I was very lucky that I started my PhD with a large amount of data collected during the summer of 2012. Whilst I was at Mt. Etna in July I was fortunate (I think) to witness the filming of a Discovery Channel episode called - 'Volcano Time Bomb' which was aired in December 2012. I was volunteered to help carry camera equipment up and down from the summit...(for two very nice guys I should add)
It was certainly an eye-opener to the filming of these documentaries. Everything had a tendency towards the dramatic! Epic walking up steep slopes, sweating profusely, slamming of Jeep doors, occasionally with multiple takes - just to make sure everything looked impressive. It should definitely be noted that while all this was going on there was actually some good science taking place!
p.s. I didn't look at the credits but I hope I got a mention!
I am currently studying volcanology in the UK and want to share this interest with others.