Among the many books revealed by Stephen Herbert and his companion Mo Heard by means of their agency The Projection Field was my account of The Titanic and Silent Cinema (2000). Stephen actually understood the equipment concerned in historic optical media, and will clarify it to others in a characteristically pleasant model.
He was not afraid of controversy. In his last 12 months Stephen wrote and revealed on his Optilogue web site a collection of posts in regards to the movie pioneer William Friese-Greene, setting out his reservations about that pioneer’s achievements.
Stephen Herbert was a very empathetic and enthusiastic colleague on the Museum of the Shifting Picture, the place I used to be answerable for schooling. A technical wizard, he may talk his enthusiasm for the historical past of movie to everybody, from youngsters to the aged novice film-makers on our annual home-movie jamboree. His companion Mo managed the actors utilized in shows, and it was pretty to share a typical academic objective.