David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

We have created many feathered creatures through the years, and our track record helped us secure some amazing sequences in Colossus Production’s groundbreaking factual entertainment production “Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive” –  made in stereoscopic 4K. Our team was responsible for creating and bringing to life several extinct animals, including both the legendary Archaeopteryx and the iconic Dodo.

We all think we know how the extinct Dodo looked, but in “Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive” the legendary naturalist shows us an all new view of the iconic bird based on the latest scientific research. We worked closely with the world’s most renowned Dodo experts to bring the poor old bird back to life, all in stereoscopic 4K. And it resulted in the most accurate recreation of a Dodo ever made on film. This is a look behind the scenes of how we did it.
Behind-the-scenes look of the production of the two largest birds in the film, the enormous Moa and the impressive Harpagornis eagle.


VFX Supervisor: Staffan Linder
CG Supervisor: Cameron Scott
VFX Executive Producer: Claes Dietmann
VFX Producer: Nils Lagergren
VFX Line Producer: Hanna Bengtsson, Anders Singstedt
Lead CG Artists: Rickard Enqvist, Magnus Eriksson, Johan Gabrielsson, Daniel Norlund
Anders Nyman
CG Artists: Fredrik Höglin, Håkan Jonsson, Jonathan Harris, Martin Borell, Sven Ahlström, Tomas Näslund, Anna Hilding, Björn Liljequist, Damir Filipovic
Filip Orrby, Joakim Eriksson, Peter Aversten, Anders Freij, Dan Faxe, Dan Santos, Martin Joas, Mikael Aktan, Alexander Kafoussias, Kenneth Nyman
Pipeline and system administration: Erik Johansson, Thomas Ericsson

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