A nature film of superlatives: The production of Deep Blue

A nature film of superlatives: The production of Deep Blue

A nature film of superlatives: The production of Deep Blue

  DEEP BLUE has been produced by BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media, a film production company based in Berlin. The BBC has created for himself, not least with outstanding documentation has a worldwide reputation. With a budget of more than 17 million U.S. dollars for the TV series and the movie together, have the directors Alastair Fothergill (Life in the Freezer) and Andy Byatt (Monsters We Met paid) ordinary. They hired twenty specialized camera teams, exposed more than 7,000 hours of footage, visited in the course of five years, more than 200 locations around the world and in armored mini-submarines to dive up to 5,000 meters deep.
(# ) It could maintain the filmmakers unprecedented insight into life below the water surface: “Very few people have ever been ever so deep in the ocean and certainly no one has been filmed there, as we did. We discovered actually two completely unknown species. And I am not talking tiny creatures, but a giant jellyfish and an octopus unknown. It was very exciting, the unusual sequence, plunging into a group of killer whales, a Grauwalmutter and her calf hunts and kills boy, finally, is within 14 years Research just once known – and has never been previously recorded on film. There is another noteworthy sequence, chases in which a large group of dolphins, a giant sardine shoal. no one previously knew that dolphins hunt in packs, and these large networks of bubbles form. let in a coordinated cooperation between bubbles and drives the sardines closely related and the dolphins so they can eat easily. Such experiences were unique .”

in the area of the clay there was a lot of problems, which had to be overcome, as described Alastair Fothergill: “record sound underwater is very difficult. We used special hydrophones, underwater microphones in enclosures. And it worked very well in shallow water. The original sound of a coral reef resembles a forest. The record was quite a challenge. In the real depth to it then, however, impossible to absorb sound. We can take no microphones in submarines. These U-boats are so loud that you could not hear anything. But we were fortunate to work with very creative sound sorceresses Rutherford and Lucy Kate Hopkins, which is a complete sound for these sequences modeled .”

Fothergill one of the world-renowned specialist in nature films, and a giant in his field. After his graduation, he studied at the Universities of St Andrews and Durham. He began his career in 1983 in the Department of the BBC Natural History “NHU” (Natural History Unit) and was involved in a wide range of programs, including Wildlife on One and The Really Wild Show, which (with the BAFTA Award of British Academy of Film and Television Arts) has been awarded. With the new format Reefwatch he was part of the team that developed the underwater live broadcast.
Later, he worked at the BBC ONE series The Trials of Life with David Attenborough. In 1993, he has also directed Life in the Freezer, a six-part series for BBC ONE on the wildlife of Antarctica, moderated by David Attenborough. Even while he was busy with the series, he was appointed in November 1992 at the age of 32 years as head of the NHU.

In June 1998 he gave up this post, but again in order to concentrate fully on his role as director focus of the series The Blue Planet to be able to put a documentary of life in the oceans of the world standards. Fothergill 2001 was appointed Head of Development Department of the NHU.

2002 he was co-presenter in Going Ape, a film that led him to the Ivory Coast in Africa. After completing his Marine Documentation DEEP BLUE Fothergill prepared immediately as head of the Division Series the NHU, a new highlight in the documentary series before: the sequel to The Blue Planet, Planet Earth.

Title: A nature film of superlatives: The production of Deep Blue Country of production: DeutschlandGroÃ? Britain Year of production: 2003 Length: 90 minutes (min) of material: Kinowelt

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