A surrealistic take on Isla Mujeres whale sharks
Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:18 AM
Here is the link to the movie on YouTube:
Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:11 AM
You got some fine footage there. Guess I am the only one who has never traveled to that spot. IMHO some of the effects you used are fine in and of themselves but for the entire film, it appeared as if it were a film about FX rather than the whale sharks. Kind of reminiscent of brand new editors who feel that the more effects they use the better. And you are certainly no beginner.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:38 PM
Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:10 PM
Edited by HDVdiver, 14 August 2012 - 03:32 PM.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:17 PM
I did really enjoy the footage. It is a great reminder of how awesome it is to be in the water with them. So thanks for putting this together!
Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:20 AM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:29 AM
However i agree with the comment regarding physical contact.
If you dived like this in Western Australia with the whale sharks you would not be allowed back in the water. They are very strict, general rule is to stay 3-4 m away from the shark
Edited by Kevster, 16 August 2012 - 03:40 AM.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:37 AM
Look again. I think the diver in question did a fantastic job of minimizing contact. When a 20 ton whale shark is heading right at you, you do what's necessary to avoid a collision. She gently touched the shark above the mouth to get over the top, then avoided additional contact as it swam underneath her.
Fair enough. I know they are not easy to avoid in that situation. The trick is to get close, but not directly in line. Then they veer direction, and you have to scramble