ICG – our Union magazine… anything dealing with labor?
On opposite pages of August’s ICG Magazine, two cinematographers look at each other. The President’s Letter gives us information on the new Canon DSLR cameras, all of it loaded with the first person singular and letting us know, from his vast experience, how well he is acquainted with this new technology.
So much for the important information from Our Union President, all of which is available over the counter at Samy’s. Looking at him from the opposite page is Chris Menges, one of the great cinematographers of our time, an outspoken, progressive union man. He seems to be smiling at Poster. Perhaps it is with indulgence, but I’m sure there is something in the expression that’s asking, “What the hell is he talking about?” Kodak paid for Menges to be in the magazine. It costs $500,000 a year to put out a Union publication in which Poster is the only union voice permitted. Perhaps ICG should allow Chris Menges to submit an article that not only excites us about technology, but discusses the fundamental reason for having a union.
- Haskell Wexler, ASC