Acclaimed filmmaker John Downer

Ric talks with acclaimed filmmaker John Downer about the innovative techniques used to film birds from the air as they travel across the world. See some of the new technology for yourself!
BBC Worldwide is celebrating Emmy® Award-winning actor David Tennant (BroadchurchFright Night) in a two-night special theatrical screening event all for the price of one ticket. First, see David Tennant on the big screen as the Tenth Doctor in the epic two-part Doctor Who story Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel in theaters on June 16 at 7:30 pm local time. The next night, experience the earth from a bird’s eye view in Wings 3D, narrated by Tennant, on June 17 at 7:30 pm local time in RealD™ 3D.
Narrated by David Tennant, the award winning series Earthflight reveals what it’s like to fly like a bird. Filmed over four years with help from camera-carrying birds, drones, paragliders and remote-control microflight planes, Earthflight brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “birds-eye view.”

John Downer has combined his early interest in wildlife with his passion for photography to carve out a career full of enormously popular, innovative and award-winning programs, many of which pioneered techniques now used in most natural history programs today. Most recently he created Penguins: Spy in the Huddle and the two-part Dolphins: Spy in the Pod. Downer directed the video Digging in the Dirt for Peter Gabriel, which won a Grammy for its innovative techniques.

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