Norman Nelson, director, cameraman was trained by the Walt Disney Studios as a cameraman working on the True Life Adventure series with wildlife subjects including a film on the Golden Eagle and the Peregrine Falcon. Journalism BA. Recently worked as a director/cameraman on the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. Director of fifteen wildlife and environmental documentaries including a seven year study on the Whooping Crane, a half hour on Chinook Salmon in the Columbia Basin, “Journey of the Kings,” a one hour film on the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, Director of “The Vertical Environment.” Director on the educational entertainment DVD “The World of Raptors.” Director on five projects involving powerline electrocutions of waterfowl, and birds of prey for the Edison Electric Institute. Considerable filming for National Geographic and the BBC Natural History Unit on North American birds and wildlife. President of Echo Film Productions a wildlife film company and footage library on nature and wildlife. Provided footage and direction for video exhibits at the new Museum of the American Indian and
the World Center for Birds of Prey video room. Echo Films won two television Emmy Awards, and been nominated for projects on smoke jumpers, and rodeo clowns. Presently, Norman is shooting and producing new footage on a rehabilitated Bald Eagle named “Pearl.” His is developing a project on invasive plants, and a docu-drama on wildlife mascots of the Civil War.