Protect the Position of the Local 600 Digital Imaging Technician

Protect the Position of the Local 600 Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)

I'm a Digital Imaging Technician and a proud member of International Cinematographer's Guild Local 600. If you follow this site it's highly likely that you are as well. Or possibly you're a cameraperson who works with DIT's and values our contribution to the cinematography process. I have not been writing about it on my site but there has been substantial discussion on social media about the continual erosion of our position on movie and television productions. We as DIT's have basically reached our "do or die" moment and are now asking not just our IATSE brothers and sisters, but anyone who values our craft for their support. If the position is to have a long-term future on motion picture sets, it will only be because the International (IATSE) gets behind it. We as cameramen and women need to alert them as to the urgency of this situation so kindly take a moment and sign the petition.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/protect-the-postition-of-the-local-600-dit/

New York City based DIT, Tiffany Armour-Tejada, is the key orchestrator of this effort so her passion and tenacity are to be commended. Many others in our community were instrumental in forming the language of this petition and outlining its ramifications. They have my gratitude as well. I'm currently taking a long-term sabbatical in Asia so have not been nearly as involved in this as I would have liked to have been. Fellow DIT's, you have my sincere apologies.