Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
The Power of Storytelling for Activism with Sebastian Copeland
- Presented by:
- Sebastian Copeland
- Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
- January 10, 2018
- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Free Seminar
- Canon Burbank
3400 West Olive Ave Suite 250
Burbank, California 91505
In 2017, Sebastian Copeland was named one of the world’s 25 greatest adventurers of the last 25 years by Men’s Journal. His first documentary, Into The Cold (2010), shot entirely on the EOS 5D Mark II, is a self-made chronicle of his expedition to the North Pole. The Hollywood Reporter named it “one of the five-must-see-films of the [Tribeca Film] Festival". His second film Across The Ice (2015) documents Copeland's 2300km crossing of the Greenland ice sheet, in preparation for a more ambitious 4000km crossing of Antarctica completed in 2012.
Working in sub-freezing environments dictates a streamlined approach. Tonight, Copeland will discuss his personal style of storytelling, his straightforward technique and the tools he uses to capture his various projects.
He will share how the EOS 5D cameras have worked for him through over 8,000km of travel on skis across the planet’s most antagonistic environments.
Using clips and stills of his work, Copeland will illustrate how images remain the most powerful tools to advocate ideas; his approach to distribution and why surviving charging polar bears, falling through the ice, and enduring frostbites and broken bones on multi-months expeditions may well be the best job in the world.
Copeland began his career in advertising as an award-wining director and photographer. By mid-career, he committed full time to combine his passions for adventure, environmental advocacy and image capture. He was twice named Photographer of the Year for his books on Antarctica and the Arctic (IPA 2007; TIFA 2016). His award-wining films have screened to international audiences. Using his camera to report from the front lines of climate change, Copeland was named “the foremost polar photojournalist of his generations” by the Environmental Journals.
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