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Move over Indiana Jones, it’s a new day in exploration. Today, explorers can come from all backgrounds and disciplines, and Expedition Granted is here to help fund one person’s dream expedition. Whether your passion lies in art, music, food, science, or technology, there are no limits to what area you can explore. Want your shot…

Ultimate Survival Dilemma

On this week’s episode of Ultimate Survival Alaska, day 28 of the group’s journey, the men are facing one of their most difficult legs yet –navigating The Prince William Sound. Leg 7 of their trip; it’s pouring down rain and winter is finally unfolding. To navigate the mine field of ice, the men have been…

by Quinn Kanaly and Noel DockstaderProducer/Director/Writer In making the film Collapse, we took a giant leap into the year 2210 to depict scientists studying the ruins of our fallen civilization. It was a daunting challenge. We often dramatically recreate scenes from the past, but at least we have history as a guide. Imagining the future…

by Diana DonnellyAssociate Producer For Nat Geo Amazing!, we try to take you around the world and back, but sometimes in the course of scouring the world for stories, we find ourselves much closer to home. For this episode, I ended up working with an expert underwater cinematographer located just a few miles from where I…

By Abigail RodriguezAssociate Producer First Day of Filming:I took a tiny step forward. The pressure of my foot sent a rotten green board flipping up like a see-saw in front of me. I tried not to look down at the waters of Lake Victoria thirty feet below the rotten pier I was standing on. Grip…

Trouble the Water

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this astonishing powerful documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Directed and produced by “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and “Bowling for Columbine” producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Trouble the Water takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. The…

"Just Sky Diving?"

by Diana DonnellyAssociate Producer If you walk by the production offices of Nat Geo Amazing!, some conversations you might overhear on a typical day include: “Yeah, I’ve got the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich, but what I’m looking for is Jesus on fish stick… do you have that?” or “Oh, another NG team is…

Albino Murders

by Barney BroomfieldProducer/Director For me, one of the most impressive parts of our shoot in Tanzania was our visit with Albino United to Mwanza, the bustling east African hub on the shores of Lake Victoria. The lake is the second largest body of freshwater in the world, looking much more like an ocean than anything…

Funny Yoga

In this episode of Nat Geo Amazing! we take you around the globe and back. From extreme mountain biking in Turkey, to surfing the wake of tanker ships in the Gulf of Mexico, to a laughing club in India, our bizarre, yet fascinating world is on display. Join the adventure and learn something new along…

Ecuador in Disguise

by Locked Up Abroad Production Team Monday 22nd March 2010The first day of the shoot, and the whole crew have travelled out to spend a week in the jungle. We have chosen to shoot in Ecuador, where we have a good relationship with local production company, and have found a great rainforest location five hours…

Hope The Wig Fits!

by Rebecca CodyProducer 12th February 2010I’ve just arrived in Latin America, tired after nearly 2 days of travelling, but tremendously excited. The air is warm, I’ve left the vicious cold behind, I’m happy. I’ve been met by my fixer, Paola at the airport, and she has given me the best chocolate I have ever tasted…

Getting Busted And Prison

by Locked Up Abroad Production Team Tuesday February 16 2010 We have an early start to the day shooting gv’s near the Royal Palace and then at Wat Langka Temple where a flock of Buddhist monks are made available to us to do monk-like things (be serene mainly). We then film gv’s from the top…

Filming In Interesting Places

by Locked Up Abroad Production Team Thursday February 11 2010 After nearly two weeks of preparations, we’re itching to get started. The morning gets underway well at 11am — the opening scene is shot at a guesthouse overlooking a crazily busy road junction in downtown Phnom Penh. The heat, the humidity, the sights and sounds are…

by Gayle YoungProducer Studies have shown that babies have an innate fear of falling, and will avoid crawling into a void or over the edge of a high perch. Seems logical, doesn’t it? Perhaps it’s an evolutionary adaption from our earliest ancestors. But in the tallest building in America, you’re supposed to throw that primal…

by Vicky BennettsProducer Producer Diary: Sunday 21st February 2010 We are up early for our first day shoot. We arrive as the sun is rising over the desert. The rest of the Tunisian team arrives and we get set up for the first shot of the film. It’s always a bit tricky the first day…

The Oscar-winning 1978 film “Midnight Express” told the story of 23-year-old college student Billy Hayes – his imprisonment for drug smuggling and his escape from a prison in Istanbul, Turkey.  But for legal reasons, neither the film nor the book, authored by Hayes, was completely accurate.  Now, Billy tells the full story of being sent…

Going Tribal in Texas

The two Kenyan guys are im the midst of an enlightening – and entertaining – journey through the U.S. Last week, the Maasai tribal warriors turned learned about ATMs, refrigerators, and hot dogs in New York City. This week, they’re traveling to Texas to check out the cowboy life. Just what will they encounter in their travels to the Lone…