John Henshall



John Henshall is the CEO and Managing Director of Electronic Photo-Imaging -- the EPI-centre -- a British company which he founded in 1993 to provide independent consultancy and training in digital imaging for manufacturers and end-users. He has an unmatched breadth of experience, both technical and creative, in all branches of photography -- still and moving image; silver halide and electronic/digital.

John has effectively been involved with electronic photography for all of his working life, beginning with fifteen years as an 'electronic photographer' -- a television cameraman -- with BBC Television at its Television Centre in London. John considers it his duty to pass on his skills and experience to the next generation and for many years has taken specially selected students as interns.

When some of his Telefex equipment was rented for early music videos in the mid1970s, he met Keith 'Keef' McMillan and this led to regular work as Director of Photography with this pioneering director and others. John was Director of Photography on hundreds of early music videos for many famous artistes including Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, Blondie, David Bowie and Elton John.

On 30 June 2009 John Henshall was awarded a Master of Arts Honorary Degree by the University for the Creative Arts -- one of the leading institutions in the UK specifically focused on the creative arts, media and communication -- at its awards ceremony at Guildford Cathedral.



Hiro Narita



Hiro Narita has spent the past thirty-five years exploring the interaction of light, color and composition as carriers of emotion and story. His work ranges from the small and experimental to the epic and commercial. A 1984 Fellow in Culture and Communication at the East-West Center, Hawaii, he lectures, mentors and juries widely for such institutions as the Sundance Institute, the Hawaiian International Film Festival and San Francisco Art Institute. Recipient of many awards, he is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

His credit includes Farewell to Manzanar, Never Cry Wolf, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Star Trek VI, The Rocketeer and Technolust. In addition, he directed Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper, an hour-long documentary about the artist.

Over the years, Hiro Narita has received a National Critics Award for Best Cinematography, Indie Spirit Best Cinematography at the Boston International Film Festival and three Emmy nominations.



Bill Holshevnikoff



Bill Holshevnikoff – An Emmy-winning Director of photography, lighting designer and educator, Holshevnikoff has been lighting and shooting broadcast, corporate and documentary programming for over 30 years. He has created stunning lighting and imagery for clients such as Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Resorts, National Geographic, ESPN, CNN, Four Seasons, Mercedes-Benz, Infinity, Disney, and for numerous television networks throughout the world. Holshevnikoff recently completed work on two National Geographic documentaries, “The Fellowship of the Whales”, and “Collapse”, based on the book by Jared Diamond. Bill also completed principle photography on a feature film in San Francisco in January.

Recognized as one of the leading experts in the lighting industry, Holshevnikoff has taught his Power of Lighting Workshops to thousands of film, television & corporate video professionals throughout North America and around the globe. His experience as a lighting educator includes the production of over a dozen highly successful lighting education videos, his own Power of Lighting DVD Series, and over 100 featured articles in popular trade publications, such as American Cinematographer, DV and Video Systems Magazines.

Many of the industry’s top lighting companies support Holshevnikoff’s educational workshops, including Arri, Kino Flo and Chimera. Holshevnikoff recently completed work on a new lighting DVD for the still photography & video markets, titled "3-Dimensional Contrast", on the physics of lightt.