Slow Motion Filming for National Geographic in Brazil | April 2011

Dolphin Bay

This is the island of Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil.

Dolphin Bay LS

A great place to be based as long as the waves aren’t too large to leave by boat.
Photo by Marcelo Skaf


Boobies associate boats with fish so they often joined the team when they were setting out to film.

Film crews’ boats must be a bit of a disappointment.

in the rain

Filming in the tropics isn’t always everything it’s cut out to be – but at least the rain is warm.

Computerised filming

These days many cameras are essentially computers with a lens on the front.
The Phantom extreme slow motion camera needs a laptop to control it as well so you can end up in the odd position of filming a view like this via a computer screen.