Behind the Scenes With Deep Look: The Diva Decorator Crabs

Behind the Scenes With Deep Look: The Diva Decorator Crabs

– Deep Look is a web science
series produced by KQED that gives viewers a unique
view of the natural world by showing them animals and plants that are very, very small. – We really like it
when the answer to like, a big scientific question, can be found by really zooming in on our subject. – We wanted to create a
sense of magic and wonder around nature. I’ve been trying to locate
a tree in San Diego. It’s really a collaborative show. The stories are all discovered
by the individual producers, but then workshopped among the three of us as well as with our host, Lauren Sommer. – So for this shot … The producers come back
with these really incredible images out in the field. And when they get back, I work with them on shaping that story, what are the really fascinating tidbits there? – The main challenge
of producing Deep Look is that animals and plants
are on their own schedule. We went out to film the decorator crabs. We waited almost two full days, and in the afternoon of the second day, they finally decorated for
a total of about 15 minutes. – [Elliott] Doing this
type of cinematography is incredibly difficult. And it’s not always the kind of thing where we can look into the
camera as we’re filming and know that we got our shot. Often we don’t even know whether we got it until we are actually
sitting in the edit room and looking at the footage. – Filming in the wild is always fun, but it’s always super challenging. The tide pools are a perfect example of a place that’s constantly changing. The waves can be coming in, you can never really focus completely on whatever it is you’re looking at, because you have to
keep at least, you know, one eye every once in a while on the waves to make sure you don’t get swept out. I myself have spent a couple of very short trips into the ocean with my camera equipment, in the past. – [Gabriela] We end up showing a lot of visuals that are pretty gross, and that’s because we’re covering nature. And nature is beautiful and it’s gross. – One of my favorite
things about Deep Look is that we ask how and why things happen at a very tiny scale. But out of that, we really discover some incredible universal truths that you never think would be there. – There’s that moment when
you’re looking through the lens, and you see the animal or the plant, and they’re doing that thing
that the scientists described, and it’s so fantastic. I really hope that that’s what
we’re conveying to viewers, is, “Look how amazing
the natural world is.” (dramatic music) – [Lauren] Hi there, it’s Lauren. Hope you enjoyed getting a tiny glimpse of how we make Deep Look happen. Make sure to check out our
episode on decorator crabs. They’re very picky dressers. Because that piece of
seaweed on their heads is life-saving camouflage. And, subscribe. That way you won’t miss
what we’re cooking up next. See you soon!

Comments (100)

  1. This making-of reminds me of Jean Painleve

  2. I'm Amazed
    Salam (Greeting) from me in Indonesia ^_^

  3. Not that I didn't already fully appreciate this channel, but this made me love Deep Look even more. I can't believe this is the kind of thing that Trump wants to defund. If there's anything I want my taxes to go towards, it's THIS.

  4. Keep it up Deep Look. Love your work!!

  5. Lauren is so pretty ! and her voice is even prettier!! ^_^ . love u guys

  6. Hi, thanks for all the free footages ! They are astonishing to be honest, it must be a great work. I am definitely running for Biology studies next year. Greetings from France Deep Look 🙂

  7. انتم رائعين حقا وقناتكم جدا جميلة ومليئه بالمعلومات القيمه اتمنى لكم التوفيق افضل التحايا من السعودية

  8. I'll be checking in to this series. Thank you so much for sharing this unique look at the natural world which otherwise would be unknown and pretty unknowable for me.

  9. 15 minutes to get dressed up, I guess I now know what I was in a past life, LOL.

    I still can't believe you're still at 324K 🙁 . Guys, let's keep spam-sharing Deep Look vids!

  10. Hi Deep Look, can you make a video about the Diving Bell Spider and especially the Dolomedes Spider, which I believe it hunts small fish. I am not a fan of spiders but I am a fan of your channel and your videos are just so amazing that I think it will be great for you to make a video about these spiders.

  11. LOL my Oscar Award just casually on my desk behind me 😂

  12. Thanks for your efforts to give the place to the nature what it deserves

  13. Make one deep look about the jewel wasp👌👌

  14. i love this channel. thnx guys

  15. I'm in love with this channel, is so fascinating and well put together. The quality is amazing and the topics are so interesting! Thank you for doing this great work, keep it up!

  16. love you guys, 😛 i always make sure I spread the word about this channel to any geeks I come by haha.

  17. Lauren's voice is the main reason i subbed this channel without even thinking, good content, great host.

  18. Does Deep Look only do biology? I wonder if they could do a video about something in the cosmos.

  19. deep look is amazing
    it's so fun and relaxing watch it's videos
    the more you watch the more you get knowledge about amazing creatures of mother nature
    love you deep look

  20. You have a really dedicated team with alot of passion for photography and produces good quality content. Have you considered having a patreon account? You guys can get more income and devoted subscribers can support your work. 🙂

  21. Hey guys what about a video that let us see the tiny structures of gecko's hands that let them walk on every surface? Loved all your videos and also these behind the scenes are so interesting! Thank you for all your hard work

  22. I am interested in what cameras you guys use to get all of your shots. Thanks for having an interesting well thought out channel, but yet at the same time a great educational learning experience!

  23. Lol i thought that the intro was a phone call i love your videos

  24. Always loved nature documentaries. This channel is one of my favourite things on YouTube!! Thanks for the effort and amazing videos guys!

  25. I am studying the Deer Creek watershed in Nevada County, CA. Building a website with pages for different plants, animals, and history from the area. Your videos have inspired (and will be included on) LOTS of new pages. THANK YOU for the beautiful productions and subject matter. I'm excited to share the interesting facts and life forms with my neighbors!

  26. I love PBS and its so educational and entertaining! So sad that channels that just flash boobs get more views.

  27. O my god You guys fascinate me. Showing us deeper scale of nature is wonderful, this really opens up new perspective. This channel deserves more!

  28. Thanks for all your hard work in delivering outstanding educational nature programs. Can you explore the microscopic? In particular, I'm really keen to learn more about marine zooplankton…

  29. This is a phenomenal channel!! Every video is engagingly fantastic!!

  30. Wonderful side of nature, thanks for the great work. You are the best team doing incredible things.

  31. Always impressed by the visuals, I really hope you make enough money on this to keep going!

  32. what a great channel and videos :○ keep it up guys !

  33. I love ur hard work guys and the back ground voice of the lady

  34. David Chappelle: "I said word, I studied you in Social Studies…"

  35. Love this channel so much!!!
    Maybe people just forget to click subscribe 🙁

  36. This Chanel is the bomb.

  37. just awsome😆🖒

  38. Keep up the good work! I streamed some of your videos during my seminars here in the Philippines.

  39. Love this channel, awesome work!! Keep it up, i always recommend it to everyone i know, it's just a joy to the eye to see this kind of videos in Youtube. Greetings from México.

  40. Deep look into Deep look Wuuuuuuuuuuuuut?

  41. It confuses me how they don't have millions of SUBSCRIBERS???!! Good contents❤️❤️❤️

  42. It's great to see the the people behind Deep Look 🙂

  43. Diligence behind the spectacular efforts.

  44. How about velvet worms

  45. Love this channel!

  46. i love DEEP LOOK and LAUREN very much. i like how she narrate the show

  47. I wonder how many students get A+ in there projects from this channel ;)) Ill introduce my Bio teacher to this

  48. Love this behind the scenes look

  49. Greetings from Pakistan. you're guys are doing amazing job <3
    I love every & each video & cinematography of you. just keep it up. i wish could give you millions subscriber, you deserve.

  50. This is the video. You earned my sub

  51. Good thing I subbed:)

  52. This is my absolute favorite channel 🙂 finally a place to see all the tiny wonders I've been fascinated with my whole life, with amazing information and visuals! Thank you so much for making these <3

  53. Exceptional channel. It was nice to finally see the people behind this unique work.

  54. You all are doing great job … 🤗

  55. Look how amazing the natural world is :-O

  56. Guys I swear to god you are the best on YouTube now these days, and I just keep repeating your videos they are totally incredibl. But the thing is that I am actually Arabian and I wish if you can translate the videos to Arabic so we can understand the scientific terms became I'm missing a lot of them.

  57. I Love You Guys <3 <3 <3 Thank You For Your Hard Work.

  58. Keep being awesome Deep Look!

  59. Getting a glimpse of how you film that amazing footage. It's definitely not easy work, overall very impressive~

  60. I'm on a Deep Look marathon with my 4 year old son, who also seems to LOVE all your tiny movies about tiny things.
    We watched 60 or so of your Documentaries in 2 days. We will be very sad when we have watched all of them, because the DeepLook content is so unique, we will miss you!

  61. I love your work guys. What you are doing here may attract young people to science, and teach them to be able to appreciate the beauty of nature. Thank you so much!

  62. These videos are incredible. Love your work guys!

  63. Thank you Deep Look for keep delivering these wonderful content!!!
    Learning and experiencing the awesomeness of nature through these videos is so much fun~~
    I’m like watching non stop~~~^^

  64. josh cassidy is so hot ugh a man

  65. We love you Deep Look and greatly appreciate all of your work!!!!!!!!!

  66. Kudos to the creators of this channel! ❤️

  67. Should'a named it Deeper Look.

  68. u dudes are like the podcast version of bbc,,, and rivaling them for quality of content… keep it up!

  69. You are doing great on showing how wonderful the world is! I love science but my knowledge lacks on biology. I love how you always relate ongoing scientific research to the beautiful footage you film! These videos are inspirational for other scientists as well as designers, artists, and philosophers.

    I consider this channel to have one of the highest consistent production quality videos I have ever seen on youtube, very good work! You truly show the world in a way I have never seen before! I thank you Deep Look!

  70. why didn't I find this channel earlier… 2 days i have watched almost all your videos. These videos are AMAZING… amazing work…eagerly waiting for more.
    – love from India

  71. Great work guys , keep it up

  72. Thank you for interesting stories! Best wishes and good luck in your discoveries!


  74. this channel is so underrated and i really really appreciate what u guys do. it really is incredible and shows just how beautiful and amazing our world really is.

  75. More behind the scenes

  76. The only subscription I have with notifications on my phone.. I will not miss any!!! I look forward to every video, n I thank u all for ur hard work, love the close-up!!

  77. I don’t like comparing but this channels video quality and cinematography is much much better than N.G

  78. Really Amazing, Love the style of your presentation. Go ahead…..

  79. Definitely one of my favorite channels! I’ve watched every episode and have learned a lot along the way. Thanks for the informative content and great cinematography! Stunning!

  80. This is awesome!! Deep Look is absolutely one of my favorite channels on here. Definitely think you achieved your goals mentioned in the videos, at least for me! Keep it up!

  81. Your channel deserves millions of views

  82. Can I be a part of your crew for free?

  83. National geographic seems overrated and false in front of the quality of videos you present

  84. I'm new to the channel and this is the first time I've seen Lauren. OMG she's pretty

  85. Astounding series… love it!
    The quality of the photography is amazing, and I love the depth of research. Of course Lauren’s voice-over adds so much character as well. Thank you all for doing this!

  86. I like deep look because i like the nature and they show me deeply
    Thanks deeplook

  87. the best channel !

  88. Deep Look is like watching mini Attenborough documentaries

  89. Lauren's kinda cute dimilar to her voice

  90. This channel is fabulous 👍🏻❤️🌈✨

  91. i love all of your videos because they inspire people like me to look more at nature and enjoy it. it makes me want to have all of these animals and creatures as pets


  93. I love your videos…! 1 million like for your hard work ☺️👍💐

  94. This chanel deserve to get more subscribers💚your content are very educational and entertain btw

  95. Amazing job.. Keep it up guys.. 🙏 🌈

  96. You guys are awesome

  97. Thanks for all of your hard work to make these awesome videos 🙂 I have always loved learning about animals and plants.

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