Saturday, April 18, 2009

Strong-Man Competition Part of Discovery Channel Film Shoot at Gull Pond

The Discovery Channel sent a crew on Friday, April 17, to film an episode of its science show Time Warp. This particular episode involved strong-man competition, where they flipped 650-pound tractor tires, pulled a bungie chord (above right) and tossed barrels, aquariums (above left) and cinder blocks. The director (above center) explained to some students who came by to watch just how in the world some of these slow-motion cameras were operating and how such an event happens in the first place! Even a reporter and photographer from The Salem News came by to watch . . . and report on the filming. Everyone at Gordon who helped—Dining Services, Public Safety, Physical Plant and College Communications—as well as faculty and students who stopped by, pulled out all the stops to make the film crew feel welcome! Stay tuned for when the episode will air.

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