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Stills Camera Expo

IATSE Local 669, in conjunction with Sony Canada, played host to the recent “Stills Camera Expo” featuring motion picture and stills photographer Chris Large on Sunday, January 25, 2015.


Posted on behalf of Sister Tammy Jones:

The following items were lost/stolen from a vehicle parked on York St at Vine in Kitsilano on the evening of Tuesday January 6th. This gear is highly specialized camera equipment that would not be easy to resell. All items are serialized and a police report has been filed. I will give a generous reward for the safe return of my gear. Nanuk 940 case, Preston - MDR 3, Fiz/Iris Handset, Motor, batteries and charger, cables, a few brackets.  Tammy Jones 604-761-6347

2014 GCI Vancouver Presentation

On Nov 14th the Global Cinematography Institute unveiled its first Canadian presentation of the “Expanded Cinematography” Master Class in Vancouver. The impressively staged three-day event was sponsored by Local 669, Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Clairmont Camera, Capilano University and Lorne Laphan Sales & Rentals with support from the Cap U Bosa Centre. 

The Value of AED's

Here are Gary Mitchell, President of IATSE849 (on the right) & Wayne Goodchild, President of IATSE 873
Gary suffered heart attack in the airport after the GEB in Seattle. Wayne revived Gary and saved his life. 

IATSE 669 has it's staff trained in the use of an AED. We also recently sent funds to IATSE 856 in Manitoba so that shows there can have an AED on set while shooting incase a member may need that support.

Sad News

We are saddened to report that Brother Dan Heather, 1st Assistant, has passed away this weekend. Dan joined the local in 1982 and worked until his retirement in 2009.

 nformation on any memorial services will be distributed to the membership once known.