Postcard from Earth

Sphere Vegas

The brand new entertainment venue – The Sphere Vegas – opens with pioneering film directed by Darren Aronofsky

Filming for the largest and most immersive LED screen on earth was an incredible challenge and required pioneering technology from new cameras to new ways of designing sets and handling animals on the most immersive set on the planet.  Every detail had to be reimagined, and much remains a closely-guarded secret to this day.

The team filmed subjects such as jellyfish, chameleons, locusts, jumping spiders and praying mantis.

Haddenham Studio played a key role as the base for the specialist natural history team where they filmed live action sequences and tested time lapse filming approaches with Tim Shepherd, Todd Kewley and Garath Whyte.



Darren talks about the preying mantis we filmed for Postcard from Earth in the macro studio

Jelly fish

Sphere Entertainment shows the jelly fish we filmed floating over the outside of the Sphere

The Studio hosted 

Macro Unit

Senior Natural History Producer: James Brickell
Unit Producer: Davinia Goodhart
Post Production Supervisor: Eric Wilson
DoP: Robert Hollingworth
Art Director: Jamie Andrews
Animal Handler: Dr Tim Cockerill
Focus Puller / 1st AC: Henry Keep
2nd AC & DIT: Thomas Hall
Studio Facilities: Haddenham Studio
Camera Equipment: Restricted
Motion Control Consultancy: Brian Burling of eMotimo
Lens & Optical Consultancy: Hugh Anderson