Film Shoot, Filming Development

Philip Gray – Pit II ‘Extreme Art’


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We went back to ‘The Pit’ today for Philip‘s second canvas of the collection and to experiment with some different paint application techniques. Another beautiful painting emerged from the depths boasting a particularly spectacular perspective of the Pit.

Up bright and early tomorrow for a change of site for Shoot III – Canvas III.


Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Lighting by Tamara Lelani May
Music by Zebbler Encanti Experience
Safety Divers Jaime De La Puerta Salazar & Skanda Cophield

 

Film Shoot, Filming Development

Philip Gray – Pit I ‘Extreme Art’


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It was incredible capturing the painting coming to life , also seeing the teams careful planning and preparation coming together! The day has been long day but massively rewarding, fun and an invaluable filming experience. This is the first of a series of  underwater oil painting Philip is creating!

Very grateful to be involved!

Enjoy a short film from day one giving you an insight into Philip Gray’s world of ‘Extreme Art’

 

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Lighting by Tamara Lelani May
Logisitics/safety diver Jaime De La Puerta Salazar

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development, ProTec

Cenote Tortuga


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I absolutely love this dive site. The salt water passages and phreatic tunnels are something else! This is quite a deep site and great practise for me filming with multiple stages on open circuit. With an average depth of 18m, over an 190 minute dive time, and the remoteness of location requiring some marginally strenuous lifting. We applied extra deco obligations to air on the conservative side at the end of the dive!

It was an awesome three hour dive with Patrick and Hans which allowed them to make some final tweaks to their units and get in some practise together before they headed off to Madagascar for their cave expedition in May 2016.

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Music by Bassline Drift

 

Film Shoot, Filming Development, ProTec

Nohoch Na Chich 2016


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Short film from private shoot of client Raymond with ProTec instructor Toro on a guided cave dive. We chose Nohoch downstream as it is smaller caver and fun to be creative with light. As it was essentially a one man shoot I find it makes more sense to keep the cave small and therefore light more concentrated and you then have the ability to apply more depth of field. The cave is very shallow at an average depth of 7m so that allows lots of time on a sidemount set to get a variety of shots to keep the film interesting!

A huge THANK YOU to Bassline Drift for my custom made sound track! ‘Bass dragons’ in all the right place haha.

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Lighting by SJ Alice Bennett

 

 

Filming Development, Music Video

Behind the scenes of ‘Nature’


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Quick peak on location at Diving Prestige SA and behind the scenes for the music video. Trying very hard on this edit not to give too much away! This is will be last video diary until the Music Video is finished for spoiler purposes.

The aim of the finished product is to echo the theme of ‘Metamorphosis’ by the way of movement, visual transition and colour.

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Model SJ Bennett
Music by Bassline Drift

Filming Development, Music Video

Pool Material Testing


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Some behind the scenes in preparation for the next creative shoot, another underwater OFFICIAL Music Video for Bassline Drift .

We got some surprisingly aesthetic shots playing around in our little pool with material and ideas … and maybe had way too much fun!

Filmed and edited: Katy Fraser
Model: SJ Alice Bennett
Music: Estranged by DYR FASER

Film Shoot, Filming Development, Music Video

OFFICIAL Music Video – Bassline Drift ‘Drink the Water Down’


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This ‘water’ led a someone down a deep rabbit hole that has her a little confused, but, everything is beautiful so she has no need to worry. Everything will continue to be beautiful and no reason to fear because fear is only an illusion in the mind.

So proud to have had the opportunity to direct, shoot and produce this very special music video. It has been a totally different area of filming for me and one I have definitely fallen in love with. Many, many hours of hard work, both in the Cenotes of the Riviera Maya and behind the computer have gone into this one!

I am very excited to share it with you all!

 

Directed and Produced: Katy Fraser
Director of Photography/Camera: Katy Fraser
Drone Pilot: Katy Fraser
shedivestech.com
She Dives Tech
katy@shedivestech.com

Second Camera: Sarah-Jane Bennett
www.thepapercloudstudio.com
sj@thepapercloudstudio.com

Freediver: Naomi Gittoes
naomigittoes.com
Naomi Gittoes – Artist Page
naomi@naomigittoes.com

Bassline Drift:
soundcloud.com/basslinedrift
facebook.com/basslinedrift
youtube.com/basslinedrift
twitter.com/basslinedrift
Spotify: play.spotify.com/artist/5JswE3yJjoqWuEdFEHpXqa
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/bassline-drift/id972120766

Special thanks:
Christian Vizl UWPhotography
christianvizl.com
ProTec DiveCenter
protecdiving.com

Film Shoot, Filming Development, Music Video

Bassline Drift Music Video – Behind the scenes


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Running in tandem with the cave and technical diving projects I am involved with, is an exciting underwater creative performance arts project with Australian free diver and artist Naomi Gittoes.

Here is a sneak peak behind the scenes of what we got up to! – Music by CloZee

In August 2015 I began to shoot an official music video for an up and coming music group called Baseline Drift and their song ‘Drink the Water Down’. This was a totally different area for me and it was so much fun to shoot in the cenotes with huge lengths of red material and lots of weird and wonderful props. The film is set for release in Feb 2015, I really hope it marks the start of more projects like this one!

Film Shoot

PADI IDC Skill Circuit 2015


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I was approached by Nat Lefort, who is a course director at Scuba Playa ( http://www.scubaplayaproacademy.com ) to produce a complete PADI recreational skill demonstration series.

The great thing about being based in Playa del Carmen is we have access to some beautiful cenotes which are often used as confined water. This proved to be a perfect aesthetic base for the short films, it was a lot of fun to shoot and I thought it was a great change to the other skill videos which are normally shot in pools!

Hopefully the videos will continue to be well received and a help for new up and coming IDC candidates in the future!

Part 1 “Surface Skills”

Part 2 “Shallow Water Skills”

Part 3 “Deep Water Skills”

Part 4 “Skin Diving Skills”