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We’re pleased to announce that SAVING PARADISE will screen at the Buzzards Bay Film Festival!
We’re glad to be part of a program that showcases the environment and culture around Buzzards Bay, from features films to 1-minute cellphone videos. Although our mini-doc isn’t set on the Bay per se, it addresses a major water quality issue that affects the entire East Coast: nutrient pollution from our septics, fertilized lawns and road runoff that is causing sensitive estuaries to degrade.
Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Gallery X in New Bedford, starting at 8 PM!
In addition, we will be taking part in A Watershed Event, which will wrap up the first half and introduce the next steps of the Cape Cod Commission’s 208 plan. This has already proven to be an incredible exercise in democracy, in which stakeholders from across the Cape have been working to come up with solutions to our shared wastewater problems.
SAVING PARADISE will screen at this event, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Cape Museum of Art in Dennis from 6 to 8 PM.
We look forward to answering your questions about the film (and the next segment in the series) at both events!
It’s May 2012. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researcher Ruth Curry is on the brink of discovery. Her quest to figure out how water circulates in the deep ocean is nearly complete – all she needs to do is recover the six deep-sea moorings she has strung out along the Bermuda Rise, each containing two years’ worth of data.
All is well aboard the research vessel, until the final mooring fails to surface…
This 10-minute video, produced by Daniel Cojanu and Elise Hugus for WHOI’s Oceanus Magazine, tells the tale of technological ingenuity and teamwork that it took to get the last piece to Ruth’s puzzle.
We’re thrilled to be featured on the homepage of WHOI.edu and on the National Science Foundation’s Science 360 website! We hope it helps people see how doing science at sea isn’t always as easy as it looks- and helps the researchers and support crews get the recognition they deserve. Maybe even a little bit of funding, too.
“Wow!!!! What a fantastic job! … this video is GOLD from a fundraiser’s perspective.”
A thousand miles and several Red Bulls later, we’re still spinning from a whirlwind commercial shoot in Baltimore with lacrosse star Paul Rabil!
Though just a few weeks ago we weren’t aware that there’s such a thing as Major League Lacrosse, we were thrilled to join Huffman Studios in telling the story of the MLL’s three-time MVP player in a 30-second spot for Warrior Sports. Daniel Cojanu performed miracles with a DSLR rig and natural lighting, while Elise Hugus handled the sound and “moto-dolly.”
While location scouting, we truly amazed to see so many kids playing lacrosse, everywhere from upper-class neighborhoods to more inner-city ones. From the parks to the warehouse gym Rabil works out in, the story is as much about the city as its most famous lacrosse champ.
With the MLL lacrosse season gearing up in May, you’ll be sure to hear about Rabil’s feats as midfielder for the Boston Cannons— and our commercial that’s set to go viral this spring!
Upon our return, we were honored to find ourselves on the front page of the local paper, The Falmouth Enterprise. Many thanks to reporter Chris Kazarian for his interest in our work! Read all about it in the online version.
Please join us for the first public viewing of Rabbitat, a 7-minute film showcasing the artistic process of award-winning children’s book illustrator, Salley Mavor.
A reception will take place on July 10 at the Woods Hole Public Library from 5 to 7 PM. View Rabbitat both on screen and in person— and hear from the artist speak about what it takes to do her intricate, fabric-relief designs.
Filmed and edited by Daniel Cojanu with sound design by Elise Hugus, the film employs stop-motion animation, aided in no small part by Salley Mavor herself. The film also features a (partially) original soundtrack performed by Ensemble Pascagalia members.
It was a lot of work, but also lots of fun!
When David Fisichella started doing the book tour circuit to promote his book, Seven-Tenths: Love, Piracy, and Science at Sea, UnderCurrent Productions writer Elise Hugus knew this story could be told in more than two dimensions.
In this audio slideshow, David reads from his funny and, at times, frightening book, while photos illustrate life aboard a research vessel. He tells the tale of a man who changes his life after meeting a blind oceanographer named Amy Bower, who invites him to act as her eyes on research cruises exploring the world’s oceans.
In exotic offshore locales in the Gulf of Aden, the Seychelles, and the Galapagos Islands, David endures a run-in with Somali pirates, persistent seasickness, and a bizarre initiation rite on his first crossing of the equator. But he also finds love and an appreciation for those who study the 7/10ths of the Earth that is covered by water.
A lifejacket is recommended while watching this slideshow!
We’re super thrilled to have our Icebot video hosted on the National Science Foundation’s Science 360 website this week, not long after its premiere on whoi.edu. The video gives viewers a unique view into the challenges of doing science in remote regions of the world– in this instance, on an ice floe off of Barrow, Alaska last March!
For all their trials and tribulations, the WHOI science and engineering team, along with their friends at the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, pulled off a stunning feat. They were able to test an underwater, autonomously-operated vehicle (AUV), under the shifting Arctic ice in one of the first trials of a robot of this kind. After some additional tweaks and some more tests, the vehicle will be put to good use in sniffing out changes in currents, temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen far below the extent of winter sea ice. This will give scientists further information about changes to the sensitive Arctic climate that– until now– have been just beyond their reach.
Though we were not in Barrow on this shoot (thanks to the folks at BASC for capturing some tense moments on camera!) we hope to document this technology as it evolves. Let’s just hope the tent doesn’t fall through the ice next time!