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Center for Environmental Fimmaking

Student Films

Watch films produced by students working with SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking

  • Films made my Professor Sandy Cannon-Brown with Center Scholars and students
  • NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries: Small Boat Program 2013
    Center Faculty: Sandy Cannon-Brown
    Sarah Gulick '13 Center Scholar  

    Sarah provided post-production magic for a 3:00 spot promoting NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries Small Boat Boat Program. Sandy produced the program.

    Guardians of the Everglades 2012
    Center Faculty: Sandy Cannon-Brown
    Sarah Gulick '13 CEF Scholar
    Helenah Swedberg '12 Center Scholar  

    Sarah and Helenah traveled with Sandy to Florida to produce a promotional video, Guardians of the Everglades, which accompanies a traveling art exhibition of the same name to honor everyday heroes who have committed their lives to the protection and conservation of the Everglades.

    Queen Anne Conservation Association 2012
    Center Faculty: Chris Palmer; Sandy Cannon-Brown
    Helenah Swedberg '12 Center Scholar
    Amanda Winkler '12
    Zach Drescher '12 

    Helenah, Zach and Amanda worked with Sandy to produce TV spots against county referenda to allow "Big Box" stores and development that would overcrowd county schools in Queen Anne's County, MD . The referenda were defeated!

  • Films nominated at the Annual Visions Festival at American University
  • Other films
  • Farm to Table Movement by Aditi Desai

  • Center Vimeo website
  • Center YouTube website

Television programs

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EcoViews


Produced by AU students in Sandy Cannon-Brown's COMM 568: Environmental and Wildlife Production course, "EcoViews: the Chesapeake Bay" is produced for Maryland Public Television to draw attention to environmental issues in the Chesapeake Bay region.

2010                    2008                               2007
Segments             Segments                        Segments
Skipjack                "Chesapeake Crossing"     "The Bay is Your Oyster"
Smith Island           "Acid Mine Drainage"         "Hands on the Future"
MD Boat Police        "Living on the Edge"          "The River"
Oysters

Public Service Announcements

endangered species psa

Tap Water PSA 

It seems like there is so much information about bottled water these days. But what about tap water? As a part of the Take Back the Tap movement, this PSA was produced for the I Heart Tap Water Student Video Contest.

Plastic Bag PSA 

In the year 2000, "American Beauty" won five Oscars. In the year 3000, this plastic bag will still
be around.

Garbage Nap PSA

Nothing like a nap on the beach. Never mind all the debris that's washed up on the shore...

Endangered Species Coalition PSA


Individual

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"Kenya Hidaya"

In the vast savannas of Kenya, the animals live in solemn ceremony with the wilderness. Through life, death, and rebirth, the fragile pulse of nature reverberates.

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"Marine Debris: An Ocean Story"

This music video of sorts highlights the cleanup and restoration efforts of the NOAA Marine Debris Program

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"Farming Forward" 

For decades, agricultural run-off from farms has been a source of criticism by environmental groups concerned about the health of the Chesapeake Bay. However, with the guidance of scientists, environmentalists, and the general public, farmers are beginning to make broad changes in agriculture to address the water quality and longevity of the delicate resource. Meet two farmers and several experts on this issue as they describe how Maryland agriculture is farming forward.

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"A Week in the Wild with Wolfgang" 

A film by Monique Lyons - A story about eight students who spend a week in the wild with award winning wildlife filmmaker Wolfgang Obst.

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"A Convenient Truth" 

"A Convenient Truth" was the first runer-up in the 2008 Environmental Film Festival sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Schools, Discover the World of Communication, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and AFI.

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"The Oyster's Decline"

The Oyster's Decline was the winner of the 2008 Environmental Film Festival sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Schools, Discover the World of Communication, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and AFI.

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"The Forgotten River: Cleaning up the Anacostia"

September 20th, 2008 was International Coastal Cleanup Day. Join volunteers as they partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Ocean Conservancy to clean up the Anacostia River in the Nation's Capitol!

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"Alaska Rocks"

Join American University's "Classroom in the Wild: Alaska 2008" for a journey up and down Alaska's rocky crags with HD cameras.

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"Glacier's Melt"

A meditation on the possibility of romantic love in the North during an era of global climate change.

Ocean for Life

"Ocean for Life" brings together students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to discover marine science, conservation, and how the ocean connects us all. The program was a collaboration between international high school students and graduate students at American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking.

SOC CEF Ocean for Life Sunset

"Sunset"

Students explore the ocean and its sense of place to them. Shot along the northern California coast.

SOC CEF Ocean for Life Interconnectedness

 "Interconnectedness"

Students discover the symbiotic relationships in the ocean - and among themselves! Shot along the northern California coast.

SOC CEF Ocean for Life Sense of Place

"A Sense of Place"

Students describe their own "sense of place" and connect themselves to the environment they explore. Shot entirely by high school students in the Florida Keys and edited by graduate students at American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking.

SOC CEF Oceans for Life Family for Life

"Family for Life"

Students explore their intercultural sharing and common connection to the ocean. Shot entirely by high school students in the Florida Keys and edited by graduate students at American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking.

SOC CEF Ocean for Life Stewardship

"Ocean Stewardship"

Students reflect on the importance of environmental stewardship across many cultures. Shot entirely by high school students in the Florida Keys and edited by graduate students at American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking.

SOC CEF Ocean for Life Ocean Melody

"Ocean Melody"

Students reflect on the importance of environmental stewardship across many cultures. Shot along the northern California coast.