I have an exciting announcement. One of the major filming projects I worked on recently will be released Friday April 5, 2019 on Netflix! Called “Our Planet” it is an epic eight-part natural history series, including a “Jungles” episode featuring a sequence I worked on with Bird-of-Paradise Project colleague Ed Scholes. We were approached by Silverback Films, the company producing the series for Netflix, about ideas for Bird-of-Paradise behaviors that had not been filmed before. We pitched the idea of trying to capture the display of the Western Parotia from the point of view of the female. I’m happy to say we were able to deliver, and in fact, our filming produced a reveal that was even more dramatic than we had imagined…. see below. We are especially excited to be a part of this film because it carries a very strong conservation message, and we believe that the Birds-of-Paradise can be great ambassadors for the protection of New Guinea’s rain forests.[Read more…] about Spring Greetings from the Tim Laman Studio!