About Tom McNamara
About Tom McNamara
About Tom McNamara

TOM McNAMARA is the Senior Multimedia Producer at Popular Science Magazine, heading up their video department.

He's an explorer of curiosity in search of all things weird, wild, and wondrous—from the edge of the world in Amazonia to the deep, dark depths of library archives. He also found the lost first underwater film and formed an orchestra of hibernating animals (naturally).

He’s a Webby Award nominated, Jackson Hole Science Media Award finalist, and twice Vimeo Staff Pick recognized director, editor, animator, and video-photographer. He’s worked for 12 years in digital video, TV, radio, museums, and education. His short films have screened at Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and International Wildlife Film Festival.

Projects include: PBS Nature, PBS Digital Studios, National Geographic, NPR's Science Friday, The Brain Scoop (The Field Museum), The American Museum of Natural History, PBS NewsHour, Wide Angle, The American Guide, History Detectives, The Guardian U.K., Thrillist, Quanta Magazine, The California Academy of Sciences, and Popular Science Magazine.

His Diary of a Snake Bite Death (Science Friday), was featured by IFLS, io9 and Discover Magazine and has over 1,450,000 views on YouTube. Sputnik-2 or: Laika, Our Hero (Popular Science) was nominated for a 2018 Webby Award for Best Science & Education video, as well as recognized as a Vimeo Staff Pick. L’orchestre D’hibernation Animaux (Popular Science) was a 2018 Jackson Hole Science Media Award finalist. His work on The Brain Scoop YouTube channel received a 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Science and Education internet series.

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Photo: The Field Museum/A. del Campo