Spy in the Huddle
Fred Kaufman ..........................................
Jon Patch chats with Fred Kaufman, Executive Producer of NATURE, who explains how a new documentary Penguins: Spy in the Huddle was created using cameras disguised as penguins, eggs and rocks. The filmmakers behind Penguins: Spy in the Huddle used 50 cameras dressed up as life-sized penguins, eggs and rocks to document the daily lives of three very different species of penguins: Emperor penguins in Antarctica, Rockhopper penguins on the Falkland Islands and Humboldt penguins in Peru’s Atacama Desert.
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Kaufman, who has been with Nature since its inception and helmed the series since 1991, expressed in reaction to the award, “I’m extremely honored to be recognized by Janet Rose and the International Wildlife Media Center and Film Festival. Nature owes its success in part to the great team I have the privilege to work with and to our peers within the industry who continue to help us be the leading voice of the natural world.”
Nature has won more than 600 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film communities, and environmental organizations including 10 Emmys, three Peabodys and the first award given to a television program by the Sierra Club. The series received two of wildlife film industry’s highest honors: the Christopher Parsons Outstanding Achievement Award given by the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, England in October 2010 and the Grand Teton Award given by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in October 2011.
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