The Eyes Have It - David Attenborough

The Eyes Have It - David Attenborough

19th May 2014

The eyes have it: Sir David Attenborough's extraordinary career now includes making 3D programmes. 

Sir David Attenborough holds a unique position in the world of TV and Baftas. He's the only person to have won the award for programmes in black and white, colour, HD and 3D. "I started with the first television cameras with glowing valves, so it's nice to be here with the new thing," he says of his string of 3D spectaculars, including the recent Micro Monsters 3D, Galapagos 3D and Natural History Museum Alive.

The changing technology has had an impact on Britain's favourite presenter's work in other ways, too. "The first time I went to the Gomantong Caves in Borneo in 1973 was the first time they were on television. We just walked through guano, with very little light. This time, I was suspended from a rope 250ft above the ground with a radio-controlled camera hovering in front of me and hundreds of bats coming out of the cave," says the 87-year-old. "That, in a way, epitomises the change."

source - The Gaurdian May 2015

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