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Natural History Showreel - Southern Ocean


Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia


Demonstrating a variety of shot angles and recording methods for shooting natural history subjects during a two-month voyage to Ascension, the Falklands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. The purpose of the voyage was to produce content for a documentary about the UK Overseas Territories called Britain’s Treasure Islands which featured on BBC Four.


Camera angles included a standard tripod pan/tilt, Libec crane with counterbalance system, and boat crane in conjunction with a Bosun's chair. Technical settings included acquisition in 50mbps 4:2:2 full-HD, time-lapse, and 50fps half-HD (1280 x 720) slow-motion photography.

The soundtrack is a mix of wild tracks and wildlife sounds recorded on location using a gun microphone. The whistling wind and wave sounds are from freesfx.co.uk. The editing was done using Premiere Pro, and the music was supplied by the wonderful AudioNetwork.com. 


Take a tour through the pack ice and abundance of wildlife in Antarctic waters in my Cold Climates show-reel.


This is a short film produced for Britain's Treasure Islands, a television series which appeared on multiple broadcast channels in 2012-2016 and was also accomplished by a book.

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