Guillermo Navarro (‘Hostile Planet’ producer) on ‘connecting emotionally with the animals’ in world’s harsh terrains [Exclusive Video Interview]

Guillermo Navarro (‘Hostile Planet’ producer) on ‘connecting emotionally with the animals’ in world’s harsh terrains [Exclusive Video Interview]
Guillermo Navarro “wanted to make use of film language to tell the stories” of “Hostile Planet.” The Oscar-winning cinematographer (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) served as an executive producer on this NatGeo documentary series, which takes viewers to some of the world’s harshest terrains and examines the animals who live there. Watch our exclusive video interview with Navarro above.

In most nature documentaries, “the host is the main source of the narrative,” Navarro explains. “Someone is talking to you, driving you through the process.” Though this series is hosted by Bear Grylls, Navarro wanted to “lower the level of the voice-over” and allow the visuals to tell the story.

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He also wanted those visuals to be strikingly different from other shows of its kind. Traditionally, the photography in nature docs is “more observational,” shot “from a distance,
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