IATSE Local 635 Winston-Salem, NC

• IATSE Local 635 Education Committee •

"Proudly Serving the Winston-Salem, NC Entertainment and Exhibition Industry Since 1923"

The Education Committee provides valuable information to the membership about scheduled certification seminars and training events not only locally but around the state and across the nation. All Sisters, Brothers and Cousins at large can pass on happenings in their area.
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Out of the loop?

Stevens Center's Wenger Diva Acoustical Shell

I was at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem talking with a 635 Brother during the spring opera of 2009. He had noticed that the Center had a new acoustic shell. He asked when it was acquired and I told him it was around the end of the summer, August.
"Really, I guess I'm just out of the loop." he replied.
It was this encounter and counless others that inspired this page.
Out of the loop indeed, we all find ourselves at times out of the loop so we thought it was time to wrangle together a little information about the local, the community, the industry we're in and things associated with it, heck, national and world events too and try to tie it all together in a simple newsletter then send it out to everyone just to stay in touch...
to keep you in the loop.

The Rigging Certification Exams are ready... are you?

All experienced riggers are invited to take the industry's recognized Rigging Certification Exam. Those who pass this rigorous test will become ETCP Certified Riggers - and will be recognized as the industry's best.
There are two ETCP rigging credentials, each with its own exam:
• ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena
• ETCP Certified Rigger – Theatre
Individuals must meet eligibility requirements to take the exams. These requirements focus on work experience; training and education can be factors as well. The eligibility requirements, candidate handbook and application materials can be viewed and downloaded, or if you would like to have a copy mailed to you, please contact the ETCP office 212-244-1505 or Contact ETCP by Email with your mailing address.
Discounts are offered for IATSE Members.
This was developed over years or hard work by the entertainment rigging industry's recognized Material Experts.
Take a moment to review just who these leading 38 riggers are. That's right, #2 in the list is our 635 Brother Eddie Blue. We all owe our respect and a debt of gratitude to Eddie for the countless hours of dedicated hard work traveling across the country helping to develop and build what is and will continue to be the benchmark of rigging standards and qualifications.

Thank you Eddie.

This goes for all experienced electricians too... !

All experienced electricians are invited to take ETCP's Entertainment Electrician Certification Exam. Those who pass this rigorous test will become ETCP Certified Entertainment Electricians - and will be recognized as the industry's best.
Individuals must meet eligibility requirements to take the exams. These requirements focus on work experience; training and education can be factors as well. The eligibility requirements, candidate handbook and application materials can be viewed and downloaded, or if you would like to have a copy mailed to you, please contact the ETCP office 212-244-1505 or Contact ETCP by Email with your mailing address.
Discounts for the exam are offered for IATSE Members.

Don't forget, Apple's computers run Windows too... ?!

Macs Run Windows... faster and better too!No one needs two computers to have the best of both worlds. The WorldBench 5 scores show that in 4 out of the 6 major tests the Macs ran it better and faster. In the two test scores where the Macs fell behind there was only a 1 sec. and 3 sec. difference. Read how...
Powered with up to 12 core E5 processors, 64GB of RAM— up to four times the speed of the previous Macs and eight times the graphics bandwidth — the new offerings from Apple are cetainly a case of "You can have your cake and eat it too... and fast.



In Case You Haven't Been By In A While...
Backstage and Around the World with Local 635

That's right Sisters and Brothers our Facebook page and Twitter Feed are there 24/7 so we all can "stay in the loop" and help others do so too. Pass on items of interests, tell everyone where we are on the road or remark about something great or less than. Also when you are out of town you're supposed to contact your home local every quarter... you can certainly do so while Backstage with Local 635.
IATSE and Local specific topics, general labor union subjects, politics, world affairs, interesting websites that you think are worth visiting or the location of an excellent coffee shop or some other place that you have found while on the road.
We are glad that we can provide some of the useful infomation available to us and hopefully much more coming all the time. :)
If you have some suggestions or feature requests for the website or anything else on your mind, come .


A welcome and pledge of support to all our new members

Without question one of the favorite things we do is welcome our new members to Local 635, "Welcome to all of you."

Christopher Annas-Lee
Mike Auchter
Travis Beasley
Mary Crockett
Eric Dwyer
Noah Gehr
Seth Gist
 
Joel Grover
Evan Higgins
John Mullican
Ryan O'Gara
Ryan O'Mara
Koehn Terry
Alex Wolf
We appologize in advance for anyone who may have been left off but this is the current list that we were given and there is a good possibility that it is incomplete. We will add you to the list as soon as we receive an update.

In the Community

No need to sit at home alone, board. Get out and about and feed your mind!
If you think that there is a lack of things to do you just haven't looked. There is always something to do right here in town or just a few minutes down the road.
Live Theatre & Cinema


Arts Council Theatre
Established in 1949, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is the oldest arts council in the USA.
Stevens Center
Originally a 1929 silent movie theatre, re-opened in April 1983 a magnificently restored neoclassical theatre located in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C.
a/perture Cinema
a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned art house cinema in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, local, and festival films in two 80-seat theaters, one 45-seat screening room, and a newly added 25-seat alternative viewing space "petit a/", a/perture cinema is the community's home for film and cultural dialogue. Freshly-popped popcorn, candy and Coca-Cola beverages, sure. a/perture also offers a wide selection of beer and wine, healthy snacks and special treats made by local bakeries.

Not enough... ?

 
Museums & Galleries


Ember Audio Video + Gallery
EMBER Audio + Video is a retail stereo and home theater store and modern, white-box art gallery replete with an ever-shifting collection of local and non-local artists.
Reynolda House Museum
Tuesday thru Saturday,
9:30 am to 4:30 pm;
Sunday, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
SECCA
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Museum of Anthropology
The Museum works to educate people about anthropology; encourage public awareness , protect, preserve and manage the anthropological collections of Wake Forrest University
Delurk Gallery
Delurk [dih-lerk] – verb 1. To participate in something you only previously spectated.
An artist run gallery, dedicated to the exposure and sale of current artists' work. Located in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.

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Behind the scenes, yes we are, and on the streets too...

Local 635 Art Walk Brick
Since November 1923 IATSE Local 635 has dilligently worked in most every craft and skill for every type of event in the Winston-Salem area entertainment and exhibition industry, always there, behind the scenes, leaving it's mark of quality and professional excellence
As the entertainment and arts community continues to grow and step into the future, Local 635 will step forward with them.
In a symbolic gesture we chose to participate in the "Be the Word on the Street" program by purchasing an 8"x8" paver brick that was placed in the walkway through the arts district. These pavers are genuine fired clay manufactured locally by Pine Hall Brick of Winston-Salem. In case you missed the original article... IATSE Local 635's Word On The Street.
IATSE Local 635 Projector Union Operator Plate found on old decomissioned projector
Local 635 Hands Setting up for American Idol- Setting up for American Idol -

"If capitalism is fair then unionism must be. If men have a right to capitalize their ideas and the resources of their country, then that implies the right of men to capitalize their labor."

- Frank Lloyd Wright -


"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

- Albert Einstein -

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