Learn about Sir David Attenborough’s new documentary series, including when it was shot, what it’s about and the special new technology used to capture the incredible footage…
The green planet is Sir David Attenborough‘s latest documentary series focusing on plant life on Earth.
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Sir David traveled far and wide to create the immersive program, but when was it filmed? Read on to find out.
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When was The Green Planet filmed?
Shooting for the series began in early summer 2019 in Wiltshire. The crew traveled to 27 countries and during the filming they visited Costa Rica, Croatia, Northern Europe and the US.
Speaking with the BBC Speaking of the filming process, Sir David said: “In a sense, the series itself grows slowly, like plants. We’ve started [filming] long ago, before Covid. And so I ran through interesting places, in California and so on, in a way that was not possible in the past two years.”
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He added: “So I get to all these different parts of the world quite often, more than any other [series] for some time.”
Sir David traveled the world to film the new series
What is The Green Planet about?
The five-part series was created using groundbreaking film technology, with each episode addressing a different theme: tropical worlds, aquatic worlds, seasonal worlds, desert worlds, and human worlds.
The synopsis reads: “Plants live secret, unseen lives. But they are just as aggressive, competitive and dramatic as animals – locked in a life-or-death struggle for food and light, participating in fierce battles for territory and desperately trying to get on with their lives.” plants and spread their young.”
How was The Green Planet filmed?
The documentary program was filmed using high-tech equipment, including thermal cameras and macro frame stacking. Robotic time-lapse camera installations, nicknamed Triffids, were also used, allowing the camera to travel in the world of the plant and film in time-lapse in a variety of environments.
Pioneering film technology was used for the program
First Person View drones were also used to film the footage, allowing a highly skilled pilot to use a headset to see the drone’s vantage point and perform “remarkable feats of high speed, aerial acrobatics through complex obstacle courses”.
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