President's Letter

President’s Letter – December 2014

“Many Questions (and Answers)?” The future for cinematography, as envisioned, is quite interesting. This quote from Ken Burns’ recent documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (see Game Changers, ICG ... Read More...

President’s Letter – November 2014

“A Breed Apart” I want to talk about why it’s important for our industry (and Guild) to celebrate cinematography, and I have two great examples. The first is the ICG-sponsored Emerging Cinematographer Awa... Read More...

President’s Letter – October 2014

“Family Time” Workflow is not just about digital technology – ones and zeros. It’s really about communication. And every single level of connection should be considered on a film or television set, on throug... Read More...

President’s Letter – September 2014

“Feeling Good!” I’m so thrilled and excited moving into these last few weeks of September; I know the Emerging Cinematographer Awards are upon us. This is not just a minor awards event; it really has helped ... Read More...

President’s Letter – August 2014

“Closing the Circle” Have you ever heard this little story from Sam Haskins, a British photographer who was born and raised in South Africa? A photographer goes to a party given by a New York socialite. A... Read More...

President’s Letter – July 2014

“TMI” I’m writing this the day before Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, an annual celebration of new technology that’s also a prime opportunity to reunite with colleagues we occasionally see throughout the year... Read More...

President’s Letter – June 2014

“As The World Turns” There are so many ways to move a camera. But none is more important then when the image serves the story. To that point, I recall a movie at last year’s Camerimage Festival called Ida, d... Read More...

President’s Letter – May 2014

“Less is More” The pace of new technological development has been aggressive to the point of disruption, meaning it has completely changed all aspects of this industry. For this Guild, digital camera systems... Read More...

President’s Letter – April 2014

“The Good, the Bad, and the Not-So-Ugly” No matter how much new technology we see every month, and it’s quite a bit, the important thing to remember is that everybody on a Local 600 camera team, whether it’s... Read More...

President’s Letter – March 2014

“One World” I woke up this morning to a pair of email messages that I wanted to share. The first was from a retired ICG member, Bernie Dresner, who, writing to me in his 97th year, recounted going to a Lo... Read More...

President’s Letter – February 2014

“Shout Out Loud” How often do we hear, “We couldn’t do it without them”? But, in certain cases, like those of unit publicists and unit still photographers, it really is true, and many of us don’t realize it.... Read More...

President’s Letter – January 2014

“Rise Up” As I write this editorial, my head and heart are still brimming over with creative energy from one of the most incredible gatherings of cinematographers and production crewmembers I’ve ever experie... Read More...