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Bob Sitrick is a 30-year TV production and operations veteran who's produced countless live television and online events. Follow him on Twitter at @bobsitrick

Nat Geo WILD: Thanksgiving on ‘Shark Attack Experiment’

Seeing as yesterday was Thanksgiving back home, I am thankful to have had my best morning yet on “Shark Attack Experiment Live” despite only having 4 hours sleep. Yesterday, I was welcomed into the home of one of our divers Olivia Symcox and her wonderful husband Russel & their two fabulous dogs Shadow and Avo,…

Nat Geo WILD: TV Studio On a Boat

I spent the afternoon and evening on the Catamaran that will serve as the dive platform and at-sea studio last night. Now I am no stranger to expedition ships and have spent months at sea on other programs. That said, the conditions here were some of the toughest I have seen and gave me a…

Nat Geo WILD: Almost There

It has been a very long but very productive day. Both at the studio and on the boat we had enough good weather and good luck to work most of the major kinks out that had been keeping some up at night. The transmission path from ship to shore is stable and they achieved many…

Nat Geo WILD: Setting Up for Live Broadcast

Any time you try to pull off a project as ambitious as this one there are going to be problems – especially when boats and the ocean are involved. Even without that part, going into a remote area of a foreign country and trying to build a full-fledged live production studio is an enormous challenge.…

Nat Geo WILD: Admiration for ‘Shark Attack’ Crew

I don’t usually give my blogs names but this one deserves a title, “Admiration.” I am feeling a huge amount of admiration for everyone involved in “Shark Attack Experiment Live” and want to share. First, I have a huge amount of admiration for any Network with the courage to undertake such a difficult and risky…

Nat Geo WILD: Why I’m Proud to Be a Part of This

I have been working in television for a long time. My role has always been the guy who takes the ideas of others and makes them into reality, so I have a lot of respect for the people who develop the visions. That is not to say that I agree with every program I see…

Nat Geo WILD: ‘Day 1′ Production Meeting

Despite the fact that a large number of cast and crew arrived on site today, planning and activities are quickly being put into gear. The weather has not been cooperating up to this point and looks bad later in the week (as well as on live day). Tomorrow looks to be the best of the…

Nat Geo WILD: A Rainy Drive from Durban

Bob Sitrick is a 30-year TV production and operations veteran who’s produced countless live television and online events. Bob will be our eyes and ears in the field all week long, reporting in real-time from South Africa on Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE – a two-hour special event on Nat Geo WILD airing live this Friday,…

Nat Geo WILD: My 40-Hour Journey to Scottburgh

Like most kids growing up I used to watch TV shows about the future and wonder when all of the stuff that Hollywood dreamed up would become daily realities. Some of it is already here… we have the giant TVs in our living rooms like George Jetson, doctors are rebuilding people like the “Six Million…

Nat Geo WILD: Live-Blogging the ‘Shark Attack Experiment’

Excited, thrilled, anxious, exhilarated, intrigued . . . just a few words to describe the emotions I feel as my journey to join the crew of “Shark Attack Experiment Live” in South Africa approaches. I have over 30 years experience on live television productions and am fortunate enough to have been on a great number…