Dear Members of IMAGO,
Thank you very much for welcoming me to the IMAGO family. Ten days ago, we had my first board meeting, and I look forward to helping the organisation grow and gain relevance on many of the crucial issues for us cinematographers. These times are trying and challenging, and if there is ever a time to come together, it is now. Besides the immediate issues of the COVID pandemic, we need to look forward. Monitoring changes that are implemented because of the pandemic that will not get reversed when we return to normal. The looming economic situation in the world will also affect our future. I encourage you to communicate within IMAGO your observations in all these areas so we can spread the word and work collaboratively on the present and future.
Below are the bullet points of the discussions on the Board for your review. Going forward, we will have monthly board meetings followed with a brief report of the topics to our member societies. I encourage you also to take a look at the board agenda, published at the same time, and comment or add topics. The goal is to further settle on the new statutes and the enlarged Board by the end of this year.
Kees van Oostrum – IMAGO President