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Old 05-07-2012, 10:58 AM
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Default Amazing 3D film about plants

David Attenbouroughs third 3D project is about plants. James Cameron has seen some of the footage and commented it like this: “My goodness I cannot believe that footage. That would take tens of millions of dollars to do that in CGI”.


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Kingdom of Plants 3D is a three part 50 minute series filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which houses some 90% of all known plant species in one form or another. In a similar model to Flying Monsters 3D, the show (formerly known as Kew 3D) will be released for IMAX as well as 2D TV (on Sky Atlantic). Free 3D clips will be made available for the Nintendo 3DS as well as a supporting tie-in book initiated by Kew, a ‘making of’ programme and “an amazing app experience” according to Anthony Geffen.

Each episode covers a different aspect of plant life and utilises a number of different camera techniques to draw the audience into the surprisingly competitive world of plants. Life in the Wet Zone (26th May) looks at the adaptation of plants to wet and humid environments, with episode two, Solving the Secrets (2nd June), exploring the behind-the-scenes lives of plant movement, scent and communication. Survival (9th June), the concluding episode, focuses on the continual adaptation of plants as well as a look at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, which houses almost two billion seeds of more than 30,000 species of wild plants to ensure their future for generations to come.

Just before the screening, Geffen said “While we were making Flying Monsters 3D, David, the team and I realised the power of macro photography in terms of 3D and we started doing tests on various things. One of the things that struck us would be interesting was plants. It didn’t take very long after doing even very simple tests to realise that the plant world was going to be an extraordinary world to make a 3D film in.”

Referring to his meeting with James Cameron at IBC, Geffen said “I think this film is going to take 3D to another level, in a different way. It was really interesting as I was at a trade show a few months ago. I showed James Cameron and he said “My goodness I cannot believe that footage. That would take tens of millions of dollars to do that in CGI”.

3D Focus believes Kingdom of Plants 3D is possibly the most advanced Sky 3D documentary to date. It has very high production values and some of the 3D time lapse shots were sensational. It is incredible how close the cameras get to the plants and insects and you really do feel like you are watching something quite ground-breaking.
Kingdom of Plants 3D premieres | 3D News from 3D Focus

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:45 AM
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Interesting, although not sure where I'll get a chance to see it in 3D
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