WE are happy to introduce a new member of the team who has joined Safari TV on a ten week volunteer program, one who has already made her presence known and felt as she adeptly manoeuvred the big 3D camera rig on Tara’s AM safari and again on Patricks PM safari, spending some very special moments with Mixo up a tree on an impala kill.
Suzanne has always had passion for nature, photography and storytelling – she grew up on a farm in the Netherlands amongst horses, chickens and geese. After travelling for a bit, Suzanne went to study Biology at Sussex University in England. Here she focussed on animal behaviour studying the social interactions of the Yellow Mongoose for three months in South Africa. She then moved to Australia to study Media.
After several years of doing other things, Suzanne realised she wanted to get back to her roots and passions, enrolling in The Wildlife Film Academy and hasn’t looked back since. Soon afterwards she met Emily & Graham, learning about the Wild Earth concept and was immediately enthused by their vision for live wildlife broadcasting . Having spent some time watching it online while working for a documentary company in Amsterdam, Suzanne felt she would like to volunteer and learn more.
“ I love discovering all the different animal stories” she says and feels privileged to be the eyes of the viewers, hoping to do well.
The team have welcomed Suzanne and we will be helping her through the hurdles of learning 3D filming for safari.tv