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Remembering Josh Zubko

Josh Zubko, one of the driving forces in the establishment of AMPIA, passed away on April 20, 2018.

As a son of Alberta motion picture industry pioneer and AMPIA’s founding President N.J. (Nick) Zubko, Josh spent his entire life in the motion picture/audio visual industry, working in Los Angeles and Kuwait before returning home to Alberta, where he’d spent his early years working in the family business, Cine Audio Visual. The company was founded in the early 50’s by Nick Zubko (Billington Award recipient, 2002), and continues to this day with Scott and Daryl Zubko.

Josh started out building motion picture processors with his father and worked in almost every aspect of the business, with many notable names in Alberta film and video including Les Kimber, Bill Marsden, Fil Fraser, Dale Phillips, Ron Brown, Don Metz and many others. Cine Audio processed and printed CBC news film, the Edmonton and Calgary CFL game films, CFB film, as well as supplying processing and post-production facilities for Alberta filmmakers. He was particularly adept at rentals and staging, overseeing countless events for business, organizations and government. Josh began in the early days of black and white film, progressing through to colour and then to video and digital productions. Josh did what today’s innovative younger generation continues to do for this industry, pushing ahead and challenging creative frontiers.