Two of our members, Vice President Peter Clemence (Grip) and Tom Franchett (Electric) are working the Winter Olympics in the mountains above Sochi, Russia.
They are working for London based Camera Corps who are contracted by OBS the Olympic broadcaster. Camera Corps does specialty cameras for athletic events and other unique applications. The owner of the company, Laurie Frost, invented a remote camera head and was legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubick's camera assistant. 490 is thrilled some of it members are working internationally with elite talent and gear.
Also on the team is fellow Minnesotan Director of Photography, Mike Hartzell.