Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon (1975)

ACMI and Media Mentors Australia present

Lighting for Beginners

with cinematographer Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith


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Wed 22 Apr 2020

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Everything you ever wanted to know about basic lighting but were too afraid to ask.

Featuring cinematographer Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith (Utopia, Frontline, The Castle, The Dish).

Hosted by Denise Eriksen and Esther Coleman-Hawkins from Media Mentors

About Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith

Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith is a Cinematographer. She completed a Performing Arts course before completing the Film & TV course at Swinburne in Prahran.

​During her studies Joanne worked and trained as a clapper loader and camera assistant, and eventually she worked her way up to focus puller. Joanne started to shoot low budget TV commercials and short films as cinematographer on the side. It was during this time that Joanne took on the role as ‘Camera and Lighting’ on the groundbreaking first series of the comedy Frontline (1994–97) This led to the award-winning series A River Somewhere (1997–98).

Joanne’s other credits include her long collaboration with Working Dog, from camera assisting on The Castle (1997) and behind the scenes on The Dish (2000), through to Director of Photography on the current third series of Utopia (2014 –). To learn more about Joanne, visit her website.

Event duration

30 mins


Rewatch the entire discussion on our YouTube channel.


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