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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.

Web3D 2014 — 19th International Conference on 3D Web Technology

"The annual ACM Web3D Conference is a major event which unites researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, experimenters, artists and content creators in a dynamic learning environment. Attendees share and explore methods of using, enhancing and creating new 3D Web and Multimedia technologies such as X3D, VRML, Collada, MPEG family, U3D, Java3D and other technologies. The conference also focuses on recent trends in interactive 3D graphics, information integration and usability in the wide range of Web3D applications from mobile devices to high-end immersive environments."


Based on member feedback, there is a new way to update your Day Call availability, No longer will members have to call in only once a week. Your Day Call availability can now be updated online at any time. Members are no longer limited to once a week updates.

The final day call list generated by the office will go out to productions on Friday, May 30th at 4:30. After that time, the Day Call voice mail will no longer be used.


Day Call availability updated in real time via the website


Latest News

8 June

Congratulations to all the 2018 LEO award nominees and winners.

Upcoming Events

23 Jun 2018

Team Preston will be on hand offering in-depth demos and training, as well as answering your questions about all things FIZ.