It’s SOC Week and we’re all invited!!

This week is SOC Week which means there are a ton of interesting events happening on campus in celebration of the American University School of Communication.Check out SOC Week on FacebookSee their websitePDF of the full SOC Week schedule.There’s plenty going on Tuesday, March 27th for SOC Week:(Be sure to check the full schedule to … Continue reading “It’s SOC Week and we’re all invited!!”

This week is SOC Week which means there are a ton of interesting events happening on campus in celebration of the American University School of Communication.

Check out SOC Week on Facebook
See their website
PDF of the full SOC Week schedule.

There’s plenty going on Tuesday, March 27th for SOC Week:

(Be sure to check the full schedule to see all upcoming events)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: NICK FRANCIS
Brought to you by the SOC Center for Social Media
http://centerforsocialmedia.org/events
Tuesday, March 27
4:30-6:00pm
Wechsler Theater (MGC 315)
Nick Francis, Co/Writer, Director, Producer of Black Gold (http://blackgoldmovie.com/) and When China Met Africa (http://whenchinametafrica.com/), will hold a Q&A session. When China Met Africa will screen that evening at Landmark’s E Street Cinema, Time: TBA.

These titles are also available in Media Services:

Black Gold – DVD 2245 and Streaming Video

When China met Africa – DVD 9246


* “SOCIAL NETWORKING” – YOUR PATH TO AN INTERNSHIP OR JOB
Brought to you by the AU Career Center

Tuesday, March 27
5:00-6:30 pm
Butler Conference Room
This workshop will be lead by the AU SOC Career Advisors and will discuss how students can use online platforms to market themselves during the internship/job search.

* SECRETS REVEALED: THE SOMETIMES COMPLICATED, ALWAYS ENTERTAINING JOURNEYS OF A WILDLIFE FILMMAKER
Brought to you by the SOC Center for Environmental Filmmaking

http://www.american.edu/soc/calendar/?id=3403209

Tuesday, March 27
7:00-9:00pm
Wechsler Theater (MGC 315)
Emmy Award winning filmmaker Kevin Bachar, founder and director of Pangolin Pictures, has made natural history films for all the big networks. In this presentation, he will show a number of fascinating clips to illustrate the major challenges facing wildlife filmmakers in the field.

DC Environmental Film Festival: The Best and Worst of Wildlife Films – Tuesday, March 20th at 7pm in Wechsler Theater

DC Environmental Film FestivalAn Evening with Chris Palmer: The Best and Worst of Wildlife Films Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm, Mary Graydon Center’s Wechsler Theater. When Chris Palmer’s book Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom was published in 2010, it sparked praise, great interest, & controversy. Exposing … Continue reading “DC Environmental Film Festival: The Best and Worst of Wildlife Films – Tuesday, March 20th at 7pm in Wechsler Theater”



DC Environmental Film Festival
An Evening with Chris Palmer: The Best and Worst of Wildlife Films
Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm, Mary Graydon Center’s Wechsler Theater.

When Chris Palmer’s book Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom was published in 2010, it sparked praise, great interest, & controversy. Exposing the thrilling, yet sometimes tragic, world of wildlife filmmaking, his book revealed a dark side to the industry. In this special evening, Chris discusses the ethics of filmmaking and highlights its worst & best examples with numerous, controversial, high-impact clips from wildlife films.

Reception with refreshments at 6:30pm. FREE admission.
Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Contact: Chris Palmer,
palmer@american.edu, 202-885-3408
Web:
http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/films/show/710

SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents: Documenting the Unseeable: Spielberg, Ground Zero, and Feeling the Rebuilding

Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler Theater Mark Breeze, the producer of the “Memorial and Museum” episodes of the recent landmark six-part Discovery Channel/ Spielberg documentary on the rebuilding of Ground Zero, discusses the challenges and process of making a documentary about the rebuilding of a site that everybody knows but nobody … Continue reading “SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents: Documenting the Unseeable: Spielberg, Ground Zero, and Feeling the Rebuilding”

Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler Theater

Mark Breeze, the producer of the “Memorial and Museum” episodes of the recent landmark six-part Discovery Channel/ Spielberg documentary on the rebuilding of Ground Zero, discusses the challenges and process of making a documentary about the rebuilding of a site that everybody knows but nobody wants to talk about.
Sponsor: SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Contact: Chris Palmer, 202-885-3408 or palmer@american.edu

Excerpted from Today@AU

SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents: Exploring the Potential Power of Film in Protecting America’s National Parks

Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler TheaterStephen Shackelton, a top executive and Chief Ranger with the National Park Service (NPS), shows stunning stills and clips of our iconic national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite, and describes how NPS uses the media to protect and conserve these national jewels Sponsor: SOC’s Center for … Continue reading “SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents: Exploring the Potential Power of Film in Protecting America’s National Parks”

Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler Theater

Stephen Shackelton, a top executive and Chief Ranger with the National Park Service (NPS), shows stunning stills and clips of our iconic national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite, and describes how NPS uses the media to protect and conserve these national jewels
Sponsor: SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Contact: Chris Palmer, 202-885-3408 or palmer@american.edu

Excerpted from Today@AU

Eco-Comedy Video Competition Spring 2012 **$1,000 Prize**

Eco-Comedy Video Competition Spring 2012 ** $1,000 Prize ** Sponsored by: Sierra Club and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking The contest is open to anyone who prepares a short, funny video for YouTube, which communicates a clear message about clean energy and/or green jobs. Submissions must:-Be humorous!-Address the issue of clean energy and/or green jobs-Reach … Continue reading “Eco-Comedy Video Competition Spring 2012 **$1,000 Prize**”

Eco-Comedy Video Competition Spring 2012 ** $1,000 Prize **

Sponsored by: Sierra Club and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking

The contest is open to anyone who prepares a short, funny video for YouTube, which communicates a clear message about clean energy and/or green jobs.

Submissions must:
-Be humorous!
-Address the issue of clean energy and/or green jobs
-Reach a broad audience beyond just environmentalists.
-Be an original production.
-Be less than three minutes.
-Posted to Eco-Comedy Video Competition 2012 YouTube Channel at: http://www.youtube.com/ecocomedy2012.
-Submitted by 11:59pm on March 2, 2012.

There will be six judges representing the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Sierra Club, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Mill Reef Productions, and EcoSense. The decision of the judges is final. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award. The organizations listed above reserve the right to post submissions on their websites.

Submissions that are not received by March 2, 2012 will not be judged. The winner will be announced at American University on Tuesday, March 20 at the DC Environmental Film Festival.

For more information regarding submission guidelines and contest rules, visit: http://www.american.edu/soc/cef/eco-comedy-film-competition.cfm

If you have a question, please e-mail Chris Palmer at palmer@american.edu.

Excerpted from an email announcement from Chris Palmer.

SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents “Defending Eden”: Indigenous People, Conservation, and Film

Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler TheaterHow storytelling over multiple media platforms might enable Ecuador’s Waorani people to defend their biologically rich territory from the incursion of industry. Filmmakers Keith Heyward and Jennifer Berglund of Prehensile Productions will discuss their film and their experience as new environmental filmmakers trying to hang on … Continue reading “SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents “Defending Eden”: Indigenous People, Conservation, and Film”

Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler Theater
How storytelling over multiple media platforms might enable Ecuador’s Waorani people to defend their biologically rich territory from the incursion of industry. Filmmakers Keith Heyward and Jennifer Berglund of Prehensile Productions will discuss their film and their experience as new environmental filmmakers trying to hang on to their values in a competitive industry.
Sponsor: SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Contact: Chris Palmer, 202-885-3408 or palmer@american.edu

See the Facebook event.

Excerpted fromToday@AU.

The 7th Annual Spring 2012 Film Series – Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor, Mary Graydon Center

AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and Filmmakers for Conservation Present:The 7th Annual Spring 2012 Film Series – February 7 – April 3, 2012Hosted by Chris Palmer and Justine Schmidt Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor, Mary Graydon CenterAmerican University4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017Directions: http://www.american.edu/maps/Metro: Tenleytown/AU, shuttle bus service to AU Free and Open to the … Continue reading “The 7th Annual Spring 2012 Film Series – Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor, Mary Graydon Center”





AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and Filmmakers for Conservation Present:
The 7th Annual Spring 2012 Film Series –
February 7 – April 3, 2012
Hosted by Chris Palmer and Justine Schmidt

Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor, Mary Graydon Center
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017
Directions: http://www.american.edu/maps/
Metro: Tenleytown/AU, shuttle bus service to AU

Free and Open to the Public
No Reservation Required

For more information, please contact:
Chris Palmer 202-885-3408 or palmer@american.edu

Or visit environmentalfilm.org or filmmakersforconservation.org

Tuesday, February 7 at 7 pm

Shark Week with Executive Producer Brooke Runnette

Brooke Runnette, the key person behind Discovery Channel’s famed Shark Week annual event, will show clips while explaining why Shark Week is so successful, what is does for shark conservation, and the challenges she faces in producing the programs.

Tuesday, February 14 at 7 pm

Defending Eden: Indigenous People, Conservation and Film

How storytelling over multiple media platforms might enable Ecuador’s Waorani people to defend their biologically rich territory from the incursion of industry. Filmmakers Keith Heyward and Jennifer Berglund of Prehensile Productions will discuss their film and their experience as new environmental filmmakers trying to hang on to their values in a competitive industry.

To see the the rest of the schedule go to: environmentalfilm.org

SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents “Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth”

Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler TheaterIt’s estimated at least 1.5 Earths would be required to sustainably support the current level of human activity on the planet, yet we continue to pursue economic growth and avoid the topic of overpopulation. In this new documentary, filmmaker Dave Gardner takes on Wall Street, the … Continue reading “SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents “Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth””

Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler Theater
It’s estimated at least 1.5 Earths would be required to sustainably support the current level of human activity on the planet, yet we continue to pursue economic growth and avoid the topic of overpopulation. In this new documentary, filmmaker Dave Gardner takes on Wall Street, the White House, and the pope as he questions society’s most fundamental beliefs about prosperity.
Sponsor: SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Contact: Chris Palmer, 202-885-3408 or palmer@american.edu

AU Film Accepted into the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival: “La Pesca Vivencial”

An announcement from Professor Larry Engel: We’re pleased to announce that one of the films produced by students in the interdisciplinary class, “The Practice of Environmentalism: Science, Policy, and Communication” and its summer site visit to the Galapagos was accepted into the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. “La Pesca Vivencial” . The production was filmed … Continue reading “AU Film Accepted into the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival: “La Pesca Vivencial””

An announcement from Professor Larry Engel:

We’re pleased to announce that one of the films produced by students in the interdisciplinary class, “The Practice of Environmentalism: Science, Policy, and Communication” and its summer site visit to the Galapagos was accepted into the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. “La Pesca Vivencial” . The production was filmed entirely on location in the Galapagos and features fishermen who are trying to change the way they make a living from the ocean.

The ten-minute film was produced by College of Arts and Science, School of International Service and School of Communication students Megan Barrett, Ingrid Specht, Eileen Keegan, Jen Mandeville, Mark Petruniak, and Chris McMurrow. Chris and Mark participated in a Q & A discussion related to the film’s screening in San Francisco.

To enjoy the film for yourselves, please visit: Vimeo or Youtube

Professors Kiho Kim, Simon Nicholson, Larry Engel and Bill Gentile are proud of these efforts, the new-found collaboration among schools and students, and the impact the work can have.