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OceanFootage Adds Collections from Al Giddings and More

New collections include footage from NHNZ, Sea Studios, Bob Glusic, Greg Huglin, and more (August 22, 2005)

With the addition of over 200 hours of select footage from acclaimed cinematographers and production companies, the OceanFootage collection is as big as the deep blue sea. Superb new collections, now available in Standard Definition, High-Definition and 35mm film, include footage from such notable providers as DP and four-time Emmy award-winner Al Giddings, as well as Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ), Bob Glusic, Greg Huglin, David Hannan, and Sea Studios.

"It's tremendously exciting to be able to offer such quality and diverse additions to the OceanFootage collection," comments founder Dan Baron. "The ability to offer the work of world-class talent to our clients is what truly sets OceanFootage apart. These gifted providers give us an irreplaceable and awe-inspiring window on the vastness of the ocean world -- from the Titanic on the sea floor to the crest of a giant wave -- and everywhere in between."

Four-Time Emmy Award-Winner Al Giddings
With a distinguished career that has spanned over three decades to date, the celebrated cinematography of Al Giddings is legendary, and has received a host of prestigious international awards including four Emmys and the coveted Grierson International medal. Giddings' collections now available at OceanFootage include stunning footage of scientific discoveries, shipwrecks, and visions of life in the deepest regions of the ocean depths. There's also a breathtaking variety of locations, species, situations, and ultimately an artful and unforgettable glimpse of some of the ocean's most beautiful and mysterious inhabitants. This footage includes rare new animal species, life at the deep hydro-thermal vents below 8500 feet, and even a trip in a motorized shark cage -- surrounded by legions of sharks. Among the jewels of this collection are Giddings' spectacular footage from many of the world's deep research submersibles in the ocean abyss. Haunting images include the decks of the Titanic shot from the famous Mir Russian submersibles, shipwrecks from Truk Lagoon, and many more.

Natural History New Zealand
The addition of footage from Natural History New Zealand is another milestone, as NHNZ offers a wealth of quality and unique moving images in collections encompassing over 25 years of wildlife and science documentary cinematography. The new footage available from NHNZ encompasses thousands of hours of superb moving images above and below the ocean's surface, and while it includes spectacular footage from the region of New Zealand, the collections also go much farther, including images from throughout the Pacific, Antarctica, Asia, and South America.

Bob Glusic and Wilderness Video
With over 24 years of experience in filming the beauty of nature and the ocean, Bob Glusic's spectacular footage from Wilderness Video (in High-Definition) is another notable addition to OceanFootage. This wide-ranging and superb collection includes beautiful imagery from a variety of national parks, as well as time-lapse, Steadicam, and daring aerial photography above the waves. To date, Glusic and Wilderness Video have received nine Telly Awards, seven Communicator Awards, two Axiem Awards, three Aurora Awards, and two Videographer Awards.

Greg Huglin
One of the world's most talented "big wave" cinematographers, Greg Huglin is also one of its most prolific dolphin cinematographers. Now he opens up these contrasting yet rich and mysterious worlds in stunning and beautiful new collections sourced on 35mm film. The collection includes exhilarating shots from above -- and inside -- big waves, in superb surf footage already glimpsed in some of the recent motion pictures on big-wave surfing. By contrast, he also offers elegant footage of dolphins leaping above the ocean's surface, frolicking in the waves along shore, or interacting gracefully below the surface. His footage of great white sharks is equally spectacular, with dramatic close-ups and intimate interactions with unprotected free divers. Huglin's other areas of concentration also include a variety of other ocean sports, as well as a unique and striking assortment of ocean elements.

Sea Studios
Located in Monterey, Sea Studios is dedicated to communicating a sense of wonder, appreciation and respect for the sea and natural world. They most recently produced the acclaimed National Geographic special Strange Days on Planet Earth, which explored the problems of global climate change, invasive species, the loss of top predators, and toxins in the waters. The footage includes material from their award-winning documentary "The Shape of Life," an eight-hour series that chronicles the rise of animal life on earth, shot on High-Definition.

David Hannan
Another superb addition to the OceanFootage family of providers is cinematographer, director and producer David Hannan. David has won international acclaim for his tropical and temperate marine footage (as first seen in his now-classic video Coral Sea Dreaming from 1992), and specializes in extremely close-up artistic marine imagery. Many years, documentaries, and DVDs later, David remains passionate about all things marine and since 2001 has filmed exclusively on High-Definition in a joint venture with ProCam in Brisbane, Australia. Meanwhile, over the last three years, David and his partner Lucy Trippett have filmed at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, in the Kelp Forests of Tasmania, on numerous field trips to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and Antarctica, to name a few of the exciting locations now accessible at OceanFootage.

About OceanFootage
Founded by a team of accomplished ocean video producers and marine experts, stock footage leader OceanFootage provides the world's largest and finest online collection of ocean stock footage. The people at OceanFootage have gone to great lengths -- and depths -- to provide the most diverse and visually stunning footage collections available anywhere. From Standard Definition to High-Definition video and film, the OceanFootage collection and industry-leading e-commerce interface offers clients the best in search, preview, purchase, and delivery for rapid and easy access to ocean stock footage.

For magnificent footage of the ocean realm, please visit For more information on OceanFootage, including unique and groundbreaking support of its provider community, or for information on its collections, capabilities, and services, please contact the company's founder, Dan Baron, at 1-831-375-2313, or [email protected].


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