This stunning 10-part series takes viewers on a journey through the fabled, beautiful – and melting – Northwest Passage. We travel with amateur sailors, scientists, hunters and artists on a quest from Iceland to Alaska that was nearly impossible just a decade ago. Now, as the Arctic ice disappears, a surreal terrain emerges, filled with ominous dangers and seductive possibilities. Filmed from dozens of perspectives, including revolutionary 360 degree cameras, The Polar Sea takes you deep into a world that has never been seen until now. (tvo.org)
Our working relationship with Primitive Entertainment is always a fulfilling adventure, and this time it was through the thawing North, as we navigated through the Northwest Passage. We created a gorgeous, extremely high resolution map that we returned to again and again throughout the course of the show, and throughout the course of our character’s journeys. Different times of year, different locations along the Passage, the grand map had to be dynamic enough to display different levels of polar ice cap coverage, as well as provide the visual progress of our heroes for the viewer.