Tom Fitz is a four-time Emmy award-winning documentary cameraman whose work has been broadcast by PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, ABC, NHK, and others. His programs have also been displayed in museums (including the Smithsonian and the BioMuseo of Panama City, Panama) and other non-broadcast venues. Tom has 35+ years of experience in natural history camera work, both topside and underwater. His shoots have taken him all over the world, from the high Canadian Arctic to Antarctica, with many locations between. In 2004 Tom began making his own films too, earning numerous awards, and in 2008 he co-founded Schoolyard Films, Inc. Schoolyard produces short natural history and environmental films for K-12 classes, accompanies them with study guides, and distributes to schools throughout the US for FREE, via Apple Podcasts, PBS, DCMP, and other online streaming sources... Currently, Tom divides his time between freelance camerawork and running the daily activities at Schoolyard. In 2021, Tom was inducted into The Florida Artists' Hall of Fame (The State's Highest Arts Honor).