‘Sacred Wonders of Britain’ brought to life by Carbon Digital imagery

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MediaCityUK-based production company, Carbon Digital, has developed all the Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) work for new BBC2 series ‘Sacred Wonders of Britain.’
Creating the series’ title sequence and high-end reconstructions of key historic British sites, Carbon Digital’s VFX director, Paul McHugh said the latest 'heli' technology had played an important role.

“The team at BBC2 had a very clear direction on creating a unique visual style for the programme, with a look and feel that will really engage audiences.
“In order to achieve this style, we were very focused on using high-end techniques to produce stunning results. We worked with the latest heli-camera technology to create dramatic present day scenes and transform them to the past.”
In addition to making sure that each shot depicted scenes of outstanding beauty, the team at Carbon Digital also had to ensure everything was factually correct. They worked alongside historians and archaeologists to help build an authentic depiction of how the historic sites may have once looked.
Established since 1998, but opening its facilities at The Landing in MediaCityUK November last year, Carbon Digital, works with works with large clients including the BBC, DKLW Lowe, BBH, Unilever, Barclays and Audi.

“Now that we are based at The Landing, we are at the heart of MediaCityUK and we have a plethora of broadcasters and agencies on our doorstep, as well as access to the latest technology in editing and fibre connectivity,” McHugh aded.

The BBC2 three-part series will be broadcast in the next few weeks and features archaeologist, historian and broadcaster, Neil Oliver, visiting Creswell Crags, Grimes Graves and the great stone circle and henge of Avebury to discover the ancient landscape of belief and ritual that lies below the surface of our modern world.