Hello, I'm Kyle Waldrup, AETN Production Assistant, and I'm glad to give you a behind the scenes look at our upcoming original documentary, "Champion Trees."
My time at AETN has been short so far, but undoubtedly sweet, as I get to work with some talented people, like producer Mark Wilcken and videographer Jeffrey James. In the pictures below you can see Jeffrey James expertly manning our jib crane in order to grab a few sweeping shots of the reigning champ Magnolia, found in Texarkana, Ark. You’ll also see Hans Stiritz, our talented DP getting a few beauty shots with his DSLR.
And here's the jib crane in action:
We were originally slated for Fort Smith that day, but once Mark heard this tree was starting to bloom, our plans changed so we could shoot this amazing tree. I think you’ll be pleased with the results when "Champion Trees" airs later this summer.