BAFTA win for 3D flying monsters film

Posted by mjs76 at May 25, 2011 03:32 PM |
Leicester pterosaur expert shares awards success

A few months ago we told you about Flying Monsters 3D, a documentary about pterosaurs on which University of Leicester palaeontologist David Unwin served as an advisor (and narrated by University of Leicester Distinguished Honorary Fellow Sir David Attenborough).

Broadcast on the Sky 3D Channel on Christmas Day, Flying Monsters 3D earned rave reviews and this week picked up the Specialist Factual award at the Television BAFTAs. As the producer pointed out when receiving the award from Mark Gatiss, this makes Sir David the only person to have won a BAFTA in black and white, colour, hi-def and 3D!

Dr David Unwin works in our School of Museum Studies and is an acknowledged world authority on pterosaurs so it was only natural that the producers would call on his expertise when making the programme.

If you missed it on TV, Flying Monsters 3D is playing at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo until 8 July and will roll out to other UK cinemas soon (check the film's website for details). You can also see it in Stockholm, Copenhagen and (from 1 July) Valencia.