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VFX, Animation and Graphic Design

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.

Key Credits

Broadcaster: BBC
Presenter: Chris Packham
Creative Director for Moonraker:
Simon Clarke
VFX Supervisor: Graham Stott
VFX Producer: Scott Metcalfe
VFX Line Producer: Rosanna Thorn-Lees
Compositors: Ryan McGrath, John Clayton, Phil Wray, Daniel Hammonds, Łukasz Grzelak, Meghan Spetch
3d Artists: Ryan Harrington, Adam Robinson, Callum Wain, Noel Mulvaney, Alex Parkin, Alex Rumsey, Katrin Geilhausen
3d Fx: Daniel Radford
Titles: Alex Dilworth, Ryan McGrath
Storyboard: Elizabeth Schuh
Concept Art And DMP: Marek Solowiej
Previs: Becs Rose
Executive Producers: Andrew Cohen, Rob Liddell
VFX Producer for BBC: Tom Welch
Directors: Tom Hewitson, Ben Wilson, James Tovell, Duncan Singh, David Briggs