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EvilOtter

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About EvilOtter

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    Chelsea, Quebec, Canada

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Panasonic DMC-LX100
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    Ikelite 6171.11
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    Scubalamp V4K Pro (x2), Bigblue ALX2600WXP (x2)
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  1. Nice, Craig! Love the composition on the third shot. Is that Calvin’s Crack?
  2. This was my first project using Davinci Resolve and the editing and colour correction tools are so much more powerful than Premiere Elements. I still have lots to learn but I feel that this was a big step forward for me both technically and artistically. I appreciate the feedback!
  3. Here is the video from our last trip to Roatán in January 2020. We had an amazing time diving with Barefoot Divers, Roatán and Jackson's Dive Centre. This video is a bit of a departure from my usual fare. Through our time in Roatán, we have become acutely aware of the precarious state of coral reefs as a direct result of climate change and other human-related stressors. As such, I feel compelled to share what we have learned and the dim future that may lie ahead. I would like to make special mention of the Roatán Marine Park and Bay Islands Reef Restoration for the excellent work that they continue to do to support these fragile ecosystems. Please share with your friends and do your part to save our coral reefs.
  4. Thanks SwiftFF5! I spent a few days on dedicated critter crawls so I got more macro footage than usual. I did a couple of dives with Rino Jackson at Jackson’s Diver Center and he found a ton of stuff that I had never seen before. I also did some solo diving in Brick Bay and found a lot of interesting critters on broken sea fans and other detritus. We are booked to return in early January and early March. Hope you have a great trip!
  5. In July 2019, we spent two glorious weeks in Roatán with no kids, diving the South Side with Barefoot Divers, the East End with Dive Pangea and the West End with Jackson's Dive Centre. We logged 15 dives at a variety of sites that included Tortuga, Calvin's Crack, Coco View Wall, Labyrinth, Dolphin's Den, Jumping Jack, Divemaster's Choice and the Barefoot Palapa, among others. We also enjoyed a dive at our very own site, named D2T after the divers in our family (Doug, Deb and Téa). The site is halfway between Lita's Hole and Shark Bait Shallow at the entrance to the Mahoghany Bay inside channel. All underwater video was shot on a Panasonic DMC-LX100 in an Ikelite housing and all topwater video was shot on a GoPro Hero 7 Black.
  6. I may be interested in camera body and housing. Please PM your best price shipped to Ottawa, Canada. Thanks!
  7. Our most recent trip to Roatán was extremely special as we were joined by close friends from Canada, several of whom enjoyed open water scuba diving for the first time. We logged ten dives at sites that included Cemetery Wall, Elbow, Shark Bait Shallow, Missing Link/Menagerie, French Cay Cut and the Barefoot Palapa. We also enjoyed a dive at our very own site, named D2T after the divers in our family (Doug, Deb and Téa). The site is halfway between Lita's Hole and Shark Bait Shallow at the entrance to the Mahoghany Bay inside channel. Thanks to Nick at the Roatán Marine Park for hooking us up. A special thanks to Ron, Vance and Captain Angel from Barefoot Divers for helping to make this one of our most memorable trips ever! All underwater video was shot on a Panasonic LX100 in an Ikelite housing and all topwater video was shot on a GoPro Hero 7 Black.
  8. Thanks for the tips, @Interceptor121. There are no Cine like profiles on the LX100, only picture profiles that allow you to tune the contrast, sharpness, noise reduction and saturation. I keep all of these at -5 except for saturation which I leave at 0. I have found that these are the best settings for flattening the picture and leaving post processing to my NLE. I will try dropping EV comp in these conditions. @aviator8, I was referring to the underwater shots , which were taken on the LX100. All the above water shots were taken on a Gopro 7, set to 400 max ISO, flat, native WB, EV -1.0. Usually, I am just shooting at will in between dives, trying to capture candid moments with my friends and family. I agree with your suggestion that my "B-roll" could be dramatically improved with better composition.
  9. Thanks for the comments, aviator8. Most of the wide shots and people portraits from this trip really poor. All were shot in ambient light and it was overcast and rainy most of the time. I also seemed to be getting bad results from custom white balance. I tried to compensate in post production by reducing contrast and increasing exposure and that resulted in a more washed out look. The macro shots are more consistent as they were fully lit and white balanced to the colour temperature of the lights. In all cases I use a fixed shutter at 1/60 and manual ISO. I use manual aperture for macro but generally leave it in auto for wide shots. I had better results on my January 2019 trip as well as some improvements to macro.
  10. That was really incredible. Some of the best macro footage that I have ever seen and a great edit too. Awesome share!
  11. I am looking to buy a used 200DLM/B Underwater Housing for Panasonic Lumix G85, G80 Mirrorless Micro Four-Thirds Digital Cameras (Ikelite #6961.05) with or without ports. Please send me a PM with photos and your asking price, including shipping to Quebec, Canada. Thanks for looking!
  12. Thank you very much, SwiftFF5! I hope you have a great trip. Feel free to PM me if you need any local info. Cheers!
  13. This compilation video showcases the highlights of six dives during our latest trip to Roatán, which included a Discover Scuba Diving Experience for our 10 year-old niece. Dive sites included John's Spot, Jeff's Junk, Cemetary Wall, Zuli Palacio and the Barefoot Palapa. We really enjoyed the critter crawling and macro shooting on this trip. Our 13 year-old daughter even spotted her first nudibranch an ornate elysia that was no bigger than a grain of rice. Totally amazing! All underwater shots on a Panasonic LX100 in an Ikelite housing and all topwater shots on a GoPro Hero 7 Black. I hope you enjoy it!
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