Spotlight: Claire Folger

By Evan Henerson / April 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

Several years ago, a camera assistant friend of Claire Folger’s drew the comparison between a film camera and a rather different device. “A camera mechanism works basically the same as a sewing machine mechanism,” said Folger, a still photographer and 20-year member of Local 600. “So anyone who can run camera should be able to […]

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Spotlight: Eric Dyson

By Evan Henerson / March 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

In the motion picture and TV industry, professional connections are everything. So when an artist is looking to branch out, try on new professional hats or direct a passion project, he might choose his crew from the ranks of his union brothers and sisters. That’s how it worked for Camera Operator Eric Dyson as he […]

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Safety First Everywhere

By Evan Henerson / February 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

Want to start your workday off on the right footing? Make the first shot of the day a “Jonesey.” When a first assistant director calls a “Jonesey,” he or she reminds crew members about the importance of observing safety on set at all times. The term honors the legacy of Sarah Jones, the Local 600 […]

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Publicity Never Sleeps

By Evan Henerson / February 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

On the Friday before the Oscars, the publicists get their moment in the spotlight. The annual ICG Publicists Awards is an occasion for publicists, journalists, still photographers and, yes, even celebrities, to honor the work of the men and women who are frequently operating behind the scenes. The 57th annual Publicists Awards Luncheon will be […]

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On the Red Carpet and Beyond

By Evan Henerson / February 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Work will never get monotonous for Trae Patton. The Santa Barbara-raised still photographer won’t let it. “It’s nice to be diversified,” said Patton. “I really love not ever getting pigeon-holed into one strict thing. I still like doing unscripted shows. I still like doing awards shows and red carpets. I still love doing scripted shows […]

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