H.F. Koenekamp

Biography

Cinematographer Hans F. Koenekamp was the innovator of numerous special effects. He got his start operating cameras for Keystone studio where he filmed such stars as Gloria Swanson and Charlie Chaplin, as well as the Keystone Kops. He then moved to Vitagraph where he primarily shot the films of comic Larry Semon that include the first filmed adaptation of The Wizard of Oz (1925). Koenekamp began...