April 2018 Program Meeting
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Meeting Location: Eau Gallie Civic Center
1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, 32935
Doors open at 5:30 to view Contest Photos and to socialize before the meeting.
Presentation Topic: Challenges Of Moving From Film To Digital Capture For IMAX Space Films
Presenter: James Neihouse
James L. Neihouse was born in Paris, Arkansas, he graduated from Paris High School in 1973, he then went on to receive his bachelor's degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1976.
Soon after his graduation Neihouse worked on his first IMAX film which was directed by Graeme Ferguson, one of the co-founders of IMAX. The film was Ocean and was the first underwater film made in the format.
Since that time he has gone on to work on more than 30 IMAX and other large format films. Neihouse's first credit as director of photography was on the film The Eruption Of Mount St. Helens, which was the first IMAX film to be nominated for an Academy Award®.
He has contributed to some of the most successful films in the format - The Dream Is Alive, Space Station 3D, HUBBLE 3D, and Ocean Oasis, to name a few. His work has garnered him many awards and accolades including two Giant Screen Cinema Association Achievement Awards for Best Cinematography, and a Kodak Vision Award.
In 2014, Neihouse was invited to become a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, cinematographers branch. In 2015, he was invited to membership in The American Society of Cinematographers.
He has filmed polar bears face-to-face in the Arctic, wild tigers in India, chimpanzees in Africa, The Rolling Stones on tour across Europe, shuttle and rocket launches, the Pope, AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa, erupting volcanoes, great white sharks, whales, elephant seals, and too many other things to go into, but he always brings excitement, creativity, and a drive to do the best to everything he sets out to do.