Have you ever watched a National Geographic film about some incredibly remote, dangerous place, and then wondered what the people behind the cameras had to go through to capture the action? Bryan Smith, an award-winning filmmaker for the National Geographic Channel, shares gripping, behind-the-scenes moments from his assignments to document extreme feats and high adventure in the world’s most challenging environments. An experienced kayaker who had paddled steep rivers in India, Peru, and Russia, Bryan was inspired to take up video photography while protesting a hydroelectric dam project that threatened British Columbia rivers. He went on to make films about sea kayaking and other adventure sports, and he has specialized in creating innovative technical solutions to capture dizzying images of dangerous situations. He recently shot National Geographic’s Alaska Wing Men series about bush pilots, and he directed an amazing special called The Man Who Could Fly.