Behind the Scenes

 Web-Exclusive: The Importance of Play

Raccoon Nation

Web-Exclusive: The Importance of Play

This web exclusive video looks at the benefits of engaging in animal play— teaching animals about how things work, the physics of the world, and what to do and what not to do.

 Web-Exclusive: Urban Territories

Raccoon Nation

Web-Exclusive: Urban Territories

How does the size of urban raccoon territory compare to that of its rural counterpart? This web-exclusive video interviews experts who participated in a study to learn more about raccoon city geography.

  Filming Raccoons is Hard

Raccoon Nation

Filming Raccoons is Hard

In this web-exclusive video, Director Susan Fleming discusses the trials and tribulations that come with trying to capture high-quality images of raccoons in the pitch black.

 Behind-the-Scenes  Getting the Boat Out

Fortress of the Bears

Behind-the-Scenes Getting the Boat Out

While shooting on location in tough conditions, the Fortress of the Bears crew has to get creative. A look at the challenges that can pop-up when filming nature documentaries.

 Behind-the-Scenes  Filming with Bears

Fortress of the Bears

Behind-the-Scenes Filming with Bears

Filmmaker Shane Moore and Assistant Cameraman Michael Mauntler recap on the time they spent filming in Alaska for Fortress of the Bears in this web exclusive video.

 Behind-the-Scenes  Tides and Jibs

Fortress of the Bears

Behind-the-Scenes Tides and Jibs

A behind-the-scenes video on some of the filming techniques used to create the PBS Nature documentary, Fortress of the Bears.