Emmy-winning cameraman at SLIS, Sept. 14

Photo of Tom Fitz in the Arctic
Cameraman Tom Fitz (above) in the Arctic. His not-for-profit Schoolyard Films, Inc. provides free downloads of high quality natural history programming films and study guides that reinforce state and national science standards to K-12 schools.

Emmy Award-winning cameraman Tom Fitz will make a special presentation in the Gregory Conference Room of the Louis Shores Building on Tuesday, September 14, 10:00–11:00 a.m. His not-for-profit Schoolyard Films, Inc. provides K-12 schools with free online downloads of high-quality natural history films and study guides, whose programming reinforces state and national science standards.

Tom’s work has been broadcast by PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, ABC, NHK, Tokyo Broadcasting, and others. His programs have also been displayed in museums and other non-broadcast venues.

With over 20 years of experience in natural history camerawork, his projects have taken him all over the world. In 2004, Tom began producing his own films too, earning numerous awards. He currently divides his time between freelancing with the BBC’s Natural History Unit and overseeing the daily efforts at Schoolyard Films, Inc. He markets his production, camerawork, and collection of natural history films and stock photos at FitzProductions.com