Production of Native Planet’s six new one hour episodes and website is now over 50% complete! Since early 2016, the Native Planet team has shot episodes in Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in Namibia, and most recently, around the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Next month, Native Planet travels to the Louisiana bayou and season 2 production rounds out this January in Nicaragua. Our profound thanks to all the indigenous communities who’ve graciously allowed us onto your territory and into your lives to share amazing Native Planet stories with the world! Follow host Simon Baker on his global journey at www.nativeplanet.tv or on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/NativePlanet.tv.
We’ve been hard at work through 2015 shooting and editing Face the Music, an intimate look at the indie music landscape, from the point of view of up and coming, Haida/Cree recording artist, Kristi Lane Sinclair.
In the first season of Face the Music, we follow Kristi’s creative journey as she writes, records and tours “Dark Matter”, her latest independent album. Over six, half hour episodes that will air nationally in 2016 on APTN, we take you behind the scenes of an artist’s journey, into her recording sessions, and travel to England and LA where Kristi’s seeks the advice of international mentors like Stevie Salas and Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas.
While the TV episodes are still a few months away, you can go to the series website now and get an in depth look at Kristi’s musical journey: www.facethemusictv.com.
To kick off 2016 and an exciting new year of RealWorld production, we are pleased to launch this new and improved website. Like our brand, in this version of Realworldmedia.tv, our content does the talking, illustrating the unique range, style and quality of documentary and factual content we produce.
Whether you follow us online, on your phone, tablet or social media, Realworldmedia.tv integrates the latest web technologies, better establishes our brand and streamlines our marketing message. Throughout 2016 and beyond, we’ll be posting ‘News’ items that features insights on our work, shows you films from our documentary archives, and gives you an advance screening of some of our latest projects. Stay tuned!
Timed for the global on location requirements of our second season of Native Planet, RealWorld makes a substantial leap forward in our camera acquisition and postproduction capabilities.
A new 4K camera and drone will accompany our current HD package to all six Native Planet shoots. We’ve also acquired expanded audio, lighting and camera stabilization systems that will add tons more production values to our location shoots through 2016.
Completing our 4K migration, a new networked Avid postproduction server and online suite is being installed that significantly enhances the speed, capacity and integration our four dedicated Avid edit suites.
Based on the success of season one’s six one-hour documentaries, RealWorld is now in pre-production on a second season of our international doc series Native Planet. Beginning January 2016, Host Simon Baker will again be travelling the world to explore the unique connection indigenous peoples have with mother earth, and their will to protect it.
With episodes planned for South and Central America, Africa, Australia and south east Asia, our second season of Native Planet will also feature a new and expanded website that gives our viewers a more immersive experience into the fascinating communities, cultures, characters and issues we encounter. The new Nativeplanet.tv is scheduled to launch May 2016 with six new hour-long episodes set to premiere Fall 2017.
Season one is currently being broadcast in Canada, USA, Australia and available on demand in the US and Canada. Watch Native Planet’s Facebook page for sneak peeks at our upcoming stories.
As part of RealWorld’s annual charitable commitment, we donated our creative time and a portion of our production and postproduction services to create a public service announcement about domestic worker abuse in Canada. Produced for the West Coast Domestic Workers Association, this PSA relies on a documentary approach to illustrate the types of abuses foreign Nannies are subject to.
For 2016 we are looking for a deserving charity or non-profit that we can help through by donating our production services. Any ideas? Let us know.