Here is a, slightly erroneous, review of the series from the Guardian.
In my line of work I don’t get out of the office much. So when I do it’s quite the occasion.
A good day yesterday moving into the new BDH space and getting everything up and on line. What is visible here is only about a third to quarter the area we have but the but the rest of it is still being developed.
Apologies for blurry images they were taken in a rush.
A final goodbye to the old place, our work home for the last 18 years.
On to new adventures.
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A first look at a big new project we’ve been working on.
More on it here:
“Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world,” Attenborough said as the series was announced on Thursday. “Today we have become the greatest threat to the health of our home but there’s still time for us to address the challenges we’ve created if we act now. We need the world to pay attention.”
At BDH we worked with scientists at Clinical Research and Imaging Centre the University of Bristol, taking the raw data from 3D volume MRI brain scans and, using MEL scripting and Maya turning it into usable, but accurate models of thought patterns and brain activity that could then be treated and rendered in Maya and Cinema 4D to create these visualisations.
From the BDH website:
“Earth: One Amazing Day showcases the remarkable stories that happen on earth, our home, each and every day, driven by the power of the Sun. It takes audiences on a breath-taking and immersive voyage across the continents, through the oceans and skies as it tracks the sun’s journey…all in a single amazing day.”
We got individual credits so it got added to our IMDB page which is always 👌.
This time last week we were in London to see if we had won the BAFTA for Best Titles and Graphic Identity for our work on Blue Planet 2.
Although we didn’t come away with the main prize we did get to see the great and the good, hang out in a pub with hare heads on the wall, see our friends and colleagues win their awards, drink complementary champagne and generally have an excellent time.
Fingers crossed we get to do it again at some point in the future.
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