Earthflight at the American Museum of Natural History – starting September 15th!
Earthflight is an immersive 3D film that offers viewers the chance to feel what it’s like to fly. This thrilling film follows migratory birds on their seasonal journeys as they make their way across the world. Read on to learn more about what you will experience at the AMNH’s latest exhibit. You’re bound to discover a newfound appreciation towards the creations of nature and the wonder of flight!
Earthflight is a masterpiece in the art of filmmaking. It took the production team four years to complete the project. The film encompasses 11 countries located across four continents. The filmmakers wanted to capture the vast distances birds travel when following their migratory routes. Their goal was to make viewers feel like they were riding on top of one of the bird’s wings. To make them feel like they were also flying and soaring right along with them.
The team accomplished this feat with the help of state-of-of-the-art 3D cameras and the latest aerial technologies. These cameras were placed on paragliders and octocopters so that they could fly next to the birds. They also tweaked the camera’s precision so that they would not shift due to the strong wings and G-forces occurring at higher altitudes. These advanced cameras were also able to capture striking views from above. Some of them also include stunning images from places that have never been reached before.
You’ll learn about different types of birds as they make their corresponding journeys across several lands and oceans. Some birds tend to flock in large groups while other birds cooperate with mammals in order to catch food. You’ll also get to see wonderful scenery from some of the world’s most iconic landmarks through a bird’s vantage point of view.
The film is narrated by Cate Blanchett. She’s an accomplished Academy Award winning actress who won a golden statue in 2013 for her role in “Blue Jasmine.” Her voice will guide you through a one-of-a-kind trip around the world.
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