John M. Bishop
John Bishop has been making films in folklore and anthropology since 1975. In addition to New England Fiddles, his other films include Land Where the Blues Began (with Alan Lomax and Worth Long), Himalayan Herders (based on 25 years of working in a Nepal temple village), and Oh What A blow that Phantom Gave Me (about Edmund Carpenter the pioneering media ecologist). He has also made many short films including Yoyo Man, Hand Play, and Tango in the Toilet, which are being collected on a DVD. He has been an Adjunct Associate professor at UCLA for the past ten years, and runs media-generation.com which produces and sells DVDs.