is very promising. In regard to aesthetics, visual storytelling and the use of technology, his work organically bridges form and content. His commitment to study the art of 35mm long-form storytelling through an internship perfectly fits the purpose of the (NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM) Award, to support training and knowledge and skills development”.

On receiving the award, the winner, Jimmy Ennett said: “I have been a member of the ACS for less than a year now, but in that short time I have met some of the kindest, most selfless and talented people. The NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM ACS Emerging Cinematographer Award is the embodiment of this encouraging spirit. I can’t thank the NFSA or the ACS enough for this opportunity.”

With support from the NFSA, Jimmy Ennett will complete an internship on Jonathan Teplitzky’s feature film The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Jimmy said, “to be a part of a professional crew will develop my cinematographic knowledge and experience far beyond what any classroom can offer.”

Jimmy is currently in his fourth and final year at the University of Canberra, studying a double degree in Bachelor Media Arts and Production/Arts.

Source: National Film and Sound Archive

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