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18 Dec 2018

Atlantic Productions unveils animation for upcoming 'Sue' exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum

Supplier: Atlantic Productions

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The company worked closely with the museum's resident paleontologists to ensure scientific accuracy
Atlantic Productions has revealed cutting-edge animations for Chicago's Field Museum's upcoming exhibit about Sue, the most complete T-Rex fossil ever discovered.

The experience, which is expected to open on 21st December, is located in its own 5,100 sq ft private suite and will showcase Sue's life as it would have been in the Cretaceous period.

To create the immersive animations Atlantic Productions worked closely with the museum's resident paleontologists: Dr Peter Makovicky, William Simpson and Dr Thomas Cullen, who were responsible for ensuring that every detail in the animation, down to the texture of Sue's skin, was scientifically accurate.

Depicting epic scenes of a dramatic clash between Sue and a triceratops, as well as Sue stalking a herd of Edmontosaurus, the animations are rendered in 6000 x 2160 pixels and are accompanied by custom soundscapes featuring environmental noises from the landscape.

The animations will be displayed on six rear-projection screens, each measuring 49" by 106" and spanning a total width of 24ft 6".

Anthony Geffen, CEO of Atlantic Productions, said: "The work builds on our long history of projects with the innovative US Museum sector which also include Giant Screen film and television documentaries."

"We are enormously proud of these dramatic and visually stunning scenes. They form a perfect setting for this prestigious fossil which is the oldest, most complete and biggest T-Rex ever discovered."

Taylor Peterson, digital project manager at the Field Museum, said: "The goal for this project was to bring Sue's world to life. The formidable presence and beautiful style of these animations allow our visitors to feel not only completely immersed in the environment but also witness a more updated version of what scientists think T-Rex looked like and how it behaved - we're incredibly proud to provide this experience as part of the new gallery design."


Supplier: Atlantic Productions

Atlantic Productions is a multi award winning independent factual production company.

Founded in 1992 Atlantic is respected for its unparalleled access and world-class story-telling. Our diverse output includes history, science, natural history, current affairs, observational, music, arts and drama. We have won over 50 international awards, including multiple British Academy Awards and multiple Emmy Awards.

Our work is seen by people in 150 countries across the globe. They include theatrical films, IMAX and immersive experiences. Our diverse output has covered 11 projects with David Attenborough, the acclaimed BBC series Inside the Commons, landmark series The Promised Land created with the BBC and Discovery about the African American migration and the award winning theatrical film The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest.

Since it’s creation Atlantic Productions has incorporated a group in line with its vision to tell world class stories. This includes Zoo (CGI), Colossus (3D) and Atlantic Digital (apps). We have also established the pioneering Alchemy VR which in 2017 broke new ground with the first ever British Academy award for virtual reality story telling.

Web: http://atlanticproductions.tv/contact/

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