National Geographic Live with Extreme Filmmaker

Have you ever watched a National Geographic film about some incredibly remote, dangerous place—and then wondered what the people behind the cameras experienced to capture the action?

Bring the entire family to the Webb Center on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:30 pm for Bryan Smith, an award-winning filmmaker for the National Geographic Channel. He’ll share gripping moments from his assignments to document extreme feats and high adventure in the world’s most challenging environments in his program The Lens of Adventure.


As an experienced kayaker of rivers in India, Peru, and Russia, Smith was inspired to take up video photography to capture moments that had never been filmed before. He quickly developed a knack for creating innovative technical solutions to capture dizzying images—inevitably putting himself and his team at risk to get the shot. “It wasn’t the adrenaline that was working for me,” claimed Smith. “It was this idea of focusing so intently and to do it well.”

Hiking for miles with gear, trusting rigging on sheer vertical faces, and paddling waterfalls with a camera between his legs are all part of the adventure. While the footage he has captured will make your heart race, the story behind the camera will take your breath away.

Currently, Smith is traveling the world in search of the world’s freshwater giants for the popular Nat Geo WILD series Monster Fish. He recently filmed and directed The Man Who Can Fly, a National Geographic special, documenting experiments in human-powered flight.

Meet this dynamic filmmaker, adventurer, and conservationist, for amazing stories and intense footage, shot in stunning locations. Tickets to this National Geographic Live presentation start at $33 for adults, $5 for youth 18 and under.


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