Sylvia Earle – A life of Deep Sea Exploration
Cristian Dimitrius – Underwater Jungle
Erick Higuera – Bluewater Giants of Baja
Adam Ravetch is the preeminent cinematographer of extreme life in and around the Artic circle. From polar bears to walrus, Adam's camera has created multiple Emmy award winning films for IMAX, BBC, PBS, Universal Pictures, and National Geographic. Working in sub zero conditions not only destroys your camera equiptment, but will make you question your own survival. Adam will share his most spectacular achievements of exploring and surviving the Arctic wilderness with his camera.
Sylvia Earle needs no introduction to any ocean lover. She is the pioneer of the deep oceans and has spent her life uncovering the mysteries of the inky depths. Sylvia will share with us her life story. Not just how she become the premiere female explorer in a world dominated by men, but how she pushed the envelope of deep sea science and the story it tells us today for the future of the oceans. Join us for an amazing opportunity to hear tales from decades beneath the waves.
Cristian Dimitrius has captured the wild jungles like no other underwater filmmaker. As a native Brazilian, Cristian has spent his life photographing the wild waterways of South America for BBC, National Geographic, and Discovery. While Cristian regularly swims with sharks, his cinematography specalizes in swimming alligators, anacondas, piranhas, and spiders of the Amazon and the world's jungles. Cristian will share his Emmy Award winning footage of rarely seen environmnets beneath the waters of the jungle and behind the scene footage of the bug filed, and at times, inhospitable conditions required to capture such amazing images.
Erick Higuera has spent years swimming with great white sharks, humpback whales, giant manta rays, dolphins, and schools of hammerheads sharks in the remote waters off Baja, Mexico. Tonight Erick will share his greatest moments swimming with these giants of Baja and also give us a look at behind the scenes of a life of a filmmaker and conservationist who has dedicated his life to the sea.
National Geographic Live has 1 explorer left in the season.
August 20 @ 7 pm: David Doubilet- Coral, Fire, and Ice: Exploring Secret Underwater Worlds
David has mastered the techniques of working with water and light to become one of the world’s most celebrated underwater photographers and a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine where he has published nearly 70 stories since his first assignment in 1971. David is a contributing editor for several publications and an author of 12 titles including the award winning Water Light Time. His photographic awards include numerous Pictures of the Year, BBC Wildlife, Communication Arts and World Press awards. David is a member of the Academy of Achievement, Royal Photographic Society, International League of Conservation Photographers,International Diving Hall of Fame and a Trustee of the Shark Research Institute.
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On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel", receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies.
The band got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.
It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Newport Folk Festival.
In 2011 Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford and Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this musical excursion across America's vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy directed documentary, Big Easy Express.
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