Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I was filmed by a Nat Geo film crew.... (That's National Geographic, by the way.)

For the last 10+ years, I've worked at the Best Friends Animals Sanctuary. We are the nation's largest no-kill animal sanctuary and we specialize in special needs animals. The National Geographic Channel has been filming a TV show at the Sanctuary called Dogtown, which features, of course, our dog department and the great work they do.

One of the managers of the dog department, and one of the stars of Dogtown, is my friend, Michelle Besmehn. (see photo below). Michelle has also been one of my riding students for the past 8 months or so. She is a beginner with horses, but is a really fun student and has been learning a lot. The Nat Geo guys decided that it might make a fun crossover piece to come down to the horse department and film Michelle working with a horse for a change.

So, last week they came and spent 2 hours filming Michelle working with our cute little pony, Sira, while I gave her a lesson. They also did a close up interview with me - you know, the kind of shot where your face is filling the camera frame - and I don't mind admitting that it was a little unnerving. I don't know if they'll use the footage, I'm pretty sure I'd rather they NOT use it, but it seemed like a blogworthy event, anyway.

If anyone is interested in a little clip about the show, (starring Michelle, she's too cute!) here's the link:



ME said...

SUPERSTAR!!! How fun! I am really loving your pics from the last entry. You are an amazing photographer. I bet Brindy loved those...they are WAY better than the school so she's a lucky girl! Brynn is so photogenic. I haven't seen a bad pic of her yet. I may have to borrow her to model for me! She's Beautiful!