'Expedition Mungo' Explores Myths and Mysteries - Creative Planet Network

'Expedition Mungo' Explores Myths and Mysteries

"One of the draws to my job as an extreme cameraman is being thrown into an uncontrolled environment."
Publish date:

The new Animal Planet series,

Expedition Mungo

, explores the myths and legends cameraman Paul "Mungo" Mungeam has encountered throughout his travels.

"Throughout my 20-plus years of filming in over 90 countries around the world, I’ve heard some truly amazing stories," he tells


. "Some seem totally farfetched, but others are spine-tinglingly real. This series provided the perfect vehicle for me to return to countries and investigate some of those stories — to define which stories are fact and which are fiction. To use my cameras and camera technology, to try to capture evidence on camera — the opportunity and trip of a lifetime.


Expedition Mungo

took us to some very remote and often hostile environments," he continues. "To deploy a crew into such places is no small feat. Getting to some locations took up to five different forms of transport — a true expedition.

Image placeholder title

"Safety is always a great concern. In such remote locations, even the smallest injury, if not treated quickly, can escalate into a very serious medical situation. To have solid extraction plan in place was essential, however, some of our locations were so remote, that any extraction plan proved impossible. This was a huge concern for the production team back in the UK.

"One of the draws to my job as an extreme cameraman is being thrown into an uncontrolled environment. My crew and I were totally at the mercy of Mother Nature and often found ourselves pitted against ferocious weather conditions. To operate and maintain expensive and sensitive technical [camera and sound] equipment was a constant battle. The only way to succeed in doing this was to execute our drills/techniques that we’ve learned through experience. For example, keep the cameras acclimatized at all times. Laborious, though it was, every night (no matter where we were camped or how exhausted we were) we had to clean and attend to our kit — if you look after your kit, your kit will look after you."

To read the full story, click here.



Custom-Engineered Bolero S Ensures Reliable Referee Communications for German Bundesliga

Today's large-scale sporting events, as well as their technical broadcast requirements, are growing at an astounding pace. To meet and surpass these requirements, Riedel Communications has initiated their Managed Sports Services division, comprised of custom-engineered technologies paired with extensive supervision and support by Riedel-qualified engineers. Among the first to profit from these services is DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, who has partnered with Riedel to design a reliable infrastructure for German Bundesliga referee communications.


RTI Names Cyrille Vergely as Dealer Experience Manager

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced that Cyrille Vergely has joined the company as its Dealer Experience Manager, Europe and Middle East. In his new role, he will ensure an exceptional experience for the company's dealers in the region by providing training, technical support and project design assistance.