Le Petit Chateau

Le Petit Chateau is a small country inn nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains close to the border of Spain. Built more than a century ago by one of the local barons as a romantic sanctuary, this fully restored manor has 10 guest suites and 4 acres with beautifully manicured gardens.

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Cruising The Galapagos Islands

Exploring and filming The Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I finally got to check it off! Imagine yourself following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin now on this once in a lifetime 8 day adventure aboard the Golondrina II. March 2016.

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Paragliding Medellin

It’s humanities oldest dream, to fly like a bird. Everyday, above Medellin Colombia, it’s a dream come true. Medellin’s elevation famously results in a perpetual Spring-like atmosphere. Thermal air currents make elevator-like pillars of air, so paragliding here is unique in all the world.

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Motorbiking Vietnam

Motorbiking Vietnam depicts an impromptu non-scripted motorcycle adventure from Saigon to Hanoi by two friends who share a passion for adventure, travel, photography and motorcycles.

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Shiels Productions and Crews Control team up with Publishers Clearinghouse Prize Patrol for Million Dollar Give Away

What is more fun than giving away $1,000,000.00? I can’t think of a thing!  Great shoot today with Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol.



North Carolina Zoo

David M. Jones, DVM, Director

NEWS RELEASE                                      CONTACT: Rod Hackney

FOR RELEASE: November 5, 2012 Telephone: 336-879-7204


ASHEBORO—“The Zoo FileZ,” a syndicated weekly television series produced by the North Carolina Zoo, has received a top international award for outstanding broadcast programming.

The zoo series has been named a Gold Medal winner in the 2012 Marcom Awards, an international competition recognizing outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals. The program was selected for the prestigious award from among more than 6,000 entries from the U.S., Canada and several other countries. Entries came from public relations firms, design shops, television production companies and Fortune 500 corporate marketing departments as well as freelancers.

The Marcom Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), an international organization consisting of several thousand creative professionals. According to an AMCP news release, “Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose work exceeds a high standard of excellence and who serve as a benchmark for the industry.”

“The Zoo FileZ” recently completed its 15th year of production. The series airs on 12 broadcast stations in North Carolina’s largest television markets as well as the “On Demand” channel on all Time Warner Cable systems in the state. The series can also be viewed on the zoo’s “Youtube” site at The two-minute videos feature the N.C. Zoo, its staff, animal and plant collections, special events, wildlife conservation and education programs.

“The Zoo FileZ” is written and co-produced by N.C. Zoo Public Relations Manager Rod Hackney, who also serves as on-camera host for the program. Director of photography and co-producer for the series is Terry Shiels with editing by David Woodruff, both of Shiels Productions in Charlotte.

The zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dee A. Freeman, Secretary; Beverly E. Perdue, Governor.


It’s a Boy!

The first Gorilla birth at the North Carolina Zoo in more than two decades has created excitement for Zoo visitors and staff alike.Baby Gorilla Born

Baby Giraffe born at North Carolina Zoo

It might be time to plan a trip to the NC Zoo.
For the first time since 1996, a baby Giraffe has been born at the North Carolina Zoo.
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