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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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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Black Lives Matter

By | June 2, 2020

Still photographer Kyle Kaplan (The Tale, Boy Erased, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot) joined Local 600 when he moved to Atlanta in 2017. When he isn’t shooting features, he’s out with his camera capturing life around him. During this pandemic, he maintains his safety but is still active – going outside and being with nature. […]

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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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