Millions of people visit Australian zoos every year, but they never get to see what goes on behind-the-scenes to care for some of the world's most endangered animals. The Zoo on Seven is where you share in the amazing stories of zoo keepers, vets and support staff at Taronga and Western Plains Zoos as they undertake the vital work needed to preserve precious wildlife. From witnessing the moment of birth of magnificent animal species to starting a breeding program to try to save a frog species going extinct before our eyes, "The Zoo" is a special chance to see rare and moving animal stories never seen before. During the first two seasons, this show was called "Zoo Tales".
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Zoo - ZooZoo - Netflix
ZooZoos are advertisement characters promoted by Vodafone India since the Indian Premier League Season 2 (IPL). ZooZoos are white creatures with ballooned bodies and egg heads who are used to promote various value added services of Vodafone. These characters are played by human actors in body suits. The ads were created by Ogilvy & Mather, the agency handling Vodafone advertisements. The ads were shot by Bangalore based Nirvana Films in Cape Town, South Africa. Prakash Varma directed the ads.
The Zoo - Making - Netflix
Ogilvy & Mather, the agency that handles Vodafone advertisements, was asked by Vodafone to create a series of 30 advertisements which could be aired each day during the IPL Season 2. According to Rajiv Rao, National Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather, they “wanted to make real people look as animated as possible”. They employed Bangalore-based Nirvana Films to shoot these ads in Cape Town, South Africa through the Cape Town-based production house, Platypus Productions. The Zoozoos are small-bodied, thin women covered in layers of white fabric. Each facial expression is made of rubber and pasted on the actors to cut down on the time and cost for shoot. The effect was achieved by a variety of methods including choosing the right material for the body suits to ensure that there were no wrinkles when the characters moved, shooting the footage at lower framerates and keeping backgrounds simple in terms of details and the use of a neutral tone of grey. The sets were made larger than life to make the characters look small as the producers could not take children as the schedule of shooting was odd. The Zoozoos were split in two parts - the body and the head. The body was made using a special material stuffed with foam in some places (notably around the stomach) while the head was created using a harder material called Perspex.
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