In a world’s first, the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) has collaborated with researchers at Deakin University to produce the Camera Workforce Census 2021, This census is focused on equity, diversity, and career progression of all camera professionals in Australia.
As part of the world first for research in cinematography, the Camera Workforce Census 2021 seeks to gather as many voices from all camera professionals in Australia. This includes assistants, freelancers, operators, camera crew, and cinematographers. This census isn’t just for members of the ACS, it is also open to any Australian working in the industry.
The research seeks to get a greater snapshot of the camera workforce and their working experiences.
Participation in the Camera Workforce Census 2021 is completely voluntary, anonymous, and confidential and the ACS will not have access to any of the individual responses or the raw data, generated from the survey.
Once complete the final report will be delivered to the ACS National Executive who will then, in turn, positively inform their members and the entire industry of policy and practice for the ACS and the broader Australian screen production sector moving forward.
“The ACS passionately encourages all camera professionals to participate in this exceptional research facilitated by the team at Deakin University and thus help contribute to the history of cinematography in Australia and the world.”Ron Johanson OAM ACS, National President, of the Australian Cinematographers Society
Answering the questions should take no more than 30 minutes of your time. The census will ask you questions about your career path, your earnings and income, hiring processes, professional networks, training, and professional development, and any experiences of workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination you may have had in your career as a member of a camera department.
The Camera Workforce Census 2021 closes on Monday 15th Feb 2021.
If you are working in the industry in Australia this is a great chance to help shape its future and I encourage as many people as possible to take part.