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Behind the Scenes

Spark Blog: Video: Filming on a Freezing Footbridge

Producer Graham Chedd thought a chat en plein air would add some visual variation from the two-guys-sitting-on-a-couch-type shot that's always easy to get in a professor’s office.

Jun 10th, 2009 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Video: Ancient Dental Cleaning

Amanda Henry showed us how she very gently scrapes dental plaque from the Skhul 5 skull’s molars to find out what our ancestors may have eaten.

May 20th, 2009 | 5 comments

Spark Blog: Larry Engel: Running Better in “Non-sneakers”

Harvard's Dan Lieberman argues that we humans evolved to become the best long-distance runners on earth -- and we did it barefoot!

May 6th, 2009 | 3 comments

Spark Blog: Video: North Carolina Through the Looking Glass

Larry Engel discusses the challenges and joys of filming Alan with the chimps at the North Carolina Zoo.

Jan 16th, 2009 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: Video: Scientist Tanya Chartrand on Filming with Alan Alda

Watch Tanya Chartrand describe what it was like for her as a scientist to be involved in a television shoot for "The Human Spark."

Dec 10th, 2008 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Mimicking Alan’s Body Language

We’ve just finished shooting at Duke University a series of experiments with Tanya Chartrand on how humans unconsciously mimic each other, and how this makes us more social.

Nov 24th, 2008 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Photos: More from the Campfire Shoot

Here are some additional behind-the-scenes photos of the "Human Spark" nighttime campfire shoot with archaeologist Curtis Marean.

Oct 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Video: Making of a Fireside Chat Scene

In Arizona, Alan and archeologist Curtis Marean had a fireside chat about how modern humans replaced the Neanderthals. Check out this video to see how the scene was made.

Oct 21st, 2008 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: Video Interview: Scott Watrous, MRI Technologist

One of Scott’s most important responsibilities is making sure that nothing that can react with a magnet gets anywhere near the MRI machine. Watch this interview.

Oct 14th, 2008 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: Photos: Behind the Scenes at the Brain Development Lab

Check out these behind-the-scenes photos from our day filming with Helen Neville and colleagues at the Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon.

Sep 22nd, 2008 | 1 comment
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