DEEP DIVE #2 | P-Valley

Local 600/ICG Magazine’s Deep Dive series continues with an innovative group of filmmakers intent on (quite literally) changing the face of television. STARZ Network’s P-Valley, shot by Guild Directors of Photo... Read More...

DEEP DIVE #1 | I Know This Much Is True

On June 28, 2020, Local 600 and ICG Magazine launched "Deep Dive," a virtual panel series where we chat with the creative teams of union television and film productions. Our first panel was with the creative te... Read More...

Almost Famous

Matthew Libatique, ASC, tunes up another great musical drama, with Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. At the Stagecoach Festival in Palm Springs last year, as the changeover was being made from Tommy James... Read More...

President’s Letter June/July 2018

SURFING CHAOS Part II   Part 1 of my conversation with Howard Lukk, Standards Director for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), explored the historical antecedents for how ... Read More...

Past Present

Tim Ives channels his inner Allen Daviau for the 1980’s inspired sci-fi series Stranger Things. With the hit Netflix series Stranger Things having recently streamed its second season, showrunners Matt and Ro... Read More...

President’s Letter May 2018

A Fail-Safe Operation This issue of ICG Magazine is all about action cinematography. But what really constitutes an action shot? Is it as simple as an operator running with a camera on his or her shoulder as... Read More...

Bad Lands

Visualizing the daring and often scary world of David Fincher requires new technologies and processes rarely attempted in series television.   In the Season 1 finale of Netflix’s MINDHUNTER, a dist... Read More...

President’s Letter April 2018

Surfing Chaos Part 1 Emerging technology is a wave perpetually rolling across the entire spectrum of the media entertainment ecosystem. In this two-part series, I’m exploring the shifts in that ecosystem wit... Read More...

1st Of Their Kind

Rachel Morrison, ASC, claws into the cinematic debut of the history-making African-American superhero Black Panther. It's only with some hyperbole that one can say the level of anticipation for writer/direct... Read More...

President’s Letter February/March 2018

"#Time Is Now" I have always made it a goal to include women and people of color on my crews, but that’s hardly been an easy ask. One time (in another country that shall go nameless), I was interviewing pote... Read More...

President’s Letter January 2018

"What Dreams Are Made Of" In our professional lives as cinematographers, camera operators, assistants, DIT’s, still photographers and publicists, there’s nothing more satisfying than completing a successful ... Read More...