Jun 17, 2015 | 1:10The Nature of Things Puffin Patrol - Promo Video
The Nature of Things Puffin Patrol - Promo Jun 17, 2015 | 1:10Travel from Newfoundland’s rocky shores to Maine and Wales to meet the colourful and intriguing Atlantic puffin and learn what these intriguing little birds can teach us about the dangers facing our natural world.
Feb 5, 2015 | 13:20The Nature of Things Making of a Film Score - The Great Human Odyssey VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Making of a Film Score - The Great Human Odyssey Feb 5, 2015 | 13:20Filmmaker and Anthropologist Niobe Thompson teamed up with Composer Darren Fung to create a magnificent musical score for the upcoming CBC series The Great Human Odyssey. In an era when live-recorded orchestral scores are a dying breed, Thompson and Fung brought the Edmonton Symphony and ProCoro Canada to one of North America's premiere acoustic spaces: Edmonton's Winspear Centre. Over three days, over 70 classical musicians and a large team of sound recording engineers recorded a remarkable score, capped with a sold-out public performance. See what happened!
Feb 10, 2015 | 0:30The Nature of Things Rise of a Species - The Great Human Odyssey - Promo Video
The Nature of Things Rise of a Species - The Great Human Odyssey - Promo Feb 10, 2015 | 0:30Like other kinds of human who once shared our world, Homo sapiens should have died away. Discover how our species faced near extinction in Africa, and then found a place to rebuild. Explore the birth of language and art at archeological excavations scientists are now calling “the cradle of the human mind”.
Feb 5, 2015 | 7:29The Nature of Things To Shoot a Reindeer - The Great Human Odyssey Video
The Nature of Things To Shoot a Reindeer - The Great Human Odyssey Feb 5, 2015 | 7:29For the crew behind "The Great Human Odyssey", filming a mid-winter migration of reindeer nomads in Russia's Arctic was one of their toughest assignments. A year of preparations led up to a gruelling journey across the frozen moonscape of Chukotka, and it was only possible because of a unique mode of locomotion: a "vezdekhod". Watch this "behind-the-scenes" and find out what that is.
Feb 6, 2015 | 8:16The Nature of Things Evolution of the Mind - The Great Human Odyssey Video
The Nature of Things Evolution of the Mind - The Great Human Odyssey Feb 6, 2015 | 8:16Director Niobe Thompson collaborated with South African filmmaker Craig Foster to bring the world of our earliest coastal ancestors to life. They worked over six months to build scientifically accurate costumes, choose locations along the Cape Coast, and cast a group of actors from local townships.
Feb 26, 2015 | 8:45The Nature of Things Bedouin Journey - the Great Human Odyssey VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Bedouin Journey - the Great Human Odyssey Feb 26, 2015 | 8:45Late in the final stages of editing "The Great Human Odyssey", Director Niobe Thompson and Editor Brenda Terning realized the series lacked a little je ne sais quoi... So, they gathered the crew together for a reunion tour in the Arabian Desert. And it just so happened, they were filming in the footsteps of David Lean and Lawrence of Arabia. Have a look at this making-of, and see how the Bedouin brew their coffee.
Sep 11, 2013 | 1:05The Nature of Things Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale - Promo Video
The Nature of Things Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale - Promo Sep 11, 2013 | 1:05Asian Carp are here to stay - and within 100 km of invading the Great Lakes. Despite best efforts in shooting, electrocuting, poisoning and angling them, they multiply like rabbits. It makes them a substantial threat to fresh water eco-systems.