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A Clean Sweep for Antarctica at the GSCA Awards!

October 4, 2022

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) awards, recognising excellence in giant screen filmmaking, were presented last week at the GSCA 2022 International Conference, held at the IMAX Theatre, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Antarctica had a clean sweep, picking up all six awards for 2021: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score and Best VFX!

With never-before seen footage and the latest underwater filming techniques, Antarcticabrings audiences to the farthest reaches of this land of mystery, revealing that what happens there affects every single one of us. Directed by Fredi Devas (Planet Earth II & Frozen Planet), and Produced by BBC Earth, Antarctica captures the weird and wonderful creatures that thrive in abundance in the coldest and windiest place on the planet.

Led by OnSight’s Senior Colourist Andy Lee, our creative team enjoyed working alongside BBC Studios Natural History Unit providing full picture post for this visually stunning documentary, using our unique OPR (OnSight Picture Remastering) service. This covered full 6K picture post, 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects, shot extensions, bespoke giant screen deliverables and colour grading for both xenon and laser projection.

“With OnSight and their OPR workflow, we have the ability to choose the very best digital tools and create images that not only rival but surpass the very best quality that’s come before. We now have more filmmaking options, more tools in our toolbox. This process has helped us succeed on projects like BBC Earth’s “Oceans: Our Blue Planet” and, more recently, “Antarctica 3D”. Audiences see the quality and come back wanting more. This industry isn’t for the faint of heart and I’m hugely grateful to Onsight for developing this groundbreaking workflow and helping our films look their best.” – Myles Connolly, Producer for IMAX, Large Format Documentaries, 3D and 4K Digital Production.

Jonny Keeling Produces, with Caroline Cox and Nicola Kowalski as Production Managers, Jonathan Williams as Executive Producer and Myles Connolly as Supervising Producer, who has a wealth of giant screen and IMAX films in his slate.

“Huge thanks to the team at Onsight for your partnership on Antarctica and our other films!” – Jonathan Williams, Executive Producer of Antarctica and BBC Studios Director, Commercial Brand Development (Unscripted). 

In addition to these latest awards, Antarctica has also collected The Jackson Wild Media Award for Best Cinematography 2021, The Audience Award and The Science in Nature Award at Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2021 and The Audience Award at the International Nature Namur Festival 2021! 

Antarctica is now playing in giant screen/IMAX theatres across the world, including London’s Science Museum. Visit http://www.antarcticafilm.com/ to find out more.