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Camera operator Bruce MacCallum dies at 70
Bruce MacCallum
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Bruce MacCallum, veteran camera operator and longtime union activist, died in Los Angeles on Monday, June 12. He was 70.

MacCallum started his entertainment industry career in 1973 as a personal assistant for Dustin Hoffman. From there he moved into the camera department where he honed his craft as a camera assistant and operator for more than 40 years. Among the feature films he worked on were All That Jazz (1979), Witness (1985), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), I Am Legend (2007) and The Adjustment Bureau (2011). More recently he was working in television on The Night Of and The Blacklist.

During those years, MacCallum helped train and mentor many fellow members of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600), where he served as National Assistant Secretary-Treasurer between 2007 and 2016.

MacCallum’s final weekend was spent at a Local 600 National Board Meeting.

He is survived by Linda, his wife of 32 years.