Petrol covers up cinematographer’s ‘Gorilla Murders’

Idaho-based wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole used Petrol’s rain cover when he got close-up shots of gorillas in their native environment for “National Geographic Explorer Gorilla Murders.”

While principal shooter Erin Harvey concentrated on the events surrounding the execution-style murder of six mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park, Poole shot extreme details of the gorillas (eyes, fingers, etc.) so that the editors could cut back and forth between the story of corruption and greed and the gorillas.

Rain was a big issue during the shoot, and a Petrol rain cover protected Poole’s Sony F900 camera equipped with a Fujinon 16.5mm by 25mm lens and image stabilizer. The National Geographic episode was nominated for four Emmy awards.