Landmark David Attenborough films: exclusive live screen and meet the producers

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Step inside At-Bristol’s Planetarium at the Bristol Festival of Nature at 2.15pm on June 12 and experience the first live general public screening of the 360° virtual reality short Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur.

Charlotte Scott

Film-maker Charlotte Scott with giant dinosaur bones

This groundbreaking, four minute virtual reality film brings you up close and personal with Sir David Attenborough and the biggest animal to ever walk the planet.

Charlotte Scott, a multi-award winning producer/director who produced the TV programme Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur, and BAFTA award winning digital producer Sam Hume, producer of the VR 360° film, will talk you through the filming of the documentary and the latest developments in natural history film-making.

On Saturday June 11 at 4.30pm the Planetarium will also host a sneak preview of clips and stills from Planet Earth 2 – the follow up to the hugely popular 2006 BBC nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough.

The second series of this landmark documentary has been filmed in more than 100 countries over 3 years,  BBC producer/director Elizabeth White will present footage from Planet Earth 2 and take the audience behind the scenes of this landmark documentary, which will not appear on TV until September 2016.

Savita Custead, Festival of Nature CEO, said: “We’re really excited to be hosting screenings of two such groundbreaking nature documentaries that show the breadth and depth of UK wildlife film-making. It’s a fantastic start to two weeks of Festival of Nature events and an indication of the quality of this year’s programme.”

Beyond the Planetarium you can go celebrity spotting! Over the Festival weekend there will be famous faces from children’s TV giving talks and activities including Ferne Corrigan from Cbeebies My Pet and Me, Naomi Wilkinson from Naomi’s Nightmares of Natures (CBBC), Lindsey Chapman from Springwatch, The One Show’s Mike Dilger, Tim Warwood from Wild and Weird (CBBC) and Jess French from Mini Beast Adventure with Jess (Cbeebies)

That’s all in addition to interactive exhibits, workshops and activities from more than 100 organisations across the Harbourside. Go to the Bristol Festival of Nature page for more details.

Planetarium talk timings

Seats in the Planetarium will be allotted on a first come, first served basis. Please queue by the Planetarium.

Saturday, June 11, 4.30pm – 5.20pm: Elizabeth White on the making of Planet Earth 2

Sunday, June 12, 2.15pm – 3.10pm: Charlotte Scott and Sam Hume on Attenborough & the Giant Dinosaur VR 360°