On Sight

News Archive for October 2008

P2 Varicam visits Wildscreen Date: 22nd October, 2008

The Wildscreen Festival was founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1982 and has been organised every other year for the past 25 years.


Held in Bristol, the world's centre for wildlife filmmaking, it attracts hundreds of delegates from around the globe and is organised by UK-based charity Wildscreen, which runs a number of initiatives that use the power of film and photography to inspire conservation.


Industry luminaries including Sir David Attenborough and leading tiger expert and conservationist Valmik Thapar will speak at this year's Wildscreen Festival.


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Animal Planet HD series on Pandas Date: 13th October, 2008

ITN Factual has made its first ever HD series for Animal Planet with the help of Sony, a six parter about one of the Earth’s most endangered species the Giant Panda, shot on location in China on the HDW-F900R HDCAM camcorder.


An ITN team headed by director Amanda Feldon went behind the scenes of the first, largest and most successful panda breeding centre in the world at Wolong in South West China to make Pandamonium, which witnesses the daily struggle of keepers and staff to preserve one of the planet’s most at-risk species.


Feldon teamed up with Beijing-based…

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