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Old September 12th, 2009, 07:08 AM   #1
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First compleate nature TV program

Thanks to everyone who was helpful when I was stuck with problems.
And for the advises and solutions I could find on this forum.
I have finished my first whole TV program, that will be sendt on the prime channel NRK1 (Ut i naturen) in Norway tuesday 15. september 2009. With the help from you and others, I have written, filmed, edited and colourcorrected the program ready to send.
Some of the clips will be sendt on Animal Planet too.
I have been under water, over water, in freezing water. Made my own macro equipment and remote underwater camera to get what I needed to make this video.
Thanks to you all!

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YouTube - The brown trout and the mayfly..... two miracles
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Old September 12th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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Some very very nice footage, well executed.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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Excellent programme !!! Can you share some of your skills/methods for us newbies ?

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Old September 12th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #4
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Excellent footage. Skillfully done!
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Old September 12th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #5
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Abolutely beautiful pictures. Great macro work - with a lot of patience - and the remote underwater camera seems to do its job. I have been thinking for this in years but not found a solution. Hope someone will build a underwater house for the new Panasonic AG-HCK10.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #6
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Fantastic job Arnt! So well done!!!
I am amazed you managed to do all this yourself - congratulations and I wish you many more wonderful projects like this one - you inspire many of us!
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Old September 13th, 2009, 01:27 AM   #7
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I must echo all the other comments, congratulations a job very well done


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Old September 13th, 2009, 04:07 AM   #8
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Hi Arnt!
Wow, that look fantastic, the macro footage was awesome to watch! I will definitive watch the program at Tuesday.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 04:29 AM   #9
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Hallo Arnt

You have make here a really really!!! nice film.I will say this is a film that is
on the level to Gunnar Nilsen in Trondheim . Look forword to see this
one.



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Old September 13th, 2009, 06:40 AM   #10
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Thanks to you all, but in fact you have all contributed to this film. This forum is a world of knowledge.

I managed to find an area where few have done some filming. Talked to scientists on several levels, made a plan, and with a lot of stubborness and patience I managed to finish this project.
As a newcomer I needed something new to get seen. I did not want to do something others have done well before me.
I had to travel long distances to find the best possible locations for the scenes. And had to wait a lot for things to happen.
The spawn of the wild brown troat alone, took 6 weeks over two years. The problem was to find a couple that could start spawning while there still was light. They usually spawn at the darkest part of the night. It was not possible to use lights on the camera. It drifted away in the current.

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I build my own underwater housing for this project from carbon and epoxy. Then I could drill holes for screws an cables as I wanted.

I will paste the link to the netTV on NRK as soon as program is sent.

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Old September 13th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #11
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Hi Arnt, looks very very interesting and you have unique shots. Hopefully the document will be shown in Finland as well.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 05:12 PM   #12
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Looks awesome, what camera did you shoot it on? Love the macro shots, were you using achromatic diopters?

Well done, you should be very proud!
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Old September 13th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #13
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Abolutely beautiful pictures. Great macro work - with a lot of patience - and the remote underwater camera seems to do its job. I have been thinking for this in years but not found a solution. Hope someone will build a underwater house for the new Panasonic AG-HCK10.
Hi Bo, I have been thinking the same thing. Seatool is coming out with a housing for both the controller/recorder and camera of the new Sony POV camera. Maybe they will do the same for the Panasonic. If not, you might check this company out. They will machine a custom underwater housing for you, and it should not take much to protect just the camera:

Custom underwater housings for photographic, radio telemetry and other equipment The Sexton Company

They have some sample work orders and quotes to give you a feel for what it might cost.

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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #14
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Really nice work Arnt, and congratulations on the NRK1 début, as well as with Animal Planet.

The really nice thing is that you did it all on your own (often the best way!).

I liked the atmosphere of the clip shown on Youtube. The only thing missing I think is some background narrative. Will the Norwegian TV program contain much narrative?

I've just got back from filming in south France but had to stop work when I accidentally flooded a camera body plus XL 6X HD lens while swimming back to shore (because I'd not closed the housing correctly. It was a very expensive mistake!).

Buying equipment in a remote location in France is expensive and so it was cheaper for me to actually drive all the way back to UK and buy replacements. Hopefully I can get back to complete the project in October.

It looks like you were using the Sony Z1?

Regarding your "Two Miracles" movie - is it being broadcast in SD or HD? And also marketed later in SD-DVD or HD-Blue Ray or both?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #15
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Just got a chance to see the teaser/promo now that I am back in the land of high speed internet. Beautiful shots! How many weeks or months did it take to get the footage?

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