In partnership with UC Santa Barbara, the inaugural Celine Cousteau Film Fellowship will accept 8 fellows to join award-winning filmmaker Céline Cousteau on a once in a lifetime documentary film expedition focused on the human elements affecting wildlife in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. Applications are due March 20, 2016. More>
Three films created by students in the 2015 GreenScreen course have been selected for screening at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival! They will play as part of the section Santa Barbara Short Docs #2 on Friday February 12 and Saturday February 13. More>
During this 9-week summer program, students learn elements that are essential to producing documentary films – from developing a film’s core idea and story, to thinking about its impact on its audiences, to the nuts-and-bolts of video production itself. Then, after examining the critical issues of our region’s oceans and seashores, students develop their own stories and produce their own short documentaries. The application process is open now! More>
As a joint initiative, the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management are offering a new graduate program, Strategic Environmental Communication and Media. The new program is a 12-unit "focus" in which students will learn to use media to communicate effectively and strategically around environmental issues including developing more compelling environmental stories, targeting appropriate audiences, and monitoring and managing environmental messages. Students will also acquire competence with web, video, and/or social media tools. More>
Blue Horizons is a nine-week summer program where students learn the essential elements for producing documentary films, important issues of the global ocean from a California perspective, and then create their own...
The Power Dynamics conference responds to the pivotal era of Anthropocenic climate change and rapidly transforming media economies by bringing together scholars and media practitioners whose work explores the confluences of media and the environment. We think through the heuristic of "power dynamics," considering the dynamics of power relations but also power itself as a dynamic and mutable notion.
i (heart) h2o is a three-part project that uses our campus as an experiential lab for thinking through our relationship as a campus to water systems and to our location in a coastal watershed with unique vulnerabilities to sea level rise.
The Environmental Media Initiative (EMI) brings together environmental scientists with film and media scholars—drawn from the humanities, arts, and social sciences—to collaborate on teaching, research, and public programming. more>