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Sunday, September 23
 

11:00am

BLUE Kidz Keepin' It Clean Beach Clean-up

Join the Monterey chapter of Surf Rider for a kids beach clean-up.


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 2:00pm
Del Monte Beach Fisherman's Whaf 2
 
Monday, September 24
 

8:30am

Festival Registration & Will Call
Monday September 24, 2012 8:30am - 5:00pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Foyer) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:00am

Content Strategy for Social Media Success


Most social media initiatives are doomed to fail due to a lack of a content strategy. In this 2-hour workshop, content marketing expert Russell Sparkman will provide insight and background into the increasingly crucial role that content strategy plays in achieving success in a multi-platform world, of which social media is just one aspect.
The second half of the workshop is a hands-on activity in which attendees -- individually or in small groups -- will be given a content strategy assignment to apply to their own projects, and will present the results of the assignment to the group.


Speakers
avatar for Russell Sparkman

Russell Sparkman

Russell is a co-founder of Fusionspark Media, Inc., a communications firm established in 1999. He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Northeastern University, in Boston, and has worked most of his professional life as a photographer and visual communications expert.


Monday September 24, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:00am

Get Wild with GoPro: 3D & More for the Masses

The GoPro camera has launched a revolution in POV filming. We are now regularly treated to video sequences never seen before. From extreme sports to wildlife – these cameras have given the filmmaker new creativity and flexibility above water and now they are ready to tackle water depths up to 197 ft/60m !


Speakers
avatar for Craig Adkins

Craig Adkins

Craig Adkins has spent his entire career in video production on the bleeding edge of technology.  Never content to deliver the standard image, he sought 3D first and more recently the new paradigm of 360 video.  Working as Director of Photography for Immersive Media for 8 years, Craig was also involved in innovating a full range of mounts and support equipment for the 11 camera system IM used.  | | He is currently developing... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:00am

It Matters to This One: Fundraising for the 21st Century

Tell the world exactly why you care and exactly how they can help! Participants will use IM2TO.com to design, build and launch a fully functioning web and social media site that will complement all your traditional or web based fundraising efforts now and in the future.


Speakers
avatar for David Drake

David Drake

Founder/CCBW, It Matters to This One
David is the innovator behind IM2TO.com and It Matters to This One. An at home Dad, David lives with his wife and their two children. Before launching IM2TO, David worked in mortgage finance, residential construction and permitting. | | IM2TO helps you connect with your donors more directly, involve them more intimately and give them a simple way to spread the word to their trusted friends and associate.


Monday September 24, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

Encore Screening: Bag It

BAG IT:

2010 Best of Festival film. Bag It has been garnering awards at film festivals across the nation. What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. Join the Bag It movement and decide for yourself how plastic your life will be.


Monday September 24, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:30am

Music to Move the Story

Images and dialogue can tell a compelling story, but music in film immerses the viewer directly into an emotional state.  In this workshop film composer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Eastman  will include live playing and a bit of technology to illustrate and identify  musical elements, and how they are used by top Hollywood composers, directors, and music editors use in the process of scoring films. Craig will touch on ways the film maker can combine music and technology, plan a music budget, as well as how to communicate with a composer or music editor to the best advantage.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Eastman

Craig Eastman

Multi instrumentalist, composer, educator - Craig Eastman has recorded and performed with artists ranging from Ray Charles to Hans Zimmer. His compositions and playing are featured in many films including “Black Hawk Down” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”.


Monday September 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:20pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Encore Screening: The Cove

The Cove- 2009 Best of Festival film. This Academy Award® Winning film follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and free divers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. The film uses a provocative mix of investigative journalism, state-of-the-art surveillance, eco-adventure and arresting imagery,to inspire audiences around the world.


Speakers
avatar for Louie Psihoyos

Louie Psihoyos

Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society
Academy award winning director of the critically aclaimed film "The Cove."


Monday September 24, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Communicating Science - Mastering Science Storytelling

Experts share their knowledge and experience in storytelling from strategies to new perspectives. Class participation in brainstorming the future of storytelling will include break-out sessions on specific areas. The master class will be a major boost for those seeking a better understanding of the evolving world of online and science communications.

Alison Barret- "Innovative Uses of Technology"

Annelore Reisewitz- "Cutting Through the Science Jargon"

Blaire Palese- "Innovations in Campaign Storytelling"

Chris Palmer- "Thinking Strategically"

Charlotte Vick- "Stay on Target to Achieve Your Goal"


Speakers
avatar for Alison Barrat

Alison Barrat

Director of Communications, Living Oceans Foundation
Alison Barrat is the Director of Communications for the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. Alison heads up filmmaking, press, live-events and outreach for the Foundation. She has over fifteen years’ experience as a natural history film producer and her work has been shown on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, PBS and National Geographic Channel. Before joining the Living Oceans Foundation, Alison created Discovery Communications... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Flood

Kathleen Flood

Managing Director, Cascade Game Foundry
"Mastering Science Storytelling: Effective Story Content in Video Games" | Kathie is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Cascade Game Foundry, a Seattlebased | startup whose mission is to build reality-based, environmentally-respectful video | games that help people explore the world from home. Prior to starting CGF, she was an | accomplished video-game producer in the Microsoft Games Studios from 1994 through | 2009, delivering... Read More →
avatar for Blaire Palese

Blaire Palese

Blair Palese is the Communications Director for the global Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA), working to establish the world's largest network of marine reserves in the waters around Antarctica. The AOA has a small team based in Australia, Europe, China and New Zealand and works with 30 partner organisations including Greenpeace, WWF, Mission Blue and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Ms. Palese is on the board of Green Cross Australia... Read More →
avatar for Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

President, One World One Ocean Foundation
Chris Palmer is a professor, speaker, author, and an environmental and wildlife film producer who has led the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime time television and the giant screen (IMAX) film industry. Chris is currently president of the One World One Ocean Foundation, which has launched a $150 million global media initiative to save the oceans. In 2004, he joined American University's full-time faculty as... Read More →
avatar for Annelore Reisewitz

Annelore Reisewitz

"Mastering Science Storytelling: Cutting Through the Science Jargon" | Annie serves as Director of Communications and Marketing at Strategic Ocean Solutions, where she leads the development of comprehensive environmental communications strategies and public relations campaigns for clients in the non-profit, government, scientific and private sectors. She has worked for two of the world's leading scientific research institutions - Scripps... Read More →
avatar for Gianna Savoie

Gianna Savoie

"Mastering Science Storytelling: It’s Personal." | Gianna Savoie is an award-winning documentary producer and writer with over a decade of experience in Natural History filmmaking.  Her work has been featured worldwide on Discovery, PBS, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and the BBC among others. | Trained as an Environmental Biologist, she pairs her love of science with the art of filmmaking to craft the stories that not only... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Vick

Charlotte Vick

Charlotte's work with the Foundation began in early 2008, when she jumped at the chance to support Dr. Earle and Google in the development of the new "Explore the Ocean" layer. She helps develop compel-ling stories about marine life, science and exploration, ocean and atmosphere, oceanic ecosystems, Marine Protected Areas and the human connection in Google Earth.


Monday September 24, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

How Epic is the Epic Camera

Discover the ins and outs of the Epic camera while gaining an understanding of the best uses for   this equipment.


Speakers
avatar for Gianny Trutmann

Gianny Trutmann

mag7films
Being a multicultural filmmaker, Gianny Trutmann has had the opportunity to film across the globe. Working in Television, Film, Commercial, Documentary, Nature and Independent productions has made Gianny an experienced cinematographer that can adapt to many shooting styles and environments.


Monday September 24, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

National Science Foundations: Creating a Winning Grant Proposal

De-mystify the NSF Grant request process. Learn about navigating this intricate application process, key elements and insider tips that will help you create a winning NSF grant.


Speakers
avatar for Wyn Jennings

Wyn Jennings

National Science Foundation
Dr. Jennings is a Chemist who has worked at NSF for 16 years in the Chemistry Division, the Division of Graduate Education, and now in DRL.  He has helped develop the IGERT program in Graduate Education and Centers of Excellence at the Department of Homeland Security. Recently, his efforts are in the area of Communicating Research to Public audiences.
avatar for Sandra Welch

Sandra Welch

Program Officer, National Science Foundation
Sandra Welch is a program officer at the National Science Foundation managing the informal science education media portfolio. The informal Science education program funds media projects such as radio/TV programs and science center/museum exhibits using technology to support learning and teaching.


Monday September 24, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Sub Piloting for Cinematographers

Learning to pilot a submersible for your next underwater film production is easier than you might imagine. Benefits can include enhanced operational safety, efficiency and even production costs, along with the opportunity to capture images from a point of view that cannot be duplicated with SCUBA. This masters class will provide an overview of sub pilot training and expeditionary sub operations for underwater film projects.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Harper

Dave Harper

SAS Chief of Operations, Subaviator Systems
Dave is a graduate of the Marine Diving Technology program at Santa Barbara City College. He has spent the last several years as the Crew Chief of Sub Aviator Systems’ Super Aviator submersible. Traveling the globe, Dave has successfully lead submersible operations in a variety of challenging conditions and climates. Dave’s interest in the underwater world began at a very young age and he finally found his true calling, commercial... Read More →
avatar for John Lewis

John Lewis

SAS Managing Director, Sub Aviator Systems
John Lewis and Jay Wade co-founded Sub Aviator Systems with the goal of advancing underwater flight technology to create submersibles that would be fast, maneuverable and fun to fly, but also safe, practical and simple to operate.  So far the most rewarding part of that effort for John has been the privilege to fly as chief pilot and flight school instructor aboard the SAS Super Aviator submersible.  Following its extensive redesign... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Harbor 99 Pacific St # 575A Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

Student Block: Poetic Ocean; On Board; Echoes of Exxon; Oceans for life Medley; Out of the Blue; The Boarders of Wilderness; Alien Among Us; Tangled Waters.

Poetic Ocean- Monterey Student Recognition | International School of Monterey

On Board- A personal narrative documentary that brings viewers literally on board into the world of surfing, and told by those who truly embrace it. Bringing people deeper into the surf experi- ence revealing to viewers the unique experience that occurs in the ocean and beyond the shoreline. FINALIST: STUDENT

Echoes of Exxon-Teen filmmaker travels to Alaska in 2010 during the news of the BP Gulf oil spill and realizes that the Exxon Valdez oil spill 20 years ago continues to affect Alaska wholy. Using interviews and archive footage, filmmaker compares the two spills, issues a timely warning.
FINALIST: STUDENT

Oceans for life Medley-Ocean for Life brings together stu- dents of diverse cultures and back- grounds to discover marine science, conservation and how the ocean con- nects us all. These youth media proj- ects tell the student’s stories about their experience.
FINALIST:STUDENT

Out of the Blue-Thousands of dolphins and whales wash up on U.S. coastlines yearly. Its estimated that more than 50% of them are human induced. Efforts by marine mammal stranding programs to rescue and rehabilitate these animals.
FINALIST:STUDENT

The Boarders of Wilderness- Taking the subject of wilderness as a man-made place, the film raises questions to instigate discussion. Using Cumberland Island and its wild horses as the backdrop, it explores the conno- tations and contradictions sur- rounding the term “wilderness.”
FINALIST:STUDENT

Alien Among Us- Erin Finicane & Tony Azios

Tangled Waters- The story of New Zealand's only shark nets on the beaches of Dunedin. Host Thom Adams explores the story of the sharks rise and fall, and the some- times odd relationships Kiwis have with their local Great White Sharks.
FINALIST:STUDENT

 

Out of the Blue 

Tangled Waters


Monday September 24, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

6:30pm

Opening Night Marquee Event

Join us in beautiful Carmel for an amazing opening night ceremony.  In honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week the festival opens with a few welcome remarks and a KeyNote Presentation by Sylvia Earle & Jean-Michel Cousteau.  Then sit back and enjoy "Otter 501", our night's primetime film event.  We will close out the night with a cocktail reception on the terrace under the stars. 


Speakers
avatar for Jason Burnett

Jason Burnett

Mayor of Carmel, City of Carmel, California
Jason is the founder of Burnett EcoEnergy, a company that structures and secures financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Previously Jason was the Associate Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he coordinated energy and climate change policy across the EPA and led the development of greenhouse gases regulations. Jason has also worked for Evolution Markets, where he assisted companies and... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Explorer, diplomat for the environment, educator, and film producer, Jean-Michel Cousteau has communicated his love and concern for our water planet for more than four decades. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work. Jean-Michel serves as an impassioned diplomat for the environment, through a variety of media, producing over 80 films, receiving Emmy awards... Read More →
avatar for Katie Pofahl

Katie Pofahl

Program Manager, Sea Studios Foundation
Katie is an advocate for wildlife conservation whose voice has been amplified by an incredible opportunity – the chance to co-star with one of the world’s most iconic and loveable animals in OTTER 501. After responding on a whim to Sea Studios Foundation’s casting call, Katie quickly became a valuable member of the small, motivated OTTER 501 team despite the fact that she had no previous experience in filmmaking or... Read More →
avatar for Mark Shelley

Mark Shelley

Mark Shelley runs Sea Studios Foundation, the culmination of a lifelong ambition to harness the power of filmmaking and spotlight some of the most pressing issues of our times. As a National Geographic filmmaker and senior series producer, Shelley has been part of numerous award-winning exhibits and television programs. He is internationally recognized for his underwater filmmaking skills and has developed deep sea imaging systems for National... Read More →
avatar for Bob Talbot

Bob Talbot

Bob Talbot is world-renowned marine photographer and cinematographer, award-winning film-maker, marine conservationist and animal rights advocate. He has made it his life's work to foster a respect for animals and to fight to protect their habitat. His photographs have been published in Audubon, Time, National Geographic, American Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, BBC Wildlife, Natural History and National Wildlife. His images of whales and... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2012 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunset Center San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel By The Sea, California 93921

7:00pm

Otter 501 - Bob Talbot's Don't Fight the Sea

World Premier of Al Jardine’s music video “Don’t Fight the Sea” featuring The Beach Boys by Bob Talbot!

Above is a part of the Opening Night Marquee Event


Monday September 24, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunset Center San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel By The Sea, California 93921
 
Tuesday, September 25
 

8:00am

Festival Registration & Will Call
Tuesday September 25, 2012 8:00am - 5:00am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Foyer) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

8:00am

Message in a Buoy

An educational outreach program for local students held in conjunction with Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA's Adopt a Drifter Program. Students will convene on the docks for educational activities and the pre-launch buoy ceremony, in which winning artwork and essays will be honored and become part of a modern day "message in a bottle" experiment. Students will then be able to track their adopted buoy over the next 400 days as it travels via the ocean currents.

The mission of this educational intitiative is to give students an interactive learning experience that increases their understanding of marine currents, fosters interest in the ocean related sciences and comprehension of how the ocean connects us all.


Tuesday September 25, 2012 8:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

Plastic Pollution Coalition Solutions that Work: Effective Legal Tools

A discussion around the use of laws and lawsuits to solve the biggest plastic pollution problems.


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Boyle

Lisa Boyle

Environmental Attorney and Consultant
Lisa Kaas Boyle is an environmental attorney, Co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, and a consultant on environmental programming and communications, most recently for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the United Nations. Lisa was part of the NRDC Delegation to the Rio Earth Summit of 2012. Lisa began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles where she served in the Environmental Crimes Division... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Chin

Christopher Chin

The Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education
Christopher Chin is a multi-agency scuba instructor and technical diver whose passion for the ocean stems back to childhood.  He is an accomplished underwater cinematographer and writer who has traveled extensively and speaks several languages. | |  In early 2006, Christopher founded The Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), and currently serves as its Executive Director. | | Christopher served as a... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Doughty

Rachel Doughty

Attorney
Rachel practices land use and environmental law as Greenfire Law.  She focuses her practice on public lands and environmental law (e.g., Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Endangered Species Act, National Forest Management Act, and state land use law).  She is licensed in California and North Carolina. | Prior to commencing her legal career, Rachel worked as a... Read More →
avatar for Leila Monroe

Leila Monroe

Natural Resources Defense Council
Leila Monroe is a staff attorney in the Oceans Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Ms. Monroe works at the state, national and international levels on a range of issues including: ocean governance, shark conservation, and prevention of marine plastic pollution.
avatar for Saskia VanGendt

Saskia VanGendt

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Saskia van Gendt works on sustainable materials management at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pacific Southwest Office.  At the EPA Saskia has led projects on building material deconstruction and reuse, packaging, and zero waste.  Saskia specializes in applying a lifecycle perspective and strengthening the connection between material conservation and climate change mitigation – also known as climaterials.  As a... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 9:00am - 9:50am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:00am

RAW: Tapping into the Creativity

Whether shooting in the days of film or in the age of digital, images need to be, at some point, processed.  Join marine photographer Jason Bradley and videographer Mary Lynn Price in a seminar that reveals the artistic side of imaging and processing raw files.  What is raw, how does it work, and what does the future of this format hold for our industry?


Speakers
avatar for Jason Bradley

Jason Bradley

Jason is a nature and underwater photographer in Monterey. His passion for photography extends to all kinds of subjects, but he is happiest and most in his element focusing on coastal habitats and ecosystems. Jason's work has been pub¬lished in various books, magazines, calendars and digital media outlets.


Tuesday September 25, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:00am

See the Ocean like never before

Join Emmy Award winning wildlife cinematographer & Phantom slow-motion expert Andy Brandy Casagrande IV for an informative hands-on workshop showcasing the state of the art slow-motion technologies developed by Vision Research Institute.  


Speakers
avatar for Andy Brandy Casagrande

Andy Brandy Casagrande

CINEMATOGRAPHER, ABC4EXPLORE
Andy Brandy Casagrande IV aka (ABC) is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer, field producer & television presenter specializing in blue-chip wildlife documentaries around the world.  From King Cobras & Killer Whales to Great Whites Sharks & Polar Bears Andy's innovative cinematography & unorthodox camera techniques are helping revolutionize the way the world sees & perceives wildlife.  From super-slow motion &... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Heritage Harbor 99 Pacific St # 575A Monterey, CA 93940

9:00am

Show me the Money

This Master Class will teach you the skills you need to raise money, particularly from wealthy donors. Participants will learn how to build relationships with major donors and how to make an "ask." This is a must-attend workshop if you are interested in raising money for your projects.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

President, One World One Ocean Foundation
Chris Palmer is a professor, speaker, author, and an environmental and wildlife film producer who has led the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime time television and the giant screen (IMAX) film industry. Chris is currently president of the One World One Ocean Foundation, which has launched a $150 million global media initiative to save the oceans. In 2004, he joined American University's full-time faculty as... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:00am

Theatrical Documentary Distribution

Theatrical Documentary distribution model explained.


Speakers
avatar for Corinne Bourdeau

Corinne Bourdeau

Corinne Bourdeau is the President and Founder of 360 Degree Communications (360). Prior to launching 360 in 2001, Corinne was the associ¬ate publisher of Los Angeles Magazine. The 360 team has worked on a variety of indie films including the Academy Award winning film, The Cove, the indie hit Bottle Shock, and the Sundance award winning film Fuel.


Tuesday September 25, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

Ocean Policy in America

An in-depth discussion on how past and present environmental legislative victories have impacted and inspired those around the world.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Burnett

Jason Burnett

Mayor of Carmel, City of Carmel, California
Jason is the founder of Burnett EcoEnergy, a company that structures and secures financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Previously Jason was the Associate Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he coordinated energy and climate change policy across the EPA and led the development of greenhouse gases regulations. Jason has also worked for Evolution Markets, where he assisted companies and... Read More →
avatar for Congressman Sam Farr

Congressman Sam Farr

Farr’s public service career began in the California Assembly, where he worked as a staffer on | budget issues for a decade. In 1975, he ran for and won a seat on the Monterey County Board of | Supervisors. | | In 1980 he was elected to the California State Assembly, where he became a champion for the | organics industry and wrote one of the country’s strictest oil spill liability laws. He served in the | Assembly until his... Read More →
avatar for Fredd Keeley

Fredd Keeley

Fred Keeley has been the County of Santa Cruz treasurer since Jan. 3, 2005. Twice elected to serve in this role, he is responsible for managing a $650 million public sector investment portfolio. From 1996 through 2002, Mr. Keeley represented the Monterey Bay area in the California State Assembly, and for four years served as speaker pro tem. During his tenure, he authored the Marine Life Management Act, which the Associated Press calls the... Read More →
avatar for Skyli McAfee

Skyli McAfee

Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust
Skyli McAfee leads the California Ocean Science Trust (OST), a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting California’s ocean and coastal management with robust, transparent and independent science. A true ‘boundary organization’, OST is funded by state, federal and private sources, and is accountable to both the State and scientific community. In her capacity as executive director of OST, McAfee serves also as the... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Liz Whiteman

Dr. Liz Whiteman

Program Director for the MPA Monitoring Enterprise
Dr. Liz Whiteman is an ecologist with an interdisciplinary background in marine ecology and conservation. Dr. Whiteman has worked extensively throughout the Caribbean conducting research in support of fisheries management and gaining direct experience developing and implementing monitoring programs to evaluate the success of ecosystem-based management strategies. Following a degree in Ecology from the University of East Anglia, UK, Dr... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:30am

Ocean CPR Luncheon

Ocean Advocates talk about how to conserve, protect, and restore our world's ocean


Speakers
avatar for Fabien Cousteau

Fabien Cousteau

Mission 31
Fabien Cousteau is an aquanaut, oceanographic explorer, conservationist and documentary filmmaker. As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone, and learned how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday.  Today, Fabien continues to fulfill his family’s legacy to protect and preserve the planet’s extensive and endangered marine... Read More →
avatar for Serge Dedina

Serge Dedina

| Serge is the co-founder and Executive Director of WiLDCOAST/COSTASALVAJE. In recognition of his coastal and marine conservation work in Mexico and California, Serge received the San Diego  Zoological Society’s Conservation Medal, Surf Industry Manufacturing Association “Environmentalist of the Year” Award, and the California Coastal Commission’s “Coastal Hero” Award. Before co-founding WiLDCOAST... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

My Father, the Captain: Jacques Yves Cousteau - Jim Toomey's Ocean Inspiration

Jim Toomey's Ocean Inspiration- They are known as Orcas, Killer Whales or Wolves of the Sea. They roam the world’s oceans, are highly social, highly deadly and stand at the top of the aquatic food chain. But how do they stay there?  FINALIST: ANIMATED

My Father the Captain: Jacques Yves Cousteau- Jean-Michel Cousteau revisits the adventure and the legacy of Captain Cousteau not only through intimate stories from his family, but also from the people whose lives he influenced.Trailer

FINALIST:BROADCAST

Filmmaker Q & A with Jean-Michel Cousteau 


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Explorer, diplomat for the environment, educator, and film producer, Jean-Michel Cousteau has communicated his love and concern for our water planet for more than four decades. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work. Jean-Michel serves as an impassioned diplomat for the environment, through a variety of media, producing over 80 films, receiving Emmy awards... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Bleeding Edge Video Technology…360˚ Video Underwater

Although 360 video has existed now for over ten years, the unsolved challenges facing this technology has kept this visual medium from gaining widespread use.  With the advent of small HD camera technology,  such as the GoPro Hero 2,  we have begun to explore its applications underwater and develop viable online user interfaces. This workshop will focus on the challenges of filming 360 video underwater and explore new applications of 360 imagery.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Adkins

Craig Adkins

Craig Adkins has spent his entire career in video production on the bleeding edge of technology.  Never content to deliver the standard image, he sought 3D first and more recently the new paradigm of 360 video.  Working as Director of Photography for Immersive Media for 8 years, Craig was also involved in innovating a full range of mounts and support equipment for the 11 camera system IM used.  | | He is currently developing... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Creating a Successful, Fulfilled, and Productive Life

Award-winning film producer, author, speaker and stand-up comic Chris Palmer leads you through this fun, thought-provoking, hands-on workshop furnishing you with the tools and techniques that will help you in your quest for a successful and happy life. This workshop will give you practical wisdom on how to be more fulfilled and productive, how to excel at time management, and how to prepare a meaningful personal mission statement.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

President, One World One Ocean Foundation
Chris Palmer is a professor, speaker, author, and an environmental and wildlife film producer who has led the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime time television and the giant screen (IMAX) film industry. Chris is currently president of the One World One Ocean Foundation, which has launched a $150 million global media initiative to save the oceans. In 2004, he joined American University's full-time faculty as... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Films to Books

While books have been adapted to film for years, little has been offered about how to go the other way – making films into books. Nationally recognized book publisher Frank Gromling takes filmmakers through the sometimes harrowing process of converting their films to best selling books. Gromling identifies the primary publishing methods and reveals how to navigate around the major pitfalls. This interactive workshop provides a step-by-step way to prepare a query, submit a proposal, analyze publishing houses, and negotiate contracts. Participants draft a query letter and a book proposal, with both reviewed during the session. As a result of this program, everyone will understand why converting films to books makes sense and how to accomplish it successfully.


Speakers
avatar for Frank Gromling

Frank Gromling

In just 10 years, Frank Gromling has taken his traditional book publishing company from a one-book startup to a nationally recognized, award-winning publishing house. While initially publishing books in several genres, since 2009 Gromling has focused exclusively on nonfiction books about nature, marine life, environment and conservation. He has produced books with award-winning filmmakers Jean-Michel Cousteau and Kevin McCarey, and in 2013 will... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Underwater Filmmaking 101

Designed for beginners and emerging filmmakers and provides an opportunity to get the basic skills and foundation to launch your career in underwater filmmaking. What makes underwater filmmaking challenging?  How do you connect and move an audience to care about the ocean?  Cinematographer Richard Theiss will take you through many of the need-to-know technical aspects of underwater video, plus share important information on how to build a dramatic story and both entertain and educate your audience.  You will learn about camera tips that the pros use, along with important cinematic storytelling elements like script or message development, continuity, time compression, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Theiss

Richard Theiss

Cinematographer/Producer, RTSea Productions
Richard Theiss brings together creative and technical expertise along with a sense of adventure and a passion for ocean conservation. With over two decades of experience in media communications, Richard has delivered broadcast, online, and other media for broadcast networks, corporations, and ad agencies alike. As a cinematographer, his work, has been used by National Geographic, Discovery, Google Ocean, History Channel, CNN, and many others. A... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Harbor 99 Pacific St # 575A Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

In Conversation With: Captain Don Walsh, PhD.

An intimate moderated conversation with Capt. Don Walsh on his life, careers, and experience to the deepest point on the earth.


Speakers
avatar for Don Walsh

Don Walsh

President Emeritus/Ocean Explorer, Explorer’s Club
In January 1960 Lt Walsh and Jacques Piccard piloted the Navy’s Bathyscaph Trieste to the deepest place in the World Ocean.  Subsequently, he was designated Navy Deep Submersible Pilot #1.  Since 1960 he has been continuously involved in various aspects of the design, construction and operation of manned and unmanned submersibles.


Tuesday September 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

Honu Here, Protegrons le Sacre - Entre Paredes de Agua - Azul Intangible

Honu Here-  Sea Turtles are endangered in French Polynesia. A non-profit organization is doing its best to know more and protect this animal.
FINALIST: FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Entre Parades de Agua- Favio belongs to a man kind of amphibians living in the depths of the ocean, who are destined to suffer a drastic evolutionary change that force them to lose the security of their immense habitat.
FINALIST: SOUND

Entre Paredes de Agua

Azul Intangible- A portrait of the beauty and biodiver- sity that inhabits the seas of Mexico. A voyage through the country’s north- eastern seas, showing a new perspec- tive of how we are related to the sea. [80:00min]
FINALIST: FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

 

 


Tuesday September 25, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:00pm

How To Make The Most of BLUE: Tips for Effective Networking

Maximize your experience at BLUE by attending this enjoyable session by master networker Chris Palmer. Open to all delegates, Chris will provide practical tips on how best to spend your time, how best to accomplish your goals, and how to make the most of the incredible networking opportunities available to you.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

President, One World One Ocean Foundation
Chris Palmer is a professor, speaker, author, and an environmental and wildlife film producer who has led the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime time television and the giant screen (IMAX) film industry. Chris is currently president of the One World One Ocean Foundation, which has launched a $150 million global media initiative to save the oceans. In 2004, he joined American University's full-time faculty as... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:00pm

Mission Blue Reception
Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Earle, PhD

Sylvia Earle, PhD

Marine Scientist / Ocean Advocate / Nat Geo Explorer, Mission Blue
Sylvia A. Earle is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential ambassadors for the ocean. She was the first recipient of BLUE’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Outstanding Ocean Advocacy, which was named in her honor. | Called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine, Dr... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

5:00pm

Finding Nemo 3D - Ghosts of the Abyss 3D
Speakers
avatar for Paul Baribault

Paul Baribault

Vice President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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Bob Whitehill

Bob Whitehill began his career at Pixar Animation Studios in April 2004. Brought | on as a layout artist on the Golden Globe®-winning feature “Cars,” he continued in | this role on Pixar’s animated short film “Lifted,” and the Academy Award®-winning | film “WALL•E.” Whitehill served as layout supervisor for four of the Cars Toons, “Mater | and Ghostlight,” “Rescue Squad... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2012 5:00pm - 8:30pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

5:00pm

A Night with Disneynature

A NIGHT WITH DISNEYNATURE
3D SHOWCASE: CELEBRATING A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON TWO FAMILY CLASSICS

5:00PM Ghosts of the Abyss 3D

7:00PM Finding Nemo 3D

9:00PM Meet & Mingle Reception


Tuesday September 25, 2012 5:00pm - 11:00pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

9:30am

Keynote Presentation: "Why We Must Go"
Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Earle, PhD

Sylvia Earle, PhD

Marine Scientist / Ocean Advocate / Nat Geo Explorer, Mission Blue
Sylvia A. Earle is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential ambassadors for the ocean. She was the first recipient of BLUE’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Outstanding Ocean Advocacy, which was named in her honor. | Called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine, Dr... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:30am - 10:00am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

Google Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Austin

Jenifer Austin

Project Manager, Google
Jenifer Austin is the Manager of the Google Ocean Program. She also helped start the Google Earth Outreach Program which supports nonprofit groups using Google Earth and Maps to change the world. Jenifer holds an undergraduate degree in biology and a masters degree in the Neurosciences from Stanford University and has done research at Florida State University, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:30am

Field Report Richard Pyle - Ocean Stories with Howard & Michele Hall - Nature's Dive Bomber

Field Report Richard Pyle- This series features the critical field- work of scientists and filmmakers participating on One World One Ocean expeditions. We follow Dr. Richard Pyle from Cocos Island, Costa Rica as he explains the importance of biodiversity.
FINALIST: ONLINE DOT DOC, ONLINE SERIES

Ocean Stories with Howard & Michele Hall- Howard and Michele Hall have dedicated their lives to creating underwa- ter marine programs. Join them for behind the scenes filming challenges; working worldwide with a 1,300 pound 3D IMAX camera, while filming a broad range of sea creatures.
FINALIST:PRESENTER LEAD

Nature's Dive Bomber- Two sets of Gannet's live on identical shorelines along the South African Coast and feed off the same sardine run. Witness one colony's famine, one's feast, highlighted by the Gannet's thrilling hunt to survive.
FINALIST:MARINE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR


Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:30am

Oceans at the Tipping Point - Hunt for the Giant Squid

Oceans at the Tipping Point- The Ocean Health Index provides data on ocean health and a way to mea- sure its progress. Scientists work to develop a baseline of data, honing in on ten ways humans use the ocean. FINALIST:INNOVATION MARINE EARTH SCIENCES

Hunt for the Giant Squid- The giant squid is one of the most illusive animals on the planet. Attempts to find and observe it in the wild have more or less failed. Months of exploration lead the crew through incredible glowing waters filled with bioluminescent flashing. Did they find a giant squid?
FINALIST: EXPLORATION

 


Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Ocean Soul: Brian Skerry

OCEAN SOUL – Recently released by National Geographic, Brian Skerry’s monograph Ocean Soul is a stunning collection of undersea photographs produced during his decades of ocean exploration. In this special presentation for BLUE, Brian will take the audience with him on assignment, sharing the inspiration for his work and the stories behind the iconic photographs. From harp seals swimming beneath polar ice to sharks on tropical reefs, Brian will celebrate the ocean's magnificence while also showing the damage caused by climate change and over fishing. Images and tales from his latest stories (Seamounts and Mesoamerican Reef), which appear in the September and October 2012 issues of National Geographic magazine, will also be featured in this show.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry

iLCP Senior Fellow, National Geographic Magazine
Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife. Since 1998 he’s been a National Geographic Magazine photographer and is currently at work on his 27th story. In 2014 he was named a National Geographic Photography Fellow and in 2015 was named a Nikon Ambassador. | | Brian’s work has received awards from organizations worldwide including being a 10-time winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. In 2010... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:45am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Alien Deep: Fires of Creation

Alien Deep: Fires of Creation -Dr. Robert Ballard goes on a journey like no other, he’s setting out on an underwater odyssey down the world’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea of Hawaii.

FINALIST: 3D MARINE EARTh SCIENCES PRESENTER LEAD


Wednesday September 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

11:30am

One World One Ocean: Making A Splash!

Join the One World One Ocean Campaign for a complimentary luncheon and short presentation and discussion by co-founders Greg and Shaun MacGillivray to learn about their rapidly growing media effort to protect the ocean and their unique approach to collaboration. Sylvia Earle will also join One World One Ocean for a brief discussion of their collaboration on July’s Mission Aquarius, a massive media-driven public engagement campaign, which shined a spotlight on the world’s last remaining undersea lab and the importance of ocean exploration.


Speakers
avatar for Greg MacGillivray

Greg MacGillivray

Giant-screen IMAX filmmaker Greg MacGillivray has produced some of the most popular films in the genre including hits like Everest and the Academy Award-nominated film The Living Sea. An ardent ocean conservationist, MacGillivray and his Foundation, MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation, recently started production on One World Ocean, a $25-million multi-media initiative billed as the world\'s largest ocean media campaign.
avatar for Shaun MacGillivray

Shaun MacGillivray

Shaun MacGillivray has worked in all aspects of film production for more than 12 years. He was producer for MacGillivray Freeman's Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk and is currently producing the company's forthcoming films To The Arctic, Everest: Conquering Thin Air, Humpback Whales, and One World Ocean.
avatar for Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

President, One World One Ocean Foundation
Chris Palmer is a professor, speaker, author, and an environmental and wildlife film producer who has led the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime time television and the giant screen (IMAX) film industry. Chris is currently president of the One World One Ocean Foundation, which has launched a $150 million global media initiative to save the oceans. In 2004, he joined American University's full-time faculty as... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

12:00pm

The Last Reef

The Last Reef- Check listings for XD Theater Exotic coral reefs, vibrant sea walls I the subarctic pulsating with anemo- nes and crustaceans: these biodiver- sity hotspots are as vital to our lives as the rainforests. Groundbreaking macro 3D cinematography explores these cit- ies beneath the sea.
FINALIST:THEATRICAL


Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

12:00pm

Chagos - Close Up

Chagos- Showing the exceptional riches of the Chagos Archipelago, diverse wildlife on the remote expanse of the Indian Ocean captured by the only filming expedition permitted in the territory, playing a part in securing protection for this rare haven in the tropics.

FINALIST: MUSIC VIDEO

Close-Up- Dive into the magic underwater world around the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia with its wonderful creatures, and unlimited colors. Experience fascinating animals of the sea and microorganisms in their beautiful natural environment.

FINALIST: SOUND


Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

12:00pm

Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina: The Sacred Island - Pioneers of the Deep

Saving the Ocean- Renowned ocean biologist Carl Safina fishes with the locals on the island of Pemba, off the East African coast, meeting the influential Imams preachine the conservation message of the Koran: that humans’ role on Earth is to be stewards of Creation. FINALIST:INNOVATION

Pioneers of the Deep-In the vast Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. Tonga archipelago home two animals have adapted to cope with these land raisee from the ocean: the sooty tern, and the Alvin crustacean. Learn how their two fates link. FINALIST: THEATRICAL


Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

12:00pm

Tsunami Strike: Japan - Dino Fish

Tsunami Strike: Japan

Tsunami Strike: Japan- On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast of Japan generated a tsunami. This series of ocean waves sped towards the island nation with waves reaching 24 feet high. The result was devastation and utter destruction.
FINALIST:ONLINE SERIES

Dino Fish- In 1938, a living fossil appears in the small coastal town of East London, South Africa. A trawler docks with
a specimen never seen before. It is a large blue fish with limb-like fins, armored scales and a tail that no liv- ing fish possesses. It's a Coelacanth.
FINALIST: EXPLORATION


Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Ocean Voyagers 3D

Ocean Voyages 3D- Check listings for XD Theater Explore the familiar themes of moth- erhood in a world as unfamiliar as it is breathtaking. Featuring a newborn humpback calf and his enormous 40-ton mother, we are taken on a jour- ney into their world.
FINALIST:3D


Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Speed Pitching (Nat Geo TV, Nat Geo Channel, NHU Africa, Animal Planet, Discovery)

Here’s your chance to land a deal. For 8 minutes you get to sit face-to-face with some of the most sought after network commissioners and film distribution executives in the business.


Speakers
avatar for Allan Butler

Allan Butler

Executive Producer, National Geographic Channel
Allan Butler is Executive Producer for the National Geographic Channel, where he oversees production and development of character-driven series and big specials. At National Geographic Channel, Allan has executive produced some 200+ hours of critically-acclaimed programs, including George Bush: The 9/11 Interview, the 4th highest rated program in the history of the channel; Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron, the highest rated special... Read More →
avatar for Maryanne Culpepper

Maryanne Culpepper

National Geographic Television
Maryanne Culpepper, president of National Geographic Television (NGT), oversees all editorial and business aspects of series, specials and event production for the National Geographic Society. NGT's films and series can be seen on the National Geographic Channel and PBS in the United States and other broadcasters worldwide.
avatar for Brooke Runnette

Brooke Runnette

President of National Geographic Television, National Geographic
President of National Geographic Television, the studio/documentary arm of the National Geographic Society. Runnette is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning producer who was executive producer and director of development for specials at Discovery Channel, including ratings juggernaut Shark Week. She also led efforts within Discovery to work more closely with scientists and conservation organizations such as Oceana and the Pew Charitable... Read More →
avatar for Vyv Simson

Vyv Simson

Vyv has spent all his working life making, selling or commissioning factual programs. He is currently based in Cape Town working as creative director and commissioning editor for NHU Africa. He spent three years as executive producer with the award winning Darlow Smithson Productions in London before joining the world renowned BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. During his time in Bristo Vyv ran BBC Wildvision, looked after the NHU Children's... Read More →
avatar for Erin Wanner

Erin Wanner

Executive Producer, Animal Planet
Erin Wanner has been working in the television industry for more than 15 years.  She joined Animal Planet as an executive producer in February 2006 and in that time has produced more than 250 episodes of current and upcoming programming for the network, including the hit series FATAL ATTRACTIONS, PIT BOSS, I SHOULDN'T BE ALIVE, and ratings powerhouse UNTAMED & UNCUT.  FATAL ATTRACTIONS ranked as the top performing series during... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:30pm

My Father, the Captain: Jacques Yves Cousteau - Jim Toomey's Ocean Inspiration

Jim Toomey's Ocean Inspiration- They are known as Orcas, Killer Whales or Wolves of the Sea. They roam the world’s oceans, are highly social, highly deadly and stand at the top of the aquatic food chain. But how do they stay there?  FINALIST: ANIMATED

My Father the Captain: Jacques Yves Cousteau- Jean-Michel Cousteau revisits the adventure and the legacy of Captain Cousteau not only through intimate stories from his family, but also from the people whose lives he influenced.Trailer

FINALIST:BROADCAST

Filmmaker Q & A with Jean-Michel Cousteau 


Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:30pm

Into the Deep with Elephant Seals - Hot Tuna Q & A

Into the Deep with Elephant Seals- Thousands of northern elephant seals make an annual migration to breed each winter at Año Nuevo State Reserve, on the San Mateo County coast. Marine biologists are using high-tech tools to explore the secrets of these amazing creatures. FINALIST: SHORTS

Hot Tuna- The ultimate marine animal – one of the fastest, most powerful and intelli- gent fish in the sea. It’s also the most highly prized. The Bluefin Tuna is worth more than its weight in silver, and is being fished into the brink of extinction.
FINALIST: MARINE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR


Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

1:30pm

The Narrative of Victor Karloch - The Bering Sea Adventures - Whale Wars

The Narrative of Victor Karloch- A Victorian ghost story set on the icy North Atlantic Sea. This film uses 30-inch tall Bunraku style puppets and traditional in-camera special effects to tell a chilling supernatural tale.
FINALIST:ANIMATED

The Bering Sea Adventures- Come dive with us on an expe- dition into the Grand Canyons of the Bering Sea! Discover a new species and watch out for squid attacks!
FINALIST: DIGITAL INTERACTIVE CAMPAIGN

Whale Wars- The group seeks out a Japanese whal- ing fleet, then uses it's Delta Zodiac, helicopter, and other innovative techniques,to disable and/or sink the Japanese whaling ships to enforce international laws on the high seas.
FINALIST:EXPLORATION


Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:00pm

Mentor Series: Michele Westmorland

Receive valuable real world tips, industry insights, and listen to stories of ‘lessons learned’ from renowned ILCP photographer Michele Westmorland.


Speakers
avatar for Michele Westmorland

Michele Westmorland

iLCP Senior Fellow, Westmorland Images, LLC
Michele Westmorland is a freelance photographer with a variety of photographic skills. Westmorland Images, LLC operates from her home in Redmond, Washington. Michele has created a vast library of imagery from around the world. She became recognized for her talents in capturing beautiful images of the ocean environment. She is also passionate about conservation and is proud to be a Founding Fellow of International League of Conservation... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:30pm

Mentor Series: Doug Allan

Receive valuable real world tips, industry insights, and listen to stories of ‘lessons learned’ from renowned filmmaker Doug Allan.


Speakers
avatar for Doug Allan

Doug Allan

Doug Allan is a freelance wildlife and documentary cameraman who films both topside and underwater. His equipment includes Sony EX-1R and Canon stills cameras with housings. He likes the challenge of filming people as well as animals, and has done documentary synch shooting for many programmes, including assignments with Discovery along the length of the Andes, to the deserts of Africa and to the upper reaches of Mount Everest. In 2011 he... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:30pm

Sea Rex 3D

Sea Rex 3D- Check listings for XD Theater Join Julie, in a unique voyage through time and space. Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures which were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. FINALIST:3D THEATRICAL


Wednesday September 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

Exploring the Deepest Ocean: Been There, Done That--What's Next? Part I

Exploring the Deepest Ocean: Been There, Done That – What’s Next?  Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series of 90-minute sessions that delve into the science, technology, and techniques of exploring the deep ocean abyss.  Six expert panelists will review recent scientific findings and discuss the latest technologies. All of them have participated in dives with manned submersibles.  And three were part of James Cameron’s recent Deepsea Challenge Expedition in March 2012.  Based on their past and present experiences, the speakers will forecast what the future holds for exploration of the oceans’ greatest depths. 

 

Session Chairman

Captain Don Walsh USN (ret), PhD

President, International Maritime Inc.


Speakers
avatar for Doug Bartlett

Doug Bartlett

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Douglas H. Bartlett is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where he has resided since 1989. He has extensive experience in the molecular and physiological analyses of microbial life in extreme environments. His research group has pioneered genetic studies of microbes which live at great depth and were the first to identify genes regulated by the pressures of the deep sea and genes which are required... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Fryer

Patricia Fryer

She is a senior scientist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  A researcher in marine geology, Dr. Fryer has been studying the Mariana arc and trench system for 40 years.  She has led or participated in 45 US and international marine research expeditions and published over 110 refereed articles in marine geology.
avatar for Kevin Hardy

Kevin Hardy

He is an Ocean Engineer specializing in exploration free vehicle technologies. His work has taken him pole-to-pole and around the world. He retired from Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UCSD in 2011 after 39 years.  He then formed a company, Global Ocean Design, that is dedicated to commercializing innovations in deep ocean unmanned platforms.


Wednesday September 26, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

Osos Polares: Segunda Parte - The Poles: Polar Regions in Peril - Deep Sea Under the Poles

Osos Polares: Segunda Parte- Second part of a feature where we present the critical survival situation polar bears face due to global warm- ing.
FINALIST:FOREIGN LANGUAGE

The Poles: Polar Regions in Peril- A fascinating look at our Polar Regions, the life that inhabits them, and how they are being affected by climate change.
FINALIST:NON-BROADCAST

The Poles: Polar Regions in Peril

Deep Sea Under the Poles- Dive into the frigid waters of the Artic to discover a silent universe under the ice. This fearless crew takes the ultimate plunge scuba diving under- neath the ice at the North Pole. FINALIST: EXPLORATION

 

 


Wednesday September 26, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

The Sea Otter Story - Manta Ray of Hope - Project Manta

The Sea Otter Story- The sea otter is a keystone species in trouble. This film explores the Pacific sea otter’s life, feeding habits and potential troubles the sea otters along our coast face.
FINALIST:NON-BROADCAST

The Sea Otter Story

Manta Ray of Hope- Wed 9/26 Golden State 3:00 PM Witness their majestic beauty and feel their pain as we see mantas exploited in fisheries. Go undercover to under- stand and expose the trade that is threatening their future. FINALIST:MARINE EARTH SCIENCES SHORT

Manta Ray of Hope

Project Manta- Manta rays curiously interact with people, travel vast distances, and show surprisingly complex behavior. They are threatened at this time. Join the PROJECT MANTA team as they reveal the mantas’ secret world.
FINALIST:MARINE EARTH SCIENCES

Project Manta


Wednesday September 26, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

3:30pm

Ocean Voyagers 3D

Ocean Voyages 3D- Check listings for XD Theater Explore the familiar themes of moth- erhood in a world as unfamiliar as it is breathtaking. Featuring a newborn humpback calf and his enormous 40-ton mother, we are taken on a jour- ney into their world.
FINALIST:3D


Wednesday September 26, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

4:00pm

Happy Hour
Wednesday September 26, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom I) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:30pm

Bangladesh: A Climate Trap - Planet Ocean

 Bangladesh: A Climate Trap

Planet Ocean


Wednesday September 26, 2012 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

4:30pm

Fish Meat: Choose Your Farm Wisely - The Surprise Salmon

 Fish Meat: Choose Your Farm Wisely- The age of fish meat has arrived. The seas are running out of fish, and aquaculture has stepped in to meet rising global demand for seafood. But what exactly is farmed fish? How is it made? Is it good or bad for the environment? Two friends, an ecologist and an engineer, take a scientific voyage along the sparkling coast of Turkey to pull back the cover on modern fish farming. They experience the tragedy of tuna ranching, a successful nursery for sea bass, trout ponds elegantly terraced into a hillside, and an enormous fish feed factory, before finding hope for the future at a traditional mountain carp pond.

The Surprise Salmon- A school of Alaska’s sockeye salmon have found a breach leading to the heart of a volcano. Navigating the sulphurous waters, bears, sharks and vultures, they escaped the Earth’s wrath to give birth to descendants that continue this epic journey.
FINALIST:MARINe ANIMAL BEHAVIOR


Wednesday September 26, 2012 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

5:00pm

Sustaining a Healthy Ocean: How are we doing, REALLY?

Numerous ocean conservation initiatives are going on all around the world.  Are we making a difference? Leaders in Global Ocean Conservation, Governance, Advocacy and Exploration come together to address this question. These thought-leaders provide us with their insight and personal assessment of the current state of the ocean, the progress we are making and the challenges that lay ahead for securing a healthy ocean and future. Subject to agreement of this overall schedule BOFF will formally extend an invitation for HSH to participate and speak on this panel.


Speakers
avatar for Celine Cousteau

Celine Cousteau

Founder, Executive Producer, CauseCentric Productions
Céline Cousteau carries on the family legacy of environmental advocacy through adventure and filmmaking. Some of her documentary work includes Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures (PBS), Mysteries of the Shark Coast (Discovery Channel), and a 12 part television series for a Chilean production: Oceano: Chile Frente al Mar. Céline is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization that creates... Read More →
avatar for Sylvia Earle, PhD

Sylvia Earle, PhD

Marine Scientist / Ocean Advocate / Nat Geo Explorer, Mission Blue
Sylvia A. Earle is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential ambassadors for the ocean. She was the first recipient of BLUE’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Outstanding Ocean Advocacy, which was named in her honor. | Called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine, Dr... Read More →
avatar for HSH Prince Albert II

HSH Prince Albert II

Prince Albert II is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the ruler of the Principality of Monaco. In 2006, HSH Prince Albert created the eponymous foundation which continues that commitment by supporting sustainable and ethical projects which focus on climate change and developing renewable energies; combating the loss of biodiversity; and improving universal access to clean water and fighting desertification
avatar for Jane Lubchenco

Jane Lubchenco

Dr. Jane Lubchenco is a Ukrainian-American environmental scientist and marine ecologist. | On March 19, 2009, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the first woman to serve as the | administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). | | While performing duties as head of NOAA, Dr. Lubchenco, The Wayne and Gladys Valley | Professor of Marine Biology and Oregon State University Distinguished Professor of Zoology... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Greg Stone

Dr. Greg Stone

Gregory Stone, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President for Marine Conservation and Chief Scientist for Oceans with Conservation International. Since 2000, Dr. Stone has led the effort to create the world's largest marine protected area around the Phoenix Islands.


Wednesday September 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

5:00pm

Sea Rex 3D

Sea Rex 3D- Check listings for XD Theater Join Julie, in a unique voyage through time and space. Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures which were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. FINALIST:3D THEATRICAL


Wednesday September 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

6:00pm

National Marine Sanctuary 40th Anniversary Reception

Join the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for a celebration of national marine sanctuaries' 40th Anniversary.


Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Portola Foyer/Lobby

6:00pm

Ocean Voyagers 3D

Ocean Voyages 3D- Check listings for XD Theater Explore the familiar themes of moth- erhood in a world as unfamiliar as it is breathtaking. Featuring a newborn humpback calf and his enormous 40-ton mother, we are taken on a jour- ney into their world.
FINALIST:3D


Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

6:30pm

Blue's Planet: Sounds - Scars of Freedom - Ocean Giants

Blue's Planet: Sounds- Recorded May 2011 in New Orleans at the famed Piety Street Recording. Focused around the one-year anni- versary of the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster. Exploring a new genre of “Global Blues” spotlighting environmental art- ist Wyland’s
FINALIST: MUSIC VIDEO PEOPLE AND THE SEA SOUND

Scars of Freedom- Q&A

Ocean Giants- Whales and dolphins remain a con- stant source of fascination to us. But how much do we really know about them? Teams of intrepid scientists are making extraordinary breakthroughs in their understanding of these intel- ligent life forms, breakthroughs that may safeguard their survival.
FINALIST:BROADCAST CINEMATOGRAPHY


Speakers
avatar for Wyland

Wyland

Through his marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has raised awareness of marine life conservation. His life – like his art – can find him anywhere around the world, at any time, from the Antarctic ice shelf on a photo expedition to document climate change to a grassroots journey down the Mississippi River on a mission of conservation. The multi-faceted artist, scuba diver, educator, and explorer has hosted... Read More →
avatar for Doug Allan

Doug Allan

Doug Allan is a freelance wildlife and documentary cameraman who films both topside and underwater. His equipment includes Sony EX-1R and Canon stills cameras with housings. He likes the challenge of filming people as well as animals, and has done documentary synch shooting for many programmes, including assignments with Discovery along the length of the Andes, to the deserts of Africa and to the upper reaches of Mount Everest. In 2011 he... Read More →
avatar for Celine Cousteau

Celine Cousteau

Founder, Executive Producer, CauseCentric Productions
Céline Cousteau carries on the family legacy of environmental advocacy through adventure and filmmaking. Some of her documentary work includes Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures (PBS), Mysteries of the Shark Coast (Discovery Channel), and a 12 part television series for a Chilean production: Oceano: Chile Frente al Mar. Céline is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization that creates... Read More →
avatar for Didier Noirot

Didier Noirot

Director, Subimagery-productions
Largely inspired by Jacques Cousteau\'s underwater odyssey, at age 15 Didier Noirot knew he wanted to join in the future the divers of the prestigious research vessel \'Calypso\'. In 1986, the dream came true and he launched a venerable career in underwater cinematography. Didier has contributed to documentaries and underwater programming, including Disneynature\'s OCEANS. For his work as a cameraman on the Planet Earth series, Didier was awarded... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:00pm

International League of Conservation Photographers Reception

Join the International League of Conservation Photographers for a celebration of awe-inspiring ocean photography! Enjoy incredible images projected on the big screen, music and cocktails at the no host bar, and mingle with iLCP photographers and board members! Hear the stories behind the photos, and why we believe media is a powerful force for ocean protection!


Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:00pm - 12:00am
Peter B's Microbrewery
 
Thursday, September 27
 

8:30am

MicroTalk: Innovations & Solutions

Success stories on how do well in business while doing good for the environment & humanity--and how we can share these stories effectively with the public.

Ocean animals have a lesson to share--A car inspired by a boxfish? A wind turbine blade modeled after a whale's flippers? inventions that mimic the efficient designs of ocean animals could play a role in reducing carbon pollution, helping us create a clean energy future. After the presentation, Mike will share how the Monterey Bay Aquarium has used an animal-centric framework with the program “Whales to Windmills: Inventions Inspired by the Sea (finalist, “Innovations and Solutions”) to discuss ocean acidification with their guests.

 

About the Speakers:

Mike Chamberlain is the Manager of Innovation for the Guest Experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. In this capacity, he helps design and development new initiatives that help connect Aquarium guests to ocean animals and issues.


Thursday September 27, 2012 8:30am - 9:30am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

8:30am

The Story So Far: The Third Symposium on Oceans in a High CO2 World

The summary of scientific findings from the scientists of The Ocean in a High CO2 World Symposium.


Speakers
avatar for Cindy Walter

Cindy Walter

Cindy Walter, a board member of the National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and a well-known advocate for sustainability in business and life. | | Speaking as the co-founder of Passionfish, a renowned Pacific Grove restaurant committed to serving sustainable seafood, Walter will help participants understand the perspective of the restaurant industry.


Thursday September 27, 2012 8:30am - 9:30am
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

9:30am

Keynote Presentation
Speakers
avatar for HSH Prince Albert II

HSH Prince Albert II

Prince Albert II is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the ruler of the Principality of Monaco. In 2006, HSH Prince Albert created the eponymous foundation which continues that commitment by supporting sustainable and ethical projects which focus on climate change and developing renewable energies; combating the loss of biodiversity; and improving universal access to clean water and fighting desertification


Thursday September 27, 2012 9:30am - 10:00am
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

Commissioner's Insights: Animal Planet

Gain insight into what the network's strategy for new media content.


Speakers
avatar for Erin Wanner

Erin Wanner

Executive Producer, Animal Planet
Erin Wanner has been working in the television industry for more than 15 years.  She joined Animal Planet as an executive producer in February 2006 and in that time has produced more than 250 episodes of current and upcoming programming for the network, including the hit series FATAL ATTRACTIONS, PIT BOSS, I SHOULDN'T BE ALIVE, and ratings powerhouse UNTAMED & UNCUT.  FATAL ATTRACTIONS ranked as the top performing series during... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

Commissioner's Insights: Nat Geo Channel

Gain insight into what the network's strategy for new media content.


Speakers
avatar for Allan Butler

Allan Butler

Executive Producer, National Geographic Channel
Allan Butler is Executive Producer for the National Geographic Channel, where he oversees production and development of character-driven series and big specials. At National Geographic Channel, Allan has executive produced some 200+ hours of critically-acclaimed programs, including George Bush: The 9/11 Interview, the 4th highest rated program in the history of the channel; Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron, the highest rated special... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

Action on Ocean Acidification

A panel discussion on what we know, what are doing, and what we need to do to communicate, educate and address ocean acidification.


Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Austin

Jenifer Austin

Project Manager, Google
Jenifer Austin is the Manager of the Google Ocean Program. She also helped start the Google Earth Outreach Program which supports nonprofit groups using Google Earth and Maps to change the world. Jenifer holds an undergraduate degree in biology and a masters degree in the Neurosciences from Stanford University and has done research at Florida State University, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and... Read More →
avatar for Bill Dewey

Bill Dewey

Since receiving his degree in shellfish biology from the University of Washington in 1981 Bill Dewey has worked thirty years as a shellfish farmer in Washington State. He is Manager of Public Policy | and Communications for Taylor Shellfish Company, the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the | country, and owns and operates his own manila clam farm in Samish Bay. Bill has taken an active | role throughout his career on environmental and... Read More →
avatar for Congressman Sam Farr

Congressman Sam Farr

Farr’s public service career began in the California Assembly, where he worked as a staffer on | budget issues for a decade. In 1975, he ran for and won a seat on the Monterey County Board of | Supervisors. | | In 1980 he was elected to the California State Assembly, where he became a champion for the | organics industry and wrote one of the country’s strictest oil spill liability laws. He served in the | Assembly until his... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Pierre Gattuso

Jean-Pierre Gattuso

Jean-Pierre Gattuso is a Research Professor at the Centre National de la Recherche | Scientifique (CNRS) (National Center for Scientific Research, France) and is based at the | Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, a marine station operated by the Université | Pierre-et-Marie Curie (Paris 6) in Southern France. | | His research interests are related to: (1) the carbon and carbonate cycles in coastal | ecosystems; and (2) the... Read More →
avatar for Haley Jackson

Haley Jackson

Haley Jackson is a documentary filmmaker and new media producer.
avatar for Joanie Kleypas

Joanie Kleypas

Joanie Kleypas is a marine ecologist/geologist that focuses on how coral reefs and other | marine ecosystems are affected by changes in the Earth's atmosphere and climate. Global | warming, for example, is causing tropical ocean temperatures to increase faster than | corals can adapt, resulting in high rates of coral bleaching. This is one of the major causes | of the present, rapid degradation of coral reef ecosystems. Ocean acidification is... Read More →
avatar for Dan Laffoley

Dan Laffoley

Dan is Marine Vice Chair of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas and Senior Advisor on Marine Science and Conservation in the Global Marine and Polar Programme at IUCN. He is a leading global expert on ocean conservation and for over 25 years has been responsible for the creation of many key global, national, European and global partnerships and alliances that underpin marine conservation. Alongside his work with IUCN he serves on the... Read More →
avatar for Jane Lubchenco

Jane Lubchenco

Dr. Jane Lubchenco is a Ukrainian-American environmental scientist and marine ecologist. | On March 19, 2009, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the first woman to serve as the | administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). | | While performing duties as head of NOAA, Dr. Lubchenco, The Wayne and Gladys Valley | Professor of Marine Biology and Oregon State University Distinguished Professor of Zoology... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 10:00am - 11:20am
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

Save Lolita - Science on the Spot: Sound Waves - The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales

Save Lolita- On August 8, 1970, a four year-old killer whale named Tokitae was brutally taken from her mother in the Puget Sound and brought to the Miami Seaquarium, where she was placed in a 35 foot wide tank and renamed “Lolita.” She has lived there ever since.
FINALIST:PSA

Science on the Spot: Sound Waves- Our goal is to drill down on one place, one science concept, one person, and see the science in action as it is happening, with the folks who make it happen.
FINALIST:ONLINE SERIES

The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales- Ingrid Visser is the only scientist in the world to swim with wild Killer Whales. Her approach has revolutionized our understanding of these creatures. With a high number of deaths striking New Zealand's populaton, she faces her greatest challenge.
FINALIST:ISSUES


Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Visser

Ingrid Visser

Founder, Orca Research Trust
With a passion for orca since she was a child, Dr Ingrid Visser has researched the ocean’s top predator for more than 20 years.  Swimming with orca on a regular basis, to gain insights into their lives and the various orca cultures around the world, Ingrid’s research focuses on foraging behaviour.  As such she has observed orca feeding on sharks, rays, penguins, seals and dolphins.  Her work has featured in various natural history programs... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Commissioner's Insights: Discovery

Gain insight into what the network's strategy for new media content.


Speakers
avatar for Brooke Runnette

Brooke Runnette

President of National Geographic Television, National Geographic
President of National Geographic Television, the studio/documentary arm of the National Geographic Society. Runnette is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning producer who was executive producer and director of development for specials at Discovery Channel, including ratings juggernaut Shark Week. She also led efforts within Discovery to work more closely with scientists and conservation organizations such as Oceana and the Pew Charitable... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Commissioner's Insights: Nat Geo TV

Gain insight into what the network's strategy for new media content.


Speakers
avatar for Maryanne Culpepper

Maryanne Culpepper

National Geographic Television
Maryanne Culpepper, president of National Geographic Television (NGT), oversees all editorial and business aspects of series, specials and event production for the National Geographic Society. NGT's films and series can be seen on the National Geographic Channel and PBS in the United States and other broadcasters worldwide.


Thursday September 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Commissioner's Insights: NHU South Africa

Gain insight into what the network's strategy for new media content.


Speakers
avatar for Vyv Simson

Vyv Simson

Vyv has spent all his working life making, selling or commissioning factual programs. He is currently based in Cape Town working as creative director and commissioning editor for NHU Africa. He spent three years as executive producer with the award winning Darlow Smithson Productions in London before joining the world renowned BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. During his time in Bristo Vyv ran BBC Wildvision, looked after the NHU Children's... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Ocean Voyagers 3D

Ocean Voyagers- Check listings for XD Theater Explore the familiar themes of moth- erhood in a world as unfamiliar as it is breathtaking. Featuring a newborn humpback calf and his enormous 40-ton mother, we are taken on a journey into their world.
FINALIST:3D


Thursday September 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

All the Worlds a Stage: Filmmakers Front Seat to the Ocean Depths

Panel Discussion

A diverse group panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges that face the use of manned submersibles in media production.


Speakers
avatar for John Lewis

John Lewis

SAS Managing Director, Sub Aviator Systems
John Lewis and Jay Wade co-founded Sub Aviator Systems with the goal of advancing underwater flight technology to create submersibles that would be fast, maneuverable and fun to fly, but also safe, practical and simple to operate.  So far the most rewarding part of that effort for John has been the privilege to fly as chief pilot and flight school instructor aboard the SAS Super Aviator submersible.  Following its extensive redesign... Read More →
avatar for Guillermo Söhnlein

Guillermo Söhnlein

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, OceanGate, Inc.
I am passionate about expanding humanity's understanding of the world's oceans. Specifically, I want to use manned submersibles for ocean exploration--going to new places for the specific purpose of scientific discovery. I want to use every skill and experience in my background (e.g., entrepreneurship, technology, military, space, law, etc.) to support the important work of researchers around the world.
avatar for Karl Stanley

Karl Stanley

ROATAN INSTITUTE OF DEEPSEA EXPLORATION
Karl got the idea to make a submersible when he was 9 years old and started construction of his first vehicle when he was 15 years old.  This winged, gliding sub made it´s maiden voyage the same week he graduated college. It went on to make over 550 dives in 3 countries and paved the way for the construction of his latest vessel, Idabel. | | | | Karl has been taking tourists, film-makers and scientists on dives up to half a mile deep off... Read More →
avatar for Bob Talbot

Bob Talbot

Bob Talbot is world-renowned marine photographer and cinematographer, award-winning film-maker, marine conservationist and animal rights advocate. He has made it his life's work to foster a respect for animals and to fight to protect their habitat. His photographs have been published in Audubon, Time, National Geographic, American Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, BBC Wildlife, Natural History and National Wildlife. His images of whales and... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:30am

Exploring Bloody Bay Wall - Ragged Tooth

Exploring Bloody Bay Wall- Bloody Bay Wall is a highly acclaimed dive spot that sits atop a 5,000- foot underwater cliff off Little Cayman Island in the Caribbean Sea. Motivated coral reef ecosystems and the stunning beauty of Bloody Bay Wall, this film illuminates the rich marine life.
FINALIST: NON-BROADCAST

Ragged Tooth- We follow this incredible shark on its biannual migration along the South African coast and venture deep into underwater caves to study its dra- matic mating behavior. FINALIST:CINEMATOGRAPHY


Thursday September 27, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

12:30pm

Sea Rex 3D

Sea Rex 3D- Check listings for XD Theater Join Julie, in a unique voyage through time and space. Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures which were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. FINALIST:3D THEATRICAL


Thursday September 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Speed Pitching (Nat Geo TV, Nat Geo Channel, NHU Africa, Animal Planet, Discovery)

Here’s your chance to land a deal. For 8 minutes you get to sit face-to-face with some of the most sought after network commissioners and film distribution executives in the business.


Speakers
avatar for Allan Butler

Allan Butler

Executive Producer, National Geographic Channel
Allan Butler is Executive Producer for the National Geographic Channel, where he oversees production and development of character-driven series and big specials. At National Geographic Channel, Allan has executive produced some 200+ hours of critically-acclaimed programs, including George Bush: The 9/11 Interview, the 4th highest rated program in the history of the channel; Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron, the highest rated special... Read More →
avatar for Maryanne Culpepper

Maryanne Culpepper

National Geographic Television
Maryanne Culpepper, president of National Geographic Television (NGT), oversees all editorial and business aspects of series, specials and event production for the National Geographic Society. NGT's films and series can be seen on the National Geographic Channel and PBS in the United States and other broadcasters worldwide.
avatar for Brooke Runnette

Brooke Runnette

President of National Geographic Television, National Geographic
President of National Geographic Television, the studio/documentary arm of the National Geographic Society. Runnette is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning producer who was executive producer and director of development for specials at Discovery Channel, including ratings juggernaut Shark Week. She also led efforts within Discovery to work more closely with scientists and conservation organizations such as Oceana and the Pew Charitable... Read More →
avatar for Vyv Simson

Vyv Simson

Vyv has spent all his working life making, selling or commissioning factual programs. He is currently based in Cape Town working as creative director and commissioning editor for NHU Africa. He spent three years as executive producer with the award winning Darlow Smithson Productions in London before joining the world renowned BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. During his time in Bristo Vyv ran BBC Wildvision, looked after the NHU Children's... Read More →
avatar for Erin Wanner

Erin Wanner

Executive Producer, Animal Planet
Erin Wanner has been working in the television industry for more than 15 years.  She joined Animal Planet as an executive producer in February 2006 and in that time has produced more than 250 episodes of current and upcoming programming for the network, including the hit series FATAL ATTRACTIONS, PIT BOSS, I SHOULDN'T BE ALIVE, and ratings powerhouse UNTAMED & UNCUT.  FATAL ATTRACTIONS ranked as the top performing series during... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Sea Jellies: A Summer Swarm; Shark Smart; Untamed Americas: Coasts

Sea Jellies: A Summer Swarm- In the summer of 2010, Monterey, California experienced an invasion of graceful and potentially dangerous sea jellies. Cinematographer Richard Theiss captured majestic underwater video of this spectacular event. FINALIST:ONLINE DOT DOC

SHARK SMART- Discover the diversity of sharks, explore how our activities are affect- ing sharks, and how those effects can have devastating impacts not only on these magnificent animals, but on entire ocean ecosystems.
FINALIST:NON-BROADCAST

Untamed Americas: Coasts- Come on an epic, journey through America's Coasts, one of the most diverse and dramatic places on Earth. America's shores are home to extraordinary life and awe-inspiring spectacles.
FINALIST:MARINe ANIMAL BEHAVIOR


Thursday September 27, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:30pm

The Last Reef

The Last Reef- Check listings for XD Theater Exotic coral reefs, vibrant sea walls I the subarctic pulsating with anemo- nes and crustaceans: these biodiver- sity hotspots are as vital to our lives as the rainforests. Groundbreaking macro 3D cinematography explores these cit- ies beneath the sea.
FINALIST:THEATRICAL


Thursday September 27, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

1:30pm

Igniting a Movement: Leveraging the Power of Celebrity

Celebrity conservation advocates discuss how to utilize their influence effectively to ignite a movement for the greater good.


Thursday September 27, 2012 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:30pm

Caribbean Marine Etiquette - Universe of the Ocean

Caribbean Marine Etiquette- The Caribbean Marine Etiquette PSA is an entertaining visual experience starring Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro. It engages, intrigues and educates residents, tourists, and children alike with imagery of the Caribbean Islands.
FINALIST: PSA

Universe of the Ocean- In this documentary Frank Schätzing embaWrks on a journey through time and space to explore the secrets of the world’s oceans. The audience
is in the front row when, he shows newly found colourful and sometimes bizarre organisms of the deep.
FINALIST:3D DIGITAL INTERACTIVE CAMPAIGN FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRESENTER LEAD


Thursday September 27, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Harbor 99 Pacific St # 575A Monterey, CA 93940

2:00pm

Bangladesh: A Climate Trap; Planet Ocean

Bangladesh: A Climate Trap | Ami Vitale, Sanjeev Chatterjee

Planet Ocean- Capturing the extraordinary images of our remarkable oceans. It explains some of the planet's greatest myster- ies and how essential it is that we live in harmony with the oceans. FINALIST:CINEMATOGRAPHY PEOPLE & THE SEA


Thursday September 27, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:00pm

Oceans at the Tipping Point - Hunt for the Giant Squid

Oceans at the Tipping Point- The Ocean Health Index provides data on ocean health and a way to mea- sure its progress. Scientists work to develop a baseline of data, honing in on ten ways humans use the ocean. FINALIST:INNOVATION MARINE EARTH SCIENCES

Hunt for the Giant Squid- The giant squid is one of the most illusive animals on the planet. Attempts to find and observe it in the wild have more or less failed. Months of exploration lead the crew through incredible glowing waters filled with bioluminescent flashing. Did they find a giant squid?
FINALIST: EXPLORATION


Thursday September 27, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:30pm

Mentor Series: Didier Noirot

Receive valuable real world tips, industry insights, and listen to stories of ‘lessons learned’ from renowned filmmaker Didier Noirot.


Speakers
avatar for Didier Noirot

Didier Noirot

Director, Subimagery-productions
Largely inspired by Jacques Cousteau\'s underwater odyssey, at age 15 Didier Noirot knew he wanted to join in the future the divers of the prestigious research vessel \'Calypso\'. In 1986, the dream came true and he launched a venerable career in underwater cinematography. Didier has contributed to documentaries and underwater programming, including Disneynature\'s OCEANS. For his work as a cameraman on the Planet Earth series, Didier was awarded... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:30pm

Alien Deep: Fires of Creation

Alien Deep: Fires of Creation- Dr. Robert Ballard goes on a journey like no other, he’s setting out on an underwater odyssey down the world’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea of Hawaii.

FINALIST: 3D, MARINE EARTH SCIENCES, PRESENTER LEAD


Thursday September 27, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

2:30pm

The Big Fix - Blue Carbon

The Big Fix- An investigation into the mas- sive BP oil spill, digging deeper to reveal more unsettling truth about the world we live in today. Uncovering a vast net- work of corruption that caused one of the greatest environmen- tal catastrophes of all times. FINALIST: ISSUSES

Blue Carbon-

 


Thursday September 27, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

2:30pm

My Villiage, My Lobster - Weightless: Emotional Free Diving

My Villiage, My Lobster-

Weightless: Emotional Free Diving-

 


Thursday September 27, 2012 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

Exploring the Deepest Ocean: Been There, Done That--What's Next? Part II

This is the second of the two-part series of 90-minute sessions that delve into the science, technology, and techniques of exploring the deep ocean abyss. Six expert panelists will review recent scientific findings and discuss the latest technologies. All of them have participated in dives with manned submersibles. And three were part of James Cameron’s recent Deepsea Challenge Expedition in March 2012. Based on their past and present experiences, the speakers will forecast what the future holds for exploration of the oceans’ greatest depths.


Session Chairman

Captain Don Walsh USN (ret), PhD
President, International Maritime Inc.


Speakers
avatar for Andy Bowen

Andy Bowen

Principal Engineer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Director of the National Deep Submergence Facility hosted at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mr. Bowen has lead a wide range of developments in  underwater robotic systems. These systems have explored from Titanic to the deepest ocean trenches. His present project will allow scientists to reach one of the last ocean frontiers: deep under the permanent Polar icecap.
avatar for Phil Nuytten

Phil Nuytten

Explorer
Dr. Nuytten has dedicated his life to subsea exploration and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the modern commercial diving industry and a significant force in the creation of new underwater technology. As a developer of subsea systems, his goal has been to provide scientific, technical, military, and sport divers full access to continental shelf depths without the hazards of decompression, so that humans can explore, learn about... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Robison

Bruce Robison

Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
He is a senior scientist at (MBARI). Besides being a pioneer in the use of undersea vehicles for studying deep-sea animals. Dr. Robison led the first team of scientists trained as research submersible pilots. At MBARI. his research team has focused on the development of remotely operated vehicles as research platforms for deep-sea research.


Thursday September 27, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:30pm

Jim Toomy 100th Tribute; My Father The Captian, Jacques Cousteau

Jim Toomey's Ocean Inspiration-  Jim Toomey's award winning 100 second video tribute to Jacques Yves Cousteau for Ocean Inspiration, a Céline Cousteau initiative. A wonderful, heartfelt and humorous tribute well worth watching.

My Father, The captain: Jacques Yves Cousteau- Jean-Michel Cousteau revisits the adventure and the legacy of Captain Cousteau not only through intimate stories from his family but also from the people whose lives he influenced.
FINALIST: BROADCAST


Thursday September 27, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:30pm

Sea Rex 3D

Sea Rex 3D- Check listings for XD Theater Join Julie, in a unique voyage through time and space. Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures which were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. FINALIST:3D THEATRICAL


Thursday September 27, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

3:30pm

Into the Deep with Elephant Seals - Hot Tuna

Into the Deep with Elephant Seals- Thousands of northern elephant seals make an annual migration to breed each winter at An?o Nuevo State Reserve, on the San Mateo County coast. Marine biologists are using high-tech tools to explore the secrets of these amazing creatures. FINALIST: SHORTS

Hot Tuna- The ultimate marine animal – one of the fastest, most powerful and intelli- gent fish in the sea. It’s also the most highly prized. The Bluefin Tuna is worth more than its weight in silver, and is being fished into the brink of extinction.
FINALIST: MARINE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR


Thursday September 27, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:00pm

Happy Hour
Thursday September 27, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom I) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:00pm

Global Reef Expedition: Mission Bahamas - Great Barrier Reef: Nature's Miracle

Global Reef Expedition: Mission Bahamas- A group of Bahamian scientists team up with an international research mission to study remote coral reefs around the Bahamas.

FINALIST: NON-BROADCAST

Great Barrier Reef: Nature's Miracle- it is one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. This is the portrait of this biological miracle, and dives greater in detail than any previous television project.

FINALIST: BROADCAST, CINEMATOGRAPHY, MARINE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, PRESENTER LEAD


Thursday September 27, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

4:30pm

MicroTalks: Creatures from the Abyss

A series thought-provoking talks centered on a single idea. Each of these sessions will have four speakers who present their concepts in 10 minutes or less.


Speakers
avatar for Bruce Robison

Bruce Robison

Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
He is a senior scientist at (MBARI). Besides being a pioneer in the use of undersea vehicles for studying deep-sea animals. Dr. Robison led the first team of scientists trained as research submersible pilots. At MBARI. his research team has focused on the development of remotely operated vehicles as research platforms for deep-sea research.


Thursday September 27, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:30pm

Mentor Series: Rick Rosenthal

Receive valuable real world tips, industry insights, and listen to stories of ‘lessons learned’ from renowned filmmaker Rick Rosenthal.


Speakers
avatar for Rick Rosenthal

Rick Rosenthal

Launching his underwater career at Sea World of San Diego as a whale trainer, Rick went onto pursue advanced degrees in marine biology and oceanography from California State University at San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Rick has filmed over 30 programs, including three award-winning programs on the great whales, Riddle of the Right Whale, Humpback Whales and Sperm Whales Back From the Abyss.


Thursday September 27, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:30pm

Ocean Voyagers 3D

Ocean Voyages 3D- Check listings for XD Theater Explore the familiar themes of moth- erhood in a world as unfamiliar as it is breathtaking. Featuring a newborn humpback calf and his enormous 40-ton mother, we are taken on a jour- ney into their world.
FINALIST:3D


Thursday September 27, 2012 4:30pm - 6:00pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

5:00pm

Flying with Whales
Speakers
avatar for Graham Hawkes

Graham Hawkes

World renowned engineer, Graham Hawkes, created the DeepFlight series of positively buoyant, winged submersibles. The first DeepFlight submersible was unveiled by Hawkes Ocean Technologies (HOT) in the late 1990s. HOT is now on its fifth generation winged submersible. Hawkes designed the Deep Rover submersibles featured in James Cameron\'s 3-D IMAX film, Aliens of the Deep, and designed a significant percentage of manned vehicles used by... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

6:00pm

The Island President

The Island President- After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea. FINALIST:THEATRICAL


Thursday September 27, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

7:00pm

The Last Reef

The Last Reef- Check listings for XD Theater Exotic coral reefs, vibrant sea walls I the subarctic pulsating with anemo- nes and crustaceans: these biodiver- sity hotspots are as vital to our lives as the rainforests. Groundbreaking macro 3D cinematography explores these cit- ies beneath the sea.
FINALIST:THEATRICAL


Thursday September 27, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
XD Cinemark Theater 640 Wave Street , Monterey, CA 93940

8:30pm

BLUE Legacy Awards Reception

The BLUE Legacy Awards Dessert Reception will honor Captain Don Walsh & Mr. James Cameron for their lifetime achievements.

It will be during this reception that the Tributes to Mike deGruy & Andrew Wight will be presented.


Thursday September 27, 2012 8:30pm - 11:59pm
Monterey Bay Aquarium 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
 
Friday, September 28
 

8:30am

MicroTalks: Things You Should Know

A series thought-provoking talks centered on a single idea. Each of these sessions will have four speakers who present their concepts in 10 minutes or less.


Speakers
avatar for Owen Gaffney

Owen Gaffney

| Science writer and journalist Owen Gaffney is director of communications of the International Geosphere-Biosphere programme and author of the Anthropocene Journal. In June 2012, Owen's short film, Welcome to the Anthropocene, opened the UN's largest summit to date, Rio+20, to an audience of 188 heads of state and ministers. In the same year Owen launched the first educational website on the Anthropocene, www.anthropocene.info. Owen... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 8:30am - 9:00am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:00am

Cuba Hope Spots - Gardens of the Queen

Cuba Hope Spots-

Gardens of the Queen-


Friday September 28, 2012 9:00am - 9:30am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:00am

Cuba's Living Time Machine & Important Lessons for MPAs

A thought-provoking discussion on marine protected areas and how we can leverage the success of Cuba.

More than 18 million tuned in to see Anderson Cooper journey to Cuba to dive with Drs. David E. Guggenheim and Fabián Pina among stunningly healthy coral reefs, surrounded by scores of large sharks and imperiled fish species in the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning 60 MINUTES segment, Gardens of the Queen. Join Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor,” for an encore screening, a behind-the-scenes look at the 60 MINUTES presentation and a distinguished panel to discuss the significance of the piece and the important lessons it highlights about marine protected areas (MPAs) and Cuba’s unique example.

Named by Christopher Columbus to honor Queen Isabel, Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina, or Gardens of the Queen, is one of the healthiest coral reef ecosystems remaining in the Caribbean. In a world where coral reefs are dying, the corals in the Gardens of the Queen are flourishing, and like a living time machine, the Gardens likely resemble the healthy coral reefs Columbus saw, avoiding the rapid decline so common throughout the Caribbean and the rest of the world. What makes this ecosystem so healthy? What are the implications for coral reefs elsewhere? What is the role of diving in this special ecosystem? And how is this ecosystem bringing Americans and Cubans closer together?  Join us to learn more.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. David E. Guggenheim

Dr. David E. Guggenheim

Founder & President, Ocean Doctor
Dr. David E. Guggenheim is president of Ocean Doctor in Washington, DC. He is a marine scientist, conservation policy specialist, ocean explorer and educator, now in his 17th year leading marine research and conservation in Cuba. An Explorers Club National Fellow, Guggenheim piloted the first-ever manned submersible dives into the world’s largest underwater canyons in the Bering Sea. He is a leading advocate for sustainable land-based... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 9:00am - 9:50am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

The Island President

The Island President- After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea. FINALIST:THEATRICAL


Friday September 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

Commissioner's Insights: Animal Planet

Gain insight into what the network's strategy for new media content.


Speakers
avatar for Erin Wanner

Erin Wanner

Executive Producer, Animal Planet
Erin Wanner has been working in the television industry for more than 15 years.  She joined Animal Planet as an executive producer in February 2006 and in that time has produced more than 250 episodes of current and upcoming programming for the network, including the hit series FATAL ATTRACTIONS, PIT BOSS, I SHOULDN'T BE ALIVE, and ratings powerhouse UNTAMED & UNCUT.  FATAL ATTRACTIONS ranked as the top performing series during... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

Google Oceans: Leveraging the Layer for Public Good

Jenifer Austin Foulkes, Program Manager for Google Oceans Program, collaborates with marine research and exploration partners to showcase ocean-related content in Google Earth and Google Maps. Learn the benefits of geolocated photo sharing in Google Earth and Google Maps through Panoramio.


Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Austin

Jenifer Austin

Project Manager, Google
Jenifer Austin is the Manager of the Google Ocean Program. She also helped start the Google Earth Outreach Program which supports nonprofit groups using Google Earth and Maps to change the world. Jenifer holds an undergraduate degree in biology and a masters degree in the Neurosciences from Stanford University and has done research at Florida State University, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:30am

Oceans at the Tipping Point; Edi's Paradise: Will it Survive?

ceans at the Tipping Point- The Ocean Health Index provides data on ocean health and a way to mea- sure its progress. Scientists work to develop a baseline of data, honing in on ten ways humans use the ocean. FINALIST:INNOVATION MARINE EARTH SCIENCES

Edi's Paradise: Will it Survive?- East of Indonesia lies the paradise of Swiss diver Edi Frommenwiler. Here you find the most bio-diverse coral reefs on the planet. Producer Otto C. Honegger visited Edi, he presented some of its strange creatures. FINALIST: FOREIGN LANGUAGE


Friday September 28, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Commissioner's Insights: Discovery

Gain insight into what the network's strategy for new media content.


Speakers
avatar for Brooke Runnette

Brooke Runnette

President of National Geographic Television, National Geographic
President of National Geographic Television, the studio/documentary arm of the National Geographic Society. Runnette is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning producer who was executive producer and director of development for specials at Discovery Channel, including ratings juggernaut Shark Week. She also led efforts within Discovery to work more closely with scientists and conservation organizations such as Oceana and the Pew Charitable... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Commissioner's Insights: Nat Geo TV

Gain insight into what the network's strategy for new media content.


Speakers
avatar for Maryanne Culpepper

Maryanne Culpepper

National Geographic Television
Maryanne Culpepper, president of National Geographic Television (NGT), oversees all editorial and business aspects of series, specials and event production for the National Geographic Society. NGT's films and series can be seen on the National Geographic Channel and PBS in the United States and other broadcasters worldwide.


Friday September 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:15am

Mentor Series: Kip Evans

Professional Photographer and Filmmaker Kip Evans

Kip Evans will share his top ten things everything photographer should know before embarking on an expedition including:

 

  • Dealing with customs, weather, and other potential game changing situations
  • Transferring photos and video files from sea to clients
  • How to work with scientists and other stake-holders in the field
  • Protecting your media files, copyright, and other essential content
  • Successfully shooting both video and still imagery during the same trip
  • Maximizing social media opportunities from sea and other remote locations
  • Protecting your equipment from flood, theft, FedEx, and the airlines
  • Shooting with purpose to get the results you want

Speakers
avatar for Kip Evans

Kip Evans

Director of Photography and Expeditions, Mission Blue
For more than two decades Kip has led or participated in over fifty expeditions throughout the western hemisphere including recent expeditions to Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Bahamas and Panama. He has worked on a number of National Geographic Society projects including the Sustainable Seas Expeditions, where he served as the chief photographer for noted marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle. During this project, Kip spent over 300 hours... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 11:15am - 11:45am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:30am

Commissioner's Insights: NHU South Africa

Gain insight into what the network's strategy for new media content.


Speakers
avatar for Vyv Simson

Vyv Simson

Vyv has spent all his working life making, selling or commissioning factual programs. He is currently based in Cape Town working as creative director and commissioning editor for NHU Africa. He spent three years as executive producer with the award winning Darlow Smithson Productions in London before joining the world renowned BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. During his time in Bristo Vyv ran BBC Wildvision, looked after the NHU Children's... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 11:30am - 12:00am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

12:00pm

Light the Ocean

Light the Ocean- See an entirely new perspective on the ocean world. Combining data from scientists around the globe with computer animation software we are able to turn the waters of the ocean crystal clear. FINALIST:CINEMATOGRAPHY MARINE EARTH SCIENCES


Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00am
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

12:00pm

Sushi: The Global Catch

Sushi: The Global Catch- Trace the origins of sushi in Japan to its status today as a cuisine that has spawned a lucrative worldwide industry. The explosive demand for sushi has brought with it problems, as fish stocks have steadily depleted, sushi threatens the balance of the ocean’s ecosystems. FINALIST:ISSUES


Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

12:00pm

Lunch with Leaders & Legends

Join leaders and legends of the ocean exploration & conservation world for lunch.


Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:30pm

Save Lolita - Science on the Spot: Sound Waves - The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales

Save Lolita- On August 8, 1970, a four year-old killer whale named Tokitae was brutally taken from her mother in the Puget Sound and brought to the Miami Seaquarium, where she was placed in a 35 foot wide tank and renamed “Lolita.” She has lived there ever since.
FINALIST:PSA

Science on the Spot: Sound Waves- Our goal is to drill down on one place, one science concept, one person, and see the science in action as it is happening, with the folks who make it happen.
FINALIST:ONLINE SERIES

The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales- Ingrid Visser is the only scientist in the world to swim with wild Killer Whales. Her approach has revolutionized our understanding of these creatures. With a high number of deaths striking New Zealand's populaton, she faces her greatest challenge.
FINALIST:ISSUES


Friday September 28, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:30pm

Stories from the Gulf; Gulf Tides Series

Stories from the Gulf- Months after the largest oil spill in American history, many residents are still struggling to survive. A riveting portrait of a unique way of life, built upon the water's bounty, generations of tradition.
FINALIST:ISSUES

Gulf Tides Series- AS the BP oil drilling disaster slowly unfolds, coastal community lead- ers and fisherman fear the worst and demand the truth from BP. Gulf Restoration Network debuts an ongo- ing series focused on the impacts to our coast and communities. FINALIST:ONLINE SERIES


Friday September 28, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:00pm

My Secret Life as Plankton; Alien Deep: Inner vs. Outer Space

My Secret Life as Plankton- This film transports the viewer into the sensational life of fish. Introducing a cast of rarely filmed, planktonic characters, capturing their beauty. We learn the role plankton play in the lives of ocean creatures. FINALIST: ONLINE DOT DOC

Alien Deep: Innver vs. Outer Space- The world is running out of room. Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard pits himself against powerful advocates of manned space flight, seeking practical solutions for ocean living and farming. FINALIST: BROADCAST EXPLORATION INNOVATION


Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

2:00pm

Entertainment Law Workshop
Speakers
avatar for Tom Speiss

Tom Speiss

Tom Speiss is a news reporter who became a lawyer. | Prior to attending law school, Tom was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where he principally covered events in the cities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. He is now lead outside intellectual property counsel for several companies, principally handling trademark prosecution and branding, licensing and advertising matters, and related litigation. Tom utilizes the skills that he... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:00pm

Global Reef Expedition: Mission Bahamas - Great Barrier Reef: Nature's Miracle

Global Reef Expedition: Mission Bahamas- A group of Bahamian scientists team up with an international research mission to study remote coral reefs around the Bahamas.

FINALIST: NON-BROADCAST

Great Barrier Reef: Nature's Miracle- it is one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. This is the portrait of this biological miracle, and dives greater in detail than any previous television project.

FINALIST: BROADCAST, CINEMATOGRAPHY, MARINE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, PRESENTER LEAD


Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:00pm

Global Reef Expedition: Mission Bahamas; Great Barrier Reef: Nature's Miracle

Global Reef Expedition: Mission Bahamas- A group of Bahamian scientists team up with an international research mission to study remote coral reefs around the Bahamas.

FINALIST: NON-BROADCAST

Great Barrier Reef: Nature's Miracle- it is one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. This is the portrait of this biological miracle, and dives greater in detail than any previous television project.

FINALIST: BROADCAST, CINEMATOGRAPHY, MARINE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, PRESENTER LEAD


Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

Plastic Pollution Expeditions: Victories that Matter

By chasing Plastic Polltuion upstream we can match the polutant to the product and that's where solutions lie. It takes good science and thats why expeditions must contiune.

Find out the latest on the tsunami debris field and receive updates from our expedition from the great lakes and how the data translates into solutions that matter.


Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

ALIEN DEEP: How Do We Make Viewers Care

As if exploring the ocean depths isn't difficult and dangerous enough, how do we tell compelling stories about this deep, dark world, and make focused scientific research relatable and entertaining to lay audiences? Using National Geographic Channel's Alien Deep as a case study, scientists Bob Ballard and
Kakani Katija, and filmmakers Jared Lipworth, Kirk Wolfinger and Lisa Wolfinger explore the challenges of deep ocean filmmaking.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Ballard

Robert Ballard

Robert Duane Ballard is a former United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology: maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks.
avatar for Kakani Katija, PhD

Kakani Katija, PhD

Kakani Katija is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who has conducted research on jellyfish swimming for bio-inspired design of underwater vehicles and biomixing in the oceans.
avatar for Jared Lipworth

Jared Lipworth

Jared Lipworth is executive producer of natural history at National Geographic Television, where he is responsible for the production of natural history and science programs for the National Geographic Channel and WILD. In addition to Alien Deep, he is currently overseeing films on topics ranging from snow leopards to Nile crocodiles and from birds of paradise to great apes. | | Prior to National Geographic Television, Jared was the director... Read More →
avatar for Kirk Wolfinger

Kirk Wolfinger

Kirk Wolfinger has produced and directed numerous critically acclaimed documentary programs. The George Foster Peabody Award and 2 News and Documentary Emmy’s are among several industry honors. In addition to National Geographic ‘s “Alien Deep with Bob Ballard” other recent broadcast work include  Titanic At 100 for History and Titanic In 3-D for History and Sky TV. Kirk has produced several films about and on the... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Wolfinger

Lisa Wolfinger

Lisa Quijano Wolfinger has written, produced, directed and supervised a variety of films and television programs. In addition to her work on Alien Deep with Bob Ballard for National Geographic, she helped produce Titanic’s Final Mystery for Smithsonian and was senior producer for Titanic, 100 years in 3D for History and Sky TV-- all in 2012. | Other recent productions include: Sex in the Stone Age, Confederate Flying Machine, Ghost Ship of... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

Weightless: Emotional Free Diving - Deep Blue Dive - Sanctuary in the Sea

Weightless: Emotional Free Diving- A man travels through an emotional journey in the world of underwater creatures, trying to find balance inside himself.Sometimes we have to fall deep to realize that we always had the choice to stand up.
FINALIST:SHORTS SOUND

Deep Blue Dive- The ethos of freediving; The challenge: to dive as deep as pos- sible on just one breath. The drive: to explore the ocean in the purest way. The goal: make it back to the surface. Trevor Hutton, reveals the physiologi- cal challenges which have to be over- come to succeed.

FINALIST: OCEAN SPORTS

Sanctuary in the Sea- Gulf of the Farallones off San Francisco house whales, white sharks, dolphins, seabirds, and conservation issues. Dive below the surface to discover the abundance of life that thrives in this rich ocean environment.
FINALIST: PEOPLE & THE SEA


Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:30pm

Exploring Bloody Bay Wall - Ragged Tooth

Exploring Bloody Bay Wall- Bloody Bay Wall is a highly acclaimed dive spot that sits atop a 5,000- foot underwater cliff off Little Cayman Island in the Caribbean Sea. Motivated coral reef ecosystems and the stunning beauty of Bloody Bay Wall, this film illuminates the rich marine life.
FINALIST: NON-BROADCAST

Ragged Tooth- We follow this incredible shark on its biannual migration along the South African coast and venture deep into underwater caves to study its dra- matic mating behavior. FINALIST:CINEMATOGRAPHY


Friday September 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:30pm

Respect the Tail; Minds in the Water

Respect the Tail- A beach going litterbug finally gets some sense slapped into him by a dis- gruntled mermaid.
FINALIST:PSA

Minds In The Water- Follow the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and friends to protect dolphins, whales and the ocean they share his journey.
FINALIST:ISSUSES OCEAN SPORTS PEOPLE & THE SEA


Friday September 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:00pm

Bridging the Gap

The relationship between filmmakers and scientists can sometimes be tense and hostile. Join this candid discussion about the challenges in the field facing production crews and scientists and how they can work more effectively together.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Ballard

Robert Ballard

Robert Duane Ballard is a former United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology: maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks.
avatar for Fabien Cousteau

Fabien Cousteau

Mission 31
Fabien Cousteau is an aquanaut, oceanographic explorer, conservationist and documentary filmmaker. As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone, and learned how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday.  Today, Fabien continues to fulfill his family’s legacy to protect and preserve the planet’s extensive and endangered marine... Read More →
avatar for Amy Miller

Amy Miller

TV Series Producer, QUEST, KQED Public Television
As the Television Series Producer of QUEST, KQED's multimedia science and environment series, Amy Miller has finally found a way to merge her lifelong passions for science and storytelling.  Originally from Iowa, Amy grew up in Colorado then landed in San Francisco in 1991.  She studied biology and film production at University of Colorado and San Francisco State University, and since graduating in 1995, she has worked as a camera assistant... Read More →
avatar for Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

President, One World One Ocean Foundation
Chris Palmer is a professor, speaker, author, and an environmental and wildlife film producer who has led the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime time television and the giant screen (IMAX) film industry. Chris is currently president of the One World One Ocean Foundation, which has launched a $150 million global media initiative to save the oceans. In 2004, he joined American University's full-time faculty as... Read More →
avatar for Louie Psihoyos

Louie Psihoyos

Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society
Academy award winning director of the critically aclaimed film "The Cove."


Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

7:00pm

BLUE Carpet Awards Ceremony

Film Competiton Awards Ceremony.

25 different film categories and the Best of Festival will be awarded for their outstanding filmmaking.


Friday September 28, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

9:00pm

BLUE Carpet Awards Gala

Celebrate all the winners of the film competiton at the biggest party of BLUE 2012.


Friday September 28, 2012 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940
 
Saturday, September 29
 

9:30am

Into the Gyre; Transparent Sea; A Beach Project

Into the Gyre

Transparent Sea

A Beach Project


Saturday September 29, 2012 9:30am - 11:00am
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

9:30am

KIDZ BLOCK: Andy the Angler Fish - Jonathan Bird's Blue World: Anarctica - Jim Toomey's Sharks - The Story of Sharks - Sea Creature Fun Facts - Diego's Dream - The Shark Riddle

Andy the Angler Fish- Meet Andy, the Anglerfish, who takes us 3,000 feet below sea level to discover earth's most bizarre and fascinating creatures: a mischievous shrimp who spits bioluminescent fluid, a Jelly’s eye-catching light display, and a peculiar mating behavior.

FINALIST: ANIMATED, CHILDREN

Jonathan Bird's Blue World: Anarctica- Jonathan goes to Antarctica to inves- tigate life south of the polar circle.
He explores the majestic kelp forests of Patagonia, swims with penguins, meets a massive jellyfish, and has an encounter with a Leopard seal.
FINALIST: CHILDREN PRESENTER LEAD

The Story of Sharks- With a drastically declining shark population worldwide we offer a new perspective on the most feared fish in the world. We tell the story of our ocean’s greatest predators, focusing on the role they have in our lives.
FINALIST: ANIMATED

Sea Creature Fun Facts- This animation series created by the One World One Ocean campaign to spark kids’ interest about the amazing creatures that call the ocean home.

FINALIST: CHILDREN ONLINE SERIES

The Shark Riddle- Follow Laura and Robert on an adven- ture through the pages of a magical journal to solve a mysterious riddle about shark teeth.

FINALIST: CHILDREN

Diego's Dream- Check out Diego as he snorkles with amazing sea life at espiritu santo and isalnd in the Sea of Cortez. In this short film, Diego shares his love for the sea life and his desire to help protect it for future generations.


Saturday September 29, 2012 9:30am - 11:30am
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

10:00am

In Conversation With: Celine Cousteau

An intimate conversation with Celine Cousteau on her life and career.


Speakers
avatar for Celine Cousteau

Celine Cousteau

Founder, Executive Producer, CauseCentric Productions
Céline Cousteau carries on the family legacy of environmental advocacy through adventure and filmmaking. Some of her documentary work includes Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures (PBS), Mysteries of the Shark Coast (Discovery Channel), and a 12 part television series for a Chilean production: Oceano: Chile Frente al Mar. Céline is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization that creates... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:30am

In Conversation With: David Helvarg

An intimate conversation with author David Helvarg on his life and career.


Speakers
avatar for David Helvarg

David Helvarg

Blue Frontier Campaign
David Helvarg is the founder and Executive Director of the Blue Frontier Campaign, a marine conservation group. An award winning journalist, Helvarg worked as a war correspondent in Northern Ireland and Central America and has reported from every continent including Antarctica. He has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science and others. He's produced documentaries for PBS and Discovery and done radio work... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

10:30am

Marine Life Studies: Take it to the Streets Clean-up

Join Marine Life Studies for a street clean-up. Help stop the trash before it reaches the beaches.


Speakers
avatar for Peggy Stap

Peggy Stap

Peggy Stap, Marine Life Studies Executive Director and Founder, is a researcher, educator and speaker. She has been researching and teaching the public about protecting whales, dolphins and our oceans since 1998.


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
Other

11:00am

Ride A Wave: Live & Love It Up | Shaaark: Seal Broken | Surfing the Wild East | Finnsurf

Ride A Wave: Live & Love It Up (88 min)

Shaaark: Seal Broken (7 min)

Surfing the Wild East (24 min)

Finnsurf (52 min)


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 1:00am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

In Conversation With: Stephen Frink

Receive valuable real world tips, industry insights, and listen to stories of ‘lessons learned’ from renowned photographer Stephen Frink.


Speakers
avatar for Stephen Frink

Stephen Frink

Stephen Frink is a prolific underwater photographer and frequent contributor to Scuba Diving magazine. Frink was born in Illinois and moved to Key Largo, Florida in 1978, where he currently lives with his wife and daughter.


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Plastic Pollution Coalition: Science & Scientists that Make a Difference

This panel examines the challenges, opportunities and unique experience of scientists who have taken their science outside of the office, and a step further, to the public, in order to make a difference. Can a scientist be objective, if they are passionate about their science? Can a   scientist pursue their research   without passion? Where is the balance? How does it affect their     personal experiences? Each of these panelists has a story that connects their personal passion    with the subject they study.


Speakers
avatar for Arlene Blum

Arlene Blum

Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry UC Berkeley and also executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together worldwide to support chemical policies to protect human health and the global environment. Blum's research and policy work has contributed to stopping the use toxic flame retardants in... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Boehm

Jeffrey Boehm

Dr. Jeffrey R. Boehm joined The Marine Mammal Center as its Executive Director in 2008 from the famed John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois where he was the Senior Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation Science, Louis Family Conservation chair, and joint chair for the Great Lakes Conservation Awareness initiative. Dr. Boehm oversees The Marine Mammal Center's Sausalito headquarters and its operations in Monterey Bay, San Luis... Read More →
avatar for Katie Pofahl

Katie Pofahl

Program Manager, Sea Studios Foundation
Katie is an advocate for wildlife conservation whose voice has been amplified by an incredible opportunity – the chance to co-star with one of the world’s most iconic and loveable animals in OTTER 501. After responding on a whim to Sea Studios Foundation’s casting call, Katie quickly became a valuable member of the small, motivated OTTER 501 team despite the fact that she had no previous experience in filmmaking or... Read More →
avatar for Giora Proskurowski

Giora Proskurowski

Giora graduated from Amherst College with a chemistry major, but was lured to the earth sciences with the prospects of using the submersible Alvin to study hydrothermal vents. He got his masters and PhD from the University of Washington in chemical oceanography studying the connections between biology, geology, and chemistry at deep-sea hot vents.  While deep-sea vents and upper ocean plastics seem like very different research topics, they... Read More →
avatar for Daniella Russo

Daniella Russo

Think Beyond Plastic
DANIELLA DIMITROVA RUSSO is the CEO and Founder of Think Beyond Plastic™ Accelerator and Innovation Forum, which addresses plastic pollution as an innovation challenge. Daniella Russo's blended executive experience in high-tech, from startups to Fortune 500 businesses, and NGOs has helped elevate plastic pollution to the forefront of global, social, environmental, and political discourse.  Daniella Russo has launched the Think... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:00am

Title Wave - Booksigning

 2012 BLUE OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

“TITLE WAVE”  ~ V.I.P. - Book-signing event!

Dive in with your favorite celebrity authors!

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 ~ Portola Plaza ~ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Imagine….

A chance to meet the top Ocean Advocates of our time!

Sylvia Earle

The Cousteau Family

Carl Safina

Brian Skerry

Chris Palmer

Mark Christmas

International League Conservation Photographers

Dean Bernal & Jo Jo

Michele Westmorland

Jon Bowermaster

David Helvarg

Mara Kerr

2 Hours~ One day~ One chance~

Get your signed copy, limited edition books, and meet the author!

Don’t miss this one time gathering of celebrated and influential ocean champions!

Take home a little piece of BLUE that will become a family heirloom.

Original, collectable, signed books, offered specially by the ocean masters.

Be a part of BLUE history September 29th, 2012.


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Portola Room Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

11:30am

Weightless: Emotional Free Diving | Sanctuary in the Sea | Deep Blue Dive

Weightless: Emotional Free Diving (5 min) - A man travels through an emotional journey in the world of underwater creatures, trying to find balance inside himself.Sometimes we have to fall deep to realize that we always had the choice to stand up.
FINALIST:SHORTS SOUND

Sanctuary in the Sea (19 min) - Gulf of the Farallones off San Francisco house whales, white sharks, dolphins, seabirds, and conservation issues. Dive below the surface to discover the abundance of life that thrives in this rich ocean environment.
FINALIST: PEOPLE & THE SEA

Deep Blue Dive (49 min) - The ethos of freediving; The challenge: to dive as deep as pos- sible on just one breath. The drive: to explore the ocean in the purest way. The goal: make it back to the surface. Trevor Hutton, reveals the physiologi- cal challenges which have to be over- come to succeed. FINALIST: OCEAN SPORTS


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:30am - 1:30pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

12:00pm

Cultural Connections: Pacific Voyaging - Guiding Our Future with Wisdom from Our Past

Learn about the historical and cultural heritage of Pacific voyaging over the last millenium. Celestial navigation was a vanishing art when a cultural revival of voyaging began in the 1970's based on the teachings of Micronesian navigator Mau Pialug of Satawal. Panelists will explore the cultural values of our ancestors and the canoe as a metaphor for planet Earth, an island of limited resources, floating in the sea of space. The discussion will highlight the applicability of voyaging values to the current environmental crisis and the development of a new ethos for stewardship for Island Earth, “Our Blue Canoe”. The panel will delve into the art of storytelling in reference to the upcoming film, Our Blue Canoe, a cinematic feature documentary that chronicles the epic journey of the Pacific Voyagers, a group of over 100 Pan-Pacific Islanders, who for the first time ever, sailed a fleet of traditional-style voyaging canoes across the Pacific, and over 140,000 nautical miles, to carry a message of stewardship for the ocean.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Elizabeth Lindsay

Dr. Elizabeth Lindsay

The first Polynesian Explorer and female Fellow in the history of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey is a cultural anthropologist and award winning filmmaker.   Elizabeth’s keen insights and first-hand accounts from around the world have made her keynote addresses an inspiring call to action.  A sought after speaker in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, her audiences have included: Oxford... Read More →
avatar for Gianna Savoie

Gianna Savoie

"Mastering Science Storytelling: It’s Personal." | Gianna Savoie is an award-winning documentary producer and writer with over a decade of experience in Natural History filmmaking.  Her work has been featured worldwide on Discovery, PBS, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and the BBC among others. | Trained as an Environmental Biologist, she pairs her love of science with the art of filmmaking to craft the stories that not only... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Siman

Kelly Siman

Managing Director, Pacific Voyagers Foundation
Kelly is the Managing Director of Pacific Voyagers, where she runs the Hawaii office and heads Pacific operations.  She fell in love with the oceans and marine conservation when she was in the middle of a dark winter, high on a plateau, at the South Pole Station, Antarctica, and found a deep affection and respect for the Pacific Islands and its people when on break from Antarctica.  She went on to receive her Masters in Geography from the... Read More →
avatar for Nainoa Thompson

Nainoa Thompson

Over the past 35 years, Nainoa Thompson has inspired and led a revival of the traditional arts associated with long-distance ocean voyaging in Hawai‘i and throughout Polynesia. | | Not only is he a navigator and sail master of the double-hulled canoe Hōkūleʻa, but Mr. Thompson is a charismatic, spellbinding storyteller and a visionary leader. He is also an innovator, having developed a system of wayfinding, or non-instrument navigation... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

In Conversation With: Fabien Cousteau

An intimate conversation with Fabien Cousteau on his life and career.


Speakers
avatar for Fabien Cousteau

Fabien Cousteau

Mission 31
Fabien Cousteau is an aquanaut, oceanographic explorer, conservationist and documentary filmmaker. As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone, and learned how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday.  Today, Fabien continues to fulfill his family’s legacy to protect and preserve the planet’s extensive and endangered marine... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Look to the Sea | Ocean Blue Print | Wounded Warriors | From Bullets to Bubbles

Look to the Sea - The Big Fish guides a scientist through the wonders of the oceans in this music video made for the Census of Marine Life project.
FINALIST:MUSIC VIDEO

Wounded Warriors- Injured veterans dive in two of the National Aquarium's exhibits as part of their physical therapy regimen.FINALISTS: SHORTS

From Bullets to Bubbles- Follow a small group of disabled, war Vets who rebuild their lives by learning to Scuba Dive through the Disabled Vets Scuba.
FINALIST: EMERGING


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

The Shark & the Can | Now More than Ever Sharks Count | Jaws Comes Home | Surfing & Sharks | Shark Conservation panel | Paul Fong Reception

The Shark & the Can- A shark unwittingly terrorizes all the sea creatures, sad and lonely, his enemy is his frightening appearance. One day he finds a can, he uses it for a very unconventional purpose, hop- ing it will help bring acceptance from others.
FINALIST:ANIMATED

Jaws Comes Home- In the summer of 2010 shark expert Greg Skomal and Harbour Master Stuart Smith are on high alert as a huge, 18 foot Great White is spotted off Chatham, MA. This film records the first underwater images of an Atlantic Great White in over 30 years. FINALIST:BROADCAST

Now More than Ever Sharks Count- Pioneering divers recount their experiences with sharks while diving. Introducing a new citizen science program called SharksCount, a new international database of shark sight- ings to help shark conservation. FINALIST:DIGITAL INTERACTIVE CAMPAIGN

Surfing & Sharks- A documentary about the danger South African surfers endures every time they paddle out, in the largest shark population in the world. The viewer is introduced to three local surfers as they share their experienc- es with these animals while surfing their favorite spots. FINALIST:EMERGING


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

1:30pm

Marine Life Studies: Who's Who in Monterey Bay Whale Identification

Join Marine Life studies for an introduction to the marine life that call Monterey Bay home.


Speakers
avatar for Peggy Stap

Peggy Stap

Peggy Stap, Marine Life Studies Executive Director and Founder, is a researcher, educator and speaker. She has been researching and teaching the public about protecting whales, dolphins and our oceans since 1998.


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:00pm

Stories From the Gulf | Gulf Tides Series | Beyond Pollution

Stories from the Gulf (22min) - Months after the largest oil spill in American history, many residents are still struggling to survive. A riveting portrait of a unique way of life, built upon the water's bounty, generations of tradition.
FINALIST:ISSUES

Gulf Tides Series (53 min) - As the BP oil drilling disaster slowly unfolds, coastal community lead- ers and fisherman fear the worst and demand the truth from BP. Gulf Restoration Network debuts an ongo- ing series focused on the impacts to our coast and communities. FINALIST:ONLINE SERIES

Beyond Pollution (96 min) - After watching his hometown and its surrounding areas being desecrated by BP's massive oil spill Barker White was compelled to uncover the truth. They unveil a shocking tale of greed and corruption, culminating to the largest man-made environmental disaster in America, history. FINALIST: EMERGING


Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai I) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

2:30pm

Fish Tale: My Secret LIfe as a Plankton | Manufacturing Stoke

Fish Tale: My Secret Life as a Plankton   (6 min)

Manufacturing Stoke (80 min)- See an introspective look into the surfing culture's struggle to be ben- eficial to itself. Influential members of the surfing community are pushing for change within surfing's greatest paradox: a majority of the materials used are environmentally toxic. FINALIST:EMERGING OCEAN SPORT


Saturday September 29, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

2:30pm

Itu's Bones | Sushi: The Global Catch

Itu's Bones (90 min) - tells the story of expert net fisherman Itu (ee-too) Davey as he makes the journey from subsis- tence gill-netter to pro fly fishing guide. This compelling, and contro- versial story features the importance of marine reserves and sustainable fisheries. FINALIST:PEOPLE & The SEA

Sushi: The Global Catch (75 min) - Trace the origins of sushi in Japan to its status today as a cuisine that has spawned a lucrative worldwide industry. The explosive demand for sushi has brought with it problems, as fish stocks have steadily depleted, sushi threatens the balance of the ocean’s ecosystems.

 


Saturday September 29, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai III) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

3:00pm

Marine Life Studies: Mock Whale Disentanglement

Join Marine Life Studies for a mock whale disentanglement class.


Speakers
avatar for Peggy Stap

Peggy Stap

Peggy Stap, Marine Life Studies Executive Director and Founder, is a researcher, educator and speaker. She has been researching and teaching the public about protecting whales, dolphins and our oceans since 1998.


Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Portola Hotel (Bonsai II) 2 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:00pm

Thank You Ocean | On Board | Solstice | Stacked | 12 Miles North

Thank You Ocean (1 min)

On Board (6 min) - A personal narrative documentary that brings viewers literally on board into the world of surfing, and told by those who truly embrace it. Bringing people deeper into the surf experi- ence revealing to viewers the unique experience that occurs in the ocean and beyond the shoreline. FINALIST:STUDENT

Solstice (5 min) - Every year huge aggregations of Basking Sharks arrive to feed on the massive plankton blooms, but for such a large animal they are difficult to spot. This film follows a decade long quest to observe these rare creatures.
FINALIST:ONLINE DOT DOC

Stacked (15 min)

12 Miles North (32 min) - In the early 1950’s, African-American Nick Gabaldon challenged racial seg- regation in Los Angeles through surf- ing. this film pays tribute to Gabaldon, who drowned in a surfing accident
in 1951.
FINALIST: OCEAN SPORTS

Stacked

12 Miles North- In the early 1950’s, African-American Nick Gabaldon challenged racial seg- regation in Los Angeles through surf- ing. this film pays tribute to Gabaldon, who drowned in a surfing accident
in 1951.
FINALIST: OCEAN SPORTS


Saturday September 29, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

5:30pm

Respect the Tail | Mission of Mermaids | Minds In the Water

Respect the Tail (1 min)

Mission of Mermaids (15 min) - Susan Rockefeller’s most personal documentary uses the archetype of the mermaids to create a poetic ode to the sea, and a plea for its protection. The mermaid as our guide, we can unite to protect our oceans to preserve them as places of regenera- tion, beauty, and boundless dreams. FINALIST:SHORTS

Minds in the Water (85 min)


Saturday September 29, 2012 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

8:00pm

Benefit Auction & 50 Shades of BLUE Eco-Fashion Show

Join BLUE for 2012 Eco-Fashion Show & Benefit Auction


Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940
 
Sunday, September 30
 

9:00am

Screening of All Award Winning Films

Purchase an ALL Day Pass for the award winning films screened at the Golden State Theatre and the Museum of Monterey.  Check with the venue or Registration for the screening schedule.


Sunday September 30, 2012 9:00am - 7:00pm
Other

11:00am

Pad Yatra | Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina: The Sacred Island

Pad Yatra (70 min)

Saving the Ocean (27 min)- Renowned ocean biologist Carl Safina fishes with the locals on the island of Pemba, off the East African coast, meeting the influential Imams preachine the conservation message of the Koran: that humans’ role on Earth is to be stewards of Creation. FINALIST:INNOVATION


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

1:00pm

Plastic Pollution Coalition: Art & Artists Working Towards Change

Plastic pollution is a problem which the world has just begun to understand. Sharing the truth about the devastating impacts of plastic pollution has been most successful through the power of art.  These three notable artists, an award-winning film-maker, an award winning photographer and a well-known visual artist share a passion about a world free of plastic pollution, and a healthy ocean. Join us for a discussion on their vision of the power of art to promote big ideas and to support behavior change.


Speakers
avatar for Kip Evans

Kip Evans

Director of Photography and Expeditions, Mission Blue
For more than two decades Kip has led or participated in over fifty expeditions throughout the western hemisphere including recent expeditions to Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Bahamas and Panama. He has worked on a number of National Geographic Society projects including the Sustainable Seas Expeditions, where he served as the chief photographer for noted marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle. During this project, Kip spent over 300 hours... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Longobardi

Pamela Longobardi

Pam Longobardi has had over 40 solo exhibitions and 65 group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the US, China, Italy, Spain, Finland, Poland, Japan, Greece and Monaco. Her artworks are in numerous collections both public and private. A recipient of numerous awards, Longobardi is Professor of Art at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and has created the Drifters Project in 2006, an ongoing environmental art intervention involving... Read More →
avatar for Daniella Russo

Daniella Russo

Think Beyond Plastic
DANIELLA DIMITROVA RUSSO is the CEO and Founder of Think Beyond Plastic™ Accelerator and Innovation Forum, which addresses plastic pollution as an innovation challenge. Daniella Russo's blended executive experience in high-tech, from startups to Fortune 500 businesses, and NGOs has helped elevate plastic pollution to the forefront of global, social, environmental, and political discourse.  Daniella Russo has launched the Think... Read More →
avatar for Mark Shelley

Mark Shelley

Mark Shelley runs Sea Studios Foundation, the culmination of a lifelong ambition to harness the power of filmmaking and spotlight some of the most pressing issues of our times. As a National Geographic filmmaker and senior series producer, Shelley has been part of numerous award-winning exhibits and television programs. He is internationally recognized for his underwater filmmaking skills and has developed deep sea imaging systems for National... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

4:00pm

Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean (42 min) - Capturing the extraordinary images of our remarkable oceans. It explains some of the planet's greatest myster- ies and how essential it is that we live in harmony with the oceans. FINALIST: CINEMATORGRAPHY PEOPLE & THE SEA


Sunday September 30, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

5:30pm

Best of Festival Screening - The Island President

Best of Festival Screening

 


Sunday September 30, 2012 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

7:30pm

Wrap Party & Okeanos Performance

BLUE 2012 closes out anouther year with a celebration of the sea with a performance by Okeanos.

Okeanos is a dance-cirque portrait of the ocean as body, environment, metaphor, and force. It is a performance to inspire and educate audiences about the ocean and connect them deeply to ocean conservation. Capacitor offers a 35 minute excerpt of this hour long work.

Okeanos incorporates choreography and apparatus by Capacitor Artistic Director Jodi Lomask, along with dance video, animation by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, underwater cinematography by David Hannan, and electonic music punctuated with the voices of Dr. Sylvia Earle and Dr. Tierney Thys.


Sunday September 30, 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940