On Tuesday, August 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich will host “Challenges in Wildlife Filmmaking: A Science Lecture.” Tom Fitz, a six time Emmy Award-winning cameraman, producer, and director who has documented Earth’s stunning wildlife for more than thirty years, will present a fascinating lecture about his extensive experience as a filmmaker on all seven continents and five oceans.
His filmmaking has brought him all over the world, from the high Canadian Arctic, Antarctica, to a mile underwater in a submarine. Working underwater is his main area of expertise, as he has shot under ice in the polar regions and has experience with underwater ROV technology and submarines. His breathtaking shots of natural beauty have been broadcasted by BBC, PBS, National Geographic, ABC, Discovery, and NHK, and you may have glimpsed his work in popular shows such as Planet Earth II, The Blue Planet, and the documentary One Life. In 2004, Fitz began creating his own films, earning numerous awards, including the BAFTA Award, before co-founding Schoolyard Films, Inc. in 2008. Schoolyard produces short natural history and environmental films for K-12 classes, and distributes them to schools across the US for free, along with an accompanying study guide. Fitz believes that educating today’s young students about the world’s environmental challenges is the most effective means to ensuring a healthier planet tomorrow.
In “Challenges in Wildlife Filmmaking,” Fitz will divulge some of his experiences in filmmaking and discuss behind-the-scenes fun, mistakes, and the impact of his work. Join the Bruce Museum for this captivating lecture and be one of the few to witness his stories, film clips, slides, and more from his countless projects. Museum doors open at 6:20; a reception will take place from 6:30 – 7:00 pm, with the lecture following immediately after. Preregistration online is free for Bruce Museum members and students, and $15 for non-members; at the door, $10 for members and students, and $25 for non-members. For more information, contact Kate Dzikiewicz at 203-413-6747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bruce Museum is located just off I-95, exit 3, at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut. Free onsite parking is available and the Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.
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