Our Overall winner was Biome Productions with their film "SafariLIVE: A Day in Djuma".
Biome Productions, in partnership with Wild Earth, entered a unique 360 film utilising the well established safariLIVE brand. ‘SafariLIVE Dawn till Dark’ brings the audience closer to the action than ever before. Viewers are able ‘hop aboard’ a realgame drive with their favourite safariLIVE presenters; on the hunt for lions the viewer will discover some of Africa’s most iconic and thrilling wildlife, within their natural landscapes, in the most intimate way possible.
"It's so exciting that our film is truly making people's lives that little bit better, something that sits perfectly with our ethos at Biome Productions. We wanted to inspire the world to love the natural world as we did, and felt that there was no better way to do that than through Virtual Reality. We chose a presenter-led format to the film, to add that extra level of immersion to help convince our viewers that they are truly there, in one of the most wild and raw locations on the planet. What better way to engage people with nature than throwing them into the middle of the African Bush?" - Sam at Biome productions.
Established National Geographic presenters Jamie Paterson and Brent Leo-Smith take the audience into the heart of the African Bush, coming face to face with Hosana the leopard, Mphomo the lion and other beloved animal characters along the way.
Biome has used an array of techniques to help create diverse sequences within the film. These include ziplines, drone shots and a world first for 360: infrared. Through its diligent post-production process, Biome has achieved flawless visuals accompanying precise ambisonic audio to produce a truly immersive experience.