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CuriosityStream Blog Behind-the-Scenes Look Inside the Pyramids

The Great Pyramid at Giza has fascinated scientists and treasure seekers alike for more than 4,000 years. Now on CuriosityStream, we are thrilled to bring you our 55-minute HD and exclusive, extended 90-minute 4K films that give you a behind-the-scenes look at the Scan Pyramids mission. Over the three-year experiment, scientists use cosmic rays to virtually "x-ray" Pharaoh Khufu's 45-story pyramid to unlock the secrets inside. Produced in collaboration with Bonne Pioche Productions, THIRTEEN Productions for WNET, Japan's NHK and France 5, CuriosityStream's Scanning the Pyramids captures the researchers' possible discovery of secret voids. As one can imagine, filming on, in and around the pyramids alone is a formidable task-coordinating the international team of researchers and filmmakers adds a massive layer of complexity. Under the direction of seasoned documentary filmmaker Florence Tran, the result is a stunning, exhilarating look at groundbreaking research as it happens. We asked Flo about some of the challenges her team faced, and some of the fascinating experiences along the way. ---- CS: What were some of the challenges in gathering and working with this large international team? FT: The scientific mission itself was challenging and took a long time to coordinate, especially with an international team of scientists who sometimes don't understand each other's language, methods of analysis or results. But they always found a way to work it out, stronger as a team because of their commitment to the project. On the film side, we had French, Egyptian and Japanese cameramen in the field covering the operations. Fortunately, I had lived and worked for several years in Egypt and had previously made a film about Egyptian filmmakers and the country's teeming cinema industry. So, I already had a network of great professionals who I knew could trust. The Japanese tend to film in different...

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