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July 16, 2019—To honor the historic Apollo 11 moon landing of July 20, 1969, a special “Filming Man in Space” issue of American Cinematographer
detailed the extensive photographic work done to document the complex project in still photos and motion pictures. This special collection features an introduction written by award-winning and celebrated cinematographer James L. Neihouse, who has worked closely with NASA and the astronauts to film the IMAX space documentaries. Read the full article in American Cinematographer here.
March 5, 2019—GSCA conducted high-resolution digital camera tests in July 2018, and phase 2 of the results will be shared at the GSCA Filmmaker Symposium on March 13. Jay Holben joined cinematographer James Neihouse, ASC, and numerous volunteers on the adventure and wrote this article for American Cinematographer
magazine. Click here to read the article.
August 21, 2017—A whopping 25 movie crews will be positioned along the path of totality today to photograph the historic solar eclipse for an upcoming IMAX large format documentary about Albert Einstein, with a working title of Einstein’s Incredible Universe, from director Daniel Ferguson and production company Cosmic Picture. Read the full article from The Hollywood Reporter here.
May 5, 2017—All astronauts learn basic photography as part of their astronaut candidate training. But most of the IMAX space films astronauts had to be trained in the mechanical complexities of shooting film—65mm film.TV Tech Global interviews celebrated cinematographer James Neihouse, ASC, on what it takes to train astronauts to shoot an IMAX film in space. Read the James Neihouse interview here.
June 28, 2016—American Cinematographer interviewed James Neihouse, ASC, on how he trained astronauts to shoot footage from space for the new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. Click here to read the full article.
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April 29, 2016—To capture images of the planet for the new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, as well as the daily lives of the astronaut teams stationed at the ISS, crews rocketed into Earth’s orbit and joined the space station with a digital 4K Canon Cinema EOS C500 video camera and a Canon EOS-1D C DSLR, which they used to take still images and get video footage of specific points on the planet below. Using a semi-formal shot-list of specific earthly targets to capture, the astronauts kept in constant contact with Myers and cinematographer James Neihouse, who coordinated the shoot on the ground with three different ISS crews. Read the full article at Inverse.com.
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April 14, 2016—The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will put James Neihouse, ASC in the spotlight to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The panel, moderated by journalist David Heuring, is part of the Creative Master Series at The National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. It will be held on Monday, April 18, from 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. in room S220 at the convention center. Neihouse will reveal his multi-year preparations and last-minute adaptations for this IMAX-NASA collaboration, which will be released exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning April 29.
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November 24, 2015—Cinematographer James Neihouse has joined the American Society of Cinematographers as an active member. Membership to the ASC is extended by invitation to those who are actively engaged as directors of photography and have demonstrated outstanding ability. Neihouse has worked on more than 30 IMAX productions, including all of the company’s collaborations with NASA. Read the full announcement from the ASC here.