In the run up to the Games, the Chinese government was "understandably keen to promote itself as a country worth visiting" according to BBC producer Phil Chapman. The series marks the first time that CCTV has collaborated with a foreign broadcaster. With the support of local party officials, the producers found it easier to contact and film local people. They were particularly keen to record examples of traditional lifestyles which incorporate the natural world to give the series a cultural context.
In the run up to the Games, the Chinese government was "understandably keen to promote itself as a country worth visiting" according to BBC producer Phil Chapman. The series marks the first time that CCTV has collaborated with a foreign broadcaster.
We also hope to redress the negative view of China's environment propagated in western media. The production team shot over hours of HD footage in 26 of China's 30 provinces. In addition, they encountered a lack of local expertise and specialist knowledge, as few of China's zoologists were naturalists with an interest in observing wildlife.
Producers even struggled to film the courting behaviour of one of the country's commonest creatures, the rice-paddy frog. With the support of local party officials, the producers found it easier to contact and film local people.
They were particularly keen to record examples of traditional lifestyles which incorporate the natural world to give the series a cultural context.
The episodes were divided by region to present the distinct cultural as well as ecological differences. The sequence showing a duel between two rival males was successfully filmed after stalking the herds for seven days.
On one occasion the field team lay under a white tarp for 32 hours waiting for a shot that never came. They burned yak dung to stay warm and melt drinking water, and the crew was specifically selected for its sensibility to cultures, mental and physical aptitude for high stress scenarios, and techniques in nonfiction filmmaking.
After two unsuccessful attempts to film wild giant pandas in the Qinling Mountainsthe producers switched to a different part of the region, the little-visited Changqing Reserve.
There they were able to track and film the creatures in winter, and also film courtship and mating activity, the first time such a complete sequence has been shot in the wild. A second sequence showing white-eared pheasants at a rarely seen lek was ruined when the birds were disturbed.
A time-lapse sequence of a remote Tibetan gorge was filmed using still images taken at intervals after the main filming camera broke down. Infrared lighting enabled the team to film Francois langurs and bamboo bats covertly.
Thermal imaging cameras were used to show how the elephant yam uses convection heating at night to distribute its distinctive smell, which attracts pollinating beetles. In some circumstances behaviour was too difficult to obtain in the wild, and controlled conditions were required: The producers negotiated an agreement to take Chinese alligator eggs from an incubator at the Xuancheng breeding centre and place them in an artificial nest to film them hatching.
The courtship display of Temminck's tragopans was filmed using a captive pair of birds habituated to the presence of humans.
Hunting pressure has made the wild birds in Yunnan too wary to approach. The slowed-down images of jumping spiders on Everest could not be filmed in the wild due to the impracticality of transporting high-speed camera equipment to the remote location, so a closely related species was filmed in a studio set.Wild China is a six-part nature documentary series on the natural history of China, co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and China Central Television (CCTV) and filmed in high-definition (HD).
It was screened in the UK on BBC Two from 11 May to 5 June The English narration was provided by Bernard Hill and the series .
China Blue is a documentary film directed by Micha Peled. It follows the life of Jasmine Li, a young seventeen-year-old worker from Sichuan province, in a Chinese jeans factory, Lifeng Clothes Factory (丽锋服饰制衣有限公司) in Shaxi, Guangdong producing Vigaze Jeans (a company based in Istanbul, Turkey), hence the iridis-photo-restoration.come earned about half a yuan for one hour's work (which.
Planet Earth From the makers of The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, with an unprecedented production budget of $25 million, comes the epic story of life on Earth. PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea's capital, the first by a.
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October 14, , the 30 th annual awards ceremony of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund took place at the Asia Society in New York City. Lu Guang (卢广) from People’s Republic of China won the $30, W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project “Pollution in China.”.