July 12, 2015

Chris Palmer spoke about his book, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Film Producer in Residence at American University and director of its Center for Environmental filmmaking, Palmer has produced some 300 hours of prime-time TV and IMAX nature films, and has won two Emmys, the Frank G. Wells Award from the Environmental Media Association, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Media at the 2009 International Wildlife Film Festival. His 2010 book, Shooting in the Wild, described the history of wildlife filmmaking; now Palmer lays out the ethical issues involved with moviemaking that harasses animals for dramatic effect or distorts the truth about wild habitats. The industry needs to evolve, he argues, and he shows how it can conserve, not manipulate, nature.

Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938954054
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Published: Bluefield Publishing - February 17th, 2015