CBC Tess The Great Human Odyssey – Using Drones to Capture a Unique Perspective by Matt Allard

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Feb 202015
 

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“In the CBC series “The Great Human Odyssey”, the camera stays in constant motion, soaring above and moving through the worlds of traditional cultures and our ancient ancestors. The images are absolutely breathtaking and were filmed in some very remote locations. The three-part documentary series and interactive web documentary explores the unlikely survival and the miraculous emergence of Homo sapiens as the world’s only global species. Ancient climate research has revealed that we evolved during the most volatile era since the extinction of the dinosaurs. Just like the many other kinds of human who once shared our world, we should have died away. Instead, our species survived to populate every corner of the planet, against all the odds.”

“For aerials footage, the crew used the remote-controlled drone platform of Canadian company Skymotion. Capable of carrying a stabilized Red Epic shooting 5K footage, this flying camera system runs on portable batteries and packs into three suitcases for transport. The crew filmed ice floes on the Bering Strait, tuna-fishing boats in Papau New Guinea, sand dunes in Namibia, and in the back of a moving pick-up truck in the Kalahari Desert. Alongside Skymotion’s drone, ZatzWorks’ helicopter-mounted Cineflex system, carrying the Arri Alexa camera, provided aerial footage in high alpine, glacier, tundra and Pacific Ocean locations.”

–Matt Allard

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