International director of photography to visit University

October 15, 2014 | Events, UToday, — Communication and the Arts
By Staff

Simon Huber will be at UT Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 20 and 22, to teach master class workshops in motion picture photography, give student critiques, and publicly screen his work.



Huber, a Swiss-based director of photography for advertising, feature films and social documentaries, works globally in some of the world’s most scenic and fascinating places: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nepal, Egypt, Vietnam, Europe, Russia the United States.

He makes social documentaries for FAIRMED, a Swiss organization that works to eradicate poverty-related diseases in the Central African Republic.

His professional experience shooting commercials for international brands includes Samsung, Danone, Coca-Cola, Polkomtel, Jack Wolfskin and Emmentaler, has positioned Huber among leading European commercial cinematographers.

In addition to commercial work, Huber has been a director of photography on several short and feature films. Recently, he shot the mountain scenes for the 2013 Bollywood blockbuster science fiction film “Krrish3” directed by Rakesh Roshan and starring Indian heartthrobs Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan.

Huber’s latest feature film, “Lässt die Alten Sterben” directed by Juri Steinhart, will be released in 2015.

Since 2012, Huber has been a board member of the Swiss film-political association Bern for the Film, and he is a member of Syndicat Suisse Film et Video, an association that represents technicians, designers and actors in the Swiss film industry.

As a director of photography, he serves as a guest lecturer at universities in Switzerland and in the United States.

Huber will work with Holly Hey, associate professor and associate chair in the UT Department of Theatre and Film, to teach advanced techniques in exterior night shooting, camera blocking, and the logistical practices of a director of photography.

All lectures and demonstrations are open to interested UT students. For more information, contact Hey at

The public screening of Huber’s work will take place Monday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Center for Performing Arts Room 1039. Admission is free for UT film majors, $3 for students and $7 for general admission.

For more information, contact Angela Riddel at 419.530.2452.

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