Cenote

Film Shoot, Filming Development

OWUSS Rolex Scholarship Lighting Workshop


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Last month I had the pleasure to run a lighting workshop for The OWUSS North American Rolex Scholar Yann HF with his mentor Jon KierenKIEREN Technical through Underworld Tulum.
In the video I aim to walk you through the preparation of creating a scene in an aesthetic way. Yann worked hard thinking about light placement whilst dealing with the buoyancy changes involved with picking up and placing lights. The video then transitions into Jon and Yann working as a dive team as they would in a real shoot while the camera is rolling. They have to think about positioning, choosing the correct path to run a line through the set up and using face lights. I think we can all agree they did an excellent job at light placement and modeling, the cavern looks stunning. Best of luck Yann and very happy to have introduced you to my area of work!

cave world, Film Shoot, Filming Development

Cenote Xulo & Mosquito Factory


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It was so much fun shooting Nick Clifford after his stage cave course with Mauro BordignonCave World. We had over 200,000 lumens of light to play with in some absolutely beautiful cave off the beaten path!! Hope to see you soon Nick, you did a great job for your first shoot!

Film & post-production Katy Fraser
Lighting Mauro Bordignon
Divers Nick CliffordAlina RotzingerSimon Velez & Mauro Bordignon
Music Geno Lesage

cave world, Film Shoot, Filming Development

NEW GH5S!! First Test


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Just a smidge over the moon with my new Panasonic GH5 S camera and Nauticam housing! 😍 We put it through it’s paces today pushing its ISO limits with a trial in a large cavern on Chinese Garden line in Cenote Tajma-Ha. It soars past my old GH4 in leaps and bounds in regards to low light … really excited to see what more it can do in the many ideas that are flowing already!

film and post-production Katy Fraser
Lighting Mauro BordignonCave World

Film Shoot

Cenote Carwash Cavern


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Refreshing to work with another creative! Bernadette and I teamed up to practise playing around with lighting in caverns yesterday, moved into cave today and will be diving again tomorrow. So far so good, communication is getting really smooth, I think we will have our own secret language by the end of this project … More footage to come!!

Film and postproduction Katy Fraser
Guide and lighting Bernadette Carrión
Music LeSage

 

Dry Caving, Film Shoot

Kantunchi Dry caving and Survey


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Final Day of dry caving … for now! OsamaDavide and I teamed up to explore and survey part of Kantun Chi whilst Peter, Angelica and Juan did another section. It was very small and crawly and 99% sump. It was Davide’s first time dry caving and hats off … we spent a long time in the cave and connected to a separate entrance.

Film and postproduction Katy Fraser
Sketching Osama Gobara
Cave survey Davide Felicetti & Katy Fraser
Music LeSage

Cave Diving Progression
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Back to open water to iron out some confidence and comfort issues I had when loaded to the max with stages and towing a DPV. I found it uncomfortable to manoeuvre and that I was becoming a bit task loaded and frustrated. After a few hours practising in Cenote car wash with my very patient and supportive instructor I feel more happy and confident I can handle the gear I may need to in a cave environment and going back to one stage feels like a dream! Still a while to go … but getting there 

Film Mauro Bordignon, Cave World
Postproduction Katy Fraser

#dpvcave #xdeep #suex #goprohero6 #backtobasics#practisepractisepractise #caveworld #DTEK

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot, Filming Development

Minotauro Cave


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Short compilation of Minotauro. The colours and formations in this cave are just beautiful … For a first video dive with lots of Big Blue Lights Nadia and Stefano did extremely well. Thank you for your application and patience it was a lot of fun!

Film and Postproduction Katy FraserShe Dives Tech
Lighting Mauro BordignonCave World
Music LeSage

Cave Diving Progression, Film Shoot

Cenote “First Timer”


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Currently I am making a documentary on a new cave system ‘String of Pearls’ which is currently under exploration by Harry Gust and still growing!

It’s such an awesome place and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to shoot and document this cave.

This beauty is Cenote “First Timer” a cenote in the String of Pearls system! It hasn’t been visited since 2006. Harry attached a rope through the hole which you see top right and it was about a 5m descent to the floor. I then proceeded to get incredibly muddy and light the cave up for shooting some spectacular footage. I feel so fortunate to have spent the day in this amazing place with the bats!

#xdeep #bigbluedivelights

Film Shoot, Filming Development

Philip Gray – Calavera ‘Extreme Art’


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We shot at Calavera  for the third canvas in the collection, otherwise know as the ‘Temple of Doom”. This was a more challenging shoot as the painting sat in the halo-cline and so a lot of the shots were hard to focus. The visibility wasn’t at it’s best and the beams not at their brightest. These things happen when your shooting on location and have no control over the elements and nature. Only two paintings left, and Philip has chosen Carwash and Casa Cenote. 


Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Lighting by Tamara Lelani May
Safety diver/logistics Jaime De La Puerta Salazar
Music by Zebbler Encanti Experience