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5 Extreme Jobs for TV Crews

Have you ever wondered how footage from that storm, war or crazy reality show ended up on film? Well, it turns out that the cameramen often travel -- and suffer -- right along with the hosts of the most extreme shows on television.

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  • 10 Terrifying Moments on Unscripted TV

    10 Terrifying Moments on Unscripted TV

    Screenwriters make their money selling scripts rife with action, danger and intrigue. However, there's plenty of drama to be found in everyday life, and we have 10 examples from reality TV to prove it. See more »

  • 10 TV Medical Conditions That Are Rare in Real Life

    10 TV Medical Conditions That Are Rare in Real Life

    It seems like TV doctors never discover a case of the mumps. Rare and bizarre medical conditions make for good television, but we picked 10 medical conditions that real doctors almost never see. See more »

  • 5 Extreme Jobs for TV Crews

    5 Extreme Jobs for TV Crews

    Have you ever wondered how footage from that storm, war or crazy reality show ended up on film? Well, it turns out that the cameramen often travel -- and suffer -- right along with the hosts of the most extreme shows on television. See more »

  • How 'Fight Quest' Works

    How 'Fight Quest' Works

    The first rule of Fight Quest is -- well there are no rules. Discovery puts two fighters to the test as they travel the world and learn some pretty brutal fighting techniques -- and try them out on each other. See more »

  • How 'Junkyard Wars' Works

    How 'Junkyard Wars' Works

    TLC's "Junkyard Wars" puts two teams head to head in a race to build a specific complicated working machine out of random trash. Take a look behind the scenes of the "Junkyard Wars" game show, how it started, and how you can get on. See more »

  • How 'Planet Earth' Works

    How 'Planet Earth' Works

    Planet Earth captures images of the Earth that no one has ever seen before, from a super slow-motion shot of a great white shark killing a seal, to footage of the deepest cave in the world. Go behind the cameras to find out how you make a show about the entire planet. See more »

  • How did they make the Toyota Tundra 'Killer Heat' commercial?

    How did they make the Toyota Tundra 'Killer Heat' commercial?

    The pickup truck in this commercial climbs an 80-foot steel corkscrew to the sky, then drives through a tunnel of fire. Is this for real, or is your TV playing tricks on you? See more »

  • How do helicopters film crab boats in rough weather?

    How do helicopters film crab boats in rough weather?

    Flying a helicopter over water is more dangerous than it looks; rough weather could make a shoot downright deadly. So how do those who shoot in choppy waters all the time -- say, people who film crab boats -- keep themselves safe up there? See more »

  • How Getting Your Show on TV Works

    How Getting Your Show on TV Works

    You've read How TV Writing Works and now it's time for step two -- pitching your new show to the television networks. We'll tell you how to get a meeting, how to prepare your pitch, and how to sell it to the executives who make the final decision. See more »

  • How Reality TV Works

    How Reality TV Works

    The term "reality tv" may be new but the concept dates back for decades. Where did it begin and how did it come to captivate so many viewers? Get the history and low down on this incredibly popular television phenomenon. See more »

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