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Science & Nature Filmmaking

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Science & Nature Filmmaking

Science & Nature Filmmaking

Science & Nature Filmmaking

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Do you find yourself sitting in your cubicle thinking, "But what I really want to be is a film director?" Do you yearn to traverse the Serengeti, or wander the Amazon with a camera? Is your idea of a celebrity more "Elsa" the lion than Jennifer Aniston? Maybe you have what it takes to work as a science and nature filmmaker. Join host Ira Flatow and guests for an insider's look at the business of making science and nature films.

Guests:

Mike Day
*Executive Producer for IMAX Films, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.
*Executive Producer of Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees

Gregg Mitman
*Professor of History of Medicine, History of Science, and Science Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

*Author, Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film, (Harvard University Press, 1999)

Ronald Tobias
*MFA Program Coordinator, Science and Natural History Filmmaking, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
*Author, Insider's Guide to Writing for Screen and Television, (Writers Digest Books, 1997)