During his time as a filmmaker, Robert Boyd has worked to highlight discoveries in science and the natural world. He has produced video content exploring zooplankton research at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and invasive species management at the Department of Interior.
During his graduate studies at American University, Boyd has worked as a video engineer intern aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, where he was responsible for controlling and monitoring ROV mounted cameras, recording deep-sea fauna found in the Gulf of California. Most recently, he has worked with the National Park Service, using film to highlight the environmental and historical amenities of the Manassas, Everglades and Indiana Dunes National Parks.
Following his recent graduation from American University, Boyd is joining IRW as the IRW-FRONTLINE post-graduate fellow. Going forward, he is interested in creating documentary films that highlight the intersection between human society and microscopic life, ranging from insects to viruses.