Mistika used in BAFTA award-winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K film

Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA award-winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K film
Sir David Attenborough is the only person to have received a BAFTA in five formats, black and white, colour, HD, 3D and now 4K.
3 June 2014, London, UK SGO’s Mistika was used at London’s ONSIGHT in David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive (3D) which has just reaped a coveted BAFTA TV Award in the Specialist Factual Category. Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D, Mistika technology played a major role in post at ONSIGHT in the exceptional project.
David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive was shot in 5K using Red Epics resulting in 400GB of data an hour being generated.  CGI creatures included the yeti and a diplodocus,  with all animation delivered at 4K to ensure high image quality for future proofing. In post, ONSIGHT used Mistika for the deliveries in 3D and 2D, led by the facility’s Senior Colourist Andy Lee.
ONSIGHT utilised a wide variety of Mistika’s tools for colour and depth grading, stereo correction, VFX paint and compositing as well as finishing. Simon Craddock, CEO of ONSIGHT remarks, “Mistika was central to the post process and helped us to meet the demands of this complex 4K project. The ONSIGHT team is extremely proud to have been involved in another BAFTA Award-winning production from Atlantic Productions and Sky.”
The film is ONSIGHT’s sixth 3D Attenborough project, as a key provider of post and cameras, with Atlantic Productions and Sky.  The first collaboration was Flying Monsters 3D, which won the same award in 2011, making it the first S3D programme to win a BAFTA. It was also awarded the prestigious IBC2011 Special Award which was presented to Atlantic Productions with Sky 3D, ONSIGHT and SGO Mistika as supporting partners, for remarkable Stereo 3D production and post production. Previous films which involved Mistika, include The Bachelor King, Kingdom of Plants, Galapagos 3D and Micro Monsters 3D with a number of these titles going to Giant Screen.
ONSIGHT’s other recent credits include Peter Gabriel’s Back to Front in 4K (for Done and Dusted/Real World/Eagle Rock Entertainment) and current project Walking With Dinosaurs (for BBC Earth).
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IMAGE CREDIT Authorised still from David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive
Please credit as per its file name – “Atlantic Productions – David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive via ONSIGHT”
ABOUT ONSIGHT ONSIGHT is a pioneering facilities company, providing production and post production services for film and television. With 25 years’ experience, the team has developed a unique end-to-end solution, comprising the latest in cameras and equipment rental through to full post production. From Shepperton Studios, the camera division supplies bespoke packages, involving digital cameras, lenses, accessories and guidance. While the award-winning post department, based in London, provides digital film, TV, Giant Screen and editing solutions, fully supported. The ONSIGHT team helps clients design, execute and ultimately, create stunning content for any screen in HD, 3D, 4K and beyond. Visit them at
Beautifully Creative Technology – SGO is a well-established and leading developer of world-leading, award-winning and extremely powerful Mistika post production systems and workflow solutions, including the recently introduced Mamba FX compositing software, for the film and broadcast industries, supported by specialist technology partners such as ATTO Tech, Bright Technologies, Dot Hill, DVS, HP, NVIDIA, Tangent Devices and many others. SGO is a global organisation expanding rapidly with offices and reseller partners around the world.
Notable accolades include the International 3D Society’s Technology Lumière Award for advancements in Stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD developments. The full list of relevant awards and nominations can be found at
Numerous 2D and Stereo 3D films and programmes that involved Mistika are listed at which include Stalingrad, David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive, The Hobbit Trilogy and many other high profile titles.
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