London-based post house ONSIGHT recently relied on SGO‘s Mistika to deliver David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive (3D). Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D, the show earned a BAFTA TV award in the specialist factual category last month.
David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive (3D) was shot in 5K using Red Epics resulting in 400 GB of data an hour being generated. CGI creatures included the yeti and a diplodocus, with all animation delivered at 4K to ensure high image quality. In post, ONSIGHT used Mistika for the deliveries in 3D and 2D, led by the facility’s senior colorist Andy Lee.
ONSIGHT used a wide variety of Mistika’s tools for color and depth grading, stereo correction, VFX paint and compositing as well as finishing. “Mistika was central to the post process and helped us to meet the demands of this complex 4K project,” said Simon Craddock, CEO of ONSIGHT.
The film is ONSIGHT’s sixth 3D Attenborough project. The first collaboration was Flying Monsters 3D, which won the same BAFTA award in 2011 as well as an IBC2011 special award.