Blue Planet II
About the book
Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise - not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.
"[A] substantial and awe-inspiring behind-the-scenes look . . . Honeyborne and Brownlow's gorgeous volume should please fans of the series and lovers of the oceans alike." --Publisher's Weekly
James Honeyborne Biography
James Honeyborne is the creative director of Freeborne Media, he previously worked as an executive producer at the BBC Natural History Unit where he oversaw some 35 films, working with multiple co-producers around the world. His projects include the Emmy Award and BAFTA-winning series Blue Planet II, the Emmy Award-nominated series Wild New Zealand with National Geographic (U.S. TV channel), and the BAFTA-winning BBC1 series Big Blue Live with PBS. Honeyborne conceived Blue Planet II in 2013. It was first broadcast on BBC1 in October 2017.He spent five years on attachment to John Downer Productions, co-directing the series Supernatural and Weird Nature, before returning to the BBC to make Wildlife on One documentaries with David Attenborough and to work on the strand Natural World (co-produced by Animal Planet and National Geographic Channel). A keen scuba diver and photographer, he has also made a series of documentaries with world champion freediver, Tanya Streeter. From 2009 to 2013, he was series producer for Africa the BBC TV series which aired in 2013. In 2019, he signed an overall deal with Netflix.
Early lifeHoneyborne attended Ampleforth College and studied biology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He graduated in 1992 and joined the BBC Natural History Unit in the same year.
Executive producerBlue Planet II (BBC1 2017) Mountain: Life at the Extreme (BBC2 2017) – delivered Wild Alaska Live (BBC1 2017) – Development Exec / Business Winning Exec New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands (BBC2 2016) Nominated Best Cinematography, Royal Television Society Craft Awards Nominated Outstanding Narrator, EMMY – Sam Neill Nominated Best Natural History Documentary, Grierson AwardsPatagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise (BBC2 2015) Big Blue Live (BBC1 2015): Winner, BAFTA TV Awards, Best Live Event Nominated Best Science & Natural History Documentary, Royal Television Society Programme Awards Nominated, Technical Innovation, WildscreenJapan: Earth's Enchanted Islands (BBC2 2015): Nominated Best Science & Natural History Documentary, Royal Television Society Programme Awards Nominated Best Grading, Royal Television Society Regional Awards, West of England Winner, Award for Excellence, Guild of TV CameramenAlaska: Earth's Frozen Kingdom (BBC2 2015): Nominated Best Cinematography, Royal Television Society Regional Awards, West of EnglandWonders of the Monsoon (BBC2 2014): Winner, Best Composer, Royal Television Society Regional Awards, West of England Nominated Best Cinematography, Royal Television Society Regional Awards, West of England Nominated Best Sound, Royal Television Society Regional Awards, West of England Winner, Award for Excellence, Guild of Television Cameramen Nominated Best Composer, Jackson Hole Nominated Best Cinematography, WildscreenAutumnwatch (BBC2 2014): 24 Hours on Earth (BBC1 2014): Nominated Best Sound, Royal television Society Regional Awards, West of England
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|Authors:||James Honeyborne Mark Brownlow|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Jan. 30, 2018|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|