Scubazoo Footage featured in UK Anti-Shark-Finning Campaign

Scubazoo’s stock footage was recently used in ‘Fin – Help End the Horror‘ a hard-hitting advertising campaign by Bite-Back, an energetic, innovative and pioneering shark and marine conservation charity based in the UK. Launched on Halloween 2012 the advert aims to draw attention to the horrific practice of mutilating live sharks for their fins which are highly prized as ingredients in Shark Fin Soup. Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “Maybe this is the scariest thing anyone will see this Halloween but, the world needs to be aware of this atrocity to the underwater world.”

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Canon EOS C300 now available for hire

Scubazoo are pleased to announce that we now have Canon’s EOS C300 EF mount camera available for hire in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Featuring a Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec, the EOS C300 provides outstanding High Definition cinema-quality movie capture at a standard accepted by BBC, National Geographic, Discovery and most HD channels worldwide.

We have a range of lenses, storage media, batteries and other accessories available for hire on request.

For further details, pricing and availability please contact us.

Human Planet wins an Emmy!

Human Planet has won an Emmy for cinematography. Congratulations to the entire team, especially our very own Simon Enderby! Simon filmed both the Bajau freediving sequence in Sabah and the Pa-aling fishing story in the Philippines. Scubazoo location-managed the Bajau shoot.

Check out the full list of winners here.

Scubazoo joins the Planet Water team

Scubazoo, as part of the Planet Water team is embarking on a 3-part TV series which will document water’s cycles, the myriad of creatures that live in it and the battles being fought for its future, all in stunning High Definition.

The series will be informative and entertaining – part celebration of the beauty of what can be seen beneath the surface and part call-to-arms, that unless we stop the plundering of the seas, our own future could be in doubt.

Using specially shot presenter-led sequences and exclusive HD footage from the BBC’s Natural History Unit and Scubazoo’s own stock footage library, this series will include astonishing clips and “never seen before” footage from award winning series such as Planet Earth and Blue Planet, showing the entire water story in 3 x 1hr Prime Time episodes – one programme on the science and story of water, one of its incredible wildlife and one on Man’s relationship with water.

RED EPIC underwater housing available for hire

We’re pleased to announce that Scubazoo can now offer the Gates DEEP EPIC underwater housing for hire for your broadcast production, TV commercial, theatrical or corporate production. Designed to fit both the RED EPIC and RED SCARLET cameras this versatile rig is absolutely the best underwater housing for RED EPIC on the market. Please read our RED EPIC underwater housing hire blog for more details.

Scubazoo win Best Cinematography at Asian Television Awards

Chris Tan and Jason Isley were recognised for their work on Passage to Malaysia: Pulau Paradise with a win in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category at the annual Asian Television Awards in Singapore. Scubazoo’s two shooters claimed the award alongside topside cameraman Syukrie Hassan. The Passage to Malaysia: Pulau Paradise team also came home with a highly commended in the ‘Best Lifestyle Programme’ category and a win in the ‘Best Entertainment Presenter’ category for host Denise Keller. Congratulations to David Moggie, Denise and the team from everyone here at Scubazoo. The full list of winners can be seen here.

Maldives – The Underwater Kingdom is available for purchase

Scubazoo’s hotly anticipated coffee table book Maldives – The Underwater Kingdom is now available for purchase. You can order straight from our page here.

Deadly 60 Scoops Two Children’s BAFTA Awards

Deadly 60, the BBC’s leading children’s wildlife programme, has won two 2011 British Academy Children’s Awards. Winners were announced at the ceremony on Sunday 27 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane. After being nominated for the Humboldt squid program from series 2, which senior cameraman Simon Enderby filmed with  D60 team in Mexico, the overall series won best factual program whilst Steve Backshall took home the gong for best presenter for his work on the show. Scubazoo have been working with Steve since his days on the Really Wild Show and more recently with the Deadly 60 series. Simon has filmed with Steve from the very first series and is soon to head back to Mexico with the Deadly 60 team for series 3.

Big congratulations to the whole Deadly 60 team from everyone here at Scubazoo.

A full list of winners can be seen at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts website.




LIFE and Human Planet scoop awards at Jackson Hole

Since 1991, JHWFF has produced a unique biennial industry conference that draws 650 media professionals, writers, leading scientists and conservationists to Jackson Hole. Internationally recognized as the premier event of its genre, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is an unparalleled industry gathering. Its film competition—a nature film equivalent to the Oscars®—honors top films selected from over 800 category entries. (more…)

Inside Nature’s Giants – Borneo Rainforest Special

During August Scubazoo’s location management team, led by Scubazoo Operations Director Simon Enderby, set up and managed logistics for the production of Inside Nature’s Giants – Borneo Rainforest Special. The one-off special was filmed in Sabah, East Malaysia by Windfall Films – a leading UK production house with an international reputation as a producer of innovative, award-winning television. The BAFTA award winning Inside Nature’s Giants series follows the investigations of lead presenter Mark Evans as he looks into the deaths and anatomy of the worlds largest creatures, with assistance from experts such as comparitive anatomist Professor Joy Reidenberg and biologist Simon Watt.

In this latest special the ING team investigate what makes a tropical rainforest work, and take an inside-out look at the inhabitants of this towering, leafy ecosystem. Based in their jungle camp for over two weeks they even scale some of the world’s tallest trees, to uncover some of the planet’s tiniest creatures, and bring their secrets to light on a massive scale. Watch out for Inside Nature’s Giants Borneo Rainforest Special when it airs on the UK’s Channel 4 in late 2011.