1. Mantis Shrimp strike shot

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    from Undersea Productions / Added

    Excited to have been a part of David Attenborough's "First Life" series for BBC / Discovery Channel. They used 9 clips from our stock footage library, including this shot of a mantis shrimp catching a small passing fish. Fish scales scatter after the mantis shrimp pulls its prey down into its burrow. Mantis shrimps are marine crustaceans, like crabs and lobsters. This particular species, Lysiosquilla sp., is the "spearer" type of mantis shrimp: its front claws have barbed edges that it uses to spear and snag prey. The other type of mantis shrimp, the "smasher", has front claws that are more like a club, used to bludgeon prey. Mantis shrimp can strike at the speed of a .22 calibre bullet. Filmed in Indonesia.

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    • Craig's Crazy Crustacean Carry on!

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      from Joe Skinner / Added

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      Little experiment we did for a MEDI 259 workshop using after effects and different depths of field. Focusing mainly on animating, we used the puppet tool on a cut out of our lecturer Craig and had a play with the timeline and effects to help us get used to the software. This is the result, it's not brilliant but we enjoyed making it and hope you do too. :) After Effects is incredibly easy to use and the possibilities to create with it are endless! The timeline and puppet tool makes animating ridiculously easier, for example if you want the arm to move up, After effects automatically fills in the animation from point one where the arm is down to point two when it's up instead of having to take a picture, move it a bit, take a picture, movie it a bit etc etc. The fact this is a massive time saver is a massive understatement. Working with different depths of field and also the animation was tricky at first but I'm actually really excited to get better acquainted with it so hope you enjoy this little piece and please check back for all the bigger and better work I make in the future! Created - (20/10/2010)

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      • Musical Crustacean of the Sea

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        from Leo Dezes / Added

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        DA 101

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        • “The Krill is Gone” Trailer

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          from Bent Image Lab / Added

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          See it at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre in Los Angeles on September 17-19, 2010 SYNOPSIS: A high-voltage comedy for the environment featuring a cast of fishy personalities voiced by SpongeBob’s Tom Kenny and his gifted wife, Jill Talley. As the story unfolds, we meet characters including: Emiliania Huxleyi, a Robin Leach-like plankton who is about to reveal startling new evidence on the menace of rising acidity in oceans; a shrill little krill who frets that she can’t grow another shell, when she’s not bemoaning the decline of the neighborhood since the jelly fish moved in, lured there by the toxic carbonic acid; a wise-cracking comic who cruelly jokes that the krill are losing their crunch; and a visiting celebrity named Al Ba Core, who looks and sounds suspiciously like a tuna on a mission (if only someone would listen). CREDITS Produced by Deep Green Films Limited in association with Bent Image Lab Producer: Matt Briggs Writers: Clark Taylor ANIMATION Production Company/City/State: Bent Image Lab, Portland, OR Director: Jeffrey Bost Executive Producers/Partners: Ray Di Carlo, Chel White, David Daniels Senior Producer: Tsui Ling Toomer Producer: Tanya Smith Character Voices: Tom Kenny, Jill Talley Principal Animator: Jeffrey Bost Additional Animators: Dennis Rivera, Eric A. Urban Character Design: Huy Vu Set Design/City: Dave Manuel Technical Director: AJ Deflaminis CG Modelers: Trystin D. Stratton, Devon A. Myron, Shirak D. Agresta, Eric T. Durante Rigging: John P. Lally Production Assistants: Evan R. Stewart, Patricia L. Hall, Charles G. James POST Editorial Company/City/State: Bent Image Lab, Portland, OR Composite Artists (After Effects): Orland G. Nutt, Roland E. Gauthier 2D Composite/Clean-Up Artist: Traci Cook AUDIO Sound Design Company/City/State: Digital One, Portland, OR Engineer: Eric Stolberg Special Thanks: Randall D. Wakerlin, Tarn Fox, Brian Kinkley, Heavywood Music, Lake Oswego, OR Composer: Randy Porter A first-place winner at the recent Blue Ocean Film Festival, the film was screened last month at the GLOBIANS Film Festival in Berlin, and will be seen at Toronto’s Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival in October, as well as the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC next March.

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          • Crab crab crab crab

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            from Adal Bermann / Added

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            I got a gun MF! I cut you so bad.... you wish I don't cut you so bad!

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            • Gammarus sp. Copepod crustaceans house

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              from Captive Aquatic Ecosystems, LLC. / Added

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              • Hermit Crab Horse

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                from Elisabetta Bastai / Added

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                • Nest-building behavior by Peramphithoe femorata on Macrocystis pyrifera

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                  from BEDIM / Added

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                  we are examining the nest building behavior and nest occupancy of the kelp-dwelling amphipod Peramphithoe femorata on the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera.

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                  • How To Kill A Crab

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                    from Leon Lee / Added

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                    Fried chili crab in the making

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                    • Parental care in amphipods

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                      from BEDIM / Added

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