People. Nature. Film.
EARTH MEDIA LAB
In a time of urgently needed scientific understanding of global environmental issues, a time when much may hinge on decisions we will make in the near future - there is a pressing need for clear communication among scientists, decision makers, and the public.
We produce media that matters. Our content is compelling and informed by scientific research. Our media serves to inform citizens, stakeholders, and policy makers about our understanding of emerging environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, fishing and other resource use issues.
Six weeks capturing 4K video in Singapore, Nepal, Myanmar, and Indonesia in support of the Earth Observatory of Singapore and their research into geohazards: volcanos, earthquakes, tsunamis, and climate change.
WHAT WE DO
Training in the
professional use of
digital media tools,
theory, and methods
compelling and informative
based on scientific research
Formative and summative evaluation to construct informed media & content with the assistance of our partners at EMS
writer / director/teacher
Michael Hanrahan is a documentary filmmaker who teaches environmental media production at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Born in New York City, Hanrahan studied marine science and film at the University of Miami, Florida. For the past 25 years, Hanrahan has told stories about science and the natural world for clients like the Discovery Channel, The Nature Conservancy, and NOAA. Hanrahan released the first in his series of 'environmental thriller' novels in 2014. "The Last Extinction" explores the story of a long held secret that is revealed when an ancient wooden tablet is unearthed and translated in the depths of the Amazon.