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David Attenborough’s latest 3D documentary series will launch on New Years Day at 7pm on Sky 3D
The latest high end 3D series has been produced by Colossus Productions, the joint venture between Sky 3D and Atlantic Productions, and uses pioneering 3D-techniques and technology to explore the unique environments and species of the Galapagos, GALAPAGOS 3D WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH takes viewers on a voyage to understand the stunning archipelago which changed the way we see the world and has long-remained a place of true interest with the nation’s favourite naturalist.
Each of the 3 x 60’ episodes will cover different chapters in the history of the Galapagos Islands. Origin (1st January) looks at how the islands rose explosively from the ocean four million years ago, with episode two, Adaptation (5th January),investigating the evolutionary innovations which helped life develop into unique and spectacular form. Evolution (12th January),the concluding episode, explores the fact that no two islands in the Galapagos are the same and we see the final footage of the islands’ world-famous giant tortoise Lonesome George, the last survivor of his species, who sadly died earlier this year. David Attenborough was the last person ever to have filmed with him.
David Attenborough comments: “It’s only now that the latest developments in camera technology have given us the possibility of filming the full range of wildlife in 3D, and the first place I wanted to put that to the test was the Galapagos. “I mean, lizards that swim, swim down to the bottom of the seabed and graze seaweed, has to be really an extraordinary thing. Galapagos is full of dramas, and it is also full of very, very charismatic animals which, because they’re uniquely unafraid of humans, you can get up close to and film: it’s a natural for 3D.”
Anthony Geffen, Producer and CEO of Atlantic Productions adds: “This was one of the most challenging 3D documentaries ever undertaken; it involved working in extremely difficult locations on land, in the air and under the sea using custom built kit. But the resulting 3D allows you to step into the Galapagos as if you are actually there with David Attenborough, experiencing the extraordinary wildlife and discovering the history of these magical islands.”
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John Cassy, Director, Sky 3D, comments: “In Galapagos 3D, we’re offering Sky customers the unique opportunity to explore one of the world’s most fascinating environments in incredible detail with David Attenborough. Marking his fourth visit to the islands and the start of his 61st year in broadcasting, this three part series combines Attenborough’s natural history knowledge with his curiosity and passion for re-discovering the world in a new dimension – with stunning results.”
Colossus Productions recently announced a fifth collaboration with David Attenborough – MICRO MONSTERS 3D which will be a 3 x 60’ series scheduled to be broadcast on the Sky 3D channel in the spring of 2013, and promises ground-breaking 3D filming techniques.
Expect a full 3D Focus Galapagos 3D review on December 12th.
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