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News Archive for August 2009

Survival series Man Vs. Wild is no picnic Date: 24th August, 2009

Shooting Bear Grylls’ extreme survival series Man vs.Wild is no picnic and only the toughest cameras and crew need apply.

Bear Grylls’ Man vs. Wild could almost be a TV show designed to prove a camera’s ability to withstand extreme environments.


The Discovery/Channel 4 show from Diverse, now in production on its 4th series, has in its time featured Bear Grylls scaling cliffs, parachuting from helicopters and planes, paragliding, ice climbing, wading rapids and free climbing waterfalls in some of the world’s most inhospitable places.

Of course, anywhere Grylls goes, his five strong crew follows. Executive producer…

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British 3D technology ready to come of age Date: 23rd August, 2009

Specialist British film companies are preparing to exploit the hype created by Avatar, James Cameron's epic 3D science-fiction blockbuster. The film's epic 3D science-fiction blockbuster.


The film, which reportedly cost £180m to make, will open up new opportunities for an elite group of 3D specialist companies in the UK. Avatar is already expected to join the handful of films that have grossed more than $1bn at the box office. Tantalising trailers of the film this weekend whetted the appetites of rival Hollywood studios which are now scrambling to…

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