Friday, October 12, 2012

Academy Award Winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Documenting Endeavour's Journey for California Science Center

Haskell Wexler films Endeavour's landing.  Courtesy Society of Camera Operators.
by Joe Kleiman, IPM News Editor

Los Angeles, CA, USA (October 12, 2012) Three time Oscar winner Haskell Wexler ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") has returned to shooting the space shuttle for the first time since the 1982 IMAX documentary "Hail Columbia!"

Wexler is one of many filmmakers, members of the Society of Camera Operators, who captured space shuttle Endeavour's landing at Los Angeles International Airport and are filming its progression today and tomorrow through the streets of Los Angeles to its new home at the California Science Center.  

The footage will be featured in a new production produced by Terbine Media, "Endeavour's Final Journey," which will be part of the shuttle exhibit at the museum.