479 NEWS

Heartsaver CPR-AED Course

Local 479’s Education Department urges all its members to sign up for the Heartsaver CPR/AED Training Course, which is offered on a frequent basis. Emergencies are never (more…)

The Business of Sound


On Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th , Local 479’s Vice President and sound mixer, Whit Norris, moderated “The Business of Sound”; a day long seminar designed to explore a variety of business matters unique to the sound department. Thanks to our state’s busy production market Whit was able to reach out around Atlanta to assemble an impressive cross-section of people who work in (more…)

Medics: Tricks of the Trade


This 3 hour class is designed to provide members who are working as medics with a broad foundation of knowledge, tips, and techniques to enhance their job performance and ability to be hired.  Attendees will review general set etiquette as well as the specific responsibilities and behavior expected of medics, including a discussion of the unique conditions that “on production” and “off production” medics will be expected to (more…)

Aerial Work Platform Training


Motion picture and television production often entails the use of mechanical equipment designed to provide access to inaccessible areas, often elevated above the ground. Widely used by a variety of variety of departments, these Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) can be dangerous if used improperly and the IATSE Local 479 Education Department strongly encourages its members to complete this course to foster greater safety in the (more…)

Overview to Construction Classes

This is an overview of the classes that Local 479 currently offers for a concentration in the Construction Department. Please note that new classes may be added to this list at any time and class descriptions, curricula, and objectives are subject to change. Additional “one off” classes, seminars, and workshops may not be listed here, so members are advised to monitor emails from the Local’s Department of Education. (more…)

479’s Newest OSHA Outreach Trainer


Congratulations to Kevin Amick from IATSE Local 479 for completing the OSHA Outreach Trainer program at Georgia Tech OTI Education Center! Kevin joins a growing list of TTF Recognized Instructors who’ve participated in the TTF Train the Trainer program, applied for the OSHA Training Institute Supported Funds program to become OSHA Outreach Trainers, and applied to teach the TTF OSHA 10/GES Curriculum. As an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer, Kevin will be able to teach the TTF’s OSHA 10/General Entertainment Safety training for his local and other locals. Kevin Amick is Local 479’s Director of Education and is on the IATSE Training Trust Fund Board of Trustees.

New Construction Training Program


Director of Education Kevin Amick has been working with construction department Keys to develop a training program that brings new members up to speed on the common methods and practices of motion picture construction departments, so that these new members can hit the ground running. Our training workshop now contains a variety of equipment for our construction program. This equipment includes a table saw, a chop saw, a drum/belt sander, a band saw, a drill press, work tables and a variety of hand tools.