A Day in the Life of Dale Robinette

By | October 16, 2020

With the “stay at home” order in place, Ashland, OR-based Local 600 Unit Still Photographer Dale Robinette (ICG Magazine, Set 2 One-Sheet) spent his summer building a bathhouse for the family’s 1953 Airstream trailer, where he said, “my hammering did have several hiccups.” When the job was almost complete, Robinette, whose long list of feature […]

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Stills Stand Tall for Fundraiser

By | October 14, 2020

Featured image, “Cadillac Mecca,” by Melinda Sue Gordon When the talented still photographers of Local 600 put their heads together, great things happen. Case in point: “Still Standing,” an online sale of more than 200 images by 77 of the Local’s still photographers brought in nearly $30,000 to benefit the Union’s Hardship Fund. The labor […]

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10 Questions with Martin Rosas

By | October 9, 2020

Before the global pandemic arrived, West Coast-based 2nd AC Martin Rosas was working on everything from The Ellen Degeneres Show to Jada P. Smith’s Red Table Talk. And he was constantly traveling for work. Now, Rosas’ main sojourn is from his apartment in Hollywood, CA to his finacé’s house in Pomona (about 35 miles). He […]

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Why Local 600 Members Vote

By | October 7, 2020

There are as many different reasons to vote in the 2020 election as there are Local 600 members. With labor unions under attack, the local has made it a top priority to mobilize the membership. In a normal year, the local would be actively involved in get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts. But the shutdown this year has […]

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A Day in the Life with Eddy Chen

By | October 2, 2020

Life during quarantine, for Eddy Chen, his wife Winnie, and their two dogs, was quiet ­– for a few months. The family sequestered in their Westside L.A. apartment, cooked, exercised, lounged, and watched TV. Walking the dogs and a trip to the market was their biggest foray out into the world. As restrictions eased, Chen […]

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Back to the Classroom

By | September 30, 2020

Featured photo by Bonnie Osborne Returning for a fifth year of teaching Production 2 at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Camera Operator Dianne Farrington feels the absence of students especially strong. Now taking Farrington’s course online, the 30 students – 15 undergraduates and 15 grads – are still very much in attendance, but from as […]

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10 Questions with Suren Karapetyan

By | September 25, 2020

Featured image by Niko Tavernise A graduate of The School of Visual Arts in New York City, 2nd AC Suren Karapetyan (in transition to becoming a 1st AC) came to the U.S. from Ukraine in 1993, and his career ladder has climbed steadily ever since. Most recently he’s worked on the Apple TV+  series Dickinson […]

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Add ESG Filters to Your Essentials Package

By | September 21, 2020

As cinematographers, we all have our favorite filters. Regardless of the type, the filters we rely on generally take away something undesirable like glare or sharpness while other filters enhance or add something desirable to the look to our images. Often, we use more than one filter at a time in order to achieve specific […]

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A Day in the Life of Eli Joshua Adé

By | September 18, 2020

When Atlanta-based Local 600 Unit Still Photographer Eli Joshua Adé was made aware of Georgia’s “stay at home” notice, he was just finishing the pilot of HBO’s futuristic dramatic series, DMZ. With safety being paramount, Adé sequestered himself in his farmhouse in nearby Hampton, where he has been able to spend quality time with his […]

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A Date with Emmy

By | September 16, 2020

The world of television will have its usual date with the Emmys this year – but the awards ceremony will be socially distanced and held virtually over the course of six nights. COVID-19 won’t stop the show from going on. For the 128 Local 600 members who received nominations, the 2020 Emmy ceremonies will be […]

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