Zeal Optics is excited to kick off our first Industry Night of 2017 with a night of pictures, stories, inspiration and insight with some of the world's top female photographers and filmmakers.
We've partnered with Caroline Treadway to bring an incredible panel of female media experts to present their work and allow people to join the creative community, get inspired, and ask questions.
Please join us at our Zeal HQ on February 23 at 6pm. We will be having a silent auction of amazing donations from local businesses to benefit the Women's Wilderness and have beer provided by Upslope Brewing Company.
Presenters for the evening:
Jenny Nichols — A conservation filmmaker working to create films that will act as tipping points in conservation campaigns. Jenny thrives on multidisciplinary projects and collaborates with a dedicated community of photojournalists, filmmakers, writers, illustrators, scientists and conservation organizations.
Amy Marquis — Amy is an award-winning director and producer who has earned front-row access to America’s greatest landscapes and the diverse communities connected to them, thanks to her work as founder and co-director of National Park Experience (NPX). Her films challenge the notion that the outdoor experience belongs solely to athletic white males by offering a platform for women, indigenous people, and marginalized communities to share powerful nature-based stories that are equally heroic and critical to America's narrative.
Catherine Yrisarri — Cat is Producer and Director at See Why Projects. She works with film production companies to tell human and conservation related stories.
Dana Romanoff — Dana is an award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker who focuses on human stories, and has worked with National Geographic among many others. Current projects include Co-Director and Director of Photography of the 10-part film series, National Park Experience, which creates an invitation to every American, regardless of age, race, religion, or economic status, to embrace and become part of “America’s Best Idea". Director of Photography for «Water Sisters» a documentary short about sisters in a rural village in northern Ethiopia and their daily walk for water, currently in post-production.
Meredith Hogan — Executive Producer for Verse, a revolutionary cloud-based video storytelling platform that lets publishers, marketers, filmmakers and journalists create immersive interactive HD video experiences simply and affordably. In that role, she shares her expertise in producing interactive video stories with clients who are learning this innovative way of telling stories. Previously, she was senior multimedia editor for special projects at NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com. Her work there ranged from commissioning breaking news iPhone photography and editing the popular Week in Pictures to producing long-form web documentaries. Meredith's projects earned recognition from organizations such as the Online News Association, Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association.