Chris Palmer, director the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, will talk about his book, Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom, on Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 PM.
The talk, hosted by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, will take place at the National Wildlife Federation building, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston.
Chris’s book, published by Sierra Club Books in May 2010, takes readers behind the scenes of popular nature and wildlife films, sharing the adventures of the daring and creative people who make these films and TV shows.
It also pulls back the curtain on the dark side of wildlife filmmaking, revealing an industry driven by money, sensationalism, extreme risk-taking, misrepresentation, staging, fabrication, and even abuse and harassment of animals.
After his talk, Chris will be available to meet the audience and sign copies of his book.