Veteran filmmaker Marc Shaffer became enchanted with Eadweard Muybridge while directing American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco (PBS, 2014), which featured numerous Muybridge photographs. Shaffer’s more than two dozen documentaries have been seen by millions of people in the U.S. and around the globe 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.
Elisabeth Haviland James is an award-winning film editor, producer and director. James produced and edited the Emmy nominated feature documentary Althea, (PBS American Masters) and Emmy and Peabody winning The Loving Story (HBO). James was lead editor for the PBS Series, A Craftsman’s Legacy. She co-directed and edited the documentary feature Overland, which premiered at the 2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. A graduate of the M.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University, James has taught documentary filmmaking at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies and as an artist in residence at the Oklahoma Arts Institute.
Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Serginho Roosblad has reported from more than a dozen African and European countries, as well as the United States, for a wide array of international outlets. Originally from Amsterdam, Roosblad holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley, where he was the Marlon T. Riggs fellow in documentary filmmaking and a Dean’s Merit Fellow, a Master’s degree in African Studies from the University of Cape Town, and a Bachelor’s of Journalism degree from the Hogeschool Utrecht in the Netherlands.
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 camera design firm 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 is co-founder of Bread and Butter Films. Among her many credits, Servan-Schreiber produced American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco and the Peabody Award-winning Eames: The Architect and the Painter. Recent producing credits include the independent films The First Angry Man (PBS) and Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (PBS American Masters). Servan-Schreiber holds a Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Modern French History from the University of Paris X–Nanterre.
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Saschka Unseld is an Emmy & Peabody Award winning director & writer who Wired Magazine has called part of the group of people who are “…changing the world in the way we live, work, play and think.” He is a Pixar alum, the co-founder of Academy Award nominated animation Studio SOI and Emmy Award winning Oculus Story Studio where he pioneered the future of VR storytelling. His stories, have shown around the world at all major festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, the Berlinale and Tribeca.
Lisa Watts is the founder of one/twenty1, which is producing Becoming Muybridge. She brings over 30 years of hands on experience in high tech and has been on the forefront of sponsoring, advising and producing highly immersive, interactive experiences in her role as the head of VR Marketing Strategy at Intel Corporation, from which she retired to become an independent producer in early 2019.