SGO is delighted to reveal that the IBC2011 Special Award was presented to Atlantic Productions with Sky 3D, ONSIGHT and SGO Mistika as supporting partners at the Innovation Awards ceremony. The accolade was for remarkable Stereo 3D production and post production of Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough, using Mistika, at London’s ONSIGHT. Produced by Atlantic Productions for Sky 3D TV and IMAX, the project was selected as a Finalist in the Content Creation category for ONSIGHT with SGO.
Anthony Geffen at Atlantic Productions paid tribute to Sky for showing commitment to supporting the best 3D production and stated at the ceremony: “I would also like to thank Simon Craddock, Andy Shelley and the team at ONSIGHT, and the team behind SGO Mistika, whose collaboration was essential for the success of the film. When we started this production, we didn’t know how we were actually going to finish it. I’m proud, not only that we did so, but that we have embarked on a journey together to go forward to ever more exciting projects in 3D.”
“As the entrant and ONSIGHT’s supporting partner of the awards, we are really thrilled that this incredible project has received recognition. We feel proud to receive the IBC Special Award along with ONSIGHT, Sky and Atlantic Productions. We also want to thank IBC and the Innovation Awards judges.”says Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO of SGO.
Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough required the latest in technology and resolution to bring to life a prehistoric world with cutting-edge Stereoscopic live action and CGI images. At the heart of the post process was ONSIGHT’s digital lab and post facilities. Credited with the most advanced stereoscopic toolset, Mistika was chosen by ONSIGHT for all the Stereo 3D post production work in the landmark film.
ONSIGHT networked two SGO Mistika systems together to meet Sky and 3D IMAX demands with multiple-format deliveries. Mistika’s flexibility, powerful capabilities and management of RAW data file formats, improved workflow efficiency delivering quality results within tight time-frames, ensuring seamless, time-saving adjustments in real-time.
Sir David Attenborough also received IBC’s highest award, the International Honour for Excellence, for his contribution to broadcasting and sixty-year career. Anthony Geffen of Atlantic Productions accepted it on his behalf. Clips of the film were shown in the Auditorium using IBC’s state-of-the-art technology. The audience was also treated to sneak previews of current 3D projects at Atlantic Productions, which include Kew Gardens, Bachelor King and Rockstar, which will be post produced in Stereo 3D using Mistika at ONSIGHT.
An annual highlight of the IBC show, the IBC Awards recognise those who have made a real contribution to the industry and whose careers have had a positive impact on its future direction.