Planet Dinosaur Tour
More types of dinosaur have been discovered in the last two decades than in the 200 years before. Many of these discoveries are from places we never realised even had dinosaurs. The opening up of China, exploration in the Arctic and the Antarctic and prospecting in the Sahara has led to the discovery of a new generation of bigger, badder and more bizarre dinosaurs.
In the autumn of 2011 the BBC brought these incredible new dinosaurs to life, encouraging audiences to take their own investigative journey into the fascinating world of prehistory and palaeontology. BBC Learning has joined up with museums and science centres across the UK to embark on a BBC Planet Dinosaur Tour for 56 days throughout October to November.
At the dinosaur experience people were e able to build large-scale reproductions of Spinosaurus. These 7ft dinosaurs were built with Special Effects and props specialists, after thorough H&S, durability and scientific tests. I was responsible for managing this process right through the final product of 10 Spinosaurus skeletons.
Tour aimed to encourage people to understand the role of palaeontologists through scientific enquiry; explore the links between Spinosaurus and other dinosaurs; learn when dinosaurs lived and how that time-line relates to human evolution.
I produced and co-ordinated all the events across the UK and produced all corresponding promotional films (See BBC Films).