Posts Tagged ‘discoverychannel’

Meet the #Cagefree Photographer Running Discovery Channel’s Instagram for Shark Week

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Shark Week, Discovery Channel’s very own opiate for the masses that seems to be about as addictive to people as crack, is only a couple of days away. And during that week, renowned celebrity photographer and gutsy #cagefree shark photographer Michael Muller will be running Discovery’s Instagram from Mexico, snapping and uploading the kinds of toothy photos shark week addicts can never get enough of.

So, before we let loose the terror and adrenaline, let’s meet this talented photographer who brought studio quality lighting conditions to the underwater world of sharks, and left the cage behind. Read more…

Tiny Cameras Mounted to Birds Capture What Life is Like With Wings

For nearly half a decade now, filmmaker John Downer has been pioneering the use of tiny cameras to capture photographs and videos from a bird’s-eye view — literally. He attaches extremely small and light HD cameras to the backs of birds in order to capture incredible point-of-view imagery of the animals going about their day-to-day lives.
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Disturbing Attack on Photographer Aired by Discovery Channel Reality Show

People do some pretty dumb things on reality TV shows, but perhaps none more asinine than this. During the filming of the Discovery Channel’s reality TV show The Devils Ride back in January, the camera crew captured footage of a confrontation between one of the show’s subjects and photographer Ashi Fachler, who was taking pictures from a public sidewalk. Here’s the description of the clip above (warning: it’s pretty disturbing):

When a photographer gets too close to a group of club wives and girlfriends enjoying a dinner out, Charles, a Laffing Devils prospect, steps in.

In case you didn’t catch that, Fachler was assaulted by a number of people involved in the show simply because he was getting too close while photographing from a public space.
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How to Capture a Face Smash Photo without Putting Teeth at Risk

Photographer Blair Bunting made this photograph for a Discovery Channel ad promoting the show Deadliest Catch. Can you figure out how Bunting shot it without putting the model’s body at risk? The trick is to use a few high powered leaf blowers and some liquid that looks like blood.
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How an Arri Movie Camera is Made

We’re waiting for the day when someone makes this kind of video for how DSLRs are made, but in the meantime, here’s a neat “How It’s Made” episode by the Discovery Channel showing how Arri movie cameras are manufactured.