Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Russian animator, Yuri Norstein

I photographed Russian animator Yuri Norstein speaking to an enthusiastic crowd at USC's Norris Theatre on February 5th. He discussed his career, inspirations and current projects as well as screening a few of his movies. The conversation with Yuri
was guided by Ukranian animator and good friend, Igor Kovalyov. Click HERE to read the full article.

At the reception after the screening, Igor Kovalyo, Me and Evgueni Delioussine

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Herb's Camera

This is the first motion picture camera put into use at the dawn of the film department at USC. Operated and maintained by
Herb Farmer who today will be honored in a memorial service at the new Cinema Complex. I shot this camera on film (yes, film) using a Hasselblad 500C/M, also part of Herb Farmer's Motion Picture Archive at USC. Herb was always happy to let me roam around the archive and photograph pieces in the collection. I will eternally be grateful for his generosity, spirit of sharing and wealth of knowledge. We will miss you Herb.