The Industry Standard

The Industry Standard

Los Angeles … I’ve been in L.A. for the last week doing some press for the launch of Human Planet in the USA tonight on the Discovery Channel.  One of the most enjoyable was a piece we filmed for NBC’s Carson Daly show, a late night magazine programme that appears to be something akin to […]

Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath

Sabah, Malaysia … In anticipation of the premiere of Human Planet, the BBC has today released three teaser clips from the Oceans episode which be the first of the eight to be broadcast next week.  My favourite one is an extraordinary clip of Bajau free diver Sulbin, as he takes a dive to 20 metres […]

Human Planet TX

Human Planet TX

Human Planet … Human Planet, the BBC Landmark documentary that I worked on for 2 years premieres on Thursday January 13th on BBC 1 at 8pm.  For those of you that haven’t already seen it.  Here’s the trailer in HD…

No Place Like Home

Mongolia …For some people who were brought up living sedentary lives, the urge to travel is irresistible.  I think that I am one of those people.  I have long maintained that this desire stems from an undeniable fire within the souls of each and every one of us that compels us to search out new […]

Life Between the Rushes

Mongolia …After spending a little time in rural Mongolia you will soon realise that the pace of life in this enchanting place is beautifully slow and serene. Offering up this aspect of the human condition to the viewing public is a very hard thing to do in both photography and film because our media has […]

The Perils of Filming in the Desert

Mongolia …Filming in the Gobi Desert is an unpredictable science as our cameraman Terry discovered to his misfortune today.  What for him began as a serene day of filming the scavenger wildlife attracted by a nearby camel carcass, ended up as race against the clock to reach poor Terry as both he and his camouflage […]

Practical Alchemy in the Arctic

Greenland …We’ve all heard our fair share of urban myths.  Whether we ever get to test the authenticity of them is another thing, but I’m a firm believer that if you are presented with an opportunity to do so, you can enrich your life no end.  Obviously I share this belief with the producers of […]

A Short Film Shot With My New Camera

Niger …Last year I was lucky enough to receive one of the first new Canon 5D mark II cameras when they came out.  Niger was to be the trial run for this new SLR which also shoots high definition film, something I am very excited about.  With the help of BBC cameraman Toby Strong and […]