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Since assuming the role of president of National Geographic Television, Michael Rosenfeld has doubled production and developed international coproduction partnerships for NGT. With a background in producing and journalism, and many years under his belt shaping the National Geographic Explorer series, here Rosenfeld teaches us a thing or two about the importance of proper footwear when climbing a volcano.
August 20, 2009

Since assuming the role of president of National Geographic Television, Michael Rosenfeld has doubled production and developed international coproduction partnerships for NGT. With a background in producing and journalism, and many years under his belt shaping the National Geographic Explorer series, here Rosenfeld teaches us a thing or two about the importance of proper footwear when climbing a volcano.

1. As a novice producer, I once wore the wrong shoes to a shoot on a volcano. The bottoms melted and I found myself standing in my socks on a scorching bed of volcanic rock.

2. Our family dog , Zoser, was rescued as an orphaned puppy by a National Geographic film crew working at the step pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt.

3. Spike Lee was in my class in film school. I dropped out, while he kept going. There may be a lesson in that!

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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