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#360073 Betty Bomber - Truk

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 15 April 2015 - 03:22 AM

Nice work, as usual.  I liked the "tilted font" effect that you got on your name in the title sequence at the beginning.  I was also very impressed with the water clarity, and how much of the plane was still intact after all this time.

#359570 How would you shoot this scene?

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 03 April 2015 - 03:07 AM

When I'm shooting video, I always carry my two video lights.  Macro shots, at least, can almost always be improved with additional light.  Shallow water with bright sunlight being the only real exception to that rule.  If I have them and don't need them, that's better than needing them and not having them available.

#358502 Chariot of Fire - Fire Urchins with Coleman Shrimps, Zebra Crabs & Urchin...

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 04 March 2015 - 05:28 AM

As always, I am amazed at the videography here, just wonderful.  The production is a bit over the top for me, but the photography more than makes up for it.

#357745 Caribbean lionfish footage

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 12 February 2015 - 04:30 AM

I'm leaving for Roatan on Saturday, so if I can get anything good, I'll be in touch.

#357702 Choose your weapon: SLR versus video camera for filmmaking

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 11 February 2015 - 04:39 AM

I think that SimonSpear has really nailed it - its not so much the tool that you use, but the "tool" holding that camera that determines whether you get good video or not.  That said, the last time that I was purchasing, I ended up with a Canon camcorder because I really wanted to focus on video and not still photos.  That was a decision that dictated which tool was appropriate <u>for me</u>.  I'm still learning, and hopefully getting better at this whole video thing, and I'm inspired by some of the really great shooters here.  I'm learning from you folks every day, and that's why I keep coming back here.

#357223 Hello

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 30 January 2015 - 04:11 AM

weg595 - from the "pinned" section of this page:



#354025 Mucky Secrets - IN FULL - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 04 November 2014 - 04:38 AM

That sounds great.  I'd be even more interested in a Blu-Ray version if/when that becomes available.  Please keep us in the loop.  Thanks.

#353630 Nudibranchs of PNG

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 23 October 2014 - 07:45 AM

Wow, very impressive.  Great stuff!

#353147 Short fin pilot whales

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 02 October 2014 - 03:02 AM

Very nice work.

#353080 Trying to link website but doesnt work.

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 30 September 2014 - 03:02 AM

I'm glad that it worked for you.

#353058 Trying to link website but doesnt work.

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 29 September 2014 - 03:20 AM

Actually, if you examine the page source for your website, you will see that it is in fact http://www.j-ternoy.com - so go with that, and you should be fine.

#352848 Dry Suits

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 23 September 2014 - 03:31 AM

If it were were me  in your shoes, one question that I would ask would be - do you intend to keep diving after your thesis, and will you be able to keep the drysuit?  If so, then I would consider it an investment in your future diving and get on with the project. 

#349732 Flash flooded or?

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 02 July 2014 - 03:11 AM


What's the measurement of baking soda to water? 1 tsp/cup? Also, what's IPA? Hopefully I don't need to do it some day.


The amount of baking soda to water isn't really critical, you are just using it to neutralize the acid from the batteries, and will just wash the excess away.


By IPA, I presume that bvanant is refering to isopropyl acohol, which is commonly sold in the US as "rubbing alcohol".  This will help remove all the water from inside the case, and allow it dry fully.

#347927 Tripods

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 20 May 2014 - 03:13 AM

That's definitely an interesting, and unusual image.  Thanks for sharing it.

#347668 two dancing North Atlantic humpback whales viewed up close in Bermuda

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 14 May 2014 - 03:44 AM

That must have been an amazing experience.  Very nice.