May 30 2018
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Throughout 2018, we will be holding a series of events bringing together filmmakers, digital campaigners, social media strategists and multimedia specialists to share insights and discuss the challenges around communicating and campaigning on climate change through video, film and animation. This programme of events will explore how the Climate Visuals principles can inform campaigning and engagement using these formats, as well as providing a platform for leading voices to describe how they use video and film in their climate communication.
Our first event is a webinar, on May 30th, featuring Liz Banse, Vice President of Resource Media, Benj Drummond, Film and Documentary Maker and Bienvenido León Anguiano, Associate Professor of Television Production and Science Journalism at the University of Navarra (Spain).
The webinar will explore what works - and what doesn’t - in campaign videos on climate change. Are lessons being learned from mistakes of the past? What examples are there of work getting beyond the cliches and telling powerful human stories?
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Bienvenido León is Associate Professor of Science Journalism and Television Production at the University of Navarra (Spain) and has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and 23 books as author or editor, including "Communicating Science and Technology Through Online Video" (Routledge). He was the principal researcher of the international project Videonline that explored key elements of online science videos, such as narrative trends, production characteristics, and issues of scientific rigor.
Liz Banse is Vice President of Resource Media, and specialises in communications planning, strategy and execution. Since joining Resource Media in 1999, Liz has orchestrated communications strategy and media outreach on policy and consumer campaigns on issues ranging from focusing media attention on resource extraction impacts on indigenous communities to training UNESCO’s Marine World Heritage program site managers on how to brand and market their world-class jewels of the ocean. Liz is the author of Seeing is Believing: A Guide to Visual Storytelling Best Practices and manages Visual Story Lab, a Resource Media website focused on sharing cutting edge approaches for issue-oriented visual storytelling.
Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele craft stories about the natural world in the human age. As a documentary team, they collaborate with nonprofits, academic institutions and others to create change through filmmaking, photography and interactive design. They particularly love to make science personal and to build teams to amplify the impact of purpose-driven work.
They’ve worked extensively with Conservation International, Ocean Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy and the UW College of the Environment. Their films have toured internationally and been featured by Telluride Mountainfilm, Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Yale Environment 360. Benj’s photography has appeared in National Geographic, Photo District News, Smithsonian and other publications. They’ve presented at a variety of events and venues, from prisons and universities to Collaborations for Cause, which Benj helped co-produce. Finally, they serve on the advisory board of Blue Earth and Benj is a fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. Read more on their website, and see their work on Facebook and Vimeo, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @benjdrummond