F/V Wizard during Opilio season 2008. (image courtesy of Discovery)
Is everyone watching the “Deadliest Catch” marathon today? There’s some new behind the scene statistics for this season. You may remember a very similiar article from last year. The numbers are slightly different this time. For example Original Productions used a few more cameras this season, and Don Bland (regular camera man on the Northwestern) apparently knows how to put on his survival suit in record time. Kudos to Don!
BEHIND THE SCENES: DEADLIEST CATCH BY THE NUMBERS
The pounds of equipment the production team ships from Los Angeles to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, to film DEADLIEST CATCH.
The number of cameras the film crew left Dutch Harbor with this season. Only a third of those make it back to land in working order. The others fall victim to the saltwater and frigid temperatures and accidents on deck.
The hours of footage that are shot over the course of king and opilio crab seasons, filling 5,000 videotapes. This footage is painstakingly edited down to 16 one-hour episodes.
The number of cameramen used to film the fourth season of DEADLIEST CATCH.