Sunday, June 2, 2019

Film Opticals of Canada Ltd. Business Card

Film Opticals of Canada Ltd. closed its doors in 2005, but it lives on for me in business card form. During my years there we produced titles and optical effects for films such as The Sweet Hereafter (1997), American Psycho (2000), and Ararat (2002).

I was one of two optical printer/camera operators. Those days! And late nights.

Of course, what "Film Ops" did then we can now do on a computer in our basement. Faster, cheaper, and with a heck of a lot less (potential) stress.


Suzanne Smith said...

What a nice surprise to see the Film Opticals logo come up in a Google Search, Simon. Thanks for sharing this bit of nostalgia.

Ironically, you posted this just before Dad (Mike Smith) passed. Here's his obituary if you're interested.

He loved his work at Film Opticals and all the people he worked with.

Thanks again for sharing.

Simon St. Laurent said...

Thank you, Suzanne! And you are most welcome.

I have nothing but fond memories of working with/for your father.

He possessed much wisdom regarding the film/tv business, and was a realist.

My favourite line of his: "That would be fantastic!" (Then picture me shooting all night long to get an important shot or two completed for an unrealistic producer.)