Archive for June 15th, 2009

TV Series Production is Hard Work

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Although the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series is currently in summer reruns, show producers are busy planning next season.

We spend some time talking about what we’ll do for the next
season every spring and get out when the weather’s pretty and spend as much time out in the field as we can.

Alan Fisher is a producer with the show.

There’re so many interesting things to see and do out there;
there’s always something that you haven’t gotten to explore yet. So, we’re always looking forward to getting out there and going down those trails we haven’t been down yet.

Fisher said producers get a workout lugging around their gear.

We have 50 to 75 pounds of gear that we lug around. So, that’s
why the spring months are really the idea time to be shooting. And you want to be in a nice cool edit room in the summertime if you can.

One show Fisher is working on for fall is about the Texas Horned Lizard.

Some of the myths and legends about the horned lizard, and some of the research being done to help it out, as it’s stating to be a little harder to find.

And why does he do it?

There’s always something that I am always looking forward to doing, because I find it inherently interesting.

That’s our show for today…made possible by a grant from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration program. For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.