Flight, Camera, Action: Filming for Survivor

Nicola Tims
June 29, 2020

The CBS reality TV success, Survivor, is known for its tropical locations and striking scenery. Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Vanuatu, to name a few, have provided a remarkable backdrop. Recently celebrating 20 years and wrapping up its 40th season, aerial filming has been vital to the success of the show. 

This is owed to the dynamic duo of Pilot Ken Gray and Cameraman David Alan Arnold. In season nine, Ken started flying for the show, and David joined at the start of season 23. Their footage has become an integral part of capturing the remote landscapes and stunning vistas the show is renowned for. 

“What we do is try to give stuff that the drone can’t do,” says Ken, “The way I see it, we’re basically flying a big paintbrush in the sky. We’re just continually trying different things, and I absolutely love it.” 

Read the full article over on Vertical.

Go behind the scenes with Ken and David - check out the video below:


Images courtesy of Vertical Magazine

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