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“Of Shark and Man” Nominated for Three Awards at Nice International Film Festival

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The lovely documentary film “Of Shark and Man” has received nominations for awards in three categories at the Nice International Film Festival in Nice, France, which takes place between the 7th and 14th of May. The nominations are in the following categories:

  • Best Cinematography in a Documentary
  • Best Editing of a Documentary
  • Best Sound Design

Five years in the making, “Of Shark and Man,” is the feature debut of UK-based film-maker David Diley, and tells the inspirational, untold story of Shark Reef in Fiji, a place where locals live side by side with sharks in a world where, far from the villain portrayed in western media, sharks have built an economy of their own and brought a once-dead reef back to life.

Of Shark and Man – Official Trailer (2015) from Scarlet View Media on Vimeo.

This incredible story is told through the eyes of the film-maker, an ordinary, 32-year-old from the UK’s industrial north who risked everything to fulfill a lifelong dream, one which finds him in the middle of a feeding frenzy with a hundred of the world’s biggest bull sharks. “Of Shark and Man” has been described as having, “some of the most brilliant nose-to-nose shark cinematography ever filmed.”

David Diley, the film-maker behind “Of Shark and Man” said:

“This is an incredibly exciting acknowledgement of all the hard work that went in to the making of this film, not just from myself, but from all the people who contributed to helping make Of Shark and Man what it is. When I started the submissions process to the festival circuit, this is the event I most wanted to accept the film, so to not only be accepted, but to receive nominations in three categories, is a huge honor.”

This announcement coincides with the weekly releases of six “making of” films which started on Monday, March 14th with “Origins,” and continued on Monday March 21st with the release of “Getting The Look.” These films can be viewed at the official movie website, www.ofsharkandman.com

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About the Filmmaker:
David Diley is an award-winning U.K.-based filmmaker and owner of the film’s production company, Scarlet View Media. As both a terrestrial and underwater cinematographer, director and editor, Diley has received wide international acclaim for his stylistic story- telling of issues facing people and wildlife with a heavy focus towards marine conservation, in particular sharks. www.scarletviewmedia.com

For more information, please contact David Diley at david@scarletviewmedia.com or with specific queries relating to “Of Shark and Man,” via the movie website at info@ofsharkandman.com

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“Of Shark and Man” Nominated for Three Awards at Nice International Film Festival

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The lovely documentary film “Of Shark and Man” has received nominations for awards in three categories at the Nice International Film Festival in Nice, France, which takes place between the 7th and 14th of May. The nominations are in the following categories:

  • Best Cinematography in a Documentary
  • Best Editing of a Documentary
  • Best Sound Design

Five years in the making, “Of Shark and Man,” is the feature debut of UK-based film-maker David Diley, and tells the inspirational, untold story of Shark Reef in Fiji, a place where locals live side by side with sharks in a world where, far from the villain portrayed in western media, sharks have built an economy of their own and brought a once-dead reef back to life.

Of Shark and Man – Official Trailer (2015) from Scarlet View Media on Vimeo.

This incredible story is told through the eyes of the film-maker, an ordinary, 32-year-old from the UK’s industrial north who risked everything to fulfill a lifelong dream, one which finds him in the middle of a feeding frenzy with a hundred of the world’s biggest bull sharks. “Of Shark and Man” has been described as having, “some of the most brilliant nose-to-nose shark cinematography ever filmed.”

David Diley, the film-maker behind “Of Shark and Man” said:

“This is an incredibly exciting acknowledgement of all the hard work that went in to the making of this film, not just from myself, but from all the people who contributed to helping make Of Shark and Man what it is. When I started the submissions process to the festival circuit, this is the event I most wanted to accept the film, so to not only be accepted, but to receive nominations in three categories, is a huge honor.”

This announcement coincides with the weekly releases of six “making of” films which started on Monday, March 14th with “Origins,” and continued on Monday March 21st with the release of “Getting The Look.” These films can be viewed at the official movie website, www.ofsharkandman.com

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About the Filmmaker:
David Diley is an award-winning U.K.-based filmmaker and owner of the film’s production company, Scarlet View Media. As both a terrestrial and underwater cinematographer, director and editor, Diley has received wide international acclaim for his stylistic story- telling of issues facing people and wildlife with a heavy focus towards marine conservation, in particular sharks. www.scarletviewmedia.com

For more information, please contact David Diley at david@scarletviewmedia.com or with specific queries relating to “Of Shark and Man,” via the movie website at info@ofsharkandman.com

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SeaLife® Introduces Sea Dragon® 1500F Photo/Video Light

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The light features a COB LED array, which produces a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 80 with a color temperature of 5700K. This mimicks natural daylight (the sun’s rays on a normal day are a CRI of 100), which makes the light ideal for underwater still and video imaging. The one-button control for easy operation makes using the light easy, from powering on/off to selecting the three brightness levels. The Sea Dragon 1500F includes a rechargeable and replaceable 7.4V, 3400mAh lithium-ion battery, offering a burn time of 70 minutes at 100 percent power and constant brightness, two hours at 50 percent power, and four hours at 25 percent power. The light has a tested and verified lumen output, which illuminates the generous beam angle of 120° (90° underwater). The Sea Dragon 1500F includes two signal modes; a one-second interval strobe and SOS, both at peak power level.

While the light is waterproof tested down to a depth of 200 feet/60 meters, the dual O-ring battery compartment is also completely sealed and independent from the Sea Dragon’s electronics. Even if there is water intrusion, the battery and light will not be compromised.

Like all Sea Dragon dive/photo/video lights, the 1500F light can be easily mounted to one or more extendable flex arms, grips and trays. Sea Dragon lights are universal and can be easily mounted to any camera or arm system using an optional Flex-Connect ball mount adapter (SL995). SeaLife also offers a cold-shoe mount for the Sea Dragon (SL991). The durable Flex-Connect flex arms, trays, and grips simply click together and can also be quickly and easily taken apart with the push of a button. SeaLife even offers a handle for hand-held use (SL998).

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SeaLife offers the Sea Dragon 1500F in two variations; as a complete set containing grip, ¼-20 mount tray and GoPro adapter, or in a head-only version. Both configurations include battery, spare O-rings and lubricant, battery charger and international plug adapters.

The Sea Dragon 1500F is available at retailers for the following prices: SL672 Sea Dragon 1500F Underwater Photo/Video Light Kit for $299.95, and the SL6722 Sea Dragon 1500F Light Head for $249.95.

About SeaLife: SeaLife Underwater Cameras are made by Pioneer Research in Moorestown, NJ and were first introduced in 1993. In 2000, SeaLife developed the world’s first digital underwater camera. In 2007, SeaLife developed the first non-housed digital underwater camera, and in 2013 SeaLife introduced the powerful Sea Dragon Lighting system and its innovative FlexConnect tray, grip, arm and accessory system. By 2014, SeaLife introduced the Micro HD, the world’s first permanently sealed underwater camera. SeaLife cameras, lightings and accessories are sold and serviced in 64 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.SeaLife-Cameras.com.

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SeaLife Introduces Two Micro 2.0 Camera Sets

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
SeaLife Micro 2.0 Camera Sets

SeaLife Micro 2.0 Camera Sets

For the underwater photographer who wants a turn-key package that yields optimal still and video-imaging results, SeaLife combines their latest Micro 2.0 camera with several of their new Sea Dragon COB LED lights to create their most advanced, yet easy-to-use, underwater camera sets: Micro 2.0 1500 Pro Set and the Micro 2.0 2500 Pro Set. The Sea Dragon lights reveal the natural colors of the seascape, reefs and sea creatures for the Micro 2.0 camera to capture sharp and vivid stills and videos.

Micro 2.0 1500 Pro Set

Micro 2.0 1500 Pro Set

The Micro 2.0 1500 Pro Set includes the Micro 2.0 32GB WiFi Camera and Sea Dragon 1500F light, while the Micro 2.0 2500 Pro Set includes the Micro 2.0 64GB WiFi Camera and Sea Dragon 2500 light. Both sets come equipped with Flex-Connect™ grips and trays, and can easily be expanded using Flex-Connect accessories.

Micro 2.0 2500 Pro Set

Micro 2.0 2500 Pro Set

SeaLife’s Micro 2.0 is a permanently sealed underwater camera featuring a new SONY® 16MP CMOS Image sensor for capturing the sharp and colorful images and videos down to a depth of 200feet (60 m). It’s available in two models: 32GB or 64GB of internal memory, both with a built-in WiFi feature that wirelessly connects the camera to any iOS or Android device using the SeaLife Micro Cam app.

The new Sea Dragon 1500F and Sea Dragon 2500 shine across a 120-degree beam, providing wide coverage for the fisheye lens of the Micro 2.0 camera. As a result of its flat panel COB LED array technology, the Sea Dragon 1500F has a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 80 and color temperature of 5,700k that closely mimics natural sunlight (CRI of 100), with a burn time of 70 minutes at full power. Similarly, the Sea Dragon 2500 also has a beam angle of 120 degrees for wide coverage with a lumen output of 2500 and CRI of 90 at a burn time of 60 minutes. Both lights include a rechargeable and replaceable 7.4V, 3400mAh lithium-ion battery and are depth tested at 200 feet (60 m).

Camera Sets:

SL514              SeaLife Micro 2.0 1500 Pro Set                      $789.95 (MSRP)

SL516              SeaLife Micro 2.0 2500 Pro Set                      $999.95 (MSRP)

Camera models:  

Item SL510      SeaLife Micro 2.0 (32GB)                               $499.95 (MSRP)

Item SL512      SeaLife Micro 2.0 (64GB)                               $549.95 (MSRP)

 

 

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Launch of Shark Business Press Release

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

 

Shark Bussiness-Logo square

A group of shark advocates, worried about the current situation many shark populations are facing, decided to start a profitable shark-diving business that will benefit coastal communities. They are currently looking for suitable locations to improve the status of sharks and their habitat using ecotourism.

“Sharks play an important role in the marine ecosystem and are often at the very top of the food chain,” says Elena Salim Haubold, cofounder of Shark Business. “Unfortunately many populations are being depleted at an unsustainable rate due to overfishing and the degradation of their habitats. We must do something to avert this.”

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Shark diving is an increasingly popular activity. In fact, this study shows that shark tourism generates more than $314 million USD annually worldwide, and is expected to more than double in the next 20 years. In comparison, the unsustainable landed value of global shark fisheries is approximately $630 million USD and has been in decline for the past decade.

“If we can use the income generated from this activity to demonstrate to people that preserving their marine resources is beneficial to them, it is possible to change attitudes and fishing practices forever,” says Salim Haubold.

After visiting more than 15 countries to examine how different shark companies operate, the Shark Business team has learned how to effectively implement sustainable shark diving and is ready to put these ideas into practice.

For more information please visit sharkbusiness.org.

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