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Caleb Crosby, SOC

Caleb has recently returned to his native New England after several years working as a freelance Cinematographer on projects across the US and Canada. His work plays on the silver screen, national television and in commercial advertising. "I had been trying to reposition myself back to the Northeast for sometime and joining QUEST was the perfect opening for me. It's a challenging show and needs top end images to go with the great research and content of each episode."

Elected into the Society of Camera Operators in 2000, he is recognized in the top tier of cameramen worldwide. The 2002 Lumiere Prize at the New Orleans Film Festival was awarded to the documentary Free School on which he served as Photographer and Visual Consultant. In 2001 he was a leader on the team that launched the national series Grays TV for Outdoor Life Network. Originated on Super 16mm film, this weekly series won an International Theodore H. Roosevelt Award (Teddy) for Best Program. Caleb also works in commercial advertising as a Director/Cameraman and made Rain Vodka's national product launch for Peter A. Mayer Advertising which found national recognition at the AIG awards in 2000. ("Rain" and other selections of his work can be seen on the web at calebcrosby.com)

Caleb entered motion pictures in 1984 at Marlboro College in Vermont where he initiated the schools first ever film production curriculum. He continued film studies at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1988. "My real education in filmmaking came after school though" says Crosby, "as a cameraman you are paid to get the shot and in the real world that usually requires a bit of luck and a whole lot of waking up very early". After creating successful shows for Maine Maritime Museum, the NEA and Hebron Academy, Caleb moved south to concentrate on (finding more work) and tackling some of the finer points of the trade. "Most successful photographers are born with a good eye, but have to learn how to light. What helps me the most is reading literature. A great author describes the scene and characters so well that it's almost like they are telling you how to set your lights with a diagram. Lighting is really just physics and great lighting is not mastering the technology so much as it is listening to the story."

Away from Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Caleb is a full-time parent of 19 years. His son Zander attends college in Massachusetts.

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Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.
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A list of other funders includes:
The Davis Family Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and Lincoln Ladd.

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