RED BTS: Deadliest Catch | David Reichert
August 26th, 2023

David Reichert, the Series Director of Photography for "Deadliest Catch," has earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography in a Reality Program. David takes RED behind the scenes and provides insights into the meticulous process he and his team employ to capture both the raw intensity and skillful storytelling that consistently keeps viewers perched on the edge of their seats. From the heart-pounding moments of successful catches to the tranquil expanse of seascapes, the cinematography team transports the unfiltered reality of life at sea directly into the comfort of living rooms.

David delves into the array of sophisticated camera systems his team deploys, ranging from underwater setups to aerial operations, chase boats, and fixed cameras on every boat. Across seven distinct production-camera crews stationed on many boats, the cameras roll nonstop, amassing 25,000 hours of footage throughout a grueling crab fishing season.

The remarkable craftsmanship operating behind the camera propels the audience on a journey across tumultuous waters. This well-deserved Emmys recognition is a testament to the dedication and talent that illuminate every frame of their work.