Deimos wrote:But, that said I have my suspicions about the recent "Dinosaur Planet" series (the one showing all those dinosaurs running around). I have some suspicions that there may have been some trickery with the shot of the T-Rex attacking the Diplodocus because either the Diplodocus was already unwell or there was something because the Tyrannosaur killed it's prey far too quickly (and, although they made no announcements about anything not real film from he wild ... well maybe I just have a suspicious nature).
Got no problem with it at all. I think the furore raised around it came from media organisations who have their own agenda against the BBC.
Its not as if the BBC tried to hide what they'd done - in fact I believe the actual source of the earthshattering revelation was not some investigative reporter at the Daily Mail but the BBC's own Frozen Planet website which published a story and video showing how they'd done it. With hindsight perhaps this film should have been shown in the ten minute 'making of' bit that comes on after the main problem just to nip the whole thing in the bud.
capester wrote:nope- as long as they aren't digitally created I have no problems with it. I think it would have been far worse to actually go poking around inside a wild polar bears den!
Agreed, CGI is where it crosses the line for me - except in Planet Dinosaur obviously
. I think David Attenborough himself actually said that filming this sequence 'for real' in the wild would have resulted in either dead polar bear cubs or dead cameramen. There was and is no other option.
Incidentally, one of the cubs shown in the controversial footage is actually Walker, the male Polar Bear now in residence at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig.