Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath joins SESYNC as the Multimedia Specialist, where her work will focus on creating video stories to help communicate the important work supported by SESYNC.
Herzfeldt-Kamprath is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts in Film & Electronic Media with a concentration on Environmental and Wildlife Filmmaking at American University. She has worked on films that focus on the Potomac River, solar co-ops, the Albertan tar sands, youth in Honduras and she is currently working on her thesis film featuring a bird rehabilitator in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Throughout her studies at American, Herzfeldt-Kamprath has participated in the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and is currently a scholar of the Center. While her research primarily focuses on environmental filmmaking, she is interested in better understanding effective ways of communicating scientific stories that have a human impact through film. She is completing an internship with the National Capital Region of the National Park Service where she is researching this idea and will develop a set of guidelines for creating effective science-focused films featuring scientists conducting research in the National Capital Parks.
Herzfeldt-Kamprath attended Pacific Lutheran University for her undergraduate studies, where she participated in MediaLab, an award-winning, student-run media organization offered through the School of Communication. MediaLab gave her the opportunity to work professionally with clients to create promotional and archival videos as well as work on two feature documentary films.