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Networking Wednesday: Sharing Stories, Making Impact

  • 16 Aug 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom meeting

Join WIFVNE Member Erica Brookhyser as she leads this WIFVNE Networking Wednesday. 

WIFVNE's Networking Wednesday is an opportunity to connect, share resources, and learn in a low-key environment.  Filmmaking and storytelling can inspire and have impact. This month, join us and this month's special guests:  Bill Masure, Katie Schuler, and WIFVNE member Colleen Cambier.

An award-winning photojournalist for more than 30 years, Bill Masure combines his deep love of nature, adventure, and cultural experiences to capture memorable images. Bill founded Artair Photography after nearly 30 years at CBS4 Denver, where he worked with a team of reporters and producers to develop news stories features, documentaries, and special projects on a variety of topics --from crime and politics, to climate, change, to animal welfare, and the changing West. He became an FAA-certified drone pilot in 2016 and spearheaded the sale and ethical use of drones in news coverage at KCNV-TV Denver. Bill's work has taken him to Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. A native of Missouri, Bill is a graduate of the the University of Missouri's renowned School of Journalism.  Hi accomplishments include 20 Heartland Emmy awards for photography, editing, documentary work and children's programming, as well as two Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. 

Katie Schuler is a conservation filmmaker, National Geographic Storyteller & Head of Production at Coral & Oak Studios. An advocate for the planet’s most at-risk species, Katie leverages over 15 years of filmmaking experience on six continents to tell engaging stories that speak to our shared sense of empathy and compassion. Her award-winning films, which explore the challenges and rewards of living alongside nature, have accrued millions of views, and inspired meaningful conservation victories across the world. Her production company, Coral & Oak Studios, has partnered with many of the most recognizable names in wildlife filmmaking, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, BBC, HBO, and PBS. Katie is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, a Henry Luce Fellow, and a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. For the past year, Katie has been a producer on a docu-series called Wild Hope which showcases amazing conservation success stories around the world, premiering soon on PBS. She currently lives in Portland, Maine with her family and is working on her first feature film.

Colleen Cambier is a video editor with a documentarian background. A Floridian turned Bostonian, she strives to educate and excite audience with her work and loves a creative challenge.

Many members are open to work, actively looking for freelance work, contemplating changing jobs, educating themselves, developing their passions, and planning for productions. Prior to this event, WIFVNE recommends that members update their Member Profile in the Member Directory, so connections can become collaborators! 

Erica Brookhyser is an accomplished voiceover artist with over 15 years of performing experience. A trained opera singer, Erica completed her voiceover training at Edge Studio in New York. Her background in vocal performance, acting, teaching, and foreign languages brings extra versatility to Erica’s natural vocal richness. A sought-after VO for corporate videos and commercials, her client list includes The Washington Post, Nokia, Thomson Reuters, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Johns Hopkins University among others.

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