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20 Feb 2018

The Field Museum partners with Atlantic Productions for new digital dinosaur exhibit

Supplier: Atlantic Productions

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Sue has been on display in The Field Museum since 2000, and is the most complete T-Rex specimen ever discovered
The Field Museum in Chicago, US, has partnered with Emmy and BAFTA award-winning media production company, Atlantic Productions, to develop a new digital exhibit.

The new exhibit will be centred around Sue, the museum’s 40.5ft (12.3m) T-Rex fossil, and is expected to open in Spring 2019, to celebrate the museum’s 125th anniversary.

Atlantic Productions, which has previously worked on David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive and Flying Monsters, will create a scientifically accurate dioramic display of the late Cretaceous period, Sue’s natural habitat, using dynamic visual effects designed to bring the exhibit to life.

Sue was discovered by, and named for, paleontologist Susan Hendrickson, in 1990. It is the most complete T-Rex fossil, and second oldest T-Rex specimen, ever discovered, and has been on display at The Field Museum since 2000.

Emily Smith, director of Marketing and Business Development at Atlantic Productions, says: “We are proud to have been selected for this prestigious contract. It builds on Atlantic Production’s award-winning CGI capabilities and the creation of scientifically accurate environments including those seen in our work with David Attenborough. We are excited to work with The Field who have such a tremendously creative vision for the new gallery.”

Taylor Peterson, digital project manager at The Field Museum, says: “The Field Museum is thrilled to partner with Atlantic Productions to design Sue’s environment. Their trusted expertise and aesthetic in CGI animation will make for a spectacular experience worthy of our most famous fossil.”


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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