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    Certainly take a couple of Bolex cameras. No need for electricity, just wind up the crank and you have HD from 1fps to 64fps with a variety of interchangeable 'sensors' that you can swap every 3 minutes of footage.
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    Hey Bryant, sorry for the late response mate. Certainly something worth looking into.

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    It's been a while but we're slowly moving forward. Have commissioned our logo for the merchandise, happy to say it was created by Bjorn Benckert who contacted me after I called for graphic designers in the Off Topic section of the forum.

    The logo incorporates one of the more prominent species of shark I hope to document in the region, the Tiger Shark. Am also in discussions with Shark Shield who may sponsor the camera team with their electronic deterrent product, these are unsure waters, isolated with no local hospitals. One decent nibble and it could be curtains.



    Soldiering on, will update as time and events permit. Have also relinked my signature to the project FB Page that I finished this morning. With over 100k followers on Twitter now the following went hectic, hope the funding does too.

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    Update:

    Happy to announce that this project is now, in part, officially sponsored by Shark Shield. We will be given four units of the electronic shark repellant device to safeguard the crew during the shoot. With unknown waters, little to zero medical coverage and the sheer isolation we have to reduce as much as possible any potential for personal injury. Whilst we will also gauge whether we dive full time with these units or not it's a godsend to know that we will have the security on site that these units provide as and when needed.

    I am also in discussion with a large US based entity who approached me with the suggestion that they are willing to supply all cameras and associated filming gear / lenses for the shoot. Fingers crossed we land that big fish as discussions on the shopping list continue.

    Watch this space for updates.

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    Update: 17/01/13

    These past couple of months have been pretty hectic but the advances towards this project becoming a reality are moving on. With that I am super stoked to welcome yet another product supporter for the project in the heavyweight form of Gates Underwater Housings. I've used these housings extensively in my career to date and have always had a great rapport with CEO John Ellerbrock. This was borne due to their incredible customer care, he called my cell phone during a remote shoot in Palau to arrange the replacement of a light head back in 2008, an action that always stuck with me as going above and beyond the call of duty to drive home that solid reputation the company now enjoys.

    Gates will be supporting me with two Deep Epic housings, dome ports and housing accessories for the project. Given the isolation, as outlined in this thread, I can think of no risk management aspect that puts my mind to better rest knowing that I will be using the tried and tested mechanically operated, tough as nails product from this market leader in one of the most isolated regions of the Pacific Ocean.

    Ongoing discussions are underway with regards to the involvement of a prominent and battle tested executive director as well as an entity looking to provide full cinematic lens support for the project. Watch this space for updates.

    If anyone is also happy to offer moral support and follow this along I have also created an FB Page linked via the signature below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_Thorpe View Post
    Update: 17/01/13

    These past couple of months have been pretty hectic but the advances towards this project becoming a reality are moving on. With that I am super stoked to welcome yet another product supporter for the project in the heavyweight form of Gates Underwater Housings. I've used these housings extensively in my career to date and have always had a great rapport with CEO John Ellerbrock. This was borne due to their incredible customer care, he called my cell phone during a remote shoot in Palau to arrange the replacement of a light head back in 2008, an action that always stuck with me as going above and beyond the call of duty to drive home that solid reputation the company now enjoys.

    Gates will be supporting me with two Deep Epic housings, dome ports and housing accessories for the project. Given the isolation, as outlined in this thread, I can think of no risk management aspect that puts my mind to better rest knowing that I will be using the tried and tested mechanically operated, tough as nails product from this market leader in one of the most isolated regions of the Pacific Ocean.

    Ongoing discussions are underway with regards to the involvement of a prominent and battle tested executive director as well as an entity looking to provide full cinematic lens support for the project. Watch this space for updates.

    If anyone is also happy to offer moral support and follow this along I have also created an FB Page linked via the signature below.

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    Congratulations on the project sponsorship. I've followed the twitter, I look forward to seeing your project progress.
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    Cheers Daniel, step by step it will be laid out here.

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    I need to follow you ! excellent.
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    RE-POSTED FROM THE JOBS / EQUIPMENT FROM HIRE FORUM

    I may have an opening for a DIT / Gopher on a planned natural history shoot. This all depends on the securing of the budget but with talks ongoing with a few entities and a soon to start crowd funding project I'm looking to get ducks in a row so to speak. Not to be taken lightly this project entails 2 x 5 month stints in some of the most isolated regions of the western Pacific Ocean.

    If isolation on deserted tropical islands in Micronesia appeals to you, sailing between deserted islands in Open Ocean canoes without the aid of modern navigational aids, long expanses of time without a fresh water shower, no soap and a staple diet of rice, fish and coconuts sound right up your street then feel free to send in a CV. Further details have been posted on the projects facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-s...41304585979991

    An outline of the project is also posted here on RedUser: http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...u-take-suggest

    Any interested parties please see the guidelines as noted on the FB page link above. I'll welcome CV's from any interested parties.

    Timeframe: 2 x 5 month filming seasons due to weather from May to October in 2014 / 15

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    PS: I'm not joking about the loin cloths! Some island chiefs demand adherence to local attire by visiting westerners!
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    Hi Mark, that link to the Facebook note isn't working?
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