490 members working in Sochi

Two of our members, Vice President Peter Clemence (Grip) and Tom Franchett (Electric) are working the Winter Olympics in the mountains above Sochi, Russia. 

 "  Pete rigs on the edge of the abyss" Photo by Tom Franchett     

"Pete rigs on the edge of the abyss" Photo by Tom Franchett

 

 Tom Franchett at the top of the Men's downhill says," I wouldn't want to go down it". Photo by Tom Franchett.

Tom Franchett at the top of the Men's downhill says," I wouldn't want to go down it". Photo by Tom Franchett.

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. 

 DP Mike Hartzell, Steve Holm, Tom Franchett and Peter Clemence in Sochi, Ru. photo by Peter Clemence.

DP Mike Hartzell, Steve Holm, Tom Franchett and Peter Clemence in Sochi, Ru. photo by Peter Clemence.