Big Pacific

Behind the Scenes

Filming the big Pacific, an ocean that covers a third of the planet, was a grand idea that became a gigantic undertaking. This "Making Of" special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Behind the Scenes

53m 40s

Filming the big Pacific, an ocean that covers a third of the planet, was a grand idea that became a gigantic undertaking. This "Making Of" special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Previews + Extras

  • Episode 5 Extended Preview | Behind the Scenes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 5 Extended Preview | Behind the Scenes

    S1 E5 - 1m 31s

    With the best crews and the latest technology, the Big Pacific series travels to 20 countries, 77 different locations, filming an ocean that covers one third of our planet. Find out how the crews made this ambitious project possible.

  • Filming Pufferfish: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Filming Pufferfish

    S1 E5 - 3m 38s

    Follow behind the scenes with the Big Pacific film crew to Amami Oshima, off the coast of Japan. Cameramen Peter Kragh and Ernie Kovacs set out to film a mysterious pufferfish. They must find creative ways to film without destroying the pufferfish’s delicate sand circles.

  • Snake Island: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Snake Island

    S1 E5 - 3m 26s

    The Big Pacific crew travel to Shedeo, or Snake Island, to film pit vipers preying on migrating songbirds. The essential shot for the story, or money shot, is the moment a pit viper captures a bird. Cameraman Scott Snider searches for that moment among 20,000 snakes. While under the concealment of a hide, cameraman John Betz captures an unexpected encounter instead.

  • Episode 5 Preview | Behind the Scenes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 5 Preview | Behind the Scenes

    S1 E5 - 30s

    Filming the big Pacific, an ocean that covers a third of the planet, was a grand idea that became a gigantic undertaking. Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind the series. This "Making Of" special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

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