‘Diving the mighty SS Thistlegorm‘ by Richard StevensNice one Richard. Your video certainly gave a good feel of the wreck and made me want to dive it again. Loved the ray in the cargo hold which was well lit and sharp and the colour of the ray certainly stood out from the background. Nice image mix too into the next shot. A few moments later you caught it feeding but for some reason never made more of that. All in all though a great video with good framing and lighting.
‘Diving with Steller Sea Lions‘ by Kiril IvanovGreat intro which builds up to the main story. I have dived with the Stellers quite a few times and know how big and intimitating they can be. Well done for combining very good surface video as well. Excellent steady camera work with good framing, sharp images and nice occasional use of slow motion. Good choice of music too. The lenth of the video for me was perfect. It is always a temptaion when one has such charismatic animals to produce a video that goes on and on. Big mistake. Three and a half minutes is plenty, unless there is a narration and the story becomes more involved. A real joy to watch.
‘A little Jelly‘ by Mark MilburnThis short video was totally enthralling. It simply showed us the grace and beauty of a marine animal that many people may be reluctant to approach. With perfect music choice the video kept my full attention from beginning to end. It does go to show that you do not need to travel to the ends of the earth to see fantastic marine life. Good, sharp, steady images. The shots were not at all complicated, but simply framed allowing the jellyfish to do all the work of capturing the audience.
So congratulations to Mark for being this month’s winner!