Judi Dench: My Oak Tree VR

Join Dame Judi Dench on this intimate and personal cinematic experience, where you gain a new perspective on her favourite, and most impressive, garden oak tree.

Released : 2017

Runtime : 7 Minutes

Format : 360 Video

Using some of the most advanced 360 technology, cutting edge science and poetic storytelling, this heart-warming journey brings Judi Dench’s favourite oak tree alive in a completely new way.

Combining cutting-edge graphics, created using real scan data, and state-of-the-art 360 filming techniques startling insights into the life of Judi’s oak are revealed and audiences are able to gain a new understanding of the trees within Judi Dench’s 6-acre garden. Travelling up the trunk and deep within the branches of Judi’s favourite oak tree, audiences learn how this incredible carbon capture machine is helping to save our planet.

Using an incredibly detailed 3D scan of Judi’s 200-year-old oak tree the team built a 360-degree journey through Judi’s most impressive oak, stripping it back to reveal each of its secrets. Viewers will see just how many leaves are on this one tree, an incredible 260,000 – the equivalent of three tennis courts. A remarkably clever algorithm instantly transforms the branches into measurable volumetric cylinders, measuring in at a staggering 25 tonnes and stretching a mind-blowing 12km – over half the height of Mount Everest.

Recent awards

Raindance Immersive Stories

Nomination

2018

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Anthony Geffen

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Mark Davis

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Ian Syder

DIRECTOR

Daniel Wan

LOCATION DIRECTOR

James Manisty

EDITOR & COMPOSITOR

Julia Zahner

VISUAL EFFECTS BY ZOO

Matt Baker Jones
David Barker

WITH THANKS TO

Phil Wilkes and Dr. Mathias Disney
UCL Geography & NCEO

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