How the BBC makes Planet Earth look like a Hollywood movie

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The technology behind the cinematic style of the BBC's Planet Earth II.

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Iguana vs. snakes (Planet Earth II)
Attenborough & sloth (Life of Mammals) 
Komodo dragon (Zoo Quest) 
Attenborough & orangutans (Zoo Quest) 
Indri (Zoo Quest) 
Lion hunt (Wild Africa) 
Kangaroo (Life of Mammals) 
Herbivores (Life of Mammals) 
Polar bear (Planet Earth) 
Wolf hunt (Life of Mammals) 
Wolf hunt (Planet Earth) 

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I would love to see what percentage of footage they actually use after a week long shoot.
Nearly every shot we see in the final version is simply breathtaking.
Marry me Joss!
David WHAT? Why can’t Americans pronounce borough, wtf?
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lemi bruwer
I HATE baboons
Will Shubadah
No, it is David Atten-bu-ru, not bur-O. Sorry, he is my idol and you said his name wrong
Really amazing how BBC does this, got to love the animal series
British Nature Films
The use of hand held stabilisers and chasing the Hollywood look means you can't film wild animals so much so they use captive and trained ones instead. Who wants to watch a pet cat jumping about after a fake mouse on a fishing line? Not me.
I love this channel.
Ad N
i wanna use any of their shoot of planet earth ii for my laptop wallpaper.. bbc is the best, if not one of the best, in presenting visuals whatever the objects are, thats why its so unfortunate when they fired clarkson of top gear because one of the reasons i loved top gear was the visuals of the car and the view are so breathtaking, but the show has lost its charm after the trio left..
adult diapers
Kenny the Jet Smith
The iguana piece was a masterpiece in cinematic storytelling
Felipe Montoya
This is an understatement, that documentary looks waaaay better
Anna Gray
Iguana vs snakes is still the most stressful thing I have ever seen
Free Kashmir
Hollywood looks at planet earth to get ideas to make movies.
Only BBC can make gross locusts look majestic
Pranshu Bahadur
Nice advertising bruh!
Priyank Parekh
Hey join my VFX group ARTISTMESH for great animation news and behind the scenes of movies.
This is a great video, but it's missing one of the most critical production techniques used by BBC: Foley sound effects! So many of the sounds you hear on screen are added later in post-production. That's not to say the sounds aren't real; they're just not recorded live. This makes a huge difference in the overall cinematic feel of their productions.
Jaebez Bleah
Now I want to be taught parkour by a monkey
Geographer 4 fun
and yet. ... by the time planet earth 4 comes around there will be no animals are nature left... global warming and extinction is a hoax, right Trump?
Mezan Ahmed
There is BBC in America?!
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ooh i live in bristol
Ahmad Hafizudin Azmi
Did anyone realize the life-staking shot at 3:11?
Hollywood wishes it looked like Planet Earth
...*ahem* "those long walk and talk shots that 'ER' and 'Westwing' made famous" - I'm sorry, what?
she looks like bella hadid
I had no idea this was extremely popular outside the UK
Jaco Van der Linde
Adrain Acha
hey those are not grasshoppers ....
B.Q. M.B.S
David has the most relaxing want to see planet Earth all the time
Kyle A
Stopped watching this, the moment the illiterate narrator called this legend 'David Atten BURRO' what on earth? He isn't a pack of cigarettes. It's about time you idiotic Americans stop being so ignorant and learn to pronounce things correctly. It's ATTEN BRUGH
It's so cinematic, it almost makes real life look fake.
Michael Nichols
"The imagery, of course; is that first thing that catches the eye; catches the attention." This is false. Audio is the first thing people will notice. If you have bad audio, people are more likely to stop watching.
It's funny hearing David Attenborough's name in an American accent. I think his shows are sadly dubbed by US actors.
Victor Kironde
8:02 I wish I had learnt this a lot earlier!
Those are DJI stuff, They helps a lot!
Wonderful documentary series that helps us to understand and find love for the nature around us.
FSXNOOB - GᗩᗰᕮS & ᗰOᖇᕮ
I'm more suprised no cameraman died yet...
and of course fuckthebbc
Po Ping
Practical effects are way better it makes the movie feel real like the perfect example is the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs the new ones!
James Ambrocio
Planet Earth III wouldn't even be filmed on 3D. You'd have to travel on through the 4th dimension to watch it.
excuse me, but i need to know if that baby gazelle escape that baboon!
Árpád Blázsik
3:48 downtown?
Vitumbiko Mawaya
I love Vox Media.
Does anyone know the background music that starts at 6:00? Thanks in advance :)
asian chick pretty hot
'David Atten-burrow'. Its pronounced 'David Atten-bruh'.
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