Sex on the Reef
Project: Broadcast TV | Client: TVNZ / National Geographic | Year: 1993
The film Sex on the Reef tells the story of mass synchonised coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef and was shot over several years in close co-operation with the scientific community. The film captured visually the entire behavioural repertoire as it was known at the time. This sequence illustrates only one of many styles of spawning captured by the film. DOP David Hannan, scientific consultant Dr. Russell Babcock, concept Russell Kelley, written and produced by Janine Hedley/Russell Kelley.
This sequence illustrates only one of many styles of spawning captured by the film. It is included here as a beautiful example of the words, science, pictures and sound all pulling in the same direction.
Down among the polyps
Down among the polyps was shot using medical boroscopes in a seawater aquaria and produced remarkable images for its time. DOP David Hannan; music Neville Copeman.