VLOG: We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

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NOTE: All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

We advice to all persons that undertook our Marine Wildlife Videography Online Course to regularly consult these Vlog articles as they contain valuable information regarding filming techniques and filming hacks. 

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Subject: A Clear Cleaner Shrimp (Urocaridella antonbruunii) is swimming from one client Moray Eel to another. These little translucent shrimps who inhabit overhangs, nooks and crevices act as cleaners and can appear in large numbers.

Technique: Filming small frantic moving animals is quite difficult. The trick is not to film it from too close, giving it the freedom to move around. In post production it is easy to zoom in on the subject and to keep it as centred as possible using keyframes. Unfortunately this trick is only applicable if you film in a higher resolution (for ex. 4K) than the one you use for your finished product (for ex.HD).

Subject: Inside the hull of a small wreck a Day Octopus (Octopus cyanea) is wriggling its arms (they are not tentacles). Each arm is controlled by an independent mini-brain. These mini-brains are a cluster of nerve cells, controlled in their turn by the large central brain.

Technique: The movement of these arms happens completely soundless under water. The slimy movement sound was added in post-production in order to make the scene more realistic. Sounds and music enhance the story telling aspect in film.

Subject: A female Cuapetes Shrimp (Cuapetes tenuipes) keeps and guards her eggs on the underside of her body. These nearly transparent shrimps are common and widespread in the Indo-Pacific region and are not associated with other organisms.

Technique: To capture extreme little subjects on film (the shrimp’s eggs are about the same size as the grains of sand) the use of a macro lens is required. In most cases a diopter is used as it is easily fitted on your camera’s existing lens (inside the housing) or flipped onto you camera’s dome (wet lens).