GoPros on dorsal fins: How a Shark Week filmmaker tells sharks’ stories

by Peter D. Marshall

by C. Molly Smith.


Shark Weekis highly visual: Its name alone conjures up images of great white sharks breaching out of the sapphire blue waters of South Africa in slow motion. Between their impressive size and sleek design, sharks lend themselves to sight. They are the perfect subjects to be filmed, entirely photogenic.

This imagery grabbed hold of Andy Casagrande, now a long-time Shark Week filmmaker, at an early age—he grew up on Shark Week. “I’m so passionate about sharks, always have been,” Casagrande says. “I saw my first [shark] on television and never looked back.”

Today, Casagrande’s work has been featured in 27 Shark Week specials, an average of about three per year over the course of 10 years. This year alone he took part in Air Jaws: Fin of Fury, Lair of the Mega Shark, Zombie Sharks, and Great White Matrix, at times on screen, other times unseen behind the camera.

Read the rest of this article from Inside TV.

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