Breathing Room

credit:  producer, camera operator, drone operator, editor

The Chinese White Dolphin (Sousa chinensis) has been living in the waters of Hong Kong for hundreds of years. The dolphin, which is in fact pink in appearance, is nicknamed ‘Panda of the Sea’, due to its rarity and friendliness. Despite being chosen as the handover mascot in 1997 when Britain returned the region to China, the Chinese White Dolphin’s fate is not auspicious at all. Their numbers have plunged 75% since 2003, and the species was recently uplisted to the ‘Vulnerable’ status in the IUCN Red List. They are facing multiple threats, including habitat loss due to coastal development, water pollution, and danger of collision with vessels.

'白海豚失樂園 Breathing Room' is a 30-minute documentary on the plight of the Chinese White Dolphin in Hong Kong. The film brings to light the research and conservation work that is being done to save them, and discusses the implications of habitat loss due to continuous coastal developments for these iconic pink dolphins.

 

Crab Camouflage

credit:  full independent production

'Crab Camouflage' is a short documentary about the research on camouflage in Furrowed Crabs and Shore Crabs conducted by Master by research student Jenna Proctor.  Following Jenna's work for a year, the film aims to visualise and communicate science through images and film.  Work was conducted as part of the Sensory Ecology Lab at Exeter University.

featuring Jenna Proctor - https://twitter.com/jennaproctor5

Sensory Ecology Lab - http://www.sensoryecology.com/

 

Let It Bee: Keeper of British Black Bees

credit:  full independent production

'Let It Bee: Keeper of British Black Bees' is a portrait documentary about Matt Pitt, a beekeeper in West Cornwall. Matt does not use beekeeping practices that are unhealthy for the bees. He also tells the story of the British Black Bees, the major threat honey bees are facing - Varroa mites, and the importance of the bee in the ecosystem. This film underlines the threats facing the British Black Bees, as well as Matt's respect and care for bees and how he lives in harmony with British Black Bees.

featuring Matt Pitt - http://www.cornishblackbee.co.uk/

 

Conserving the Cornish Chough

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In celebration of the 15th year of the return of the Cornish chough, a film for the Cornish Chough Conservation Network including RSPB, National Trust, Natural England and Cornwall's wild red-billed choughs.

 

In A Drop

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‘In A Drop’ explores the secrets in a drop of pond water. Filmed from a microscope; ‘In A Drop’ is an experimental documentary showing life in the freshwater ecosystem and a world unknown too many. By using subliminal imagery we aim to bring this micro realm closer the eyes of our viewers.

 

Fungi

credit: camera operator, editor

'Fungi' explores the life cycle of fungi, utilising time-lapse sequences in order to grant insights into the life of a mushroom.