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All Posts Tagged With: "Larry Engel"

Spark Blog: Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Natural History

Director or Photography Larry Engel explains some of the work that went into lighting a scene at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Dec 21st, 2009 | 2 comments

Spark Blog: Filming on an Island of Monkeys

The Human Spark crew members had to keep our wits about us when we filmed on the Puerto Rican island of Cayo Santiago. It’s home to a free-ranging group of monkeys!

Dec 15th, 2009 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: Working (and Playing) with Primitive Technology

Larry Engel and the crew head to Stony Brook, where Alan Alda gets a lesson in primitive weapon- and bead-making from experimental archaeologist John Shea.

Oct 6th, 2009 | 1 comment

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 on Spark Blog: Video: Filming on a Freezing Footbridge

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: 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: Shooting MRI Scenes — It’s Magnetic!

We started in the morning with what turned into a rather chaotic fMRI scene -- six people in two locations. And the magnetism of the equipment made filming complicated.

Aug 12th, 2008 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: Initial Thoughts on Filming with Alan Alda

Larry Engel, Director and Director of Photography for "The Human Spark," shares his initial thoughts on his task of filming Alan Alda.

Aug 1st, 2008 | 1 comment

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