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Marine Aerial Photography Cornwall

Marine Showreel 2018

3deep are excited to present our 2018 Marine Showreel!

Shot in locations around Cornwall (and a little bit of Devon) it features some of our favourite aerial footage from the last year. We’ve been fortunate enough to work with some amazing businesses connected to the water, all of which who have made this possible.  With thanks to:

Falmouth Cornwall UK Falmouth Haven Mylor Yacht Harbour Fal River Cornwall AK Wildlife Cruises Pendennis Shipyard Ltd Pendennis Castle St Mawes Castle S/V Kaskelot Plymouth Boat Trips Golden Globe Race University of Plymouth Trinity House Newlyn Harbour Falmouth Oyster Festival RNLI

If you’re looking for video production for your organisation, whether at sea or on land, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Marine drone photography cornwall

Oyster Dredging

Oyster Dredging on the Fal River – Aerial Filming

This week we were working with Folk Films for an upcoming BBC documentary about fishermen in Cornwall.   Folk films were following Justin, a local oyster dredge fisherman who lives near Coombe, in the upper reaches of the Fal River.

Check back here soon for more information.


Man Engine Aerial Event Filming Cornwall

The Man Engine

The Man Engine – Aerial Event Filming

This weekend we have been assisting with aerial filming of the Man Engine 2018 tour launch at Geevor Tin Mine.  Tasked with capturing aerial video to complement ground based video shot by Brett Harvey of O-Region you will see our aerial footage in the coming weeks.  Despite the strong winds which caused several headaches in terms of flight planning and safely, we managed to get the footage required during the Man Engine ceremony,  And the sun even popped out briefly!  Check back here soon to see the final film.


360 Underwater Video Thistlegorm Wreck

360 Underwater Video

SS Thistlegorm – 360° Underwater Video

Underwater Video

In July 2017 3deep Media was involved in one of the largest international projects related to surveying a historic shipwreck.  The Thistlegorm Project is part of a wider maritime archaeology project called Presence in the Past, which is a Newton Fund project directed by Dr Jon Henderson of the University of Nottingham. When the rest of the world thinks about Egypt and its history, places such as Pyramids and the Sphinx are widely known but the history goes far wider and deeper (no pun intended!) that these iconic places. The underwater heritage is out of reach to most, so the University of Nottingham, Ain Shams (Cairo) and Alexandria University are collaborating on 3D and virtual reality platform that bring submerged subjects to the surface and let everyone appreciate just what lies on the seabed.

Why the SS Thistlegorm?

The SS Thistlegorm is widely known amongst the diving community and regularly appears in those “top ten” dive lists that appear from time to time. But the wreck and its story is hardly known outside of the diving community. Bringing such an iconic and popular shipwreck to the surface and telling its tale as a 3D model and 360 video the Thistlegorm the ideal candidate.

Both the ship itself, its history and the cargo carried makes the Thistlegorm extremely interesting subject to scan. But there was another reason: After 76 years of immersion in salt water the Thistlegorm is at risk. The numbers of dive boats that visit and moor to the wreck are placing a strain on the ship that is damaging the site. By establishing a baseline survey future  changes to the structure can be monitored.

360 Video Data Collection

In order to capture the 360 degree underwater videos at depths up to 40m, we used a Kolor GoPro Abyss rig, this comprised of six individual cameras in an array, each shooting 4K Ultra HD footage.

Our aim was to capture both static shots from inside and outside the wreck as well as moving footage from around the wreck site.  The final dive involved mounting the Abyss system to the front of a DPV (underwater scooter) and using this to create a complete 360 degree virtual dive around the wreck site.  Due to the high resolution, the total file size from all the cameras was roughly 50GB per dive.  In total we recorded over 1.5Tb of raw 360 footage during the project.

360 Underwater Video and Virtual Wreck Tour

The project went live in October 2017 and you can now experience a virtual dive on the shipwreck on The Thistlegorm Project website.

See the underwater 360 videos

University Graduation 360 Tour

Falmouth University Graduation

Falmouth University Graduation

This week we have been assisting with aerial video and 360 photography for Falmouth University graduation ceremonies.   The weather was looking very patchy but we managed to get the aerial shots required in between the showers.  Thankfully the sun came out for the tea party at Tremough House, allowing us to get some nice 360 images of the students and their parents celebrating their achievements.


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