Center for Environmental Filmmaking's Speaker Series Offers Great Career Advice

For the fifth year, SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and Filmmakers for Conservation are presenting a fall lecture and screening series.  Guest speakers from such outfits as Smithsonian Channel and Animal Planet share their career paths and/or give an inside look at the companies where they work, and AU faculty and alumni describe unique learning and resume-building opportunities. The Career Center is proud to cospsonsor these events, and encourages film majors to  plan to visit the Weschler Theater, MCG 3rd floor, at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm
The Smithsonian Network’s Mission and Programs
Executive Vice President for Programming and Production David Royle describes the launch and growth of Smithsonian Channel, shows clips from some of its award-winning programs, and discusses programming strategy.

Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm
Animal Planet Takes on New Challenges

Jason Carey, Vice President for Production, discusses the continued transformation of Animal Planet and the challenge of finding and producing blockbuster series in the Animal genre.

Tuesday, November 10 at 7 pm
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Film and New Media Program

NASA Film Producer Michelle Williams, an AU alum, and her NASA colleagues show clips from their many productions, and discuss their exciting work at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm
Galapagos, Florida, Alaska and Costa Rica
Professors Chris Palmer, Larry Engel, Bill Gentile, Kiho Kim, Simon Nicholson, and Sarah Menke-Fish, together with “Surviving Students,” will discuss Classroom in the Wild and future opportunities to produce films and new media in exotic places. Professors discuss their goals and expectations for these non-traditional courses. Students present their films and discuss their experiences and challenges in this exciting filmmaking environment.