Feed­ing frenzy stars in se­ries

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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