3net taps Electric Sky for “Super Systems”

3net, the U.S. 3D network from Discovery, Sony and IMAX, has commissioned UK-based Electric Sky Productions to craft a five-part series examining the systems that "keep the world on track."
February 17, 2012

3net, the U.S. 3D network from Discovery, Sony and IMAX, has commissioned UK-based Electric Sky Productions for a five-part series, Super Systems.

The one-hour, 3D episodes will examine the most complex systems in the world, ranging from super transit, including Grand Central Station (pictured), to mega farming, such as the super systems involved in cranberry harvesting.

The series will focus on the men, women and machines that “keep the world on track and fix it when it inevitably goes wrong,” according to the Brighton-based producer/distributor.

Super Systems was commissioned by 3net’s Tim Pastore and Don Bland, and is produced by Electric Sky’s Nick Kennedy and executive produced by David Pounds and Andy Webb.

In other 3Net news, the network has made The 3D Production Guide available for free download via Being billed as the ultimate guide to 3D creation, from initial workflow planning to production, post-production and stereographic correction to final delivery, the 50-page illustrated manual features contributions from various 3D experts.

Written by Bert Collins, Josh Derby, Bruce Dobrin, Don Ecklund, Buzz Hays, Jim Houston, George Joblove and Spencer Stephens, with Collins and Derby serving as editors, the guide will be constantly updated and amended as 3D production continues to evolve.

“One of the core missions of 3net and our parent companies is to shepherd the emergence and proliferation of 3D television by combining our resources, expertise and experience to provide the most extensive tools and resources available today to the world’s 3D production community,” said Tom Cosgrove, president and CEO of 3net. “The hands-on knowledge garnered by our collective companies provides an unprecedented resource – not only our current production partners – but for all of those involved in this dynamic medium.”

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.