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Wild Ocean -- Documentary trailer focusing on the ravaging effects of human over-fishing and a look into South Africa where sustainable practices have kept the fish abundant.


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Luke Cresswell (written by) and
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Release Date:
19 February 2009 (Germany) See more »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Visually stunning but not much content See more (8 total) »

Directed by
Luke Cresswell 
Steve McNicholas 
Writing credits
Luke Cresswell (written by) and
Steve McNicholas (written by)

Produced by
Don Kempf .... producer
Steve Kempf .... producer
David Marks .... producer (as David Jon Marks)
Cinematography by
D.J. Roller 
Reed Smoot 
Production Management
Rick Gordon .... post-production supervisor
James Manke .... post-production manager
Sound Department
Edwin Cooke .... assistant sound editor
Francis Dugas .... foley assistant
Brian Eimer .... sound designer
Brian Eimer .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Eimer .... supervising sound editor
Anthony Faust .... foley editor
Anthony Faust .... foley recordist
J.R. Fountain .... sound designer
Nicolas Gagnon .... foley artist
Mike Roberts .... location sound supervisor
Mike Roberts .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Roberts)
Visual Effects by
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects producer
Walter Volpatto .... digital stereoscopic artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Anderson .... 3D director of photography
Justin Bergler .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, IMAX 3D
David Douglas .... director of photography: additional photography
Max Penner .... first assistant camera
David Taylor .... second assistant camera
Nick Theodorakis .... digital imaging engineer
Vance Wiese .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Daniel Rapo .... digital intermediate producer
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Neville Botha .... location manager
Music Department
Daniel Bhattacharya .... violinist
Dominic Nunns .... conductor
Bruce White .... viola
Stephen Wrigley .... arranger
Other crew
Jimmy Fraser .... diving supervisor
Jason Martin .... marine coordinator
David Rosenthal .... digital i/o supervisor
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wild Ocean 3D" - USA (video title)
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45 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.44 : 1 See more »
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Visually stunning but not much content, 20 February 2014
Author: Gordon-11 from Earth

This documentary tells the stunning story of shoals of sardines swimming in the seas of Africa, moving beautifully as they are chased by dolphins and birds.

"Wild Ocean" has visually stunning footage of large shoals of sardines swimming in wild oceans, trying to avoid the dolphins and birds that prey on them. They move gracefully in formation, and yet when predator comes they sharply turn in packs while still staying in formation. How the fish manage to communicate with each other about which way to swim to is quite amazing, but unfortunately the scientific knowledge is not covered by this documentary. In fact, this documentary is all about visuals, and not much content is in it. It's not educational enough. I would have liked some education on scientific theories on sardines, as it would have been more intellectually challenging for viewers.

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