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Colossus to pioneer 3D techniques for new Sky series

Colossus to pioneer 3D techniques for new Sky series
Staff Reporter
26 October 2012

Sky 3D has commissioned Colossus Productions to make Micro Monsters 3D with David Attenborough, which will use pioneering macroscopic 3D filming techniques to bring to life the unseen world of bugs.
The three part mini-series will featuring killer ants, spiders, scorpions, beetles shooting boiling chemicals and underwater battles between dragonfly larvae and water tigers. David Attenborough will look at adaptability of bugs, showing their sophisticated behaviours and the complexity of the environments they build for themselves. The production will use pioneering macroscopic 3D and time-lapse photography. 
Scheduled to premiere on Sky 3D in Spring 2013, the series will be written and presented by Attenborough and produced by Colossus, which is a collaboration between Sky 3D and Atlantic Productions set up to develop original 3D programming.
The three-part mini-series marks David Attenborough’s fifth 3D project for Sky. It is commissioned by Celia Taylor, Sky’s Head of Factual and Features.
Anthony Geffen, executive producer and ceo of Atlantic Productions says: “All our previous 3D projects with David Attenborough for Sky have been ground-breaking, but Micro Monsters goes several steps further, using everything we’ve learnt previously about cutting edge storytelling in 3D, but adding the chance to dive into a completely alien world.”
Since launching Sky 3D in October 2010 Sky has commissioned across a range of genres, including natural history, live music, the arts, spots and movies. Highlights have included previous David Attenborough 3D projects Flying Monsters 3D, The Bachelor King 3D, Kingdom of Plants 3D as well as live 3D broadcasts of a number of musical and dance performances including the Got To Dance Live Final and Kylie Minogue Live From The O2, the 3D TV world premieres of Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and the Toy Story Trilogy and over 150 live sports broadcast spanning a range of domestic and international sports.

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