The Lens of Adventure

The Lens of Adventure

December 9, 2013 | 7pm | In the Albert
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Have you ever watched a National Geographic film about some incredibly remote, dangerous place—and then wondered what the people behind the cameras experienced to capture the action?

Join Bryan Smith, an award-winning filmmaker for the National Geographic Channel, as he shares gripping moments from his assignments to document extreme feats and high adventure in the world’s most challenging environments.

An experienced kayaker who had paddled steep rivers in India, Peru, and Russia, Smith was inspired to take up video photography while protesting a hydroelectric dam project that threatened British Columbian rivers. He quickly developed a knack for creating innovative technical solutions to capture dizzying images—inevitably putting himself and his team at risk to get the shot.

Currently, Smith is traveling the world in search of the world’s monster fish for the popular Nat Geo WILD series Hooked. He recently filmed and directed "The Man Who Can Fly", a National Geographic special documenting experiments in human-powered flight. For Bryan Smith, extreme is “whatever is scary for you,” and he repeatedly tests the limits. Meet this dynamic filmmaker, adventurer, and conservationist, for amazing stories and intense footage shot in stunning locations.

Masthead photo credit: Phil Tifo, Reel Water Productions

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    Bryan Smith and camera platform suspended from trees. Photo by Reel Water Productions

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    Kayaker making descent. Photo by Phil Tifo, Reel Water Productions

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    Bryan Smith with kayaks. Photo by Lise-Anne Beyries, Reel Water Productions

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    Bryan Smith in the field. Photo by Pablo Durana, NGC

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