Veteran filmmaker Marc Shaffer first learned of Eadweard Muybridge while directing the award-winning film American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco, in which he featured numerous Muybridge photographs. Shaffer’s more than two dozen critically-acclaimed documentaries have been seen by millions of people worldwide and in the United States on PBS, National Geographic, Al Jazeera, in theaters, and online. Shaffer’s work has been recognized with three national Emmy nominations, seven Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a Cine Special Jury Award, the Association of International Broadcasters’ AIB Award, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award and many other honors.
Jackie Krentzman, Executive Producer
Jackie Krentzman is a documentary film producer and a publication editor. Krentzman developed, produced and executive produced the documentary American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco. Named by the San Francisco Chronicle one of the top ten movies of 2013, American Jerusalem premiered to sold-out audiences at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, followed by screenings at film festivals worldwide and select theatrical runs. The film was broadcast more than 1000 times in the spring of 2014 on dozens of PBS stations across the country. Krentzman received a BA from the University of Michigan, and has a Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley, where she has taught in the magazine program.
Tim MacMillan is a modern master of multi-camera array photography, the motion capture technique pioneered by Eadweard Muybridge. MacMillan’s specially created Time-Slice® cameras from the 1980’s and 1990’s are in the UK Science museum collection, and his artworks are in the UK National Archive. MacMillan is founder of Time-Slice Films, co-founder and chief product officer of the state-of-the-art high-resolution camera start-up Area4Pro, and is an advisor to the board of Dimension Studio. He previously served as Senior Manager of Advanced Products at GoPro. MacMillan holds more than 20 US patents and is member of the Visual Effects Society, SMPTE and IEEE.
Camille Servan-Schreiber’s is co-founder of Bread and Butter Films. Among her many documentary credits, Servan-Schreiber produced American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco and the Peabody Award-winning Eames: The Architect and the Painter. She is currently producing the PBS films Mad As Hell! and Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin and the independent feature documentary Girls of the Golden West. Servan-Schreiber holds a Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Modern French History from the University of Paris X–Nanterre.
Marta Braun, Ryerson University
Marta Braun is Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management Chair and professor in the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Braun has written widely about Eadweard Muybridge and other early photographers, including the biography Eadweard Muybridge (Reaktion Press).
Philip Brookman, National Gallery of Art (US)
Philip Brookman is a consulting curator at the National Gallery of Art, and former Chief Curator and Head of Research at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Brookman’s 2010 retrospective exhibition and book, Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change, is the most significant museum show on Muybridge to be mounted.
Jimena Canales, University of Illinois
Jimena Canales is Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science and Professor of History at the University of Illinois. Canales is the author of A Tenth of a Second: A History (University of Chicago Press), which explores the moment in the 1850s when instruments were developed that could measure this infinitesimal interval, tracing debates about the nature of time, causality, and free will, as well as the introduction of modern technologies such as telegraphy, photography and cinematography.
Tom Gunning, University of Chicago
Tom Gunning is the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor in the Department on Cinema and Media at the University of Chicago. He is the author of D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film (University of Illinois Press) and The Films of Fritz Lang; Allegories of Vision and Modernity (British Film Institute), in addition to hundreds of articles on the history of film. In 2009 Gunning became the first film scholar to be awarded an Andrew A. Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award, and the following year he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Corey Keller, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Corey Keller is curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), where she has organized a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions, including Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840–1900 (2008), exploring the use of photography in 19th-century science. Keller has contributed scholarly essays to the exhibition catalogues Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change (Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2010) and Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective (Whitney Museum of American Art, 2012).
Mark Klett, Arizona State University
Mark Klett is Regents’ Professor of Art at Arizona State University and a photographer interested in the intersection of cultures, landscapes and time. Klett’s photographs have been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally and his work is held in over eighty museum collections worldwide. He is the author or co-author of sixteen books including One City/Two Visions and Yosemite in Time (Trinity University Press) in which he rephotographs Muybridge works. Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Japan/US Friendship Commission.
Alexander Nemerov, Stanford University
Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities and professor of Art and Art History at Stanford University. Nemerov is the author of several books including Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s (Princeton University Press), Icons of Grief: Val Lewton’s Home Front Pictures (University of California Press), The Body of Raphaelle Peale: Still Life and Selfhood, 1812-1824 (University of California Press), and Frederic Remington and Turn-of-the-Century America (Yale University Press). Nemerov curated an exhibit on the artist George Ault for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and wrote and edited the accompanying catalogue, To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America (Yale University Press).
Phillip Prodger, National Portrait Gallery (UK)
Phillip Prodger is an art historian, writer, curator and head of the photographs collection at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Prodger organized the exhibition Time Stands Still: Muybridge and the Instantaneous Photography Movement at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, and authored a catalogue of the same name (Oxford University Press). He is the author or co-author of many books on photography including Darwin’s Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution (Oxford University Press), Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge (Peabody Essex Museum), and Man Ray / Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism (Merrell Publishers).
Richard White, Stanford University
Richard White is the Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University, a Faculty Co-Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West, the former President of the Organization of American Historians, and a MacArthur Fellow. White specializes in the history of the American West, the environment and Native Americans. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Railroaded: Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America. (W.W. Norton and Company).
Linda Williams, UC Berkeley
Linda Williams is a professor in the film and media department at UC Berkeley. Williams is the author of Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible (University of California Press), a history of moving-image pornography that traced the genre’s origins to the work of Muybridge. She also wrote Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White, from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson (Princeton University Press) and Screening Sex (Duke University Press).