Attenborough adds 3D project for Sky
Editor ©RapidTVNews | 16-12-2011 UK TV legend Sir David Attenborough is to embark on his fourth 3D project with Sky in a three-part natural history series which tells the story of the remote Galapagos Islands.
Written and presented by Attenborough, Galapagos 3D follows on from BAFTA-winning Flying Monsters 3D and the soon to premiere Bachelor King 3D and forms part of Sky’s enduing efforts to establish 3D TV in the UK.
The commission is part of Sky’s commitment to increase its investment in UK originated content by 50% to £600 million a year by 2014 and will be the first film to be produced by Colossus Productions, the production company specifically formed by Sky and Atlantic Productions to develop original 3D programming for UK and International audiences.
Since launching Sky 3D in October 2010, Sky has made many a foray into the world of the added dimension across genres including natural history, live music, the arts, spots and movies. In addition to the flagship 3D sports broadcasts, in particular football, examples of 3D output have included Flying Monsters 3D, music festivals, opera and ballet, Kylie Minogue live from the O2, Got to Dance, the 3D TV world premieres of Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and the Toy Story Trilogy.
Commenting on the new project, Sir David said: "Galapagos is one of the most wonderful places in the world. There are extraordinary creatures living there that live nowhere else – a whole slew of marvellous animals. But one of the things that make them even more extraordinary is that because the islands were not discovered by human beings until relatively recently, and they had remained isolated for so long, the animals still haven’t become frightened of human beings.
"You can walk among them carrying your own snap shot cameras or even carrying a 3D rig and they won’t go away. They continue behaving in just the way that they would do naturally. Galapagos is full of drama, full of charismatic creatures which you can film; it is a natural for 3D."