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Scott McDermott IC'97, Photographer/Film Director, October 15 Park Conversation

Contributed by Ann Marie Adams on 10/11/20 

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The Roy H Park School of Communications to host a conversation in its forum series on October 15.

Scott McDermott IC’97 ~ Photographer and Film Director

Thursday, October 15, 2020 ~ 12:10-1:05 p.m.

Registration Required and Available at:

The Park Conversation series will provide an opportunity for students to interact with an industry professional in an informal setting that provides for brief remarks focusing on the “career pathway” of the speaker in reflection and advice pushing forward for the next generation of employees. The conversation will offer an opportunity for students to introduce themselves to the speaker and to ask questions. Each session will also allow for one to one breakout sessions at the conclusion of the general forum. Space is limited (5 breakout rooms only), waitlist available.

Scott has graciously provided (limited) access to the Ithaca College Community to view his film in conjunction with this conversation:

Magenin Films: Danica DRIVEN


"As the days tick toward Danica Patrick's last race before retirement from motor sports, we travel along her side for an intimate look at the thoughts, legacy and immediate next chapters in the life of the most successful woman open-wheel race-car driver of all time, a pop-culture figure who utilized incredible skill and marketing savvy to transcend a male-barricaded sport."

Scott McDermott grew up in Switzerland, backpacked through the American West and trekked the Himalayas before spending the last 20 years as a commercial photographer in NYC, initially shooting sports. Scott's work eventually shifted toward the athletes themselves and portraiture. This led to photographing many of the best creative minds in Hollywood, the music industry and the worlds of business and government. Along with his advertising and editorial work, Scott has created several personal projects including his “Scar Stories” portrait series, the highly acclaimed "Mandela Day” project capturing the hands and faces of many of those who support Nelson Mandela's message and a series of portraits accompanying the film "Pop Culture" about the fatherhood experience.

In the last few years Scott has also made the shift to the moving image as a director on a variety of projects from commercial spots to short films and viral videos through his production company Magenin Films. He also just directed a feature documentary "Danica: DRIVEN" that follows racing driver Danica Patrick in the lead up to her final race before retirement. The film was selected into ten film festivals, and has won awards for "Best Biographical Film", "Best Sports Film" and "Best Cinematography".

Scott is an International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 member as a still photographer.

Park Professional Development offers a series of virtual forums to make new connections, spark insights and build momentum in our shared interest in communications. We'll gather online in an open, accessible format that engages our community and allies in driving the discussion around our mutual industries and professions. 

  • The Park Podcast series extends the topical conversations on the industries and professions from the roundtable and conversation series and features a variety of student hosts. 
  • The Park Portfolio Review is a professional dialogue that will provide feedback, career advice and/or new perspectives on student work. 

For more information contact Ann-Marie Adams, Interim Park Professional Development Coordinator/First Year Advocate via email or by cell phone 607.229.8071.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Ann Marie Adams at or (607) 229-8071. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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