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Alone In The Wild
Thursday, 10th September 2009
9pm to 10pm
Part 1 of 3
This is a remarkable documentary series. Ed Wardle is dropped into the unforgiving Yukon wilderness, which is one of the more remote parts of Canada, with just basic provisions and cameras to film himself as he attempts to survive completely alone in the wild.
In the opening episode, Ed is flown into the Canadian wilderness. As the plane disappears, he's instantly overwhelmed by the realisation that he is completely alone. He finds it hard to make decisions, but manages to set up camp. He's frightened and nervous of every sound and movement around him. As the days go by, it dawns on Ed that the escapist dream is a lot harder than he ever imagined, and that bears are not all soft and cuddly.
And as for the other bear... Bear Grylls eat your heart out: this guy really is alone in the wilderness, he has no production crew 20 feet in front of him, nor nice warm bed to retire to at the end of the day's filming.
A note about the file size. Because Ed is wandering about the wilderness with a camera slung from a pole attached to his rucksack, the image jerks around a lot. When you have a jerky image it takes a lot of MBs to successfully compress to a quality avi file. This is the reason that that video bitrate is some 40% higher than site's norm.
=== File Information ===
File Name: Alone In The Wild - s01e01.avi
Duration: 00:48:54 (73,362 fr)
File Size: 549 MB (or 562,922 KB or 576,432,128 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1434 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.261 bits/pixel
Resolution: 624x352 (1.77:1) [=39:22]
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 129 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90
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