Shooting “Children of the Corn” During Pandemic

By | July 2, 2020

Looking back at his experience on the remake of Children of the Corn — Andrew Rowlands’ first feature film assignment as principal director of photography — the veteran camera operator is astounded by the biblical challenges the crew survived while shooting in Australia for 34 days earlier this year. “Australia had just gone through massive […]

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Ambar Capoor: Targeting Areas of Need

By | June 16, 2020

Note: The above photo of Ambar Capoor was taken during a static shot. Airbags are disabled and the car is immobilized.   If you are an under-the-radar organization in need of protective face shields and earpieces, you can count on Local 600 1st AC Ambar Capoor for help. And if you can’t find Capoor, not to […]

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10 Questions with Gabriel Pfeiffer

By | June 12, 2020

New Mexico-based 1st AC Gabriel Pfeiffer started his career at Panavision, in Dallas, TX. He transitioned to the freelance world and worked his way through various camera department classifications, on projects such as Briarpatch, Stargirl, Messiah, Daybreak, Hostiles, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. He met his wife, Jennifer, a makeup artist, on set. The two, along with their daughter, Harlow, are staying happy, healthy, and “mostly sane” in […]

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A Day in the Life with Nicola Goode

By | June 5, 2020

Local 600 Unit Still Photographer Nicola Goode, SMPSP, who lives with her 16-year-old son, Dylan, in a hilltop house near the Santa Monica Airport, and maintains a storefront studio near Venice Beach, says the early days of the lockdown, in mid-March, were unsettling – in an area usually buzzing with noise and activity, the silence […]

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10 Questions with Wolf Schneider

By | May 29, 2020

Unit Publicist Wolf Schneider has been an IATSE member for 14 years, compiling a strong industry biography that includes features like Running With The Devil, Corporate Animals, Sicario, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Only the Brave, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Stargirl, Gold, and the upcoming Focus release Half-Brothers. Her television credits include Perpetual Grace LTD., Graves, and Crash. Before Schneider relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico (where […]

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Keith Sherman – Surviving COVID and More

By | May 19, 2020

“The only thing we can count on, is change,” says Keith Sherman. Sherman should know. The New York-based press agent — a Local 600 member since 2005 as well as a member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) – has run his own business for 30 years, representing more than 300 […]

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DITs Join the COVID Fight

By | May 12, 2020

Not all scientific research takes place in a lab. Nor are all the people running the tests and crunching the numbers microbiologists or infectious disease specialists. As the fight to permanently take down the COVID-19 virus rages on, a group of Local 600 digital imaging technicians (DITs) have answered the call by offering up something […]

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Julie Donovan: The Logistics of Stitching

By | May 5, 2020

Question: What’s a person who freely admits she can’t sew doing in an organization that is furiously stitching masks to send to hospitals all over Georgia? Answer: Making a difference. When the film and TV industry shut down, Local 600 1st Assistant Julie Donovan, a Local 600 member since 1996 based in Atlanta, quickly saw […]

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A Generous Menu at Roots Café

By | April 28, 2020

The much-loved coffee, sandwiches and baked goods available at Brooklyn’s Roots Café now come with something extra: a generous serving of love, compassion and hope. When they took over the business two years ago, Gareth Manwaring and his wife, Patricia, envisioned making the cafe a popular neighborhood gathering spot. And they have ramped up the […]

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On the Road and Back: Scott Browner Lends a Hand

By | April 21, 2020

Under different circumstances, making the 20-mile trek up and down the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles several times a week wouldn’t have been the way that Scott Browner chose to spend his hiatus as A-Camera Operator from The Goldbergs. But with the COVID-19 pandemic having shut down the film and TV industry, the situation is […]

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