Hey, Follow Me! (1962)

16 Dec
Director  Photographed by Bernard L. Freemesser
Producer  University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Contributors  Sound Production by John Hendrickson
Length  12 min
B&W/Color  color
UO Library Catalog description:
Call # FILM Ma131
Genre  documentary
Rare  yes
Online  no
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  yes


A small boy wanders around what I assume is Eugene; the camera pays special attention to broken-down or abandoned buildings and other signs of decay. Busy, sometimes-melancholy, often-inappropriate film music plays throughout. Hard to get any context about the town since most of the images are close-ups. Here is some info on Freemesser, a UO photography professor and ex-photojournalist who apparently had great influence on Oregonian photography. Freemesser also directed John Burton: His Art and His Philosophy and This is Eugene ’66: Time for a New Awareness. UO Special Collections & University Archives has a Freemesser collection. John Hendrickson appears to be  UO alum (class of 1957).

2 Responses to “Hey, Follow Me! (1962)”


  1. John Burton: His Art and His Philosophy (1961) « 16mm Lost & Found - December 16, 2011

    […] method”), and is considered a key figure in blown glass lampmaking. Freemesser also directed Hey, Follow Me! and taught photography in the School of Journalism at the University of Oregon. Share […]

  2. This Is Eugene, ’66: Time For A New Awareness (1966) « 16mm Lost & Found - December 20, 2011

    […] notes on his film Hey, Follow Me!  for more on Bernard Freemesser. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

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