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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!