big bugs in 3d

The world of bugs can be as spectacular as that of the big mammal predators but even more bizarre, in appearance and behaviour. Exploring this world, close-up in 3D takes us to a strange, dramatic and alien universe that defies the imagination.

programme information

Duration

1 x 60'

Production Company

Terra Mater Factual Studios

YOP

2012

Definitions

HD

Awards

US International Film & Video Festival 2013 (Redondo Beach, USA): Certificate for Creative Excellence

Episode Information

The world of bugs – insects and arachnids – can be as spectacular as that of the big mammal predators but even more bizarre, in appearance and behaviour. To explore this world, close-up 3D takes us to a strange, dramatic and alien universe that defies the imagination. The mantis, for example, is an impressive insect, with its grasping forelegs and strange, large complex eyes, and in close-up we will see its lightning-fast strike as it captures its prey and eats it. Also, the iconic spider is the subject of many a horror movie, and the trapdoor spider is the most spectacular of them all: she hides in the ground beneath a camouflaged cover und jumps up to grab her passing prey in the fraction of a second. The familiar honey bee forms spectacular swarms and we can enter inside the swarm in 3D, seeing the behaviour of the bees as they communicate to their hive mates the position of possible new nests as well as experiencing their flight in slow motion. After ‘Big Bugs in 3D’, you’ll never look at them the same way again.

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