“Apparently, trees have figured out the sophisticated engineering principles all on their own.”
The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly inside a chrysalis has been a profound mystery of nature. Using MRI for the first time on a chrysalis, however, Dr. Richard Stringer has begun to reveal the “inside story” of metamorphosis.
The documentary Metamorphosis, like previous Illustra masterpieces, contains visualizations of biological systems that cannot be photographed in real time. Joseph Condeelis of Light Productions is the genius behind many of the animated sequences.
Today’s scientific outcast may be tomorrow’s Nobel Prize winner (not that the Nobel is perfect, either).
Jerry Harned is the Editor for Illustra Media. ENV asked him about the work that goes into a top-flight production like this.