19 Oct 2012

Three more awards for Open University co-production Frozen Planet at Wildscreen Panda Awards

Frozen Planet, The Open University and BBC co-production, picked up three more awards at last night’s (18 October 2012) Wildscreen Panda Awards. It won best sound, best cinematography and best series jointly with The Human Planet.

The series was also a big winner at the recent Emmy awards (September 2012) in the non-fiction category, where it came top for best series, cinematography, picture editing and sound editing.

The Open University’s academic consultants for Frozen Planet were Dr Mark Brandon and Dr David Robinson. The University gave viewers the chance to continue exploring the icy wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica through OpenLearn, its free interactive study site, which offered geographic information from Arctic and Antarctic experts, videos of the wildlife in each polar region and historical moments in polar exploration.

The OU short course, The Frozen Planet, reveals the wonders of the polar world and explains how ice has shaped – and controls – the planet. It has polar-focused activities and film clips from the Frozen Planet series, and looks in depth at the environment, science and wildlife. Its next presentation date is April 2013.

Editor's Notes
1. Frozen Planet was a BBC/Discovery Channel/Antena 3 Television S.A./ ZDF/ Skai/ Open University co-production, in association with Discovery Canada.

2. The Executive Producer for the BBC was Alastair Fothergill and the Series Producer was Vanessa Berlowitz. The Open University academic consultants for the series were Dr Mark Brandon and Dr David Robinson.

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