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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.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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