Deadly Dinosaurs with Steve Backshall

Client: CBBC

Format: 10 x 30 minute childrens series

Release Date: 13th June 2018

Brief: Jellyfish Pictures catapulted Steve Backshall and his Deadly… series back 65 million years, bringing high end visual effects to children’s TV with CBBC’s latest instalment of Backshall’s nail biting series; Deadly Dinosaurs with Steve Backshall.

Working collaboratively with BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, Jellyfish Pictures created over 50 different species of photo real dinosaurs, which were later integrated in to live action plates.

Each episode of Deadly Dinosaurs explores a different species’ strengths and weaknesses, rating their agility, hunting ability and special skills. The end result merges all the deadliest elements of each species, culminating in one hybrid super dinosaur. Due to the in-depth exploration of each dinosaur, Jellyfish Pictures was called on to design intricate details from bones to the close up features of a large catalogue of dinosaurs, later drawing from these elements to create the deadliest dinosaurs of them all.

As well as integrating photo real dinosaurs in to live action environments, Jellyfish Pictures created dinosaur holograms for the in-depth educational segments of the episodes.

Jellyfish Pictures also worked on animated sequences with full CG environments, delivering sophisticated VFX ready to entertain and educate children on the extinct beasts that once roamed our earth.


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