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Robb Shaw-Velzen ACS

Position: Cinematographer/Editor/Colourist


Multi-award-winning cinematographer Robb Shaw-Velzen ACS has travelled the globe, shooting for Survivor, HBO’s The Pacific and Good Morning Britain. He has two feature film credits, including the sci-fi Blue World Order due for release next month. He is the youngest person ever be honoured with ACS Life Membership, and has 14 ACS Awards, including five Gold Awards and a Golden Tripod.


Australian Cinematographers Society Accredited Member 2015 -
Australian Cinematographers Society Life Membership 2013 -
Australian Cinematographers Society ACT Vice President 2013-
Australian Cinematographers Society ACT President 2000 - 2013
• Lighting Masterclass, Following in the Steps of the Master
(Peter James, Dean Semler, Russell Bacon, Nino Martinelli), 2003
• AFTRS How To Masterclass for Cinematographers, 2003
• Kodak Professional Motion Imaging, Cinematography Workshop, 1998
• Light and Latitude Cine Workshop, AFTRS Masterclass, 1998

2015: Gold Award – Australian Cinematographers Society ACT/NSW
Web Content and New Media: The Inventor
Best Director and Best Cinematographer, Canberra Short Film Festival
Canberra: Past Imperfect
2011: Gold Award – Australian Cinematographers Society ACT/NSW
Corporate and Educational: Rural Women Opener
2009: Silver Awards – Australian Cinematographers Society ACT/NSW
Corporate and Education: Questacon Advocacy
Lifestyle and Reality: Icons (Jenny Kee)
Bronze Awards – Australian Cinematographers Society ACT/NSW
Commercials Local and Regional: QL2
Commercials Local and Regional: Perkler
Corporate and Education: Prime Ministers Awards for Science


Director / DOP / Editor
Canberra (1998 – present)
2017 A Cinematic Life, feature documentary, Additional Photography
Return of the Menin Gate Lions, Ch7 documentary in post-production, DOP
2015 Blue World Order, feature film, DOP
2014 Locks of Love, anthology feature, DOP Capital L
Past Imperfect, short film, Director/DOP/Editor (2015 Byron Bay International Film Festival,
2015 Canberra International Film Festival, 2015 Canberra Short Film Festival - 6 awards)
Action, short film, DOP (2014 Tropfest Best of the Rest)
Cult-like Behaviour, short film, DOP
2012 Omnivore, food adventure show pilot, DOP
2010 Lucky Day, short film, Co-Director, DOP and editor (2010 Canberra Short Film Festival)
2007-2008 The Pacific, HBO mini-series behind-the-scenes documentary, DOP
2004 In the Cannes, ABC documentary, Co-Director/DOP/Editor
Countdown to Survivor Palau, CBS program, DOP
2003 A Grave Mistake, short film, Co-Director/DOP/Editor (2003 Canberra Short Film Festival)
1999 Bait, short film, DOP
1996 Getting A Head Together, short film, DOP
Senior Lighting Cameraman/Editor and Technology Manager
Parliament House, Canberra (1997 –1998)
- procurement and management of technology systems
- provision of advice to SBS senior management on the strategic direction of technology
- leadership of the Bureau’s team of technical operators
- employee recruitment and training
- managing budgets and rosters
- liaising with other networks and Ministerial staff in Parliament House.
- travelling with the Prime Minister on international trips.
Freelance Lighting Camera Operator / ENG-EFP Camera
Parliament House, Canberra (1992 – 1997)
- 60 Minutes / A Current Affair
- Four Corners / Lateline / 7.30 Report
- Meet the Press promo (Super 16mm).
Studio Lighting Camera Operator
London (1990 – 1992)
- Good Morning Britain

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