DAILY PLANET Captures Extreme Action and Technology with “Anything for the Shot Week”, October 5-9 on Discovery
— September 28, 2015
– From snowboarding in the clouds to diving to the bottom of a sinkhole in Mexico, DAILY PLANET follows the world’s most ground-breaking adventure seekers who use cutting-edge technology to capture the “perfect shot” –
(L-R): DAILY PLANET Co-Hosts Dan Riskin and Ziya Tong
TORONTO (September 28, 2015) – Extreme technology + extreme risks = the “perfect shot!” DAILY PLANET, Discovery’s flagship science magazine, zooms in on fearless risk-takers pushing human and technological limits for the camera shot of a lifetime during “Anything for the Shot Week”, airing Monday, Oct. 5 – Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. ET on Discovery. Armed with the very latest high-tech camera equipment designed for the job, Co-Hosts Ziya Tong and Dan Riskin follow the adventurists who go beyond the edge - diving deep underwater, hiking the highest mountains, and even flying through the clouds! From extreme cameras that can withstand the extreme temperatures of volcanoes to a 360-degree video encounter with a curious young mountain gorilla, DAILY PLANET invites viewers to experience the world like never before and ride (or fly...) alongside the world’s greatest daredevils as they go to the greatest lengths to secure the perfect shot.
(L-R): Professional stunt man Adrian “Wildman” Cenni cloudboarding 1,800 metres above ground; Underwater photographer Keri Wilk’s gets up close and personal with a snapping turtle
**Media Note** Photography for DAILY PLANET available online at BellMediaPR.ca.
Highlights from DAILY PLANET’s “Anything for the Shot Week” include:
Underwater photographer Keri Wilk has an ambitious plan to shoot a unique sulphur seep while scuba diving at the bottom of a sinkhole in Mexico. But when Wilk cuts a u-turn into a deep cave and decides to turn the lights out, the margin for error drops to zero.
They’re one of the world’s hottest bands, currently on an international concert tour reaching millions of fans. So when Imagine Dragons started planning their Smoke + Mirrors Tour, the band knew their stage and effects design had to take things to a whole new level. Moment Factory, a Montréal multi-media company with a global reputation realizes the band’s lofty vision, using the latest technology to create an immersive concert experience which itself is worth the price of admission. DAILY PLANET goes behind the scenes to witness the creation of a truly high-tech form of entertainment.
Who says snow is needed to snowboard? Professional stunt man Adrian “Wildman” Cenni heads to the skies, strapped in a harness hanging from a helicopter to shred a very different type of terrain: clouds. Cenni is no stranger to danger but at 1,800 metres above ground, with low visibility and two helicopters dancing around him, he is taking this extreme sport to a whole new level. The intense experience is filmed by a chase chopper, and the timing needs to be perfect in order to create the illusion that Cenni is boarding on top of a cloud.
Co-hosted by Dan Riskin and Ziya Tong, DAILY PLANET is Discovery’s flagship daily magazine program exploring the most amazing science and technology stories from around the world. DAILY PLANET is produced by Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), a production house wholly owned by Discovery Canada, and Kelly McKeown is Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Tracey Pearce is Head, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media. More information about DAILY PLANET can be found at Discovery.ca/DailyPlanet, as well on Facebook and @DailyPlanetShow.
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