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Welcome to the WUI Blog. This is where you can read about what we're up to with news, current projects, behind the scenes stories, science communication, and all other things WUI. 

We spoke to Dr. Douglas Thamm, Director of Clinical Research at the Flint Animal Cancer Center, and the Barbara Cox Anthony Professor of Oncology at Colorado State University (CSU). Dr. Thamm was most recently named the winner of the 2023 Alan Kelly International Award for his work in researching Canine Cancer. Quite the impressive introduction.

Check out this video to see and hear more about what Dr. Thamm, his team, and the work that the Flint Animal Cancer Center is doing for your furry family member!

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WUI Productions is excited to announce the trailer for the upcoming Hold Our Ground documentary film series!

What an incredible experience it was to work on the production side of this film series that focuses on farmers and ranchers in Colorado who are pioneering innovative agricultural systems to maintain one of our regions most vital resources - healthy soil.

Last summer and fall we spent weeks traveling across Colorado from Haxtun to the Ute Mountain Reservation near Cortez, multiple trips through the San Luis Valley, Olathe and Craig, all to capture the incredible stories of the women and men who work tirelessly to provide our homes with healthy fruit, vegetables, grains, and protein,

While we worked primarily as the field production crew, we also had the pleasure of working with an amazing team from the Center for Science Communication at CSU that includes our mentor, film director and producer Jaime Jacobsen, editor Hannah Tran, and research team of Rhea Maze and Field Peterson.

To see our hard work coming to fruition in this trailer is so exciting and we hope that you enjoy watching it as much as we did filming it!

Stay tuned for more updates and news on this series that we'll share as they develop.

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Updated: Aug 2

Welcome back to the WUI Productions blog!

In our last post we introduced you to co-founder Matthew Ross, so today we'd like you to meet the other co-founder of WUI, Eric Forbes.


Eric is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who is dedicated to communicating environmental and scientific issues in innovative ways. Eric is a driving force behind our mission to make a positive impact through visual media.

Eric's journey into the world of environmental communication began when he decided to pursue a master's of science degree in Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University (CSU), shifting his career path towards his true passion. Since joining the program, he has been involved in significant projects with organizations such as the USDA, NOAA, and the CSU Environmental Learning Center.

Eric Forbes enjoying ice cream on location for WUI Productions
Eric on location enjoying some ice cream, a mandatory treat for filmmaking

Throughout these experiences, Eric has worn multiple hats, serving as a director, field research photographer, data analyst, and ice cream connoisseur.

As a filmmaker, Eric excels in both documentary and narrative styles, utilizing the power of storytelling to captivate viewers and shed light on pressing environmental issues. He brings a unique blend of creativity and authenticity to his projects, aiming to engage audiences on an emotional level and inspire them to take action.

In addition to his filmmaking, Eric has an extensive photography background. Whether he's capturing stunning landscapes or documenting crucial research, his images have a way of conveying the beauty and fragility of our natural world. With a deep understanding of both analog and digital photography, Eric creates visuals that leave a lasting impact on viewers.

Before shifting his career path to environmental communication, Eric developed his skills behind the camera with years of experience creating corporate video production. Eric’s time in the corporate video production world has given him valuable industry experience in how to quote projects, work with clients, and create content that stands out. Using these developed skills, Eric has helped foster good relationships with clients and collaborators for WUI Productions.

With a little more background on our Co-Founder, Eric Forbes, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we explore the world of environmental and science communication at WUI Productions. Stay tuned for more captivating content and behind-the-scenes insights as we continue to push the boundaries of environmental communication here at WUI Productions.

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