About

 

Claude Levet has been involved in film, graphic design and still photography projects for more than 30 years. 

 

He currently works as a Technology Support Specialist with the University of Virginia Arts & Sciences Center for Instructional Technology in Charlottesville, VA

 

His film credits can be found on projects ranging from Ken Burns' film Thomas Jefferson to Gettysburg, a civil war era motion picture from Turner Pictures. Claude's latest project "Reverance of the Past, Devotion to the Future" is a historical look at Memorial Hall Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

His photography and graphic design credits include images and work in Life, New Yorker, and the New York Times newspaper. Most recently, Claude has worked on book projects that includes, Precious Gems and Faded Memories, A pictorial History of St. John the Baptist Parish and Memorial Hall Museum, The Battle Abbey of the South.

 

Claude is also widely known throughout the country for his pioneering work in reviving the lost art and skills of Wet Collodion photography. This photographic process was widely used throughout the 19th century and it was the primary photo process used by photographers covering the American Civil War. He has published a book, Gun Cotton and Ether, that looks back on his years working with and teaching this rare and historical photography technique.

 

Pontalba Communications, LLC is a film, publishing and graphic design company Claude started in 2010. He is currently working with private individuals, corporate clients and non profit orginizations producing a variety of print, multi-media and web communications.