Sidemount

Cave Diving Progression, cave world, Dry Caving, Film Shoot, Filming Development

OX Bel Ha


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What better way to make an exciting announcement than with an exciting video to match! Here is a compilation from our shoot in Ox Bel Ha last week.

I would like to take the opportunity to tell you all about an exciting next step. I have recently applied for and received a position as in house camera AC/diver with Silverback Films in Bristol. The team have an impressive background in producing Natural History TV series over the years. Some of their credentials include Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet to name but a few, and more recently ‘The hunt’ on Netflix voiced by Sir David Attenborough with another series ‘Our Planet’ in pursuit this April. Over the next years I will be learning from and working alongside some of the most prolific ‘Blue-Chip’ Natural history camera operators in the world. This will of course mean leaving Mexico and going to live in Bristol by April and so sadly I will be saying good bye to the caves for now and would like to extend a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me thus far and to those who provided the ‘glowing references’ which helped me attain the position and a significant move forward with my career.

Film/lighting Post-production Katy Fraser
Lighting/guide Mauro Bordignon, Cave World
Divers Alina RotzingerDaniele PasinatoLuca Vicenzi
Music LeSage

What better way to make an exciting announcement than with an exciting video to match! Here is a compilation from our shoot in Ox Bel Ha last week.

I would like to take the opportunity to tell you all about an exciting next step. I have recently applied for and received a position as in house camera AC/diver with Silverback Films in Bristol. The team have an impressive background in producing Natural History TV series over the years. Some of their credentials include Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet to name but a few, and more recently ‘The hunt’ on Netflix voiced by Sir David Attenborough with another series ‘Our Planet’ in pursuit this April. Over the next years I will be learning from and working alongside some of the most prolific ‘Blue-Chip’ Natural history camera operators in the world. This will of course mean leaving Mexico and going to live in Bristol by April and so sadly I will be saying good bye to the caves for now and would like to extend a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me thus far and to those who provided the ‘glowing references’ which helped me attain the position and a significant move forward with my career.

Film/lighting Post-production Katy Fraser
Lighting/guide Mauro Bordignon, Cave World
Divers Alina RotzingerDaniele PasinatoLuca Vicenzi
Music LeSage

#sidemount #cave #cavediving #buceo #k01 #suex #fourthelement #lightmonkeylights #bigbluelights #oxbelha #dpvcave #cenote #dji #drone #jungle #tulum

Film Shoot

A Different Light


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Once upon a time in a Galaxy far far away … we gelled lots and lots of video lights transforming the caves here in the Riviera Maya into something truely out of this world. Here we take a journey through roots, under air domes and over haloclines. Needless to say this was extremely fun to shoot!

Big thank you to everyone involved and Makito Japanese and Thai restaurant in Puerto Aventuras and Zero Gravity Dive Center Mexico for your support with equipment.

Film and post production Katy Fraser
Lighting Mauro Bordignon & Katy Fraser
Divers Alina RotzingerSimon VelezDavide Felicetti & Flip Vernooij
Music LeSage

cave world, Film Shoot, Filming Development

NEW GH5S!! First Test


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Just a smidge over the moon with my new Panasonic GH5 S camera and Nauticam housing! 😍 We put it through it’s paces today pushing its ISO limits with a trial in a large cavern on Chinese Garden line in Cenote Tajma-Ha. It soars past my old GH4 in leaps and bounds in regards to low light … really excited to see what more it can do in the many ideas that are flowing already!

film and post-production Katy Fraser
Lighting Mauro BordignonCave World

Film Shoot

Cenote Carwash Cavern


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Refreshing to work with another creative! Bernadette and I teamed up to practise playing around with lighting in caverns yesterday, moved into cave today and will be diving again tomorrow. So far so good, communication is getting really smooth, I think we will have our own secret language by the end of this project … More footage to come!!

Film and postproduction Katy Fraser
Guide and lighting Bernadette Carrión
Music LeSage

 

cave world, Film Shoot, Filming Development

Halocline Xunaan Ha


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Marking all my little editing projects up to date … for now. Here is some stunning halocline, shot in Xunaan Ha! Alina and Simon did very well juggling lights for the first time and were very patient models … look forward to shooting more with you guys in the future. Tomorrow onto new projects at Cenote car wash with Bernadette 

Film & postproduction Katy Fraser
Divers Simon Velez, Alina Rotzinger & Mauro Bordignon, Cave World
Music LeSage

Cave Diving Progression
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Back to open water to iron out some confidence and comfort issues I had when loaded to the max with stages and towing a DPV. I found it uncomfortable to manoeuvre and that I was becoming a bit task loaded and frustrated. After a few hours practising in Cenote car wash with my very patient and supportive instructor I feel more happy and confident I can handle the gear I may need to in a cave environment and going back to one stage feels like a dream! Still a while to go … but getting there 

Film Mauro Bordignon, Cave World
Postproduction Katy Fraser

#dpvcave #xdeep #suex #goprohero6 #backtobasics#practisepractisepractise #caveworld #DTEK

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development

Minotauro Cave


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Short compilation of Minotauro. The colours and formations in this cave are just beautiful … For a first video dive with lots of Big Blue Lights Nadia and Stefano did extremely well. Thank you for your application and patience it was a lot of fun!

Film and Postproduction Katy FraserShe Dives Tech
Lighting Mauro BordignonCave World
Music LeSage

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development

Cave World – Sistema Nohoch DPV


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I am very excited to kick off my new collaboration with Mauro Bordignon and his company cave world with this moody dark short compilation of a spectacular dive playing with the reflections in this cave system.

I had so much fun trying out my new Light Monkey canister light and playing with the Suex DPVs (thank you Osama) … See if you can spot who is who 

A Film by Katy Fraser
Lighting Mauro Bordignon
Music ‘Limbo’s Lullaby’ LeSage

Film Shoot, Filming Development, ProTec

TRAILER “A Peace Within” – Out of Darkness into Light


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Here is the OFFICIAL trailer for “A Peace Within” – Out of Darkness into Light.

Philip Gray was dubbed ‘extreme artist’ after a number of expeditions he undertook to paint. He has travelled far and wide to places like Everest, Antartica and deep into the Borneo Rainforest just to name a few locations!

Last month he came here to Quintana Roo in Mexico with aims of capturing the Cenotes by painting UNDER WATER. This was not the first time he has painted under water and the Cenotes proved a different beast all together, even when compared to painting under an Ice Berg or with the Tiger Sharks of the Bahamas.

Meticulous logistical planning was undergone by ProTec DiveCenter to ensure that painting in the overhead environment was both safe and the conservation of the Cenotes was paramount. Over the week he was with us he produced several beautiful Canvas’ truly capturing the beauty of The Pit, Calavera (Temple of Doom), Casa Cenote and Cenote Carwash!

This trailer will be distributed throughout DeMontfort Fine Art Official galleries across the UK and Cruise Ships to launch his new collection “A Peace Within”.

It has been an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity to shoot and produce this project, something so far removed from anything else I have undertaken. It’s been a challenge, an invaluable experience and most of all A LOT of FUN!

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Logistics/Safety diver Jaime De La Puerta Salazar
Logistics ProTec DiveCenter
Lighting Tamara Lelani May
Safety diver/lighting Skanda Cophield
Music Bassline Drift