National Geographic Special: Tigers of the Snow

“With a haunting soundtrack, up-close aerial shots and an eloquent voice-over, Tigers of the Snow is a stellar performance.”
The Hollywood Reporter

This short excerpt from the classic National Geographic Special TIGERS OF THE SNOW, captured two Prime Time Emmys and was nominated for three more. It was the first film together for the team of Director/Producer Mark Stouffer and Director of Photography Bill Mills. Written by Kevin McCarey, the film was shot over a period of a year and a half,  with 120 days of production in the Russian Far East.

The show was one of the last to utilize Super 16mm film for Nat Geo. Post Production Supervisor Barry Nye and Corey Staub handled the edit. The film’s Executive Producer was Nick Noxon and Tim Kelly. Camera assistant David Huie and Sound recordist Paul Trautman rounded out the principle four person crew.

Filming utilized an Aaton XTRProd Super 16 system and a high speed Arri SR II with Canon 11-138, Zeiss superspeeds, Canon 300mm 2.8, and a Canon 150-600mm, with conditions ranging from -20F to +90 sub tropical.