Photojournalist Instincts Kick In

By | July 14, 2020

Four years ago, when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a unit still photographer, Warrick Page figured his days of shooting riots and conflict were largely behind him. But current events had other plans. With the recent murder of George Floyd sparking nationwide outrage and calls for reform, Page picked up […]

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A Day in the Life with K.C. Bailey

By | July 10, 2020

Local 600 Unit Still Photographer K.C. Bailey (Once Upon a Time in Staten Island, Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Half of It, Lady and the Tramp, Set it Up) is waiting out the pandemic at her home in Shelter Island, NY, home to The Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve, where Bailey says the shutdown has […]

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600’s Young Workers Activate Voters

By | July 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may have wreaked havoc with the motion picture and television industry, but in the midst of the 2020 primary season, Local 600’s Young Workers were not about to let any virus mess with members’ ability to be heard at the ballot box. Under the leadership of Young Workers chairs across the three […]

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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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10 Questions with Scott Thiele

By | June 26, 2020

Scott Thiele is a Chicago-based Director of Photography, who lives in a Bridgeport-area apartment with his wife Megan and dogs, Mars and Roo. Like so many Local 600 members, he’s been anxiously waiting out the return of production, while also being excited for the future release of his two last projects, Broadcast Signal Intrusion and […]

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600’s Queer Group Creates Safe Harbor

By | June 23, 2020

When he put out the call for a social gathering of LGBTQ Local 600 members and their supporters in New York City, Camera Operator Julien Zeitouni had no idea how many people would be interested. But when the 25 people showed up at the Whale in New York’s Bushwick neighborhood, Zeitouni quickly realized that the […]

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A Day in the Life with Laura Magruder

By | June 19, 2020

Still photographer Laura Magruder (Force of Nature, The Last Thing He Wanted, Driven, Imprisoned, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Che. Part 1), her husband, daughter and a whole lot of pets are “staying-at-home” in San Juan, Puerto Rico. When she isn’t taking care of her household (including her many plants), she’s looking out the […]

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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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Industry Virtual Art Gallery Raises Emergency Funds

By | June 9, 2020

A boy dashes down a deserted street in Istanbul. Sun-bathers congregate on a rocky outcropping in Marseilles long before the term “social distancing” became part of everyday language. And in Ireland, riders take a spin at a makeshift amusement park under ominous skies. These dramatic images and dozens of others shot by prominent directors and […]

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