Liz's research interests include learning and utilizing immersive media formats to describe scientific concepts in an engaging way. Additionally, how these formats can help describe/show abstract concepts that would otherwise be difficult to show using traditional film and video media. She also is interested in how immersive media can affect the way people visualize concepts. Other interests are how to explain scientific concepts using video and effective storytelling, and connecting the audience directly to the science and the researchers involved in the science.
Liz is originally from the far south suburbs of Chicago and found her way into documentary filmmaking through her love of history, archaeology and storytelling through film to provide factual information. After obtaining her BA in History, she pursued her interests in filmmaking and the natural world in Bozeman, Montana at Montana State University.
Since joining GESTAR/USRA as a multimedia professional at Goddard Space Flight Center, she completed her Master's of Fine Arts in Science & Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University. Her thesis is focused on 360/VR films along with the completion of her project, A Road Through the Wild, an interactive 360 experience about the Beartooth Highway outside of Yellowstone National Park.
Her resume includes work such as The Women of Hubble (producer), Einstein’s Gravity Playlist (associate producer), Liminal (producer/director), Battle on the Booming Ground (assistant editor), Wildlife (production assistant), The Hebgen Lake Earthquake (producer/director/editor) and other commercial projects.