Sky and Sir David Attenborough Producing Galapagos 3D

By Gary Cutlack on at

Mr Nature Documentary himself is preparing another 3D wildlife film, using Sky's endless money supply to fund a three-dimensional tour of the Galapagos islands.

Galapagos 3D will show on Sky in late 2012, with Attenborough writing and presenting the entire thing as part of Sky's plan to invest £600m per year on producing 3D content by 2014.

Sounds like it's going to be an easy job for him, too, as Attenborough explains: "...Because the islands were not discovered by human beings until relatively recently, and they had remained isolated for so long, the animals still haven’t become frightened of human beings. You can walk among them carrying your own snap shot cameras or even carrying a 3D rig and they won’t go away."

Although Attenborough doesn't seem particularly excited by the potential for 3D technology, pointing out that for the bulk of wildlife docs, which require long-distance photography, the 3D effect simply doesn't work when recording distant fluffy things through a zoom lens. [Techradar]

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