From the President

When we start
All fire in the belly
To get to excellence
To make it
To make it right

This union thing
off the radar at first
Under the first layers
of what we think
we need know

Time pushes and pushes
Till it’s clear, looking back,
Tools we need to have
How to get good at this

Less about the hammers and nails
More about the blueprint,
a larger purpose
the overall

And the humans
We journey with…

This Union makes sense
To me, in this way
Another essential piece

A connection
Professional, personal
A solution seeking problems
Not perfect
but then, what is?

We are musicians,
sidemen,
session players

Perpetual students
Always practice, practice, practice
This is the task
This is the passion
This is the discipline

Fraternally,
Mark Ulano
President, IATSE Local 695