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  • Center for Environmental Filmmaking Director and American University School of Communication faculty member Chris Palmer

    Professor, Students Take on Shark Week

    Says Palmer, “In a time when sharks face increased threat from shark finning, overfishing, and pollution, programs that depict them as vicious, man-eating killers only make it more difficult to convince the public of the need to protect them.” 
    August 4, 2010

  • Photo: Brigid Maher working on her film,

    Bridging the Gulf

    SOC professor Brigid Maher's documentary, "Veiled Voices," examines the challenges faced by Muslim women.
    August 2, 2010

  • SOC DC Film Office PATs workshop

    Workshop Certifies Students to Work on Movie Crews

    Junior Zach Drescher says he knew American University would prepare him for a job in the film industry. What he didn’t expect is that AU would provide him a chance to work on the D.C.-based production of Transformers 3 while still in school.
    July 19, 2010

  • Chelsea Powers, Arin Morse and Erica Sachs went to Costa Rica as part of the Discover the World of Communication Program.

    High School Students Discover D.C. and Costa Rica

    Six students interested in environmental filmmaking or photography got an opportunity to learn the craft and put theory into action in Costa Rica.
    July 13, 2010

  • Bristol Baughan, SIS/BA ’03

    Filmmaker Baughan ’03 Gets Green Light from DreamWorks Pictures

    Racing Dreams, a documentary film produced by Bristol Baughan, SIS/BA ’03, has been acquired by DreamWorks Pictures to be made into a fiction feature film, currently in development with a release date of 2013.
    July 6, 2010

  • SOC health communication digital short cheers to bone health

    Communication Students Learn from Discovery's Top Doc

    Students in Dr. John Whyte’s Health Communication class this summer had the unique opportunity to craft digital shorts on health-related issues, and then shoot them with a professional film crew, care of their professor.
    June 24, 2010