Craig Dingwall is visiting the USA in May as part of the NFSA’s George Eastman House exchange program. Craig is a telecine operator (the process of transferring motion picture film into video form) and colourist in the NFSA preservation team.
I arrive in Rochester, New York, Saturday 7 May. I am warmly greeted at the airport by Jeff and Deborah Stoiber, who take me on a tour of this lovely city. We later meet Juan Vrijs and Gerard de Haan from Haghefilm. I got to know everyone during the course of a really wonderful weekend.
Monday 9 May was my first visit to George Eastman House.
The house itself and the surrounding gardens are simply breathtaking. George Eastman had the house built between 1902 and 1905. The estate has been retained in immaculate condition.