Filmmaker Sean Casey talks storm chasing

November 30, 2010 – 2:50 pm

Filmmaker Sean Casey talks with blogger Kate O’Hare on his Discovery Channel show “Storm Chasers” and his upcoming Giant Screen film Tornado Alley.

Q: What does your relationship with Vortex 2 – which seemed strained at best – look like for the future?

A: The people in V2 are my friends, some of them good friends. Their field operations ended this year, as it was a two-year field mission for 2009 and 2010. But who knows, 10 years down the road, there will probably be a VORTEX3 and, by then, I should have TIV5 ready, with all of its hovercraft capabilities in place.

Q: Once your IMAX movie is released in April, will you return to storm chasing?

A: You ever see an image of one of those salmon that migrate hundreds of miles up a stream, their body slowly disintegrating and turning to mush, as they spawn out the last of their lives and then wash up on the gravel, go belly-up and just lay there slowly gasping? That’s me. I’m spent.

But…

That said (a bit over-dramatically) I feel a compulsion to keep storm chasing, to see something that for me is like being in the presence of God, to be witness to something that brings awe to my soul.

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