March 2020 Video Contest Winner and Review

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WINNER CHOSEN AND REVIEW BY SCUBAVERSE.COM’S EDITOR-AT-LARGE AND RESIDENT UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHY EXPERT JEFF GOODMAN

I don’t know how much diving you are all getting done in these dark days of Coronavirus but if you are out and about please take care where ever you are in the world. If you are unable to get in the water due to self or imposed isolation, this may be a good opportunity to go through your old clips and edit a new video.

Tenerife Deep by David Gwyer

Watch David’s video here.

Hi David, thanks for the written intro, it was good to know some background to your excellent film.

Lovely above water location sequence. Had a real good feel to it and very nicely shot. Your commentary was a great surprise as it doesn’t happen often in the video entries and it made such a huge difference. It really pulled the images together and made for a interesting and informative production. Liked the sound effects and music too. On top of all this you took some excellent wildlife shots.

Raja Ampat, a diver’s paradise by Marc Eeckhaut

Watch Marc’s video here.

Beautiful aerial opening sequence with a very nice mix into the first underwater shot. The Manta through the shoal of small reef fish was just lovely. The change of pace from the Trevally though the Wrasse, Barracuda and on, was very well done and created a wonderful relaxed feel to the video. As usual Mark, your camera work was excellent and the wildlife behavioural clips lovely to watch. Perfect ending with the turtle and sunset.


And the Winner is….

Two excellent films this month with very different treatments and styles. David’s film showed the power of a well written and spoken narration and Marc’s film told a stunning visual story of spectacular wildlife behaviour. As both videos were so good in their own way I feel it only fair to have two winners this month.

Looking forward to seeing next months entries. Stay well.

Jeff Goodman

Jeff Goodman

Jeff Goodman is the Conservation editor and also the Underwater Videography Editor for Scubaverse.com. Jeff is an award winning TV wildlife and underwater cameraman and film maker. With over 10,000 dives to his credit he has dived in many different environments around the world.

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