Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Uelsmann’

Congratulations to the Documentary team

Published by | Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Most people know for our immense training library of over 80,000 video tutorials. But we also have an in-house documentary team that’s producing some very compelling documentaries with the same high quality as our individual training titles.

Recently the Santa Barbara International Film Festival screened our latest full-length documentary Jerry & Maggie: This is not photography. The film takes us inside the home and workspace of husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, who push the boundaries of photography with their haunting, layered dreamscapes.

“It was a great screening with Bruce and Lynda in attendance. Full house, great Q&A session,” said David Niles White, documentary producer at “It was everything we could hope for as filmmakers.”

Members of can watch Jerry & Maggie: This is not photography in its entirety in our library. If you have already seen it, be sure to watch the recently released bonus footage featuring more of Jerry’s darkroom techniques and Maggie’s Adobe Photoshop process, as well as a new video about Jerry and Ansel Adams in Yosemite.

Congratulations to the entire documentary team on a wonderful movie!

The Documentary Team

Pictured left to right: Nick Passick (editor); Aron Ives (cinematographer); David Niles White (producer); Mia Shimabuku (cinematographer/editor); Scott Erickson (director); and Tracy Clarke (editor). Photo by Candace Schermerhorn.

Introducing Jerry & Maggie: This is not photography

Published by | Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The documentary team is pleased to announce the release of Jerry & Maggie: This is not photographyour most ambitious film to date about photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor.

Jerry & Maggie: This is not photography was shot in California, Florida, Wyoming, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, where we spoke with a diverse cast of museum curators, academic historians, digital wizards, and artists.

We spent over a week shooting with Jerry and Maggie at their compound in Florida, including an amazing six-hour session under safelights in Jerry’s darkroom to capture the first live documentation of Jerry creating an original piece of art. Fortunately, we were able to shoot this film on two brand-new Canon EOS C300 cameras, which have an ISO range up to 20,000!

We’ve entered Jerry & Maggie: This is not photography in a number of 2012 and 2013 film festivals. First up is the ArcLight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival in Los Angeles, where entry into the festival is contingent on community votes. If you’d like to vote for Jerry & Maggie: This is not photography, visit the ArcLight Cinemas Facebook page now through October 14, 2012 and select “Jerry and Maggie” in the Biographical/Historical Documentaries category. If you’re not on Facebook, you can also vote by clicking the Like button associated with the “Jerry and Maggie” trailer on the ArcLight Cinemas YouTube page.

We’re extremely proud of this film and hope you’re as inspired watching it as we were making it.

Director Scott Erickson with a Canon EOS C300 camera

Director Scott Erickson checking the shot with a Canon EOS C300 camera.

Cinematographer Mia Shimabuku with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera

Cinematographer Mia Shimabuku waiting for her next shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera.

Cinematographer Aron Ives with a Canon EOS C300 camera

Cinematographer Aron Ives shooting a scene with a Canon EOS C300 camera.


Interested in more?
• The entire Jerry & Maggie: This is not photography documentary
• All documentaries

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