1. Seal of Approval


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    Come and join me and the gang as we get the seal of approval as we visit the Farne Islands in Northumberland in October 2013. We've been visiting here for the last six years to say hello to the seal pups and we've never had this much interaction before - they were everywhere and all over us!!!! After a nightmare drive there with the worst traffic coupled with the imminent arrival of the St. Jude's storm we didn't think this trip was going to be worth the effort but once again the seals made every second worthwhile....... Enjoy the show!!! Filmed on location in the Farne Islands, UK with the help of Sovereign Divers. Contact them here: http://www.sovereigndiving.co.uk Here's a link to where we were diving: https://goo.gl/maps/f3CoI Cameras: Hero2 and Hero3 with no filters and next to no lights (seals didn't like the lights!!) Music: Imagine Dragons, "On top of the world". Extra disclaimer: The seals are wild animals and approach the divers entirely by their own choice. No seals are forced to interact or forced to stay. No seals are harmed by diver interaction. Seal interaction in the UK (where this was filmed) is not illegal. Extra extra disclaimer: These seals are young pups who are very curious about the area in which they live. At the time of year that this was filmed the seals were about 2-4 months old and already 2m long and about 200-300lbs in weight. As always once the seals get older and move off to form colonies of their own elsewhere and the majority of them will not see people again. Fully adult seals are rarely this interactive and whilst tolerant of divers they tend to keep away after their first year of diver visits. Extra Extra Extra disclaimer: no-one in this video works for or is in the employ of GoPro. We are all independent divers who bumped into some seals. VIDEO UPDATE!!! On 21st April 2014 I hit the unimagined target of 1 million views!!!! I never thought this video (which I knocked together for fun) would be seen and enjoyed by so many people or shared on such a massive scale!!!! Thanks go out to all viewers of Seal of Approval and I am happy that you all enjoyed my film - Happy diving to you all!!! VIDEO UPDATE 2!!!! On 28th April GoPro posted their own edit of the footage and made a swwwweeeetttt edit for people to enjoy as well!!! Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U-91r-57_c VIDEO UPDATE 3!!! On 30th April the video hit 2 million views!!!! Holy cow!!!! I am really happy you are all loving this video!!! :) VIDEO UPDATE 4!!!! On 5th May the video hit 3 million views......Just so blown away!! :) VIDEO UPDATE5!!!!! 3.9 million views.....wow. Here's the sequel from October 2014!!! https://vimeo.com/110648568

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    • Suddenly I Feel Light


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      "Suddenly I Feel Light" A time lapse film by Jeff Morris. Filmed throughout San Diego County during the summer months of 2013. This film contains over 20,000 photographs featuring beautiful night time shots of the Milky Way, La Jolla harbor seals and wild life, 2013 Red Tide, Downtown San Diego and various meteor showers. For Licensing and Bookings, please contact me at www.Itwasthelight.com 
Email: Jmorris1989@gmail.com Facebook.com/itwasthelight Twitter.com/itwasthelight Music used with permission by Tiny Telephones www.tinytelephonesmusic.com www.facebook.com/TinyTelephones Download "Suddenly I Feel Light" by Tiny Telephones for Free here: https://tinytelephones.bandcamp.com/track/suddenly-i-feel-light Motion controlled equipment by: Dynamic Perception: www.Dynamicperception.com Emotimo: www.Emotimo.com

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      • Antarctica : Tales of Ice


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        A film by Kadavre Exquis : kadavrexquis.com | facebook.com/Kadavrexquis | twitter.com/KadavreExquis contact:fgsohn@gmail.com Here are some pictures I have been taking as well: http://kadavrexquis.com/Antarctica-Moments-II http://kadavrexquis.com/Antarctica-Moments Music : François de Roubaix -L'adieu à l'antarctique 1974 (should have been used for cousteau's documentary on Antarctique in 1974 but was unfortunately refused) -La Frite équatoriale My head is full of penguins and I just wanted to share this. I shot these videos in Antarctica. I used a NIKON D3100 and a few lenses, but most of the shot was made with the wide angle lens. I hope you will enjoy the video. Here are some of the locations where I shot: -Paulet Island -Brown Bluff -Cuverville Island -Melchior Islands -Paradise Bay -Neko Harbour -Port Lockroy -Deception Island

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        • Aerial Cape Town, South Africa, by Phantom 2


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          A short aerial film showing the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounding area, including Lion's Head, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Hout Bay, Simon's Town, and Seal Island. Footage includes great white sharks from above at Seal Island, an aggregation of spotted gully sharks / sharptooth houndshark (Triakis megalopterus) in the surf near Cape Point in Table Mountain National Park, and a brown fur seal surfing in the waves. Shot with DJI Phantom 2 / Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal / GoPro HERO 3+ Black. Shortcuts: 00:03 Lion's Head 00:34 Lion's Head dronie 00:44 Table Mountain 00:57 Cape Point kelp 01:20 Cape Point shark aggregation 01:36 Fur seal scares sharks 01:45 Fur seal surfs 01:51 Buiker Island 02:11 BOSS400 crane barge 02:21 Animal Oceans dronie 02:33 Seal Island 02:55 Great white sharks 03:27 Simon's Town approach 03:46 Credits Thanks to Jean Tresfon, Chris and Monique Fallows / Apex Shark Expeditions, Steve Benjamin / Animal Ocean, Tim Conibear / Waves for Change, Brian Lam, Julian and Ildi Cohen, Aey Komson, Mean Mora, and Phil Sokol for making the time in Cape Town so wonderful!

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          • REDWOODS


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            At Ioda, we love what we do enough that it’s easy to get lost in our work. We understand the importance of creating things and telling stories that transcend our daily “to-do” lists. That is why trips like this are so important. It’s our adventures and hobbies that drive our creativity and we want to share that with our friends and clients. Music: Alexander Wildwood - "Ocean Dreams"

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            • The Highlands: A Scottish Journey


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              The Highlands of Scotland present arguably the most beautiful landscape in Britain all year round, in this case bathed in a warm summer glow. Check out my facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/samoakesfilms

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              • Stu Maschwitz Director's Reel


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                My reel, featuring select spots and a montage of my second unit work on THE SPIRIT. Navy Seals "Footprints" Playstation "Consequences" The Spirit 2nd unit montage Arizona BTEP "School's Out" PG&E "Growing Schools" Toshiba "Chopper" Reel edited by Jennifer Reilly at Pictures in a Row

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                • F55 Underwater - A First Look


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                  A first look at some underwater footage shot with the Sony F55. Gear; Sony F55 & AXSR5 RAW recorder Gates Underwater Housing Tokina 11-16mm lens with MTF Services adapter Underwater Video Services South Africa have been shooting with the Sony F55 underwater since we received our housing last August. These are some of the first footage highlights, filmed on local dives around the Cape. Working with the RAW files from the Sony F55 is a dream come true for underwater cinematography. It feels that the Sony RAW truly is RAW in the way we have associated RAW to be on a stills camera for so many years – capturing an enormous amount of data, and giving tremendous flexibility in post. One of the obvious benefits regarding underwater work being the luxury of being able to select white balance in the edit. With the F55 you do not have the option to set a compression ratio like with do with the RED, which some may see as a hindrance because of the enormous files that are produced with the F55 – but having seen what you can achieve with them in post, I can say it’s a sacrifice worth making. Of course with the F55 we also have the option to shoot 4K in XAVC using Slog2, which still retains the great dynamic range of the camera. The colorimetry of the F55 is also astounding for underwater work. We have shot underwater scenes such as kelp forests that I have honestly never seen captured so truthfully in terms of the colour reproduction. The footage has an immersive, ethereal quality, which I think simply comes from the amount of detail the F55 captures – it really now feels that we are getting closer to people experiencing for themselves the sights we get to experience on our dives because of the immersive nature of the footage…and we all thought HD pictures looked good! Our rig has been used for capturing sequences for blue-chip natural history programming, a drama series, TV commercials, as well as material for our extensive stock footage library. All of the material in this edit was shot with the Tokina 11-16mm, but we have domes, extensions and guide-bars to accommodate lenses such as the Sigma 17-70mm, Nikon 105mm macro and others. Workflow; RAW and XAVC material converted to ProRes using Sony RAW Viewer then edited in Adobe Premier Pro CC More to come.

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                  • Images Of South Australia - A Southern Safari


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                    I have just returned from one of the most under-rated journeys on the True North calendar, the "Southern Safari". I was in a mind set of "how is this trip going to top the Kimberley's or Papua New Guinea?" With an informed decision I can honestly say that this trip is equally as enjoyable as all the others I have done. The diverse range of landscapes made for a captivating backdrop as we cruised the Southern Ocean eating some of the best food I have eaten on the True North, all which was sourced from the local area. Things like 55cm long King George Whiting, Southern Blue Fin Tuna, Coffin Bay Oysters, and Pink Snapper to name a few. I felt like we were on some great oceanic expedition to discover new colonies of rare fur seals on dramatic, rugged, windswept islands. It really feels like you are exploring islands off Antarctica but in reality you not even 40 miles from the South Australian coastline. We hit some pretty ordinary weather on a few days but as most of the trip is conducted around the protection of the coastline it was smooth and comfortable. This also added to the experience of adventure. On two occasions we had the ability to interact with two of the Southern Oceans iconic inhabitants. The Southern Blue Fin Tuna and the Great White Shark. Both of these activities involved jumping into the water with these amazing creatures and I am happy to say that even though I was ready to film the Great Whites in action, the fact that they didn't turn up on the day was no real disappointment. In fact I cant remember hearing one complaint from the rest of the passengers about missing the opportunity. Funny about that. I was fortunate enough to meet a great bloke who was employed by True North as a local guide for this trip. His name is Kane Slater and apart from knowing a heap about this region he is also an amazing musician and the music I have used on this production has been written and performed by Kane. If you like what you hear why not look him up at www.kaneslater.com and let him know I sent you. I feel the music compliments the rugged landscape perfectly. Thanks Kane for allowing me to use your music. Good luck with your new arrival mate. As usual I cant forget to thank the owners of True North again for sending me on another awesome trip. You can check it out for yourself at www.northstarcruises.com.au or contact Mark direct at truenorthmark.wordpress.com Gear used is the usual Canon 5D mk2 with a range of Canon lenses. Check us out at www.christianfletcher.com.au Until next time.........

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                    • Baby Seals


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                      My girlfriend is off in Washington state all summer messing around with baby animals at a wildlife rehab facility. I came out to visit and fell in love with taunting the baby seals. They're so stupid!

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