Professional videographers capture the unique moments of your expedition
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Your video chronicler shoots a DVD that tells the story of your expedition.
Video chroniclers accompany every expedition aboard our National Geographic-flagged ships. Inspired by historic visual chroniclers, like Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, video chroniclers document the moments you experience. Using vivid HD footage shot on your expedition—with no recycled footage ever—they provide you with a professionally edited and completely authentic memento of your expedition. Working during the day, and editing into the night, they have your DVD ready for preview prior to, and available to purchase, at disembarkation.
Our guests consistently compliment the quality of the video and marvel at how many moments were caught on film. With our video chroniclers onboard, you can relax a bit, knowing you don’t have to capture every moment yourself.
Featured Video Chroniclers
A native of Minnesota, Steve is a Carleton College graduate with a liberal arts degree in anthropology and a film studies concentration.
Sarah was raised in a small rural town in Lucas, Ohio. Growing up on "The Farm" not only gave her a strong work ethic but also a love of the outdoors and seeing things with a fresh eye. In 1997, Sarah received her bachelor's degree in visual communication from Ohio University. After college, Sarah went on to study photojournalism in Edinburgh, Scotland through The School of Visual Communications.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Steve fell in love with the beauty of the natural world at an early age. In addition to nature, his other main passion was telling stories though the medium of television and radio. Steve studied broadcast journalism at the University of Oregon. There, he learned how to shoot, edit, and report compelling stories using digital video.
Rodrigo Moterani was born in Brazil in 1976. After spending his teen years playing with camcorders and VCRs, Rodrigo ended up working in the field of television journalism and video production in his home country. He graduated with a degree in communications in 1997.
Jim was born in rural New England where he quickly developed an appreciation for the outdoors and a love of exploration. Four years with the U.S. Navy further enhanced his appetite for travel. Always interested in the visual arts, he studied Television at Boston University and Northeast College of Communications, landing his first job in the industry working as an editor at a Boston television station. His wanderlust drew him to a job with two major cruise lines; installing and managing broadcast centers onboard a total of over a dozen ships. He has since moved on to specialize in expedition travel and wildlife productions.
Taylor was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up on Vashon Island in Puget Sound. It was on this island he picked up his first video camera and began producing, directing and editing backyard blockbusters. Alien invasions, ninja assassins and haunted forests were all rich plotlines for these early films. Growing up on remote Vashon Island gave him a fascination and connection with nature that would prove vital in his development as a filmmaker.
A graduate of motion picture video theatre arts at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, Brian strives everyday to share his intimate experiences with wilderness through media. Growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, he learned early to balance his love of the outdoors with keeping up in an ever-evolving world of technology. He always looks for new and exciting ways to fall into Mother Nature's embrace taking part in any opportunity to experience the world that comes his way leading him deep into mountain wilderness for ski photography, inside the bowels of Chinese gorges for expeditionary kayaking videos, or remote jungle beaches searching for elusive wildlife. His professional motion picture experience points to him being a jack of all trades, he has assisted in multiple departments on shoots for Subaru, Kasdan Productions, New York Fashion Week and experimental productions of live audio visual performances.
Growing up in a military family, Mark Coger has been traveling most of his life. While living in Japan, he developed his passion for videography. He began his venture in the field of video production by filming numerous events for a local high school and the military community before moving to Southern California, where he obtained his degree in filmmaking at California State University Northridge. From there, he went on to produce and direct his first major short film, An American Journalist which was screened at the Method Film Festival.
Patrick was immersed in the natural world from an early age. Growing up on a farm in rural South Carolina, he was surrounded by vast landscapes and diverse wildlife, and it was here that he developed his passion for nature. Constantly exploring through the forests behind his home, Patrick was always seeking adventure in the outdoors. After high school he went to The Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, where he received his B.F.A. in film and television.
David Pickar is a native of Portland, Oregon. He studied anthropology at the University of Oregon, then spent several years working as a field archaeologist. Participating in excavations in countries like Jordan, Belize and Italy and in every corner of the US, allowed him to witness culture and the environment from an unusual perspective.
Eric began his life on the far western edge of Chicago, where the concrete meets the cornfields. His inspiration has always drawn from the expansive beauty of the natural world, as well as the endless forms that populate it.