November 2008: Wildscreen Festival Golden Panda Success
Russell Campbell is proud of his involvement in the BBC's ground breaking Life in Cold Blood - Armoured Giants program which has just won the Golden Panda Award at this years Wildscreen Festival. The Panda Awards are presented to the world's best wildlife and environmental filmmakers, with the golden award the highest and most prestigious accolade for natural world filmmaking.
The sequence shot by Russell Campbell that appeared in the winning episode of Life in Cold Blood, shows a dramatic mating story of green turtles and was filmed off the east coast of Borneo. The mating sequence was voted as one of the top ten highlights of the whole of the Life in Cold Blood series and was used to promote and sell the BBC Natural History Unit programs to a world-wide audience.
Being part of the winning team for this award highlights Russell as a talented underwater cinematographer. He now films with the RED One Digital Cinema camera, and is looking forward to filming the underwater world in 4K with his soon to be completed custom made underwater housing.
See some of the footage filmed by Russell on the below link:
October 2008: Mozambique Tourism Board "Land of Contrast"
Oceansense Productions contributed underwater footage to the new Mozambique Tourism Board's new promotional DVD, "Land of Contrast".
July 2008: “Transaction”, an Mnet New Directions production shot on the Red One Camera
Russell Campbell, supplied the Red One Camera, was First Assistant Camera and offered Technical and Lighting support throughout the feature shoot.
June 2008: First ‘shot on RED’ feature in Kenya
Russell Campbell, Managing Director of Oceansense Productions, will be heading off to Kenya in mid June to DIT and assist for an upcoming Mnet New Directions feature, The Necklace. Marius van Graan, Director of Photography, is very excited to be one of the first cinematographers to shoot a feature in Africa on the Red One Digital Cinema Camera.
May 2008: Oceansense stock footage represented by Mammoth HD
We are proud to have Mammoth HD represent our vast library of underwater footage as well as our 4K stock footage, shot on our Red One Digital Cinema camera.
May 2008: Oceansense Productions joins Red One Africa collaboration
Red One Africa launches Red One Digital Cinema camera rental in South Africa. A joint venture of Oceansense Productions and Afterglow 4K.
Red One Africa are offering the much talked about but little known 'Red One' digital cinema camera for rental for the first time in South Africa.
Red One Africa's services include Red camera rental, full Red One production and a complete post workflow from transcoding and transfers to offline editing and uncompressed digital intermediate, grading and finishing from SD to HD for broadcast as well as 2K and 4K for film-out.
The controversial Red One Digital Cinema camera introduces a completely new production format capturing a 4K (4096 x 2304) image in 12-bit colour on a super 35mm negative sized CMOS sensor, this is over four times the resolution of full raster HD. The large sensor size and industry standard PL lens mount accommodates a vast array of spherical and anamorphic 35mm cine lenses as well as Nikon and Canon stills lenses. The camera features a standard 19mm studio rod setup and is compatible with cine matte box and follow focus systems.
March 2008: BBC’s Life In Cold Blood
The new series, Life in Cold Blood, narrated by Sir David Attenborough started airing in March 2008. The mating turtle sequence was filmed by Russell Campbell and Roger Munns.
Russell was honoured to have had the opportunity to be involved in the filming of the mating Green turtles sequence for the series. The sequence was shot off Sipadan Island during the mating season of the green turtles in August 2006, and through luck and perseverance Russell managed to get some unique shots of the mating. The sequence was picked out as one of the top ten clips from the five part series.