3D Film Factory has been commissioned for the third time to supply 3D camera systems and professional stereoscopic services to Fosters Brothers Productions in order to complete their 3D wildlife documentary. Once again the crew will venture into the wetlands of Botswana, Africa to track the giant, man-eating crocodiles both above and below water.
“Africa is a place of wonderment for me. It’s great to go back. There’s nothing like filming animals in stereoscopic 3D, as long as I’m not getting in the water with the crocodiles,” stated the company’s director of stereographer Keith Driver. “Working with the Foster Brothers is a rewarding experience. Their knowledge and passion for wildlife makes it that much more exciting. I’m just there to make sure the 3D is – memorable and comfortable.”
The 3D production team will be on location for 2 weeks utilizing the 3D Film Factory’s 3D-BS Indie (beam-splitter) and 3D-SS Pro (side-by-side) rigs, to capture the animals feeding in their natural environment. Along with the 3D mirror box rig, the crew will rely on a pair of Sony Hi-Def EX3 cameras and Cine-Tal’s Davio, a real-time 3D viewing system. In addition, they’ll employ the use of modified jib arms, 3D underwater housing units, as well as, specialty 3D support gear.
The intent is to uncover the unusual relationship between one of earth’s most ancient predators and his intruding neighbor – man. In Africa, this complex relationship can sometimes seem to defy the boundaries of the natural world. For the crew, this means having to get precariously close to a very dangerous, sometimes unpredictable beast.