Monday, 21 February 2011

Human Planet

I don't know if any of you are UK based but if you have access to it I highly recommend watching the BBC's new documentary series The Human Planet.

Each episode focuses on a different climate zone or area, such as Deserts, Mountains, the Arctic, etc and on the ways in which humans have learnt to interact with the nature around them in order to survive in those harsh environments.

The cinematography is so gorgeous and the lengths to which the production teams have gone to get the footage is incredible:

At the end of each episode there is a 10 minute 'behind the scenes' short, explaining how they shot one of the sequences from the episode. As some of you might know, I am a photographer/videographer so it all fascinates me. I work in the slightly less exciting world of fashion online retail, but I would love to work on something like that one day. Or maybe I wouldn't! I'm not sure my arthritis would agree with some of these enviroments and the long days spent lugging gear around. But you never know...


  1. WOW! Amazing videography, amazing depth and color. Not to mention catching on video some of the action and scenes. Very cool.

  2. I'm going to have to look this up on our tvguide. I do get a bbc channel so hopefully this is included. Extremely good photography/video!!