Production Sound & Video

Summer 2017

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12 NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Digital downloading, data backup and QC, transcoding and digital dailies … This continually evolving area of our work is the topic of a series of training sessions Local 695 offers our Video Engineers. Recent classes have covered software solutions such as Pomfort Silverstack, ShotPut Pro, Pronology, Codex Production Suite and more. These training sessions will be repeated and new classes will be added soon, including special training customized for Local 695 at Sony's Digital Motion Picture Center in Culver City. Many of these classes have been developed in coordi- nation with Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund with the help of Ingrid Lohne, Jason Schomas and Debbie Garcia, and are either free to qualified Local 695 members or eligible for a two- third's reimbursement of the training cost. See complete details about qualification at /mbr/edu-csatfrmb.html Watch your email for announcements about upcoming classes and take advantage of this chance to develop your skills and expand your work opportunities. For more information about this and other 695 train- ing, see or contact Laurence B. Abrams at TRAINING FOR LOCAL 695 VIDEO ENGINEERS MEDIA MANAGEMENT IA Delegation Successfully Lobbies to Stop Escalating Drug Prices On June 27, 2017, a delegation of IA members, includ- ing Joe Aredas, Jr., spoke before the California Assembly in favor of SB-17, a bill that addresses current escalating pharmaceutical drug prices, which have a direct impact on MPI members. SB-17 was successfully passed by 11 to 4 votes in favor, a larger margin than previously expected. The Local 80 leadership expressed a special thank-you to Joe Aredas & Sue Cabral-Ebert for taking great initiative in this matter and sharing their research with the delegation. The California IATSE Coalition (CIC) Delegation in Sacramento: Joe Aredas, Jr. Local 695 Doug Boney Local 871 and Local 884 Sue Cabral-Ebert Local 706 Thom Davis Local 80 Kedra Dawkins Local 800 Bob Denne Local 729 Joanne Desmond Local 17 dooner Local 800 Lesli Lytle Local 871 and Local 44 Victor Reyes Local 44 ROBERT E. SHERIDAN Y-1 April 15, 1928 – June 22, 2017 HAROLD "HAL" LANDAKER Y-4 October 5, 1924 – June 2, 2017 IN MEMORIAM Codex's Brian Gaffney conducts training for Codex Production Suite Local 695 Video Engineer Jillian Arnold conducts Pronology training Upcoming Sound & Video Social Events: August 6: Boom Operators Master Class Sponsored by K-Tek August 12: Dodger Day (6:10 pm vs. the Padres) For more information & RSVP links, please visit the Local 695 Facebook forum.

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