Posted on 24 June, 2014
The Giant Screen 3D film Mysteries of the Unseen World – featuring data visualizations by 422 South – has been nominated in 2 categories at the 2014 Panda Awards. The two sequences produced by 422 South are possibly the first data based animations to have been rendered stereoscopically in 4K resolution. The sequence below shows aircraft movements over the USA . Another sequence visualizes shipping movements around the world’s oceans. The challenges of rendering 2 channels of 4k images based on millions of points of data were considerable. But the results, when seen on a screen six stories high – are stunning.
The film uses ground-breaking techniques to allow viewers to see things, events and creatures not visible to the naked eye. To do this the film-makers make use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology. 422 South were brought on board for our expertise in data visualization, to reveal human travel in the movement of ships and aircraft around the globe.
Mysteries of the Unseen World is a National Geographic film produced by Days End Pictures for giant screen and digital cinemas worldwide.