Filming for Attenborough’s Seven Worlds, One Planet

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David Attenborough’s latest landmark natural history series – Seven Worlds, One Planet airs on BBC1 Sundays from 27th October 2019. The seven-part series uses cutting-edge technology to explore how the characteristics of each of the planet’s continents affect the animals that live there. After finishing up working on Blue Planet II (which you can read more about on my blog) I filmed underwater sequences for the Asian and Australian episodes of Seven Worlds. We had an incredible team for both stories and I got to shoot some amazing fish behaviour in locations that were totally new to me. Check out the trailer below for a peak at some of the amazing visuals.

The Asia episode airs on November 2nd with Australia to follow later. Here’s the official press release about the series from the BBC website:

Seven Worlds is a brand new, ambitious landmark 7×60’ series for BBC One.

Each one-hour episode will transport viewers to a single continent and tell the story of its spectacular wildlife and iconic landscapes.

The series will reveal just how the particular characteristics of each continent – their shape, size, climate, ancient past and position on our planet – have given rise to and shaped the unique animal life found on each of our seven worlds.

In this series we will discover why Australasia is full of weird and venomous wildlife; why North America is a land of opportunity where pioneers succeed; and what the consequences are for life racing to compete on the richest of all continents, South America.

The series will have its own signature look and style, developed using cutting-edge technology. Stabilised camera systems, drones and mini cameras will be deployed to capture new wildlife behaviour. Epic landscapes will be filmed using the very latest techniques, allowing audiences to experience each continent like never before.

The programme will view the continents through their greatest natural wonders: the Congo, the Amazon, the Sahara, the Himalayas -and by telling dramatic animal stories in those extraordinary wildernesses, it will uncover the fundamental truth about what makes each one of the seven worlds unique.

Seven Worlds, a 7×60’ series for BBC One, is Executive Produced by Jonny Keeling for the BBC’s Natural History Unit and is co-produced with BBC America. The Commissioning Editor is Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual. It will be distributed globally by BBC Worldwide.


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