Tuesday, May 02, 2006
My Mom, Marilyn, is an underwater videographer. She's been diving, unofficially since the 50's. Officially, she was certified in the early 80s. Since then, she's taken LOTS of dive trips. Mostly liveaboard on dive boats, but some at land-based resorts. All of them at exotic locations such as the Vanuatu, the Red Sea, Thailand, Borneo, Bali, Papua New Guinea, Galapagos, and Fiji. Here's a picture of her from one of her early dive trips with her first camera and housing. This has now been handed down to Jim and he'll be using it in Fiji. She has a new digital one. She has hours, and hours, and hours, and hours, and hours of underwater video - and very few people have seen any of it because it needs to be edited. She has the computer system and software (Premiere Elements) to do the editing, but it can be a very daunting task. Sometimes you need someone to sit beside you to say 'Let's Do It'! It won't be perfect, but we want people to see some of it. So - I spent the morning at her computer this morning and we put together a 1.5 minute clip from her last trip to Indonesia. This clip is of Sea Snakes. Yes, that's right, Sea Snakes. These are deadly poisonous creatures that are, apparently, totally harmless. Check it out on her weblog. If you keep scrolling down, you'll see a couple more clips that we did when I was here last year. And ... just wait! There will be LOTS more to come. Ain't that right Mom?