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The 13th Annual Fall 2017 Film Series - An SOC Signature Series
Created and Hosted by Chris Palmer - AUCEF
8 September 2017

AUCEF

Free and Open to the Public
First come, first seated

Jim Toomey
Cartoonist Jim Toomey
David Royle
Smithsonian Channel's David Royle
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 7pm
    Reception at 6:30pm with refreshments

    Drawing Inspiration with Cartoonist Jim Toomey
    Nationally syndicated cartoonist Jim Toomey, who has been drawing the newspaper comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" for almost two decades, uses live drawing to demonstrate how he weaves an environmental message into his work, and how he has taken what he has learned in "old media" and applied it to creating short films and animations for an online audience.
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 at 7pm
    Reception at 6:30pm with refreshments
    Smithsonian Channel with David Royle – It’s Brighter Here
    At a time when most television channels have gone the reality route, the Smithsonian Channel has emerged as the source of some of the most exciting factual programming. Emmy award winning producer, David Royle, head of programming and production, tells how Smithsonian Channel launched as an HD, and now 4K, channel that embraces new digital platforms, and creates some of today's most wondrous and innovative natural history programs. From the largest aerial filming project in television history, to the world’s largest snake and the award-winning film about a young woman who swims with sharks, the presentation will combine amazing visual moments with the inside story of creating a new channel that combines entertainment with integrity and credibility.
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 at 7pm
    Reception at 6:30pm with refreshments

    Birds and People that Inspire Conservation Storytelling with Aditi Desai
    As Director of Multimedia at American Bird Conservancy, Aditi Desai produces stories to promote bird conservation across the Western Hemisphere. From a ten second clip featuring the charismatic Lear's Macaw on Facebook to a short documentary about the impact of free-roaming cats on birds on YouTube, Aditi leverages visual media to take viewers on a journey and highlight interesting bird-related stories. Her work has taken her from young forests in Minnesota to the arid grasslands of Mexico to share stories that raise awareness of threats to birds and foster conservation action.
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 7pm
    Reception at 6:30pm with refreshments
    Nat Geo Goes Wild – with Geoff Daniels
    Join Nat Geo WILD’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Geoff Daniels, for a wild night of stories about what goes on behind-the-scenes at cable television’s #1 animal-focused network. From broadcasting live safaris from the middle of Kenya in Safari LIVE, to launching fun, new digital series like Untamed, Nat Geo WILD is pioneering new frontiers in a quickly evolving industry. Hear from Geoff about how Nat Geo WILD plans to captivate animal-lovers everywhere with exciting new shows featured on innovative platforms, as well as funny anecdotes about what goes on behind-the-scenes of your favorite shows like Snake City, Safari LIVE, the Incredible Dr. Pol, and more, and how he plans to stay one step ahead of the competition.
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 7pm
    Classroom in the Wild – Film Screening Followed by Q&A
    Come and hear first-hand accounts from students about their extraordinary experiences during Classroom in the Wild in the Chesapeake Bay. Vanina Harel and Nick Zachar, who led the Chesapeake Bay course, will lead the presentation and Q&As. Through photos and videos by the students themselves, you will learn more about this unique experiential learning course, as well as future opportunities to practice environmental filmmaking in Classroom in the Wild in 2018.

Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater, 2nd Floor, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017
Directions: www.american.edu/aumaps
Metro: Tenleytown/AU, shuttle bus service to AU

For more information, please contact:
Chris Palmer (202) 885-3408 or palmer@american.edu
Or visit www.environmentalfilm.org
And www.facebook.com/AmericanU.CEF

Visit: american.edu/soc/cef/upcoming-events.cfm

American University

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