Photos: Film crew here to film ‘Daily Planet’ episode

February 6, 2013

By Frank Schier
Editor & Publisher

The week before, Rockford’s Universal Hovercraft was in California working one of their creations into a new Microsoft Outlook commercial. Friday, Feb. 1, on our Rock River, a Toronto, Canada-based film crew (see photos below) concluded two days of filming and interviews for the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, a science and technology daily show broadcast around the world.

The flying hovercraft’s impressive piloting by UH’s co-owner Bill Zang in subzero temperatures and gusting winds made for some very good footage. Watch these pages for an interview with the producer and director of photography of this shoot.

From the Feb. 6-12, 2013, issue

Universal Hovercraft on the Rock River, Rockford (Photo by Frank Schier)

Universal Hovercraft on the Rock River, Rockford (Photo by Frank Schier)

Mark Stevenson and Jay Kemp (Photo by Frank Schier)

Universal Hovercraft on the Rock River, Rockford (Photo by Frank Schier)

Universal Hovercraft on the Rock River, Rockford (Photo by Frank Schier)

Universal Hovercraft on the Rock River, Rockford (Photo by Frank Schier)

Universal Hovercraft on the Rock River, Rockford (Photo by Frank Schier)

Universal Hovercraft on the Rock River, Rockford (Photo by Frank Schier)

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