safariLIVE stories

safariLIVE is an award winning LIVE wildlife TV show. Every day a team of intrepid guides, camera operators and others broadcast 2 x 3-hour LIVE safaris

One of the best parts of my internship at safariLIVE was filming and editing safariLIVE stories. SafariLIVE stories are short films about special encounters with our animal characters or behind the scenes information about the process of broadcasting HD LIVE wildlife from the African bush which is “no small feat.”

A Day in the Life of a Wild Earth Cameraman

Taking a look into the day of a safariLIVE cameraman. Award winning videgrapher Jeandre Gerding does what he does because it makes a difference in the lives of people and the animals he films. His passion is nature, and he really enjoys what he does which is evident in his work

safariLIVE celebrates Mandela Day

The safariLIVE crew headed out for a day of Madiba Magic in Utah, a community just outside of Sabi Sand, South Africa.

The best part of this shoot was going outside the world of the game reserve to the surrounding villages and getting to meet the people there. Inside the game reserves is a monoculture of animals and tourists, but to experience the locals was extremely special and gave me insight into the current state of social affairs in South Africa.
The best part of this shoot was going outside the world of the game reserve to the surrounding villages and getting to meet the people there. Inside the game reserves is a monoculture of animals and tourists, but to experience the locals was extremely special and gave me insight into the current state of social affairs in South Africa.

 

Behind the Scenes: safariLIVE goes on Nat Geo WILD

In just a couple hours, the team after weeks and weeks of preparation, is about to go LIVE on Nat Geo WILD across the whole of the United States. This is what we strive for, tensions are really high…the most exciting part of the best job in the world! “This is a behind the scenes look at the safariLIVE crew, shot and edited by production intern Chelsea Greene.”

The Wild Earth camera crew and Chelsea get up before the sunrise every day. But today we got up even earlier to catch the rays of the first morning light as they caught the hair of the camera crew themselves. This shoot was for an insert on the fireside chat; a behind the scenes look at the life of a cameraman.
The Wild Earth camera crew and Chelsea get up before the sunrise every day. But today we got up even earlier to catch the rays of the first morning light as they caught the hair of the camera crew themselves. This shoot was for an insert on the fireside chat; a behind the scenes look at the life of a cameraman.
My bush camp editing station; my slow macbook and borrowed screen. I was roughing it without a fast desktop! This just goes to show the power of concentration and determination. Many of the safariLIVE stories I completed were in this frustrating fashion. But I sallied forth nonetheless!
My bush camp editing station; my slow macbook and borrowed screen. I was roughing it without a fast desktop!
This just goes to show the power of concentration and determination. Many of the safariLIVE stories I completed were in this frustrating fashion. But I sallied forth nonetheless!

Chelsea at safariLIVE

I was asked by Wild Earth to make a video about my internship to give the community some insight into what it’s like to be an intern for safariLIVE. I had a great time making this video and thanks to Jeandre Gerding for the interviewing! I gained better skills at conducting interviews from being an interviewee myself.

About the author: chelseagreene

Climate change activist~Skier~Vegan~Vermonter~A rampaging explorer of the magical place we call nature. The opposite of violent and destructive; promote a rampage of peace, fun, and construction of fulfilling lives for all sentient beings. Let's rampage life together-we're too blessed to be stressed! My purpose in life is to do everything I can to protect planet earth and it's beautiful natural places, and to help people reach their full potential.