I (Ralph J Mole´) was flattered to get the call requesting that I be the “live director” for Fox’s “Stars In Danger premiering Wednesday, Jan. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.: The High Dive” features a cast of reality stars and “Baywatch” veterans. The series features eight celebrities who will compete in a series of Olympic-style dives, including solo and synchronized diving, from a variety of heights.
The cast includes:
- “Jersey Shore” star JWoww
- Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton
- “Baywatch” and Lifetime movie veteran Alexandra Paul
- “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kim Richards
- “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards
- David Chokachi of “Baywatch” and “Witchblade” fame
- Former NFL player Terrell Owens
- Antonio Sabato Jr.
As part of my pre-production camera blocking I created an animated camera tutorial from the set designer’s layout. It served as a coverage blocking preview for all of our camera operators including the jibs and “Flycam”. The event’s will be videotaped at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina.
Based on a long-running German format, STARS IN DANGER: THE HIGH DIVE is the ultimate test for eight celebrities who will step to the edge and take a flying leap or momentous belly flop into diving history. But, first, they must complete a crash-course in diving techniques, overseen by renowned diving coaches. After an intense training period, they will compete in a series of Olympic-style dives, including solo high diving and synchronized diving, from a variety of heights. With the help of Olympic diving medalist and commentator Troy Dumais, viewers will also get a poolside look at the courage and perseverance – as well as the twists, turns and flips – that go into turning a celebrity into an expert – or not so expert – diver.
Bunim/Murray Productions Scott Freeman and Al Berman are executive producers. Rob Bagshaw and Nancy Gunn are co-executive producers.