How Tom Beard filmed the thriving wildlife for ‘The Year Earth Changed’ during a year in lockdown [Exclusive Video Interview]

How Tom Beard filmed the thriving wildlife for ‘The Year Earth Changed’ during a year in lockdown [Exclusive Video Interview]
While we humans shut down for the majority of 2020 thanks to Covid-19, there was another life form that flourished: the natural world. Apple TV+’s “The Year Earth Changed,” directed by Tom Beard, highlights just how quickly animals adapted during lockdown and how careless human beings can be about our surroundings.

“I think research began in April. People were looking at the stories that were coming in, and discussions started happening between Apple and BBC Studios,” Beard tells Gold Derby at our Meet the Experts: Documentary panel (watch above). “I’m sure lots of people saw different things coming up on social media about nature responding in certain ways. Very quickly we were looking into what’s behind these stories and where’s this going to go to? That all happened within weeks and then very quickly we were filming. … The whole timetable was really compressed.”

The brisk 48-minute film
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