Fearless

Season Two of NBC's hit drama, Manifest, challenges viewers (and the production team) to soar outside their comfort zones. By Pauline Rogers   “Manifest is a series that attempts to be both an... Read More...

And The Winner Is…For Real!

Game engine technology is showing up all over the film and TV industry, and now it takes a bow in the world of live awards shows.  by Debra Kaufman   Hollywood and game engines have fo... Read More...

A New Hope

On-set VFX makes a mighty return via the use of LED wall imagery on The Mandalorian, the first Star Wars live-action series for television.  by Kevin H. Martin / Photos by Francois Duhamel, SMPSP & Melinda Sue Gordon, SMPSP   While ... Read More...

American Stories

Sundance 2020 touches down with surprising new stories from the nation’s heartland and beyond – a cinematic tapestry of independent voices, ably supported by Local 600 camera team members. By D... Read More...

Poetry in Motion

A handful of Sundance alumni, including Local 600 Director of Photography Tim Orr, gather to contemporize a classic figure of American letters. by Valentina Valentini / Photos by Michael Parmalee &n... Read More...

Diamonds in the Rough

Guild cinematographer Yorick Le Saux captures the “big dreams/big world” of Greta Gerwig’s new version of Little Women – a radical take on the classic novel. By Elle Schneider  / Photos by Wilson Webb, SMPSP   Fresh of... Read More...

The Real-Life Superhero

Harriet Tubman was the toughest freedom fighter that ever lived. Just ask John Toll, ASC, director Kasi Lemmons, and the dedicated indie team who brought Harriet to the big screen. By David Gef... Read More...

Wheels of Steel

Check out the biggest, baddest (and safest) reality competition show to ever hit the small screen. by David Geffner / Photos by Daniel McFadden / Courtesy of Netflix   How ... Read More...

Wild Card

Lawrence Sher, ASC, re-teams with The Hangover's Todd Phillips to spin a new kind of origin tale. By Kevin Martin / Photos by Niko Tavernise   While Batman’s origins are better known to some fans than their own genealogies... Read More...

Not Strictly Ballroom

FX’s hit series sashays into Season 2 with more than just creative momentum – it’s become a life-changing experience for the many Local 600 members behind the lens. by Margot Carmichael Lester   Y... Read More...

Pride Rock 2.0

Jon Favreau and VFX Supervisor Rob Legato, ASC, revisit (a virtual) Africa for another Disney classic, The Lion King, shot by Caleb Deschanel, ASC. by Kevin H. Martin   Walt Disney Feature Anima... Read More...

Safety Heroes

Meet the Union Workers Who Are Creating a Culture of Safer Sets Every Single Day. by Pauline Rogers   Experts agree on this point: when it comes to safety, the film and TV industry has been complacent for too long. In the 1980s, if filmmakers nee... Read More...