Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Christopher Chapman, passed away at the age of 88, at ReachView Village long-term care facility in Uxbridge, Ontario. While Chapman won his Oscar for his live-action short, A Place to Stand, his contributions to two American television series won the admiration of millions, while they were yet children.
Chapman pioneered the use of “multiple dynamic images,” commonly called the “split-screen” effect, used in the iconic opening of ABC‘s sitcom, The Brady Bunch. Additionally, between 1971 and 1975, Chapman contributed 25 shorts to the acclaimed PBS children’s television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood — among them is the enduring, “It’s You I Like.” According to his obituary in The Globe and Mail, Chapman died with his wife and family at his side.
Are you a fan of Mr. Chapman’s work? Do you still remember all the words to The Brady Bunch theme song? Can you still hear Fred Rogers singing “It’s You I like”? Share your memories in the comments.