Glenn Evans is a Director of Photography and Adventure Cameraman specializing in filming tv shows about Hidden Treasure, Ancient Architecture, and Endangered and Exotic Animals.
Glenn has filmed in 68 countries worldwide for Discovery Channel, History Channel, Netflix, ABC, and many other networks. Born in Oregon on a blueberry farm and leaving for California to work in the film and tv industry, the camera has been Glenn’s key to world travel and adventure.
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Glenn has been to a total so far of 68 countries. He uses the camera as a way to travel and to have his adventures. It is his way of using the camera as an excuse to go places.
Many people make documentaries that make outstanding productions on a sound stage and get great results. Glenn enjoys being in that industry, but he can go to miraculous places and experience things firsthand.
These trips Glenn goes on are not just week-long vacations. They are deep dives into the subject. And even when he’s not working, he gets to have amazing conversations with people who have also experienced fantastic things.
Glenn does keep a journal and proclaims that he might overshare on social media. You have to be self-aware when you do a film like Glenn does because he’s the only one who can do what he does. You can’t get sick when you are overseas. Self-awareness is crucial in his profession.
Teamwork is also critical, as Glenn mentioned earlier. The team creates a solid foundation to ensure the work comes together—especially when, like Glenn, a filmmaker is gone ten months out of the year.
Glenn has a saying Team stands for “Together everyone achieves more.”
Because in the field, that’s all they have to make the stories they create and sometimes referring to his story about Antarctica, even to survive.
A safari is a fantastic experience. It is a place that most of us are not used to. It’s a place where animals can be themselves, and there are no rules. On Safari, the lion will get the gazelle, and no one is going to stop it.
Glenn loves that he can get even closer when he has the camera. He can get out of the vehicle and be on the ground with the animals. He can even touch the animals.
The precious shot does take time. It doesn’t happen every minute, and it only often occurs once. Especially to capture quality.
There is a fundamental difference between British documentary teams and American documentary teams. Often, British Documentaries don’t have a host and are out for weeks at a time trying to make the perfect shot happen.
That same patience in American filming, but they do often have a host. They are out for less time, but they fill that time with an expert talk about the subjects.
Usually, a lot of collaborative effort is involved in setting up particular shots. People were already monitoring the animal act as a guide to get a strong starting point to find the shot.
Glenn worked with Jeff Corwin for many years and still has a close relationship.
They started their relationship in 2001 when they started working together.
Glenn separated from Jeff for a bit, and they did differently but stayed close friends.
Glenn is passionate about helping animals that need help. There are a lot of mass extinctions that happen way too often. The only way to stop animals from dying out is through awareness. Usually, there are smaller animals that show that there is a problem with the planet.
Glenn brought with him a Russian relic of St. Nicholas. The patron saint of so many things, along with children, and so because of the icon of Santa Claus. The same story that Russell teaches his own family. St. Nicholas was famous for secret gift-giving.
Glen believes you can appreciate the culture much more deeply when getting close to culture through art and understanding.
Glenn loves old magick, places where significant battles happened, and places with unique artifacts. The deep ancient secrets of the world are what fascinate Glenn.
Glenn wants to explore the Middle East and the Mediterranean with his wife when pandemics allow for fewer restrictions.
Glenn tries to bring something special back from where he goes because he wants to give it a place to be appreciated instead of a box in a forgotten room.
Glenn has several notable things that he has from his home.
Glenn’s travels brought him to Israel, and he had incredible encounters with religious monuments; it was truly incredible and inspiring.