Screening Room

MIPCOM Picks 2012: Earth From Space

This two-hour special provides a new window upon our little corner of the universe, courtesy of cutting-edge technology that turns raw satellite data into computer-generated imagery to depict natural events.
September 25, 2012

Partners: Darlow Smithson and Handel Productions in association with Shocks of Mighty for WGBH/’Nova’ and Discovery Channel Canada; distributed by Endemol Worldwide Distribution

Length: 1 x 2 hours

Aired: May 2012 (Canada)

Rights available: All rights worldwide except U.S. and Canada

This two-hour special provides a new window upon our little corner of the universe, courtesy of cutting-edge technology that turns raw satellite data into computer-generated imagery to depict natural events. Through the satellite images, the invisible processes that govern our planet’s weather and indeed, our eco-systems, are shown in vivid detail. Here we see hurricanes whirl into shape, solar storms puncturing the Earth’s magnetic field, and other eye-popping examples of the interconnectivity between unseen forces that all add up to make our world work.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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