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Producer , cinematographer , Film director

Boyd Estus, American film director, cinematographer, film and television producer. Member National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Society Motion Picture and television Engineers, Audio Engineering Society, Association Visual Communicators, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (local 644 photographers, local 771 editors).

Background

Estus, Boyd was born on June 18, 1941 in Pittsburgh.

Education

Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959-1962; Bachelor of Business Administration magna cum laude, Boston University, 1965; postgraduate, Boston University, 1967.

Career

Director, cinematographer Film Department, Station WGBH-television, Boston, 1967-1979; president, director, cinematographer, Boyd Estus Prodns., Boston, 1976-1984; president, co-owner, director, cinematographer, Heliotrope Studios, Ltd., Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Director photography (television series) Nova, since 1973 (Red Ribbon award American Film Festival for segment Will the Fishing Have to Stop?, Yellow Ribbon award American Film Festival for segment First Signs of Washoe, also Media award of Year American Psychiatric Association), Frontline, the American Experience, In Search of Human Origins, Mysteries of the Senses, Vietnam: A Television History, Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, 1980, What Every Baby Knows, 1984-1985, The Ring of Truth, 1987-1988, Unsolved Mysteries, since 1987, (features) Songwriter--Making the Music, 1984, Quest for the Killers, 1984, Tender Places, 1985 (Peabody award 1986, Emmy award 1986), Secrets, 1986 (Emmy award 1987), A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden, 1988. (Public Broadcasting Service series) Eyes on the Prize, 1989, Astronomers, 1990, Pacific Century, 1990. Director photography, director, producer, (television series) High Risk, 1988, Where the Galaxies Are, 1990 (Cindy award, United States Industrial Film and Video Festival award), So Many Galaxies.

      So Little Time, 1992 (Melbourne International Film Festival, Worldfest Charleston Bronze award). Director, director solar photography Nova: Eclipse of the Century, 1991. Director photography, creative consultant (documentary) How to Prevent a Nuclear War, 1987 (Blue Ribbon award American Film Festival 1988).

      Director photography, director Fire Power, 1986 (Blue Ribbon award American Film Festival, Silver Hugo award Chicago International Film FestivalWorldfest Houston Gold award, Silver Quester, Bronze Apple), Vermont Public Health Nurses Program public service announcements, 1989 (Telly award). Director photography, producer, director, writer (film) The Southwest, 1983. Director photography, director, associate producer (film) The Navigators: Pathfinder of the Pacific, 1982.

      Director photography, co-director, co-producer (documentary) Eight Minutes to Midnight, 1979-1980 (nominated for Academy award 1981). Director photography, director, co-producer (films) Tahlia: Fresh Water from the Sea, 1978-1979, Tahlia: Water Unlimited, 1978-1979. Director photography, co-director, editor (feature) Arthur Fiedler: Just Call Me Maestro, 1978 (Emmy nomination, Cine Golden Eagle award 1979).

      Director photography, associate producer, co-editor (documentary) Flight of the Gossamer Condor, 1976-1977 (Academy award 1978, Gold Cindy award, Blue Ribbon American Film Festival, Council on International Nontheatrical Events Golden Eagle award, numerous others). Director, cinematographer (series ZOOM, (Emmy award). Director, cinematographer, editor (series) Evening at Pops (Emmy award.

      Cinematographer (feature) Mr. Speaker: A Portrait of Tip O'Neill, also numerous Public Broadcasting Service films. Camera operator (series) Spenser: For Hire, 1984-1988.

      Lighting cameraman many British Broadcasting Corporation production. Other production credits include for 20/20, Lucasfilm Limited, Frontline, many others.

Membership

Member National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Society Motion Picture and television Engineers, Audio Engineering Society, Association Visual Communicators, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (local 644 photographers, local 771 editors).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, music.