University of Florida

University of Florida

Founded:
1853

University of Florida

Founded:
1853

Mar 13, 2:13 PM

Last week, we heard from the UF grads behind the new @natgeowild show Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade. This week, UF photographer @hpietrick tells us what it was like to go behind the scenes with them in the #Everglades: I have the opportunity to experience a lot of exceptional things as a photographer for UF. Even so, its rare for my assignments to involve photographing other photographers, or for that matter, wading through crocodile-filled waters. Besides being impressed by the dedication and passion of the Comfort Theory team, my greatest takeaway from the experience was witnessing the symbiotic relationship between Filipes team and UFs croc docs. The filmmakers relied on the expertise of the researchers to get the footage they needed. In turn, Untamed brings crucial awareness to issues surrounding environmental conservation and the health of the Everglades. Gator Good in action.

Mar 10, 3:07 PM

Recruited to UF by @floridagatorssoccer, @thecomforttheory producer @mckenziebarney was also drawn to @ufjschool''s film-production program. ""My advice would be to go find the people who really inspire you, whether it''s on Vimeo or your favorite documentary or feature, and contact them. My most fortunate experiences have come from people who I reached out to to say I admired their work. Let their experiences fuel your story."" Want to go behind the scenes of @thecomforttheory''s new @natgeowild series? Link in bio.

Mar 9, 9:55 AM

Today we''re hearing from @thecomforttheory editor @brianmoghari, a 2013 @UFjschool grad who''s part of the team making a new @natgeowild series that debuts next week. His keys to success: ""Surround yourself with passionate people. Do what makes you happy and something good will come from it. As long as you keep doing something you''re passionate about, eventually someone will take notice."" Follow Brian and @thecomforttheory team into the Everglades: Link in bio.

Mar 8, 2:56 PM

This week, the wildlife filmmakers and UF alums behind the new @natgeowild show ""Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade"" are sharing their advice for photography, filmmaking and life. ""Go after your dreams with the vigor of a thousand unicorns in heat,"" says host and director @filipe_deandrade. ""They will come true."" To go behind the scenes with the team as they make the show, which premieres on Nat Geo WILD''s YouTube channel on Tuesday, check out the link in our bio.