Certain species of cuttlefish—a cousin to the squid and the octopus—have unique abilities. They can change color instantly, and assume the shape of almost any object, allowing them to hide in plain sight. What’s the key to this incredible camouflage? Discover their secret and explore how humans could one day do the same. You’ll also step into the boots of a combat soldier and learn the magic behind the camouflage used in battle.

This video was produced as part SciTrends, an educational series for middle and high school students funded by the National Science Foundation. I served as lead producer for the series, through my ongoing partnership with Pellet Productions, taking it from inception to completion. Along the way, I researched and developed and all storylines, produced field shoots, and scripted each segment personally.