BiG MACHiNE Creative Director Steve Petersen & crew created a moody forest scene with dramatic lighting to feature host Henry Rollins (of Black Flag fame) interacting with snakes, spiders, rats and a chicken. Petersen used 4 simultaneous rolling cameras to capture multiple angles of Henry as he performed a combination of scripted lines and extemporaneous riffs.
The show features Henry exploring the dark and mysterious side of human interaction with animals from many different cultural perspectives. It’s a world where animals are revered, feared, eaten and protected. Henry’s performance and the frenetic editorial pacing infuse this spot with energy and style.
Animal Underworld premieres on Nat Geo Wild, May 28th @ 8pm.