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The Discovery Channel features Georgia College alumnus’ work

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large photoGeorgia College graduate Jeff Boedeker’s production work will be featured in upcoming Discovery Channel prime-time casts.

The sci-fiction series Mega Engineering revolves around absurd international engineering projects that may or may not be built in the future. Boedeker worked the better half of 2008 on the first of three of the six in the series that premiere Monday, June 8 on The Discovery Channel.

• 8 p.m. – Dome Over Houston - Houston is in peril. The country's fourth most populous city faces heat, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. Only a radical engineering solution will save the city: a massive dome, 1,500 feet high and a mile in diameter, would protect the city.
• 9 p.m. – Bering Strait Tunnel - Twice as long as the channel tunnel, the Bering Strait tunnel would be the most ambitious and expensive tunneling project ever attempted — involving two massive tunnel boring machines and thousands of miles of railway.
• 10 p.m. — City at Sea - New Orleans is under siege. The old defenses - levees and canals - can't be counted on any longer. But some engineers are saying the way to save New Orleans is to build a floating city: a new New Orleans, buoyed up by the water, not drowning under it.

Boedeker performed both behind the cameras and in front of them. He worked as an associate field producer, researcher, camera operator and sound recordist and actor traveling across the globe to far away places including filming in Siberia.

“Watch closely because not only am I the man associate field producing, or on camera behind many of the shots you'll be watching, or recording and mixing the sound you'll be hearing, but also because you'll see me on the screen,” said Boedeker who graduated from Georgia College in 2004. “One of the fringe benefits of working in television production is you cast yourself and allow yourself to appear at random moments as a "passerby."

His most notable appearance occurs during “Bering Strait Tunnel.”

“I’m riding on a train wearing a stereotypical Russian hat,” he said. “The tunnel we’re riding through bursts open, and we all run for our lives from a wall of water – compelling material, right?”

Readers interested in Boedeker’s personal involvement in each episode and the behind-the-scenes production may visit Boedeker’s MEGA Web page he created. The site also houses photos and an essay Boedeker’s penned about his work during “Bering Strait Tunnel.”

“We literally traveled around the world creating this program and hope you'll find it interesting and entertaining,” Boedeker said. “Plan your awesome popcorn party now.” 

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