Freshman Seminar: Everything’s Cool

Professor Beverly Peterson in the English Department asked me to sit in on her freshman seminar this week to talk with her students concerning the film, Everything’s Cool, by Judith Helfand. Judith came to William and Mary the semester before to speak to my ENSP 250: Communicating Climate Change class on the importance the media […]

Family Weekend Faculty Lecture Series

As William and Mary’s Teaching Filmmaker-in-Residence, I provide students the opportunity to create technically proficient digital video productions through production courses, inter-disciplinary collaborations, independent studies, and honor projects. Teaching media production within a liberal arts environment like William and Mary gives students the cultural, historical, and theoretical context to explore visual storytelling skills such as story development, production planning, […]

Filmmaking and Science: Negotiating the Communication Gap

This is the title of a talk I’m giving in the Geology department. I’m considering the many directions I can take this. We hear a lot about raising the Public’s Understanding Of Science. Perhaps, since this will be a room full of scientists and scientists to be, we can discuss how to create a better […]

Ecology and Francophone Cinema

Professor Maryse Fauvel teaches a freshman seminar, Ecology and Francophone Cinema. She invited me to speak to her students today on any topic of my choosing. This is often a difficult decision. Out of all the things to talk to a group of freshman about, what do I want to discuss? After a few email […]