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Filming with National Geographic

The past month has been an extremely busy period, with a variety of projects underway. One of the things I am pleased to report is that our rainforest exhibit was    stripped out and has now been fully re-sealed. Although further work is required, including fitting a new floor and planting out, its great to know the exhibit will be complete and ready for the animals to go back in at the end of this month. Over the past few weeks National Geographic have also visited us to film. This has been particularly exciting, and filming has taken place in many areas around the University. This week  they captured the remaining footage required in the Museum. It’s been great fun working with the team, several of  whom came all the way from New Zealand especially to film. The day before yesterday I was lifting Chameleons off branches in Madagascar –  well, perhaps I should say in the lab of our Photon Science Institute,  through the courtesy of Mark Dickinson, and with the magic of blue screen technology , where tropical rainforest and lemur calls get added later! 

Earlier in the shoot, the team filmed a variety of our frogs for separate National Geographic programmes. They also got some great footage of the Panther Chameleon on display in the Museum (picture: courtesy of Dave Green). See below for a related video clip. 



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