Balancing Life with Yoga

By | August 26, 2020

A few days a week, Lauren “Renni” Pollock – a 2ndAC and Local 600 member since 2013 — breaks the monotony of quarantine by teaching an hour-long yoga session via Zoom from her living room.  Joining her are up to a dozen people including friends, colleagues and occasionally someone she doesn’t know. They Zoom in […]

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Navigating to the Next Normal

By | August 21, 2020

David Bowie’s classic song, “Space Oddity,” reportedly inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, related the experiences of Major Tom, a fictional space traveler, who found himself “floating ’round my tin can, far above the moon. Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do.” Reporting later to a Ground Control (he may […]

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A Day in the Life with Lacey Terrell

By | August 7, 2020

“The last time I was around a group of more than four people (aside from the grocery) was in Frank Schaeffer’s lighting workshop at the Guild in March,” says Lacey Terrell, SMPSP (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Hillbilly Elegy, True Detective, Veep). She’s been sticking close to her Los Feliz home, going through stills […]

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Stitching Chammies In Pandemic-Induced Downtime

By | July 28, 2020

By her own admission, Caitlin Brown doesn’t much care for downtime. When she first moved to Los Angeles from Boston in 2019, filling up idle hours wasn’t so much of an issue as Brown was busy working on a string of commercials and music videos, ultimately accumulating enough hours to get on her first union […]

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A Day in the Life with JoJo Whilden

By | July 24, 2020

JoJo Whilden, SMPSP, and her film producer spouse Susan Stover, moved from their Williamsburg apartment to their house in South Kent, CT to wait out the pandemic. “We make fires, play Scrabble and cook a lot.” Between keeping up with NYC public school decisions and trying to keep busy, the “stay at home” has taken […]

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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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