Ele-Tele, produced for Discovery, showcased the first use of an elephant cam which was a revelation and insight into elephants' lives and movements.
Ele Tele is a 52-minute film which will give viewers an elephant’s-eye-view of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Through the use of a specially constructed camera and microphone rig (which is attached to an elephant matriarch named Ellie), the film captures every event in the life of a family of elephants. The camera is comparatively light – well, if you’re an elephant – but will transmit a video signal up to 20 kilometers, which SANHU is then able to pick up through the use of a mobile tracking post or a helicopter-mounted unit. The lens on the camera is even fitted with a self-cleaning shield. Ready for June of this year, the project is being undertaken for Discovery.