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#1 Alex Brown

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

Hello everyone,

I have been scanning this website for tips for months now and thought it was about time I got involved! My name is Alexander and I am currently working on my dissertation at an English University. I would like to introduce you to "Rainforests of the Ocean"! www.rainforestsoftheocean.co.uk - trailer:

This project was started last April and is basically my major project for my final year. The film will examine the conservation efforts of locals, NGOs and the government in the Maldives who are all trying to save their nation from collapse. There are to be key underwater sequences throughout the film, which is how I ended up using this website for my research.

Recently, I competed my PADI open water course and within the last week have acquired my underwater camera equipment (with great thanks to www.camerasunderwater.co.uk). I decided to switch from my Sony V1e to my Canon 7D to film the underwater parts. Using a 10-22mm lens and 60mm macro, I hope to capture some great images! The housing I am using is the Ikelite one, with 8" dome port, 15w LED lamp and DS51 strobe flash. I also put a gorillapod on the bottom for the macro work.

Really excited to venture properly into underwater filmmaking, and just wanted to share what I have been doing with like minded people. Thanks for providing a great resource to learn from :)

Please find all of my research at www.basementvision.co.uk/research - would love to hear any feedback or advice.

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#2 Alex Brown

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

For anyone who might be interested, I have started a Flickr gallery for some of my photography from this trip. http://www.flickr.co.../basementvision

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#3 megtyler

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:31 AM

am into filmmaking too... just want to say goodluck.

#4 Alex Brown

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:08 AM

Thanks!