Underwater Cinematographer Carina Escudero is going back to the classroom, to teach for Reef Check Philippines. Reef Check is an organization that surveys coral reefs around the world, and they’re always open to volunteers. check out their site to learn more.
Turtle Islands is a nesting area for green turtles. While I was there, 60-70 turtles crawled up the beach and laid eggs every night. I didn’t get much sleep and enjoyed every moment. World, you need to see this place!
This whale would have been eaten… Call it luck, fate, whatever. That day we were traveling from Donsol, Sorsogon to Monreal, Masbate on an invite from the Mayor. I got a phone call in the middle of Ticao pass to go save a whale that got entangled in a fishing net. It was tired and in pain I think, from struggling to get free. It maybe knew we were helping it because it stayed still until it was cut free. A good thing because its tail could have easily whacked us to kingdom come. All I had with me that day was my point and shoot 10 megapixel Sony camera.
Carina Escudero has had a relationship with the whalesharks in the Philippines for over 10 years. Naturally, she was one of the first on the scene when fishermen in the small town of Oslob started feeding the whalesharks there to keep them around for tourism. This documentary series is a product of Carina’s hard work, along with her close friend Mari, editor Martin Aviles, and other like-minded people.
Kompresor is a mystery-thriller slated to start production in the summer of 2013. Brownsugar Productions is looking for co-producers for this mostly-underwater film. Here’s a spec trailer with some footage from Underwater Cinematographer Carina Escudero: