• 2020

  • Digital
    Apps and Software

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Immerse yourself in the wildest places on earth and meet the humans protecting our most precious wildlife. Explore the great savannahs of Kenya, discover the ancient jungles of Borneo and dive into the rich coral reefs of Raja Ampat, all in stunning cinematic Virtual Reality (VR).

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  • As we enter a new decade, we are confronted with the threat of a climate crisis and the extinction of many precious species of wildlife. It is critical that the world takes action to protect nature, to help wild places recover and regenerate from the impact of modern human life. To get there we need to leverage emerging digital tools to push the boundaries of cinematic production, to enhance visual communication and transform conservation messaging into experiential storytelling.

  • 'ecosphere' achieves never-before-seen cinematic 5.7k stereoscopic VR footage at 60fps, shot with the latest pre-production 3D-180 cameras. Our VR cameras achieve perfect human IPD, ensuring realistic stereo effect while maintaining cinematic quality image capture. Combined with an emotive original music score, powerful narration from Anna Friel and world-class app design, 'ecosphere' truly transports viewers into our extraordinary world in a time where we need to be uplifted, and we need to be hopeful for the future of our planet.

  • 'ecosphere' sets out to transform documentary filmmaking for good, redefining the limits of 180 capture and playback in VR. Each episode combines the world’s best in VR capture technology, natural history storytelling and conservation filmmaking. These narratives gently guide viewers to a greater understanding of the earth’s fragile biomes. The emphasis is on creating space; when human beings create space, wildlife thrives. 'ecosphere' spotlights indigenous and community led efforts to protect the natural world, nurturing a deep empathic connection that encourages positive engagement with nature and more conscious human actions.

  • Custom VR stabilising technology allowed filming to take place in incredibly technically challenging environments — from the air and deep into the ocean. All our drone operations on-location were led by fellow Australian cinematographers, XM2. They built a bespoke camera stabilisation platform for ecosphere that carried the VR180 capture payload and allowed this to be transferred from aerial movement systems (drones) to ground based platforms such as a jib, dolly track or russian arm.