APRIL 2024 SPEAKER – TOM FITZ

APRIL 9TH 2024, 6.45PM: IN-PERSON MEETING ONLY

TOM FITZ - WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL FILMMAKING: A BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

Award-winning cinematographer Tom Fitz will speak about the process of filmmaking, show clips from favorite and not so favorite shoots, and discuss what we can learn from it all. He will offer his thoughts on ways forward through some of today’s pressing environmental issues.
Tom Fitz is an American cameraman, producer and director who has documented our planet’s natural wonders for over thirty years. As a freelance cinematographer, Tom has worked for the BBC, PBS, National Geographic and many others. He is the recipient of four Primetime Emmy Awards for cinematography and two for outstanding series, as well as two BAFTA awards.

Tom’s experience and comfort working underwater are rivaled by few. He is among a small handful of cameramen who has worked in all seven continents and five oceans, including under the ice in our planet’s polar regions. He has experience with underwater ROV technology and manned submarines in waters over a mile deep.

In 2008, Tom started Schoolyard Films, Inc. with the belief that educating today’s students about the natural world and the challenges it faces is of critical importance to tomorrow’s healthy environment. With Schoolyard, Tom produces films specifically for use in K-12 classrooms that are available for free with accompanying study guides to teachers worldwide.

To learn more about Schoolyard Films, visit their website here.
To see some of his videos on his website www.fitz-productions.com, click here.

Find him on Facebook: tom.fitz.167

Watch Tom talk about one of his recent projects – the techniques of filming cave diving in the Florida Aquifer
Award-winning cinematographer Tom Fitz will speak about the process of filmmaking, show clips from favorite and not so favorite shoots, and discuss what we can learn from it all. He will offer his thoughts on ways forward through some of today’s pressing environmental issues.

Tom Fitz is an American cameraman, producer and director who has documented our planet’s natural wonders for over thirty years. As a freelance cinematographer, Tom has worked for the BBC, PBS, National Geographic and many others. He is the recipient of four Primetime Emmy Awards for cinematography and two for outstanding series, as well as two BAFTA awards.

Tom’s experience and comfort working underwater are rivaled by few. He is among a small handful of cameramen who has worked in all seven continents and five oceans, including under the ice in our planet’s polar regions. He has experience with underwater ROV technology and manned submarines in waters over a mile deep.

In 2008, Tom started Schoolyard Films, Inc. with the belief that educating today’s students about the natural world and the challenges it faces is of critical importance to tomorrow’s healthy environment. With Schoolyard, Tom produces films specifically for use in K-12 classrooms that are available for free with accompanying study guides to teachers worldwide.

To learn more about Schoolyard Films, visit their website here.
To see some of his videos on his website www.fitz-productions.com, click here.

Find him on Facebook: tom.fitz.167

Watch Tom talk about one of his recent projects – the techniques of filming cave diving in the Florida Aquifer
Award-winning cinematographer Tom Fitz will speak about the process of filmmaking, show clips from favorite and not so favorite shoots, and discuss what we can learn from it all. He will offer his thoughts on ways forward through some of today’s pressing environmental issues.

Tom Fitz is an American cameraman, producer and director who has documented our planet’s natural wonders for over thirty years. As a freelance cinematographer, Tom has worked for the BBC, PBS, National Geographic and many others. He is the recipient of four Primetime Emmy Awards for cinematography and two for outstanding series, as well as two BAFTA awards.

Tom’s experience and comfort working underwater are rivaled by few. He is among a small handful of cameramen who has worked in all seven continents and five oceans, including under the ice in our planet’s polar regions. He has experience with underwater ROV technology and manned submarines in waters over a mile deep.

In 2008, Tom started Schoolyard Films, Inc. with the belief that educating today’s students about the natural world and the challenges it faces is of critical importance to tomorrow’s healthy environment. With Schoolyard, Tom produces films specifically for use in K-12 classrooms that are available for free with accompanying study guides to teachers worldwide.

To learn more about Schoolyard Films, visit their website here.
To see some of his videos on his website www.fitz-productions.com, click here.

Find him on Facebook: tom.fitz.167

Watch Tom talk about one of his recent projects – the techniques of filming cave diving in the Florida Aquifer