Terra Mater Factual Studios’ (TMFS) commitment to the highest production values results in premium factual programming for TV and theatre release. Our core genres are wildlife and nature, science and history. We bring together a wide array of genres and styles to create exciting new straight factual and ‘docutainment’ formats. The borders between fiction and ‘faction’ become seamless and sometimes dissolve in our large cinematic projects. TMFS collaborates with the best producers, cameramen and directors worldwide and uses the latest cutting-edge equipment to realise our cinematic dreams. There are three key ingredients which make TMFS productions a unique viewing experience:
- Visual Excellence: Images are more powerful than words in conveying powerful emotions and surprising insights. Fascinating camera shots and unconventional editing set us apart.
- Innovative Technology: TMFS embraces state-of-the art recording technologies, from super-slow motion to super-time-lapse, to reveal nano-second events and processes so slow their evolution is invisible to the naked eye. Images generated by electron microscopes and computer animation give insight into the microcosm. Special cameras turn night into day. Endoscopes and medical scanners provide an inside view of living organisms. And HDTV is enhanced by a new dimension – 3D TV at its best.
- Amazing Storytelling: TMFS uses the dramatic narration dynamics of the feature film to represent reality while upholding the principles of factuality. TERRA MATER presents people who understand our world and tells us stories written by real life.
Terra Mater Factual Studios is based in Vienna and is the new home of the internationally acclaimed production team of UNIVERSUM. Formerly the natural history unit of ORF, one of Austria’s leading nationwide broadcasters, the team of UNIVERSUM became part of Red Bull Media House on 1 January 2011.