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.