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Simon Smith

Discipline Lead - Cinematography

Simon Smith ACS has been appointed to the MAS teaching team as Discipline Lead Cinematography.

Simon is an award-winning AFTRS alumnus cinematographer with an extensive body in work in documentary, drama, commercials and music videos spanning several decades, including Senses of Cinema: the Sydney Filmmakers Co-op (Zubricki & Hughes 2023), Colour Theory (Marshall & Perkins 2014), The Redfern Story (Johnson 2014) and Paul Kelly: Stories of Me (Darling 2007). Simon is inspired by the work of British cinematographer, Geoffrey Unsworth (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Bridge Too FarCabaret) and the lyrical images of Russell Boyd ACS (Picnic at Hanging Rock).

Simon has been accredited by the Australian Cinematographers Society and granted membership of the Cinema Pioneers Society of Australia. In recent years he has been tutoring in cinematography at UTS where he has demonstrated his strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in the student experience.