January 2020 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Call Sheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for January 2020 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2020-01-01030403430418044711581909193820142053
2020-01-02030503440419044811591909193820142053
2020-01-03030603440420044911591910193920142053
2020-01-04030703450421045012001910193920142053
2020-01-05030803460422045112001910193920142053
2020-01-06030903470423045112011910193920142053
2020-01-07031003480423045212011910193920142052
2020-01-08031103490424045312021910193920142052
2020-01-09031203500425045412021910193920142052
2020-01-10031303510426045512021910193920142052
2020-01-11031403520427045612031910193820132051
2020-01-12031503530428045712031910193820132051
2020-01-13031703540429045712041910193820132051
2020-01-14031803550430045812041909193820132050
2020-01-15031903560431045912041909193820122050
2020-01-16032003580432050012051909193720122049
2020-01-17032203590433050112051909193720112048
2020-01-18032304000434050212051908193720112048
2020-01-19032404010435050312061908193620102047
2020-01-20032504020436050412061908193620102046
2020-01-21032704030437050512061907193520092046
2020-01-22032804040438050612071907193520092045
2020-01-23032904060439050712071906193420082044
2020-01-24033104070440050812071906193420072043
2020-01-25033204080441050912071905193320072042
2020-01-26033304090443051012081905193320062042
2020-01-27033504100444051112081904193220052041
2020-01-28033604110445051212081904193120042040
2020-01-29033804130446051312081903193120042039
2020-01-30033904140447051412081903193020032038
2020-01-31034004150448051512081902192920022037

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

December 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Call Sheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for December 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-12-0102:5603:3404:0904:3711:4418:5119:1919:5420:32
2019-12-0202:5603:3404:0904:3711:4418:5119:2019:5520:33
2019-12-0302:5603:3404:0904:3711:4518:5219:2119:5620:34
2019-12-0402:5503:3304:0804:3711:4518:5319:2219:5720:35
2019-12-0502:5503:3304:0804:3711:4618:5419:2319:5820:36
2019-12-0602:5503:3304:0804:3711:4618:5519:2419:5920:37
2019-12-0702:5403:3304:0804:3711:4618:5619:2520:0020:38
2019-12-0802:5403:3304:0804:3711:4718:5619:2520:0120:39
2019-12-0902:5403:3304:0804:3711:4718:5719:2620:0220:40
2019-12-1002:5403:3304:0804:3711:4818:5819:2720:0320:41
2019-12-1102:5403:3304:0904:3811:4818:5919:2820:0320:42
2019-12-1202:5403:3304:0904:3811:4919:0019:2920:0420:43
2019-12-1302:5403:3304:0904:3811:4919:0019:2920:0520:44
2019-12-1402:5403:3304:0904:3811:5019:0119:3020:0620:45
2019-12-1502:5403:3404:0904:3811:5019:0219:3120:0620:46
2019-12-1602:5503:3404:1004:3911:5119:0219:3120:0720:46
2019-12-1702:5503:3404:1004:3911:5119:0319:3220:0820:47
2019-12-1802:5503:3404:1004:3911:5119:0419:3320:0820:48
2019-12-1902:5603:3504:1104:4011:5219:0419:3320:0920:48
2019-12-2002:5603:3504:1104:4011:5219:0519:3420:1020:49
2019-12-2102:5603:3604:1204:4111:5319:0519:3420:1020:50
2019-12-2202:5703:3604:1204:4111:5319:0619:3520:1120:50
2019-12-2302:5703:3704:1304:4211:5419:0619:3520:1120:51
2019-12-2402:5803:3704:1304:4211:5419:0719:3620:1220:51
2019-12-2502:5903:3804:1404:4311:5519:0719:3620:1220:51
2019-12-2602:5903:3804:1404:4311:5519:0719:3720:1220:52
2019-12-2703:0003:3904:1504:4411:5619:0819:3720:1320:52
2019-12-2803:0103:4004:1604:4511:5619:0819:3720:1320:52
2019-12-2903:0103:4004:1604:4511:5719:0919:3820:1320:53
2019-12-3003:0203:4104:1704:4611:5719:0919:3820:1420:53
2019-12-3103:0303:4204:1804:4711:5819:0919:3820:1420:53

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

Here is 2019:

Update: While I work out how to make this easily available, here’s a CSV file of Sydney Dawn, Sunrise, Transit, Sunset & Dusk time data for 2019. That’s all of 2019 and a bonus for January 2020.

November 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Call Sheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for November 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-11-0103:2403:5704:2904:5511:3918:2218:4919:2119:54
2019-11-0203:2303:5604:2804:5411:3918:2318:5019:2219:55
2019-11-0303:2103:5504:2704:5311:3918:2418:5119:2319:56
2019-11-0403:2003:5404:2604:5211:3918:2518:5219:2419:57
2019-11-0503:1903:5304:2504:5211:3918:2618:5319:2519:59
2019-11-0603:1803:5204:2404:5111:3918:2718:5419:2620:00
2019-11-0703:1703:5104:2304:5011:3918:2818:5519:2720:01
2019-11-0803:1503:5004:2204:4911:3918:2918:5619:2820:03
2019-11-0903:1403:4904:2104:4811:3918:3018:5719:2920:04
2019-11-1003:1303:4804:2004:4711:3918:3118:5819:3120:05
2019-11-1103:1203:4704:2004:4711:3918:3218:5919:3220:06
2019-11-1203:1103:4604:1904:4611:3918:3319:0019:3320:08
2019-11-1303:1003:4504:1804:4511:3918:3419:0119:3420:09
2019-11-1403:0903:4404:1704:4511:4018:3519:0219:3520:10
2019-11-1503:0803:4304:1604:4411:4018:3619:0319:3620:12
2019-11-1603:0703:4204:1604:4311:4018:3719:0419:3720:13
2019-11-1703:0603:4204:1504:4311:4018:3819:0519:3920:14
2019-11-1803:0503:4104:1404:4211:4018:3819:0619:4020:15
2019-11-1903:0403:4004:1404:4211:4118:3919:0719:4120:17
2019-11-2003:0303:4004:1304:4111:4118:4019:0819:4220:18
2019-11-2103:0303:3904:1304:4111:4118:4119:0919:4320:19
2019-11-2203:0203:3804:1204:4011:4118:4219:1019:4420:21
2019-11-2303:0103:3804:1204:4011:4118:4319:1119:4520:22
2019-11-2403:0003:3704:1104:3911:4218:4419:1219:4620:23
2019-11-2503:0003:3704:1104:3911:4218:4519:1319:4820:24
2019-11-2602:5903:3604:1004:3911:4218:4619:1419:4920:26
2019-11-2702:5803:3604:1004:3811:4318:4719:1519:5020:27
2019-11-2802:5803:3504:1004:3811:4318:4819:1619:5120:28
2019-11-2902:5703:3504:0904:3811:4318:4919:1719:5220:29
2019-11-3002:5703:3404:0904:3811:4418:5019:1819:5320:31

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

Planning ahead? Here is 2019:

Update: While I work out how to make this easily available, here’s a CSV file of Sydney Dawn, Sunrise, Transit, Sunset & Dusk time data for 2019. That’s all of 2019 and a bonus for January 2020.

October 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Call Sheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for October 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT = Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT= Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT= Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit = Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-10-0104:0904:3905:0805:3311:4517:5718:2218:5219:21
2019-10-0204:0704:3705:0705:3211:4517:5818:2318:5219:22
2019-10-0304:0604:3605:0505:3011:4517:5918:2418:5319:23
2019-10-0404:0404:3405:0405:2911:4417:5918:2518:5419:24
2019-10-0504:0304:3305:0205:2811:4418:0018:2518:5519:25
2019-10-0604:0104:3105:0105:2611:4418:0118:2618:5619:26
2019-10-0704:0004:3005:0005:2511:4318:0218:2718:5719:27
2019-10-0803:5804:2904:5805:2411:4318:0218:2818:5719:28
2019-10-0903:5704:2704:5705:2211:4318:0318:2818:5819:29
2019-10-1003:5504:2604:5605:2111:4218:0418:2918:5919:30
2019-10-1103:5404:2404:5405:2011:4218:0518:3019:0019:31
2019-10-1203:5204:2304:5305:1811:4218:0618:3119:0119:32
2019-10-1303:5104:2204:5205:1711:4218:0618:3219:0219:33
2019-10-1403:4904:2004:5005:1611:4118:0718:3319:0319:34
2019-10-1503:4804:1904:4905:1411:4118:0818:3319:0419:35
2019-10-1603:4604:1704:4805:1311:4118:0918:3419:0419:36
2019-10-1703:4504:1604:4605:1211:4118:1018:3519:0519:37
2019-10-1803:4304:1504:4505:1111:4118:1018:3619:0619:38
2019-10-1903:4204:1304:4405:1011:4018:1118:3719:0719:39
2019-10-2003:4104:1204:4305:0811:4018:1218:3819:0819:40
2019-10-2103:3904:1104:4105:0711:4018:1318:3919:0919:41
2019-10-2203:3804:0904:4005:0611:4018:1418:4019:1019:42
2019-10-2303:3604:0804:3905:0511:4018:1518:4019:1119:43
2019-10-2403:3504:0704:3805:0411:4018:1518:4119:1219:44
2019-10-2503:3304:0604:3705:0311:3918:1618:4219:1319:45
2019-10-2603:3204:0404:3505:0211:3918:1718:4319:1419:47
2019-10-2703:3104:0304:3405:0011:3918:1818:4419:1519:48
2019-10-2803:2904:0204:3304:5911:3918:1918:4519:1619:49
2019-10-2903:2804:0104:3204:5811:3918:2018:4619:1719:50
2019-10-3003:2704:0004:3104:5711:3918:2118:4719:1819:51
2019-10-3103:2503:5804:3004:5611:3918:2218:4819:2019:53

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

September 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Call Sheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for September 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT = Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT= Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT= Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit = Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-09-0104:5105:2005:4906:1411:5517:3718:0218:3119:00
2019-09-0204:5005:1905:4806:1311:5517:3718:0218:3119:00
2019-09-0304:4905:1805:4706:1211:5517:3818:0318:3219:01
2019-09-0404:4705:1605:4506:1011:5417:3918:0418:3319:02
2019-09-0504:4605:1505:4406:0911:5417:3918:0418:3319:02
2019-09-0604:4505:1405:4306:0811:5417:4018:0518:3419:03
2019-09-0704:4305:1205:4106:0611:5317:4118:0618:3519:04
2019-09-0804:4205:1105:4006:0511:5317:4118:0618:3519:04
2019-09-0904:4105:1005:3906:0411:5317:4218:0718:3619:05
2019-09-1004:3905:0805:3706:0211:5217:4318:0818:3719:06
2019-09-1104:3805:0705:3606:0111:5217:4318:0818:3719:06
2019-09-1204:3705:0605:3405:5911:5217:4418:0918:3819:07
2019-09-1304:3505:0405:3305:5811:5117:4518:1018:3919:08
2019-09-1404:3405:0305:3205:5711:5117:4518:1018:3919:08
2019-09-1504:3205:0105:3005:5511:5117:4618:1118:4019:09
2019-09-1604:3105:0005:2905:5411:5017:4718:1218:4119:10
2019-09-1704:2904:5905:2805:5211:5017:4818:1218:4119:11
2019-09-1804:2804:5705:2605:5111:5017:4818:1318:4219:11
2019-09-1904:2704:5605:2505:5011:4917:4918:1418:4319:12
2019-09-2004:2504:5405:2305:4811:4917:5018:1418:4319:13
2019-09-2104:2404:5305:2205:4711:4917:5018:1518:4419:13
2019-09-2204:2204:5205:2105:4511:4817:5118:1618:4519:14
2019-09-2304:2104:5005:1905:4411:4817:5218:1718:4619:15
2019-09-2404:1904:4905:1805:4311:4817:5218:1718:4619:16
2019-09-2504:1804:4705:1605:4111:4717:5318:1818:4719:17
2019-09-2604:1604:4605:1505:4011:4717:5418:1918:4819:17
2019-09-2704:1504:4405:1405:3911:4617:5418:1918:4919:18
2019-09-2804:1304:4305:1205:3711:4617:5518:2018:4919:19
2019-09-2904:1204:4105:1105:3611:4617:5618:2118:5019:20
2019-09-3004:1004:4005:0905:3411:4517:5718:2218:5119:21

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

August 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Callsheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for August 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-08-0105:2205:5206:2206:4812:0217:1517:4218:1218:41
2019-08-0205:2105:5106:2106:4712:0217:1617:4218:1218:42
2019-08-0305:2105:5006:2006:4612:0117:1717:4318:1318:42
2019-08-0405:2005:4906:1906:4612:0117:1717:4418:1318:43
2019-08-0505:1905:4906:1806:4512:0117:1817:4418:1418:44
2019-08-0605:1805:4806:1806:4412:0117:1917:4518:1518:44
2019-08-0705:1805:4706:1706:4312:0117:1917:4618:1518:45
2019-08-0805:1705:4606:1606:4212:0117:2017:4618:1618:45
2019-08-0905:1605:4506:1506:4112:0117:2117:4718:1718:46
2019-08-1005:1505:4406:1406:4012:0117:2217:4718:1718:46
2019-08-1105:1405:4306:1306:3912:0117:2217:4818:1818:47
2019-08-1205:1305:4206:1206:3812:0017:2317:4918:1818:48
2019-08-1305:1205:4106:1106:3712:0017:2417:4918:1918:48
2019-08-1405:1105:4006:1006:3612:0017:2417:5018:2018:49
2019-08-1505:1005:3906:0906:3512:0017:2517:5118:2018:49
2019-08-1605:0905:3806:0806:3412:0017:2617:5118:2118:50
2019-08-1705:0805:3706:0706:3211:5917:2617:5218:2118:51
2019-08-1805:0705:3606:0606:3111:5917:2717:5318:2218:51
2019-08-1905:0605:3506:0506:3011:5917:2817:5318:2318:52
2019-08-2005:0505:3406:0406:2911:5917:2817:5418:2318:52
2019-08-2105:0405:3306:0206:2811:5917:2917:5518:2418:53
2019-08-2205:0305:3206:0106:2711:5817:3017:5518:2518:54
2019-08-2305:0205:3106:0006:2611:5817:3117:5618:2518:54
2019-08-2405:0105:3005:5906:2411:5817:3117:5718:2618:55
2019-08-2505:0005:2905:5806:2311:5817:3217:5718:2618:55
2019-08-2604:5805:2705:5706:2211:5717:3317:5818:2718:56
2019-08-2704:5705:2605:5506:2111:5717:3317:5918:2818:57
2019-08-2804:5605:2505:5406:1911:5717:3417:5918:2818:57
2019-08-2904:5505:2405:5306:1811:5617:3518:0018:2918:58
2019-08-3004:5405:2305:5206:1711:5617:3518:0118:3018:58
2019-08-3104:5205:2105:5006:1611:5617:3618:0118:3018:59

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

Industrial Awards and Agreements in NSW

Industrial Awards and Agreements cover motion picture production in NSW and Australia. They include

  • Actor’s Feature Film Collective Agreement (AFFCA) 2012
  • Motion Picture Production Agreement (MPPA) 2010
  • Broadcasting, Recorded Entertainment and Cinemas Award 2010 *
  • 2018 In-Principle Offshore Agreement **

Motion picture production covers not only film, television and television commercial production, but also web streaming shows, and even “indie” features.

Deferral contracts are illegal under NSW and Australian Employment law. If you are employed to work on a motion picture, in all likelihood you are an employee. Employees in Australia must be paid. Any producer who tries to contract out of employment law is making themselves liable for claims down the road.

There may be a legal way to make a feature film without employing the cast and crew but I’m not going to publicly speculate about it here. Get in touch if you have an absolutely brilliant idea that can only be made this way and we’ll discuss it.

* I have never met a professional crew-member who works under the BRE.

** In-principle agreement between MEAA and the six major studios (Paramount, Sony, Fox, Universal, Disney and Warner Bros). NB: Disney now owns Fox.

July 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Callsheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for July 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT = Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT= Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT= Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit = Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-07-0105:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5717:2517:5618:26
2019-07-0205:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5717:2517:5618:26
2019-07-0305:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5817:2517:5618:27
2019-07-0405:3206:0206:3307:0112:0016:5817:2617:5718:27
2019-07-0505:3206:0206:3307:0112:0016:5917:2617:5718:28
2019-07-0605:3206:0206:3307:0112:0016:5917:2717:5818:28
2019-07-0705:3206:0206:3307:0112:0017:0017:2717:5818:28
2019-07-0805:3206:0206:3307:0012:0017:0017:2817:5918:29
2019-07-0905:3106:0206:3307:0012:0017:0117:2817:5918:29
2019-07-1005:3106:0206:3207:0012:0117:0117:2918:0018:30
2019-07-1105:3106:0106:3207:0012:0117:0217:2918:0018:30
2019-07-1205:3106:0106:3206:5912:0117:0217:3018:0018:31
2019-07-1305:3106:0106:3206:5912:0117:0317:3018:0118:31
2019-07-1405:3006:0106:3106:5912:0117:0317:3118:0118:32
2019-07-1505:3006:0006:3106:5812:0117:0417:3118:0218:32
2019-07-1605:3006:0006:3106:5812:0117:0517:3218:0318:33
2019-07-1705:3006:0006:3006:5712:0117:0517:3218:0318:33
2019-07-1805:2905:5906:3006:5712:0117:0617:3318:0418:34
2019-07-1905:2905:5906:2906:5712:0217:0617:3418:0418:34
2019-07-2005:2805:5806:2906:5612:0217:0717:3418:0518:35
2019-07-2105:2805:5806:2906:5512:0217:0817:3518:0518:35
2019-07-2205:2805:5806:2806:5512:0217:0817:3518:0618:36
2019-07-2305:2705:5706:2706:5412:0217:0917:3618:0618:36
2019-07-2405:2705:5706:2706:5412:0217:1017:3718:0718:37
2019-07-2505:2605:5606:2606:5312:0217:1017:3718:0818:37
2019-07-2605:2605:5506:2606:5212:0217:1117:3818:0818:38
2019-07-2705:2505:5506:2506:5212:0217:1217:3818:0918:38
2019-07-2805:2505:5406:2406:5112:0217:1217:3918:0918:39
2019-07-2905:2405:5406:2406:5012:0217:1317:4018:1018:40
2019-07-3005:2305:5306:2306:5012:0217:1417:4018:1018:40
2019-07-3105:2305:5206:2206:4912:0217:1517:4118:1118:41

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

June 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Callsheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for June 2019.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT = Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT= Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT= Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit = Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-06-0105:2305:5306:2406:5111:5316:5517:2217:5318:23
2019-06-0205:2405:5406:2506:5211:5316:5417:2217:5318:23
2019-06-0305:2405:5406:2506:5311:5316:5417:2117:5218:23
2019-06-0405:2405:5506:2606:5311:5316:5417:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0505:2505:5506:2606:5411:5416:5417:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0605:2505:5606:2706:5411:5416:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0705:2605:5606:2706:5511:5416:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0805:2605:5706:2806:5511:5416:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0905:2705:5706:2806:5611:5416:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1005:2705:5706:2906:5611:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1105:2705:5806:2906:5711:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1205:2805:5806:2906:5711:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1305:2805:5906:3006:5711:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1405:2905:5906:3006:5811:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1505:2905:5906:3106:5811:5616:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1605:2906:0006:3106:5911:5616:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1705:2906:0006:3106:5911:5616:5317:2117:5218:23
2019-06-1805:3006:0006:3106:5911:5616:5317:2117:5218:23
2019-06-1905:3006:0106:3206:5911:5616:5317:2117:5218:23
2019-06-2005:3006:0106:3207:0011:5716:5417:2117:5318:23
2019-06-2105:3106:0106:3207:0011:5716:5417:2217:5318:23
2019-06-2205:3106:0106:3207:0011:5716:5417:2217:5318:23
2019-06-2305:3106:0106:3307:0011:5716:5417:2217:5318:24
2019-06-2405:3106:0206:3307:0111:5816:5517:2217:5318:24
2019-06-2505:3106:0206:3307:0111:5816:5517:2217:5418:24
2019-06-2605:3106:0206:3307:0111:5816:5517:2317:5418:24
2019-06-2705:3206:0206:3307:0111:5816:5517:2317:5418:25
2019-06-2805:3206:0206:3307:0111:5816:5617:2317:5518:25
2019-06-2905:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5617:2417:5518:25
2019-06-3005:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5617:2417:5518:26

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

Screen Australia A-Z Budget templates

Screen Australia A-Z Feature Budget

Screen Australia provides a standard spreadsheet template for all their funding applications. This is known as the A-Z Budget and is a long-standing standard in Australian Film & TV production. It is an essential tool if you are going to apply for the Producer Offset. The current A-Z Feature Budget is version 7.7.

Once there is more than one bookkeeper or payroll master the accounts must be kept in a proper system. If you want to import that A-Z Budget chart of accounts into any professional accounts system you are in for hours or days of manual manipulation and pain.

I’ve gone through this too many times so I’ve made a csv file that has account codes and budget categories to match v7.7. This should allow you to easily set up an A-Z Budget chart of accounts in MYOB, Xero, QuickBooks and other accounting packages. Just ask in the comments and I’ll email it to you, remember to tell me what accounting package you are setting up.

There is a version of the A-Z Budget in Movie Magic Budgeting 7 but it is hopelessly broken and out of date. I have created a working file for MM Budgeting 7 for my clients.

Specific criticisms of theA-Z Budget Spreadsheet follow. Scroll down to the comments if you want to skip the painful details.

The A-Z Budget spreadsheet has a terrible User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). That is not the end of the world as once you get used to it you can navigate around the ugly beast. Did I mention the Budget tab defaults to 1558 lines before dealing with 14 separate detail tabs?

This spreadsheet has grown over the years with many owners and target uses. Therefore it is absolutely Byzantine in structure and layout. Budget categories are coded A to Z (hence the name) with some having logical structure e.g. C.1-C.24 under C. PRODUCTION UNIT FEES & SALARIES.

 

But C.16 VISUAL EFFECTS & ANIMATION does not have the word “Crew” that most of the departments have. That’s the sort of sloppiness that creeps into legacy systems when they get updated. When the A-Z Budget was developed there was no Visual Effects Crew only practical special effects.

Worse is U IMAGE POST-PRODUCTION whose subcategories go from a. to n. with no reference to the U parent, it just suddenly jumps from U on row 1285 to a. on row 1289 all the way to n. on row 1375. It’s easy to get lost. The same thing happens again at V SOUND – POST PRODUCTION, suddenly we have a. to e. disconnected from the parent account.

How about Above-The-Line E(a) PRINCIPAL CAST with subcategories E(a)1 OFFSHORE CAST – Non-resident and E(a)2 AUSTRALIAN CAST – Australian residents. At least you know there is an E category with subcategory (a) and then 2 sub-subcategories.

Below-The-Line we start with C. and D. before returning to E(b) CAST & CASTING made up of subcategories E(b)1 CASTING FEES & EXPENSES to E(b)6 EXTRAS. Why is it E(b)1 when elsewhere it is C.1 or F.2 or U.2 or L. or R. or n. or any other arbitrary format structure?

This is why you can’t just import the unmodified A-Z Budget. Not rational accounting system understands the accounting levels Screen Australia has created for us.

There’s a whole different post coming on accounting for QAPE (Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure) which you require if you will apply for the Producer Offset.