How can environmental nonprofits benefit from visual storytelling?
Visual media has the power not only to illuminate problems, but also highlight solutions and inspire action. Join us for an interactive workshop with expert environmental media makers to learn how to create greater impact using visual stories.
This workshop is being presented as part of the Environmental Sustainability track of the 3rd annual Media Rise Festival, and is being co-presented with the Environmental Change and Security program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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Steve Ellington is a filmmaker, photographer, and visual media artist. His documentary work includes Legacy of the Great Aletsch (2009) and Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper (2014). In addition to documentaries, he has directed numerous music videos, shorts, and promotional films as well as many photographic projects. In 2005, he created the motion graphics for the Academy Award winning short documentary "Mighty Times, The Children's March". In 2014, Steve joined EIA as the Video and Editing Manager.
Alexandra Garcia, Executive Director, International League for Conservation Photographers
Alex Garcia joined iLCP in May 2012 to help the organization develop and implement new programs that build upon iLCP's core strengths: its global conservation photography expeditions, an amazing library of natural history and cultural images, and the support and dedication of the organization's Fellow Photographers and Affiliates. Prior to iLCP, Alex worked in International Development, primarily in Central America. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance with a minor in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University. Her MA in International Policy is from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs where her concentration was on the impact of climate change and energy policy on women in the developing world.
Allen Carroll, Program Manager for Storytelling, Esri
Allen Carroll is Program Manager for Storytelling at Esri. He leads Esri’s Story Maps team, which develops open-source web apps that enable thousands of people to tell their own place-based stories combining interactive maps and multimedia content. Allen came to Esri after 27 years at the National Geographic Society. As chief cartographer at NGS, he was deeply involved in the creation of the Society’s renowned reference and wall maps, globes, and atlases. He led the creation of the Seventh and Eighth editions of the World Atlas, incorporating satellite imagery and innovative thematic maps into the editions and integrating them for the first time with interactive Web resources. He spearheaded the publication of many new maps and Web resources, ranging from decorative wall maps and supplement maps for National Geographic magazine to special projects featuring biodiversity, conservation, and indigenous cultures. He is a former member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee.
Meaghan Parker, Senior Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Meaghan Parker leads ECSP's communications portfolio. As editor of the ECSP Report and supervising editor of the New Security Beat, she has won five Global Media Awards for Population Reporting and the 2013 Award for Best Think Tank Report. Most recently, she edited "A New Climate for Peace," an independent report and online platform commissioned by the G7 Foreign Ministers. She is the supervising producer of ECSP's award-winning mini-documentaries, including the Healthy People, Healthy Environment series and Broken Landscape: Confronting India's Water-Energy Choke Point. Meaghan is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ).
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Media Rise is a global nonprofit volunteer-driven alliance that connects people and ideas to promote meaningful media. We believe in the power of positive storytelling, media, art and design to make the world a better place.
The weeklong Media Rise Festival in Washington, D.C. includes a pitch night for media innovators, a video challenge connecting filmmakers with local nonprofits, a forum of panel talks, a youth festival for teens and educators, and other community-driven events.
The 2015 festival will explore how media can build trust and empathy through individual voices and community systems.
Our topics this year:
Media Rise connects people and ideas to promote meaningful media.
We believe in the power of storytelling, art and design to make the world a better place.
We are committed to these calls to action:
We empower people to create and consume meaningful media that promotes universal human values such as compassion, empathy and respect.
We encourage collaboration between cause-driven creatives, media professionals, educators, government and nonprofit leaders to focus and amplify their collective impact.
We celebrate success stories of how to unleash the power of media to accelerate social change.
Rise with us.
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