Portland, Oregon’s KATU reports:
The book Shooting in the Wild is Chris Palmer’s written confession about the lengths he and others went to in their quest to get compelling shots.
“I have just pulled back the curtain on the dark side of wildlife filmmaking,” he said.
Palmer, who now teaches filmmaking at American University, wants viewers to know the whole story – that some of what they see in these films is not exactly as it appears. For example, he says:
In the IMAX movie Wolves, the wolves seen living on a mountain do not actually live there. They were brought in for the filming. And when the pack of wolves is seen eating a dead animal, they didn’t actually kill it – the dead animal was hauled to the location. “There’s lots of road kill around,” Palmer said.
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