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volkerbassen

Member Since 03 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 04 2011 08:37 AM
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In Topic: The worlds best dive destinations

27 September 2010 - 09:30 PM

Well she's wise then because it's only snorkeling and the visibility in Tysfjord is VERY iffy. Compound that with the fact that with the operators, you are not allowed to have fins or strobes without "special clearance." You'd do better elsewhere.

As for your video, I suggest you upload a 720p version when you have a more complete project. 360 is just too small for a trailer, especially one where you want people to pay for a product.


Hi Drew, thank you for your advise, I'll get clearance for rebreather diving, winter time, viz is so much better. Once the DVD\BD is ready I'll upload a 720p version.

Kind regards

Volker

In Topic: The worlds best dive destinations

24 September 2010 - 11:36 PM

Hi,

I am planning to continue with this project until iv'e covered most top dive destinations, I know it will take time and it's a "tuff" job :lol: But somebody's got to do it :D
Regarding the whale sharks you see being tagged, one is tagged with a acustic tag in Holbox/Mexico, while the other one is beeing tagged by me with a pop-off satelite archival tag off the coast of Kenya.

Kind regards

Volker

In Topic: The worlds best dive destinations

23 September 2010 - 10:36 PM

Outstanding! I really enjoyed watching. You're taking on a massive responsibility though with your title. I would suggest that you might want to add some kelp diving, and/or maybe Cocos next year.

Cheers,
Steve


Hello Steve,

Noted, am actually planning to shoot kelps off ZA, Regarding Cocos, my wife and I are actually arguing (which only happens the few moments we are above water :D) wether to go to Norway and film Orcas (my choice) while she wants to go to Cocos!
(she'll probably win, she ALWAYS DOES!)
At least we both agree on Galapagos, so that's up next.

Kind regards

Volker

In Topic: The worlds best dive destinations

23 September 2010 - 03:22 AM

Hi Karel,

Thank you for your input!
Yes, you are right, I'll add some text regarding the locations direct on the clips. The final DVD/BD will have 5-8 minutes footage from each of these locations, wetpixel has kindly offered me a press release once the DVD/BD is ready (in about 2-3 weeks) The proceeds from the sales of this DVD/BD will go to the East African Whale Shark Trust in order to conserve and spread awareness about these gentle giants in Kenya (where I live) I started the trust 6 years ago, if these things interests you (or anyone else) see our web site at www.giantsharks.org we also have a whale shark update on www.wildlifedirect.org which will give you more information regarding tagging expeditions that we've made and research in general.

Kind regards

Volker

Hi Volker!

I think this clip is amazing. I haven't been to most of these locations and it's just wonderful to see them all in one video.
What I would like is to know on each clip is that where is it filmed, rather than reading in the end from what locations is it gathered. Now I still can't be sure where are those places that I liked the most in You'r video.

p.s. Music is spot on for me!

Cheers
Karel


In Topic: The worlds best dive destinations

23 September 2010 - 03:10 AM

Excellent work Volker well done! I wish my wife would help me film rather than destroying hours of my footage with her strobes going off!! :D

Out of interest what cameras were you filming with?

Cheers, Simon

Hi Simon,

Thank you for your kind remark, glad you like it, means a lot to me/us!
I use a Z1 with a phenom housing, my wife is using a HC 9 with a L&M stingray housing.
Kind regards

Volker + Nimu