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Planet Dinosaur in 3D to air on BBC in August

The BBC have announced that “Planet Dinosaur in 3D” will be aired in August along with “The Last Night of the Proms” in September.

Planet Dinosaur 3D, scheduled to air in August 2012 is adapted from the BBC One series produced by BBC Science together with Jellyfish Pictures. The entirely animated programme has been worked on by a specialist team of stereographers and artists over six months at Jellyfish aiming to give the 3D experience maximum impact, while retaining the factual story. The team at Jellyfish had to create enhanced environments, with greater depth and detail, new camera moves and animation to enhance the experience and bring the stories together in a cohesive hour long film. It was a hugely ambitious enterprise and the team at Jellyfish are very proud of the end result. It brings the worlds of these newly discovered creatures to life in a way that isn’t possible in 2D.

Head of BBC 3D Kim Shillinglaw says, “Our recent announcement around Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympics will provide a test-bed for what works around major sporting events, but we were keen to build our experience across a selection of genres. Bringing Planet Dinosaur and the Last Night of the Proms to audiences enable us to test the technology across various genres and establish where 3D really enhances the viewers’ experience.”

The free-to-air broadcast of these events in 3D will be available to anyone who has access to a 3D TV set and to the BBC HD Channel, regardless of which digital TV provider they use.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9372308/BBC-to-broadcast-Last…

Wed 4th Jul 2012

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