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CALL FOR MODELS....we are looking for female volunteers to model for photo sessions for us in return be pampered and receive a great set of digital pictures   


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Searching - a underwater cinematography project

[one_half last="no" class="" id=""]The Film Company was very sad to say goodbye to underwater videographer Elena Tranmer at the end of October. Though we were sorry to see her leave, we wish her all the best with this next chapter of her life. She leaves behind an impressive body of work that exhibits the unique and creative eye, she developed through her  training course the PADI Pro Underwater Cinematography course. We have delayed the release of her work some-what as Elena went to Australia and was unfortunately taken quite ill. We are glad to say that she is back on the road to recovery and visiting the Uk for the holiday period ad wish her all the best.[/one_half]
[one_half last="yes" class="" id=""]During her course Elena was given a creative brief to work with which required her to decide on a theme, style and storyline and completed the entire production from pre- production planning right through to post-production.The purpose of the project is to develop leadership, organisation, directing and producing skills. It also allows the student to continue their exploration of their art and to continue to learn. For example with this piece the lighting and shutter speeds where in some points not  in synch  resulting in what is called banding and whilst some of its effects can be reduced in post it is not possible to negate. We think that the results are still stunning and as a piece it merits all her hard work. The final film uses hauntingly beautiful imagery of a ghost-like woman adorning a white dress that seems to melt around her body. The scene is ethereal, almost hypnotizing. She passionately and meticulously destroys a flower, one petal at a time, only to then reach up and grab for the petals she cast away. Her slow-moving elegance is mirage-like, the soft lighting: surreal.[/one_half]

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[one_third last="yes" class="" id=""]Special Thanks must be passed on to Nikki Lacy and  APNEA  freediving for loaning us our gorgeous model Nikki.  Jeffery Glenn  of Ban's TEC for last minute lighting support when our batteries failed. Krystina Mahina - Amarylis Mermaid for the beautiful hand made necklace that she produced especially for this piece and Ban’s diving resort for the amazing location and patience with the shoot.

The remit of the course  is to develop creative and technical skills for underwater videographers who are looking to expand the boundaries of what underwater filming entails if you would like to find out more please TALK to us




Loy Krathong

We recently celebrated Loy Krathong on Koh Tao. The celebration took place in Mae Haad by the pier. The energy was invigorating as the Koh Tao community joined together to celebrate this beautiful, luminous festival. In Thai, "loy" means "to float" and "krathong" is a basket adorned with flowers. Normally  a candle, and incense that is set out to sea accompanied by an lock of hair or small coins. This ritual pays respect and gives thanks to the Goddess of Water, Phra Mae Kong Ka. Many also hold the belief that as the krathong float away, so does misfortune and bad energy.

Every year on the evening of the twelfth lunar month, Thailand shines with glowing lanterns floating up in to the sky and ornate krathongs floating out to sea. Koh tao gleamed with tranquil lighting, as the community watched dazzling dance performances on stage. It was a peaceful, harmonious evening, as everyone came together to celebrate and wished for good fortune. Smells of delicious Thai food wafted over children's smiling faces, wide-eyed watching performers. Families gathered around lanterns and released their prayers into the sky. I felt blessed to be able to capture these moments of families, friends, and loved ones on film. It was a beautifully cathartic evening. I feel good energy coming our way!

Grace and the Duke

Grace Gadston former trainee and employee at The Film Co. continues her underwater media career as she assist with with UK underwater production company under the guidance of Simon Lodge of Lodge Scuba. She had the privilege of filming, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, as he became president of BSAC taking on the role from his father the Prince of Wales.

See if you spot her;). The footage and her photographs also featured extensively in the worlds press.

And as featured on the BBC

Whale Shark Heaven

In a rare morning trip to Chumphon Pinnacle three of the Film Company Videographers got to swim with Whale Sharks. These shots are By Liz

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