Sky 3D commissions two new nature projects
Sir David Attenborough will be back on Sky 3D after two new commissions from the broadcaster. Natural History Museum Adventure (w/t) and Conquest of the Skies (w/t) will be produced by Colossus Productions, and mark the continued collaboration between the production company and Sky 3D.
A partnership set up between Sky 3D and Atlantic Productions, Colossus was set up with the aim to develop original 3D programming for both UK and international audiences.
Natural History Museum Adventure is a 1 x 90 programme looking at the famous museum after hours, and will use state of the art 3D technology and CGI to bring the museum’s collection to life. The CGI effects will be in the hands of the BAFTA award-winning team behind Flying Monsters 3D.
Details of Conquest of the Skies are under wraps at this stage, but the broadcaster will announce details at a later date. All we know at the moment is that it’s described as an “extraordinary new mini-series”, comprising 2 x 90 episodes due for transmission late 2014.
Both projects will be written and presented by David Attenborough, and have been commissioned by Celia Taylor, Sky’s head of factual and features.
David Attenborough said: “The Natural History Museum has always been a special place for me. I’m excited to make a film using new 3D technology which will take the viewer on a journey through one of my favourite museums and look at it – and its inhabitants - in ways never seen before”.
Sky’s director of 3D John Cassy commented: “With a long-term commitment to developing innovative, original 3D programming, we’re thrilled to announce the continuation of the successful partnership between Colossus Productions and David Attenborough and our next two projects. Once again we’ll combine David’s master storytelling with fascinating subject matter and ground-breaking 3D and CGI techniques to deliver the spectacular, immersive viewing experiences we know our customers love.”
Further information on the above productions can be found on Production Intelligence, the online database of advance productions from The Knowledge: