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most accurate color I've seen,
This review is from: IMAX: Under the Sea (DVD)
I am a scuba diver and I have dove all over the world including the South Pacific.
Many friends ask me what it looks like when we scuba dive. White balance is extremely difficult when shooting pictures under water, and changes constantly. You need to take a white card and rebalance the camera every few minutes. This movie, shot in the South Pacific, New Guinea, New Zealand, The Great Barrier Reef etc, is the most accurate ocean movie I've ever seen. They have somehow accurately captured the rainbow of colors we see when we dive. You will never see anything as bright and colorful as tropical fish and coral. The film crew must have a huge array of lights to shoot this.
Fish "school", move together, so nearsighted larger predator fish, sharks and such, will think they are one big fish instead of a thousand small fish and not attack them. This movie shows thousands of small fish schooling together, which is a fascinating and hypnotic process to watch.
Movie also contains a scene of the fabulous reclusive Leafy Sea Dragon one of the strangest creatures in the sea, which I have only seen here and in the Monterey Aquarium.
Yes, it's a little short. The film crew doubtless shot hundreds of hours of movie and has provided the viewer with the choicest and most interesting parts. (it's damn hard to get those fish to pose!)
It's the closest you can come to diving without getting wet.
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Initial post: Jun 25, 2010 10:55:14 PM PDT
Mark Blackburn says:
Superb review . . . for one I'd overlooked, and am now compelled to obtain!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2010 2:48:05 PM PDT
thanks for your kind thoughts. This is what diving is like!
Posted on Feb 17, 2012 6:15:48 PM PST
To the owner, if the disc is in mint condition with zero fingerprints on it, may I buy it off you?
Posted on Jul 3, 2013 9:47:59 PM PDT
To Amazonian: Don't you think it would be a better idea to purchase a used copy of this disc from an Amazon third party vendor, or somewhere else? I do. The owner and reviewer makes no mention of wanting to sell the disc to anyone.
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