Talk: Planet Earth II - Behind the Scenes with Chadden Hunter

Saturday 29 July 2017

3.30pm • St. George's Guildhall • £14, under 18s and RGS-IBG members £10

Please note that this is a change to our advertised programme.

Planet Earth II captured the imagination of viewers around the world. But how did the BBC film crew find their amazing animal stories? And how did new technology enable them to take viewers on a more immersive journey through each habitat? Join award-winning producer Dr Chadden Hunter, as he reveals the secrets of making Planet Earth II, gives rare insights into wildlife filmmaking and shares never-before-seen footage from the series.

Speaker biography: Dr Chadden Hunter is an Australian wildlife biologist and filmmaker. After completing a PhD on gelada baboons in Ethiopia, Chadden worked with National Geographic and Discovery Channel, filming everything from tribes in Africa to snow leopards in Pakistan. On the BBC series Planet Earth he became known as 'the guy covered in bat poop', and whilst filming arctic wolves for Frozen Planet learnt that minus 40C was cold enough to freeze his eyes shut.  His credits include Series Producer on Wild Arabia which was nominated for two Emmy awards. While producing the ‘Grasslands’ episode for Planet Earth II Chadden discovered a new-found respect for any rhinoceros he meets on foot in long grass.

Talk presented by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in association with King’s Lynn Festival.

St. George's Guildhall

King Street
King’s Lynn
Norfolk PE30 1EU

St George's Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval guildhall in England - boasting many original and rare medieval features. The first theatre production was in 1442 and was officially reopened after an ambitious restoration in 1951, marking the start of the first King’s Lynn Festival.

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