Singapore’s regional broadcaster, Channel NewsAsia, launched a 3D documentary produced in Singapore for television at Asia’s largest broadcast technology trade fair, BroadcastAsia 2011.
Called ‘24 Hour Asia’, it’s a co-production between Channel NewsAsia and InFocus Asia, and is only the second made-in-Singapore 3D documentary for television.
The documentary is supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore and is part of its initiative to develop 3D production capabilities and talents within Singapore’s television industry.
The one-hour programme gets under the skin of three cities in Asia – Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.
The programme showcases a day in the life of each city, capturing the unique tapestry of Asia’s dynamism and revealing each city’s secrets within 24 hours.
According to MediaCorp, which owns Channel NewsAsia, the production team spent two months on development and pre-production, more than a month filming and another two months on post production on the documentary.
MediaCorp said there are plans to screen the full length 3D feature to the public, to offer a view of how technology, money and soaring ambition have turned Singapore, Tokyo and Shanghai into the powerhouses they are today.
Debra Soon, Managing Director of Channel NewsAsia, said: “We have seen an incredible progress in the area of 3D television technology and are pleased to be able to help lead television production in Singapore and Asia into this exciting technology by producing this documentary, which captures the heart and essence of Asia in a way never seen before.”