“Planet Earth II will be one of the most awe-inspiring journeys into the natural world to date. Breathtaking cinematography and a stunning cast of wildlife will literally be followed by the camera to far flung locations across the globe.” – Michael J. Sanderson
Year of Production
Michael J. Sanderson – Cinematographer
Michael J. Sanderson – Drone cinematographer
Michael J. Sanderson – Himself
Planet Earth II: Jungles (Episode 3)
Planet Earth II: Diaries (“Making of” where Michael Sanderson features as himself)
- Best Audioscape – Planet Earth II (Jungles) – Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2017 (USA) (winner)
- Sound: Factual – Planet Earth II (Jungles) – Bafta TV Craft awards 2017 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (UK)
- Photography: Factual – Planet Earth II (Jungles) – Bafta TV Craft awards 2017 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (UK)
- Audience Award – Planet Earth II (Jungles) – International Wildlife Film Festival – Green Screen Naturfilmfestival 2017 (Germany)
- Cinematography (Camera team): RTS West of England Awards 2017 – Royal Television Society (UK)
- Official selection – Planet Earth II (Jungles) – International Wildlife Film Festival – IWFF 2017
- Michael Sanderson was the cinematographer of the scene ” Spider Monkeys saves trapped baby” that was considered one of the most exciting moments of the episode Jungles and he also feature for the Diaries of the same episode. Michael has been filming in Guatemala since 2003 where is being developing his survival skills in the jungles and climbing to the canopy of the trees.
- Michael Sanderson built the drone that he used to film the aerials in Brazil. Actually, he has been building drones since 2008, long before this technology started to be used to film wildlife.
- Shooting in 4K? Michael Sanderson started to film wildlife in 4K in 2008. Long before, Planet Earth II was produced.
Unofficial ‘Behind the Scenes’ featuring Michael J. Sanderson
Jungles are the richest places on earth. A magical world of surprise, drama and unforgettable wild characters. From the Jungles of Brazil, home to caiman hunting jaguars and strange jungle dolphins that swim in the tree tops, to Costa Rica where ninja frogs fight huge wasps, we watch as the animals face life in the most competitive place on earth. We follow alongside the beautiful indri as she bounces through the forest in Madagascar and stay out late at night to witness glow-in-the-dark creatures never before filmed! There are even mini ‘dragon lizards’ with a special trick to deal with life in the jungle! (credits: BBC)
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