Ocean X, Episode 1, “Aliens of the Sea”
Beneath the surface of the ocean, unseen by the naked eye, thrives a multitude of alien-like creatures that may hold the solutions to many of science’s most imminent questions. This overlooked and previously undocumented microscopic life dominates the salty waters of over two-thirds of Planet Earth.
Using state-of-the-art high-speed EPIC cameras, Emmy® Award winning filmmaker, Frazier Nivens, documented the fragile, often unstable organisms and captured images of incredible beauty. Magnification by the new Leica Z16 APO A microscope reveals their colorful otherworldly structures in the richest, high-resolution detail. The motorized microscope’s modular design maximizes the quality of the image and results in the highest brightness levels available today. Extensive slow motion footage provides never-before-seen sequences of the tiny creatures, enabling the viewer to witness the incredible variety and complexity of animals so small and poorly known that scientists are just beginning to grasp their important connections to humans.
Filmed with the highest technical standards, the documentary shows details of the daily lives of these little organisms. For example, the extraordinary regeneration process of the Venus Girdle was captured for the first time. The animal actually regrows critical tissues, nerves and organs including its primitive brain, all recorded in stunning 5K. BBC music scores “Where Life Begins” and “Ocean Journey,” licensed by FirstCom.com for worldwide distribution, compliment the Epic Digital Cinema imaging to create a flawless multi-sensory experience. The story is narrated by James Brinkley. Motion Graphics in 4k by Davis Zekthi.
This groundbreaking documentary effectively immerses the audience in this alien world via the highest quality presentation and undoubtedly awes – while enlightening – any viewer.