Dr Jim Frazier OAM Taree Australia Day 2022 Ambassador | Manning River Time


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World-renowned cinematographer, inventor, naturalist and wildlife environmentalist Dr Jim Frazier OAM has agreed to be the Taree Australia Day 2022 Ambassador following a request from the Taree Australia Day Committee. Jim, who lives in Bootawa, is best known for his work on the David Attenborough documentary series Life On Earth and Living Planet. He has also filmed for National Geographic, Australian Geographic, ABC, Film Australia, Time Life and The Discovery Channel, and was the cinematographer of the award-winning cult classic, Cane Toads: an unnatural history. Jim is also famous for his invention of the Panavision Frazier lens system, which revolutionized the film industry and won him a Technical Oscar at the 1997 Academy Awards. Directors Stephen Spielberg and James Cameron were among the first to use the goal. Further reading: Jim has won over 40 national and international awards for his work. In addition to the technical Oscar, he received (among others) an Emmy, two golden cameras, three golden tripods and a golden panda. In 1995 Jim was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) on the Queen’s birthday for his service to wildlife cinematography. In 2016 Jim was a state finalist for the NSW Senior Australian of the Year Award. Jim is a published author with Butterflies on My Mind with his photographs published in 2015 and his autobiography, Through the Lens: A Macro View of Jim Frazier published in late 2021. He is also an artist with a unique medium – he “paints”. by manipulating the growth of tiny crystals. Pieces of his work are in the private collections of Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Sylvester Stallone, Goldie Hawn and Colleen McCullogh. With all he has accomplished, Jim considers the Symphony of the Earth (SoTE) project to be his life’s work. Nineteen years in the making, SoTE is a colossal undertaking, at the center of which is a feature film of the same title. SOE’s mission is “to bring about a global shift in consciousness and consciousness through the music and voices of Earth creatures”. A passionate conservationist, Jim’s concept was to bring together musicians, singers and songwriters to produce music that would be coupled with the sounds of wildlife, to communicate the message that the Earth needs urgent help. . Unfortunately, Jim has been unable to find the level of financial backing his vision needs, and the reins of SoTE have been handed over to a team to get the project off the ground. Australia Day in Taree The Australia Day Awards Ceremony begins in Taree at 9am at the RiverStage on the Manning River foreshore. The plans are to have a concert at 5:30 p.m. ending with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Did you know? Manning River Times online subscribers not only have 24/7 access to local and national news, sports, current affairs and entertainment, but they also have access to our print editions in digital format. , with all the advertisements and classifieds at your fingertips.



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