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Komodo

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:31 pm
by stphnmartin
I took a trip to Komodo in Indonesia last July and have just now finished the video. I used a brand new camera setup, the Panasonic GH5, and learned a lot I wish I knew before the trip! The highlight of the trip was witnessing a school of 200 - 300 cow nosed rays. Anyway, Indonesia is a very special place on this earth. If it's not on your dive list, it should be!


Re: Komodo

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:09 pm
by YellowEye
Very cool!
Great job Stephen!

I especially like the scenes at :45, 1:20, 2:20, 2:37, 3:20, 3:28, 3:54(!!), 3:58, 5:05 (what is it??), 5:45, 6:30 (!!!), 7:07, and everything between :)

Re: Komodo

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:46 pm
by ScubaJess
YellowEye wrote:Very cool!
Great job Stephen!

I especially like the scenes at :45, 1:20, 2:20, 2:37, 3:20, 3:28, 3:54(!!), 3:58, 5:05 (what is it??), 5:45, 6:30 (!!!), 7:07, and everything between :)


I agree!!!! Really well done!!! A work of art! :)

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:02 am
by jmartel
Nicely done. I like that you kept the regulator noise in there in the background instead of just cutting it out completely.

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:52 am
by fmerkel
Fantastic! Did you take a drone for the aerial shots?

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:17 am
by stphnmartin
YellowEye wrote:Very cool!
Great job Stephen!

I especially like the scenes at :45, 1:20, 2:20, 2:37, 3:20, 3:28, 3:54(!!), 3:58, 5:05 (what is it??), 5:45, 6:30 (!!!), 7:07, and everything between :)


Thank YE. I think the thing you ask what is it, is a Cowrie. You're probably familiar with their shells.

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:18 am
by stphnmartin
ScubaJess wrote:
YellowEye wrote:Very cool!
Great job Stephen!

I especially like the scenes at :45, 1:20, 2:20, 2:37, 3:20, 3:28, 3:54(!!), 3:58, 5:05 (what is it??), 5:45, 6:30 (!!!), 7:07, and everything between :)


I agree!!!! Really well done!!! A work of art! :)


Thanks Jess!

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:20 am
by stphnmartin
jmartel wrote:Nicely done. I like that you kept the regulator noise in there in the background instead of just cutting it out completely.


Haha, yeah, I added that in. Actually, I looked for a section of clips that had fairly normal breathing sounds. It turns out I make a lot of weird noises underwater! And, I also cuss a lot when I can't get things in focus or some other camera problem frustrates me. So, yeah, that's the fully edited and censored underwater breathing track. :)

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:21 am
by stphnmartin
fmerkel wrote:Fantastic! Did you take a drone for the aerial shots?


Yep, I dragged a DJI Phantom 4 around the world to get those shots. Worthwhile but a pain when carrying all the other scuba and camera equipment!

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:26 am
by ScubaJess
stphnmartin wrote:
jmartel wrote:Nicely done. I like that you kept the regulator noise in there in the background instead of just cutting it out completely.


Haha, yeah, I added that in. Actually, I looked for a section of clips that had fairly normal breathing sounds. It turns out I make a lot of weird noises underwater! And, I also cuss a lot when I can't get things in focus or some other camera problem frustrates me. So, yeah, that's the fully edited and censored underwater breathing track. :)


HAHA you should release an un edited out take clip for fun :)

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:57 am
by bradmond
Fantastic Stephen!! Thank you for creating these videos for us to see. They are all so amazing.

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Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:21 am
by stphnmartin
bradmond wrote:Fantastic Stephen!! Thank you for creating these videos for us to see. They are all so amazing.

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Thanks Brad. Glad to know you're still alive!

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:09 pm
by Gdog
Brother, you hit this one outta da park. Wow. Stunning!!!

Re: Komodo

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:02 pm
by theonly_JT
Stephen, you've really outdone yourself this time!! Such an well done film from the drone footage and music to the stunning underwater stuff. Will be sharing with family and friends. Well done dude. :supz:

I think my favorite part was the massive group of rays.

Re: Komodo

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:43 am
by stphnmartin
Gdog wrote:Brother, you hit this one outta da park. Wow. Stunning!!!


Thanks Gdog!

Re: Komodo

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:44 am
by stphnmartin
theonly_JT wrote:Stephen, you've really outdone yourself this time!! Such an well done film from the drone footage and music to the stunning underwater stuff. Will be sharing with family and friends. Well done dude. :supz:

I think my favorite part was the massive group of rays.


Thanks JT! Now if we can just import some of those animals to our waters!

Re: Komodo

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:07 pm
by Hoodsport_Diver
Stephen,
I finally got around to catching-up on posts and viewed your video today. FANTASTIC! You did a tremendous job of shooting, editing and producing. I can only echo the comments of others here. This is one for the ages.

Re: Komodo

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:02 pm
by stphnmartin
Hoodsport_Diver wrote:Stephen,
I finally got around to catching-up on posts and viewed your video today. FANTASTIC! You did a tremendous job of shooting, editing and producing. I can only echo the comments of others here. This is one for the ages.


Thanks Alex! Really appreciate it!