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Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre

Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre

Subvision Production finished the first part of filming at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre in Port Hardy.  The weather, the crew of the stewardship centre and the salmon could not have been more cooperative.

female chum salmon in Quatse river
female chum salmon in Quatse river

The Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre is located in the beautiful northern part of Vancouver Island close to Port Hardy.  As part of NVISEA (Northern Vancouver Island Salmon Enhancement Association) the centre has been active since 1983. In 2008 the new centre was opened with increased facilities and the learning centre. Surrounded by forest and many salmon bearing creeks and rivers it is an ideal base of operation for salmon enhancement and conservation

tree with mushrooms and creek
tree with mushrooms and creek

The project is set to produce and educational inspiring and informative video which is going to be showed in the stewardship mini cinema. The  stewardship centre has been at the heart of enhancing and conserving a number of Pacific salmon species. These species are Pink, Coho, Chinook and Chum salmon. In addition they also enhance Steelhead salmon in the Marble river.

coho group underwater
coho group underwater

Part of the video is going to be the history and work of the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre. Another important element is of course the life cycle of the salmon from eggs to the moment they expire after spawning.

Female chum at Quatse salmon stewardship centre
Female chum at Quatse salmon stewardship centre

The second part of the project is to be filmed in February or March 2019 after which the final product is to be delivered. It will be part of the 10 year anniversary of the centre in September of 2019. In the mean time the award winning 7 minute short “I am salmon” will be featured in their mini cinema.

Subvision Productions was chosen to create the video based on its long standing track record in underwater and environment video and photo work.

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On location: Salmon

On Location: Salmon

In further pursued of the documentary “Salmon Tails”  Subvision Productions went on the road early November to film salmon in the Alberni Valley. Every year a great migration of these two salmon species takes place in this area. We drove to the site and hiked the 10 minutes to the river bank.  The gear that we filmed with included the Panasonic GH4 with a variety of lenses, a GoPro 4 black and a DJI drone with a 4K camera.

In the early morning the Stamp river was loaded with large Coho and Chinook salmon . Fog was drifting over the water surface as the sun was climbing the sky and illuminated the water and the forest.

On location Stamp river panorama
Stamp river panorama

A nearby creek added cold run off water to the river and the fish assembled at the mouth of the creek. The water gave the small boulders in the creek a beautiful sheen.

creek
On location: creek

As the day progressed the light on location changed and so did the salmon activity.  The sun was sometimes obscured by clouds and  created a wide range of green hues. As the sun started to disappear behind the trees the water turned a vivid green. The salmon became even more active and the Coho were constantly jumping.

On location: Coho in the late sun light
Coho in the late sun light
On location: Coho duo breaking the surface
Coho duo breaking the surface

When the sun was gone so were we. On to the next “On location” destination !