Video Demos

Following are a variety of short videos we have made or participated in. Most of these were created from our stock footage library.  These images and many more like them are available for license.  Our marine wildlife footage was captured in either HDCAM, RED 4K, or Epic 5K resolutions.  Our aerial and time lapse footage was captured with Canon DSLR cameras.

California Dreaming

I made this video to present at a Reef Check fund raiser a few years ago.  The event was in Los Angeles and Reef Check wanted to feature California marine life.  The video was originally called 100 Miles since the images were captured within 100 miles of the Reef Check venue.

Most of this video was captured aboard one of the Truth Aquatics liveaboard dive boats out of Santa Barbara, California.  We have made many films aboard their vessels including two IMAX features, and enjoyed countless days if great diving with their support..

Ocean Stories

This is a trailer for a new PBS series currently in production. Executive Producers are Greg Goggin and Christine O’Malley. Editor is Dan Moore. The series is being produced by Patrick Creadon. Howard Hall Productions is participating on-camera and with substantial contributions from our footage library. O’Malley Creadon Productions.

In the Dome

Howard Hall Productions is working with Vision 3 Experiential, LLC to produce content for giant screen dome theaters. The footage included in this video was shot as a test to examine the compatibility of 5K digital capture with giant dome formats including IMAX dome and digital dome formats being developed by Vision 3 Experiential.
The underwater images were captured at San Clemente Island, CA in RED 5K using Epic digital cinema cameras in Gates Deep Epic housings and with Canon fish-eye lenses. The aerial footage was captured in the Borrego desert with the Epic camera mounted on an Airborne light sport aircraft. Music by Alan Williams

In the Dome from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

Island of the Ladies

This is a collection of clips captured near Isla Mujeres Island, Mexico. The video was captured with an Epic X camera running at either 48 fps or 96 fps. The whale sharks and manta rays in this video gather at Isle Mujeres each year to feed on tuna and snapper spawn.

 

 

Cachalot

This video was capture in Red 4k during 3 weeks in Dominica.

Leviathan

Leviathan was captured in Tonga in Red Epic 5K resolution.  Most of the shots were captured at 48 frames per second.  Some were captured at 96 frames per second.  Ten days after finishing this expedition, Michele and I returned to Tonga to begin work on the MacGillivray Freeman IMAX feature, Humpback Whales.  The IMAX film should release sometime in 2015.

Leviathan from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

Time

Time is a compilation of time lapse images largely captured in 4k or higher resolution.

Time from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

DeepSee Synergy

DeepSee Synergy was captured at Cocos Island during a scouting expedition for the One World One Ocean Project.  The video was created to demonstrate the validity of supporting trimix rebreather divers with the Undersea Hunter submersible, DeepSee, to explore the “Twilight Zone” below 250 feet. The dive site was a seamount near Cocos Island called Everest. During the expedition Greg MacGillivray captured preliminary sequences for his One World One Ocean IMAX project.  Deepsea Synergy was captured in RED 4K.  The divers are Dr. Richard Pyle and Shmulik Blum.

DeepSee Synergy from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

Off Road

These aerial images were captured in Southern California with a Canon 7D mounted on an Airborne 912 Trike. I know these aerials are far from world-class, but they make a nice addition to a library filled with marine wildlife subjects. More importantly, this camerawork was great fun to do. The music is an original composition by Shie Rozow and among the various elements includes a live orchestra.

Off Road 2 from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

Creatures of the Lembeh Strait

This video includes some of the the more iconic marine animals of Lembeh. The video was shot during a two-week stay at The Lembeh Resort and with the help of their excellent staff and guides.  My original capture format was RED 4K.

Creatures of the Lembeh Strait from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

Sperm Whale Encounter

This video was captured in Dominica in RED 4K. Divers were Douglas Seifert and Andrew Armour. This is but one shot of many exceptional images captured during this remarkable expedition.

Sperm Whale Encounter from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

Filming Great Whites

This video was made during one of five expeditions to make the IMAX feature Under the Sea 3D. Ocean Technology Systems built the custom underwater communications devices we used which included microphones embedded in our rebreather mouthpieces. You may notice a fiberglass prod our safety divers were prepared to use to push sharks away should they get too close. The prod had a rubber tip and was harmless to the sharks. We never really needed to use it.  Video was captured with a Panasonic P2 camera.  Most of the videography was by Mark Thurlow.  To say that the underwater IMAX 3D system is cumbersome is a laughable understatement. But I love working in this format precisely because it is so challenging.

Under the Sea 3D is a co-production of IMAX Corp and Warner Bros Pictures in association with Howard Hall Productions. It was released to IMAX theaters in February 2009

Filming Great Whites from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

The Blue Ocean in RED

This video is my “best of” 4k  collection as of the 2011 year. Image capture was with the RED One camera using Nikon lenses. Locations include the Maldives, Alaska, California, Cocos Island Costa Rica, and Mexico. Music was composed by Shie Rozow.

The Blue Ocean in RED from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

Ocean Requiem

I created this video prior to 2009 as a subtle indictment of over-fishing and gill nets. It was captured exclusively on HDCAM with a Sony 900 camera. Original music is by Alan Williams.

Ocean Requiem from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

Cocos 2010

Cocos 2010 was captured using the RED One camera during 14 days at Cocos Island, Costa Rica. During that time we made four dives aboard the Undersea Hunter submersible, DeepSee.

Cocos 2010 from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

Sailfish Drama

Sailfish Drama was captured at Isla Mujeres, Mexico in February 2010. The footage was captured with a RED One camera, using a Tokina 10-17mm lens, in a Deep RED Gates housing. The video was down-sampled to 720 24p from the original 4K RED files. The music was composed by Alan Williams for the IMAX feature, Island of the Sharks, which I directed in 1998.

Sailfish Drama from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

 

The Maldives in RED

Marine life of the Maldives Islands captured in RED One 4K with music by Shie Rozow.

The Maldives in RED from Howard Hall on Vimeo.