Out of the Cradle

Out of the Cradle is a Japanese documentary that explores the science of evolution up close and personal.

How did humanity’s earliest ancestors evolve into one of the most successful species on Earth? An extraordinary journey tracing the footsteps of early hominids. Using the latest paleoanthropological findings mixed with the latest CGI, this story is finally told.

Image Engine needed to create a CG translation of our human predecessors for the opening episode; revealing the story of a group of early homosapiens hunter-gatherers as they explore an arid patch of African wilderness some three million years ago. The documentary traces the evolution of this early man as they move from quadrupedalism to walking upright, become carnivores, and discover the construction of stone tools.

Image Engine VFX Supervisor: Yuta Shimizu

Image Engine VFX Producer: Lilian Bravo

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Out of the Cradle

Image Engine traces the evolution of man in Out of the Cradle, creating a CG translation of our human predecessors for the opening episode. Revealing the story of a group of early homosapiens hunter-gatherers as they explore an arid patch of African wilderness some three million years ago.

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