UC SANTA BARBARA

Lecturer

Ian Kellett

Office Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-3pm

Biography

Ian Kellett is an accomplished field producer, cinematographer, storyteller and performer. Working with National Geographic, BBC, WoodsHole Oceanographic Institution and Ocean X,  Ian produced dozens of expeditions connecting media to innovative ocean solutions.
Ian enthusiastically explores new media-landscapes and is endlessly curious about designing innovative outreach strategies.   As a director of photography he lensed award winning films including National Geographic’s DEFENDER OF THE WILD and several globally distributed TV series including PACIFIC ABYSS and OCEANS.  His lifelong passion is to create transformative experiences and stories that support thriving stewardship of aquatic systems. Ask him about building an Editing studio inside a mobile shipping container and the challenges of project managing the design and build of the most advanced deep sea cinematography cameras in the world. An enthusiastic advocate for environmental science and emotional storytelling, Ian has an abiding curiosity for innovative distribution and emergent media technologies. He is a passionate teacher who loves to explore the psychology of influence and how to attune audiences to the natural world.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree Film with focus on Science CommunicationsUniversity of Michigan
  • Master's degree Science and Natural History FilmmakingMontana State University

Links

Courses

109EA: IMPACT MEDIA

Instructor

Ian Kellett

Term

Fall 2019

Research Interests

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