Late night, after all the operators left the site at the Sheraton in Kona, bringing their customers to the world famous “Kona Manta night dive” site, we went in the water with those magical creatures on our own.
We attracted plankton, the favorite diet of the reef manta (Manta alfredi), towards our boat, the Kona Aggressor II.
The plankton, which is attracted towards (moon)light, on its turn attracts the mantas.
This spectacle gave us opportunity to have magical moments with these graceful giants.
I shot this in 4K, ambient, to preserve the natural beauty of this underwater ballet.
This clip is a RAW 4K one shot on production at Tiger Beach, Bahamas for my documentary "Epiphany".
I only applied an 'S-Curve' to add some contrast, else it is "as shot" (ambient). No color grading, image stabilization and so on has been applied.
It shows the grace of sharks and their peace if you respect their realm.
Ellen Cuylaerts, the main character of the documentary "Epiphany", is surround by one of the most "dangerous" sharks, the tiger sharks. At a certain point there were 5 in our immediate vicinity and they only showed us their beauty and tranquility.
This clip shows 2 tiger sharks, some lemons and a bunch of reef sharks.
Presented by Philips TV and Atomic Skis
Featuring: Pep Fujas, Eric Hjorleifson, Daron Rahlves, and Chris Benchetler
Music: First Aid Kit: 'My Silver Lining'
From the depth of the creative visuals to the groundbreaking, never-been-done-before scale of the shoot, Afterglow is being hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made. Deep pillows and Alaskan spines, all filmed at night, with massive lights, custom made LED suits, and a national governments worth of logistics, planning, and civil engineering.
Filmed as a partnership between Sweetgrass Productions, Philips TV, and the Swedish Agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren, it's two parts creativity, one part branded content, and a pinch of masochism for good measure. Overall, it's an incredibly unique partnership between our vision of skiing and the color and light technology behind the Philips Ambilight TV.
Supported by: Atomic, Freefly Systems (MOVI), NiteRider, Golden Alpine Holidays, Alyeska Resort & Talvista Lodge.
Shot on location at: Golden Alpine Holidays Sentry Lodge, Alyeska Resort, and the Alaskan Wilderness
Directed by Nick Waggoner & Mike Brown
Executive Producer Nick Waggoner
Produced by Zac Ramras, Mike Brown, and Max Santeusanio
Edited by Mike Brown
First AC Max Santeusanio
Aerial Cinematography by Nick Wolcott and Zac Ramras
Guides Cam McClellan and Ken Bibby
Gaffer Mark Stuen
Key Grip Kyle Metzger
Best Boy Grip Shane Treat
Cook AJ Frye
BTS Unit Jason Mannings
Agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren
Account Director Ulf Ahlstrand
Creative Director Joakim Wållgren
Account Manager Helena Bengtsson
Associate Creative Director Cristopher Gedda Westrell
Art Director Johan Schonfeldt
Agency Producer Mark Baughen, Colony