Earthflight, a Totally Immersive 3D Experience

Written by Benoit Michel. Posted in Documentary

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, EARTHFLIGHT is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed in 11 countries on four continents, the film took four years to make. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flight as viewers join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. Watch the trailer here under.

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The Trailer

Birds, Flight Science, and 3D Technology Challenges

The audience will discover the fascinating Science of flight: how birds maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong, manage long-distance journeys, navigate across whole continents, and collaborate with other animals to find food.

A significant challenge for the Production Company was operating stereoscopic 3D cameras in the air on microlights, paragliders, and octocopters to fly alongside birds. The camera was stripped down to the bare minimum to not overload the microlight, and the 3D rig was redesigned to be compact and light and still resist the flex from G-force and wind speeds.

Where and When

Screening through March 8, 2018, EARTHFLIGHT will be shown daily in the Museum's Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change.

More Info

For additional information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit the Museum's website at A service charge may apply.