Moonraker produced over 100 minutes of science-led visual effects for the BBC’s five-part natural history series, Earth.
Called a “biography of our planet” by presenter Chris Packham, it tells Earth’s four and a half billion-year history.
“With Earth we wanted to push the boundaries of what was possible with VFX sequences featuring some of the planet’s most dramatic moments. The ambition was high and Moonraker have been a brilliant partner in helping us realise it. The team brought amazing flair and attention to detail to every shot, resulting in some breathtaking moments of visual drama.”
– Rob Liddell, Executive Producer, BBC Studios.
Over nearly two years 30 VFX artists worked with the guidance of 200 scientists to visualise ancient flora and fauna that has never been imagined in 3D before, producing 13,600 individual graphic elements and 360 shots of photoreal CGI — around 30% of the final footage.
Creative Director for Moonraker: Simon Clarke
VFX Supervisor: Graham Stott
VFX Producer: Scott Metcalfe
VFX Line Producer: Rosanna Thorn – Lees
Executive Producers: Andrew Cohen, Rob Liddell
VFX Producer for BBC: Tom Welch
Directors: Tom Hewitson, Ben Wilson, James Tovell, Duncan Singh, David Briggs
Presenter: Chris Packham