Subvision Productions recently finished a short video on the life cycle of the wild Pacific salmon and their importance for the Tseshaht First Nation in the Alberni Valley. I am salmon is a 7 minute short narrated doc and was recently accepted to be screened on the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York October 2018. This video is also submitted to other festivals and we hope to post more screening events in the coming months. The video will also be used in the local First Nation language revival project. We are proud and honored that we were able to make this video happen.
During the weekend of April 16 and 17 2016 Subvision Production filmed underwater and topside footage for a video production. The subject of the video was derelict fishing gear and resulted in 4K footage of fish net removal.
The location in the Gulf Islands in British Columbia was just of North Pender Island and the topside weather was beautiful. The waters however were not very clear and the currents and the diver activities with the silt from the net removal made the filming challenging to say the least.
A combination of commercial and volunteer divers worked for 2 long days underwater and removed 24 large bags of seine net as well as some recreation fishing gear stuck on the reef. A large amount of invertebrate life was returned to the ocean alive.
The 4K underwater video frame grab of derelict fish net removal depicts divers removing nets underwater as well as footage of the net coming to the surface and the processing of the net of the boat.
This is effort is part of a wider growing movement to establish a BC / Canada wide derelict fishing gear removal and recycling program.
The final video productions is expected to be released on World Oceans Day in June . Short clips are available for purchase after June 8th 2016 and will be part of the Subvision Productions stock footage library. More footage of derelict fishing gear s available in 2K .
Explorer, film maker and adventurer Lawrence Wahba has recently released a new mini series called “Todas as Manhãs do Mundo”. This 6 part series made for National Geographic and produced by Canal Azul, (Sao Paulo Brazil) tells the story of life in the hours of dawn and the differences with day time in behaviour and environment. Lawrence takes you on a journey that covers the Africa, South America and other iconic places. One of the great episodes is filmed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia in Canada. This episode covers the amazing trek of the salmon, the bears that feed on them and the rich, productive underwater life. As one of the Directors of Photography I worked closely with the team on a daily basis and filmed the encounters with wolf-eels, sea lions and other beautiful underwater creatures.
A black bear takes a nap after feeding on Chinook salmon
A French version of the series is due to come out in the spring of 2016. This will be produced by “Bonne Pioche” under the lead of Frédéric Febvre. This team received an Oscar for the movie “March of the penguins” in 2006.
Currently the Brazilian team is working on a movie version of the series and Subvision Productions has contributed essential footage to the salmon sequences. The movie version is set to be available in early 2016.
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In June 2013 we had a 4 day invasion of jellyfish. Hundreds of Sea nettles, Moon jellies and Umbrella jellies can into the bay. The visibility was reduced to a mere 10 ft so filming was quit a challenges.
Here is a quick idea of the footage we obtained by ways of frames extracted
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