Hollywood’s International 3D Society presented Sky, Atlantic Productions and David Attenborough with the coveted Charles Wheatstone Award for distinguished achievement in 3D storytelling at an award ceremony at Warner Bros Studios last week. Previous recipients of this award include Pixar and John Lasseter, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks.
The event marked the sixth year of the 3D Creative Arts Awards, designed to recognise outstanding international achievement in film, television, video games, advertising, mobile, electronic broadcast media and other formats of creative content.
“This is the industry’s opportunity to acknowledge Atlantic Productions, David Attenborough and Sky’s breath-taking documentaries over the past five years which have set a worldwide standard for technical excellence and 3D storytelling,” said Mike DeValue of Walt Disney Studios, and the Society’s chairman. “These seven David Attenborough 3D documentary projects have delighted critics and audiences alike and delivered multiple awards.”
Colossus, Atlantic Productions’ 3D joint venture with Sky, also received the award for the best historical 3D documentary for David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive. Written and presented by Attenborough, the programme takes viewers on a journey through London’s Natural History Museum at night, using ground-breaking 3D and CGI technology and the latest scientific research to reveal the former lives of the museum’s ancient animals.
Atlantic Productions was founded in 1992 and is headed by producer Anthony Geffen (pictured, right). It leads a group of companies which make television programmes, theatrical and IMAX films, apps, visual effects and now, immersive virtual reality experiences. For the last four years the company has been making 4K productions including ground-breaking 3D films.