Eric Seals Visual Journeys

Winner of the 2016 national Edward R. Murrow award for "Best Feature Reporting (Video)"
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Great Lakes historians say up to 10,000 shipwrecks are at the bottom, many are full of stories and history.

For over 30 years one of those shipwrecks the Hydrus, was the one ship that eluded David Trotter, a 75-year-old shipwreck hunter. It had always been on his bucket list of wrecks to find and explore.

In July of 2015 Trotter was able to add another shipwreck to over 100 that he's discovered over the years.

Working with his divers, he found the 434-foot freighter using side scan sonar and an array of electronics.

The Hydrus had sunk landing upright in over 130 feet of water in Lake Huron during the infamous Great Storm of 1913.
It was such a fierce storm with 80 mph winds, waves at 35 feet that it killed 250 sailors and sank 12 Great Lakes freighters.

For David Trotter finding her meant another mystery solved, another historical ship found and more stories to tell about the Great Lakes and the history that lies on the bottom.

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Video storytelling can be powerful when done with a good story, great characters, striking visuals & a good editing. It takes viewers on a visual ride they'll enjoy & walk away with something from after watching it.

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Video storytelling can be powerful when done with a good story, great characters, striking visuals & a good editing. It takes viewers on a visual ride they'll enjoy & walk away with something from after watching it.

I'm a photo & video journalist for the Detroit Free Press which over the past few years has become a place known for great video storytelling from talented video journalists with over 23 Michigan Emmy Awards, 4 National Emmy Awards & a Webby Award for best online sports video of Courtney Hawkins.

In May of 2008 I started shooting video features for the paper & have since been shooting short/long form video storytelling & projects.

Eric Seals
eseals@freepress.com

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    This is a cool video. I too went through the same thing with my son this past year, it was hard!

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    My son 10 month...
    A little video shot with 5d mark II.
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  • DCJ

    Nice altitude Eric! A couple freshly charged Anti-Fog Inserts in the housing should eliminate any fogging potential on future flights. Looking forward to the next video!

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