Feeding frenzy stars in series
SITTING on a beach for five days sounds like a fabulous working holiday.
For the crew from Digital Dimensions, however, their sojourn at Low Isles was hard work, sitting under a tarpaulin in strong winds, waiting for lemon sharks to put in an appearance.
“We got the footage we were after,” assistant producer for the Great Barrier Reef series Bess Manley said.
“We were trying to film a hunting sequence.
“We had a jib on the shore-line, the sharks didn’t even know the camera was right there above them.
“We got some really nice shots of lemon sharks rounding up the bait fish.”
The Digital Dimensions team are in the middle of filming a three-hour documentary for the BBC, provisionally titled The Great Barrier Reef.
The documentary, co-produced by Channel Nine and the Discovery Channel, will be screened to an estimated 200 million people next year.