Sep 202012
 
islas san benitos

After a successful GSCA in Sacramento, where their film “The Last Reef” garnered two awards, the makers of Great White Shark 3D (Directors Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas and DP D.J.Roller) are today setting off from San Diego harbour on their next shoot. They are heading for the Islas San Benitos, off the Mexican Baja peninsula, not in search of sharks, but aiming to capture the entire ecosystem that supports them: lush kelp forests, fur seals and sea lions all to be captured in 3D using their underwater Red Epic beamsplitter rig…

We’ll be updating this post with behind the scenes images as soon as we can…

UPDATE:

The San Benitos shoot was a huge success: wonderful 3D images of fur seals and sea lions captured at 48 frames per second surrounded by towering, swaying kelp, will help flesh out the story of the Great White… as a bonus, we captured shots of fur seals and sea lions taking refuge on land, in the harsh volcanic island landscape… ┬ánext stop, a return to Guadalupe, for one more encounter with the kings of the sea…

The kelp forest surrounding this rock becomes a key location for the film.

 

Producer and DP, D.J. Roller shooting groups of fur seals. sea lions and elephant seals with the beamsplitter rig.