HydroCine Gallery

Bryan Lanning: "Ropes"

Bryan and Missy Lanning are popular recording artists and Internet celebrities. Starbeat Entertainment hired Jeff Whitehurst as Underwater Cinematographer for the production of their latest music video titled "Ropes". Headed by Director Merlin Camozzi and Director of Photography Chris McKechnie, cast and crew worked tirelessly through the night to accomplish an ambitious shotlist that included underwater imagery crucial to communicating the artists' intent. Produced with RED Dragon cameras, Amphibico Rouge underwater housing, vintage Mamiya medium format lenses and Gates GT14 underwater lights.

Fences featuring Macklemore: "Arrows"

Grammy award winning Macklemore teamed up with the recording artist Fences to produce a new music track and accompanying video. A big part of their vision for the piece was a complex topside/underwater sequence. Adding to some some incredible topside visuals, Jeff Whitehurst utilized the RED Epic Dragon camera, Amphibico Rouge underwater camera housing, HydroFlex Sea Par lighting and a powerful 10K topside HMI fixture to produce some cinematic underwater imagery for the project.

PADI Freediver

PADI needed to produce training and marketing materials for their brand new PADI Freediver course offering. Jeff Whitehurst served as Director of Photography, Producer, Director, Post Production Supervisor and Digital Colorist. Underwater production always requires preparation, but the unique nature of freediving presented its own challenges. The underwater crew had to meticulously prepare topside, then submerge as a unit to record the scenes at depth while the freedivers repeatedly performed the required actions from the surface to depth. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to work with some truly professional water athletes including Liz Parkinson of Stuart Cove's Bahamas, Jay Huang of Oceanman Dive Center Taiwan, Morgan Hoesterey and more. Produced with RED Epic Dragon cameras, Gates Deep Dragon housing, Keldan Luna-8 underwater lamps and an amazing array of water vessels and custom built equipment.

Fences featuring Macklemore: Arrows

Grammy award winning Macklemore teamed up with the recording artist Fences to produce a new music track and accompanying video. A big part of their vision for the piece was a complex topside/underwater sequence. Adding to some some incredible topside visuals, Jeff Whitehurst utilized the RED Epic Dragon camera, Amphibico Rouge underwater camera housing, HydroFlex Sea Par lighting and a powerful 10K topside HMI fixture to produce some cinematic underwater imagery for the project.

PADI Celebrates 50 Years

PADI Worldwide recently created the "PADI Celebrates 50 Years" video product. Jeff Whitehurst served as Director of Photography, Producer, Camera Operator, Post Production Supervisor and Digital Colorist. The project took him to 7 US states and 2 countries in one month., but along the way he had the honor to meet some of the top names in SCUBA diving history and visually record their thoughts on the institution of PADI and what it has meant to the diving world.

Disney Channel "Pass the Plate"

Disney Channel's "Pass the Plate" educates kids all about where food comes from and how its made. Jeff Whitehurst utilized a RED Epic MX camera, Amphibico Rouge housing and Gates VL24 underwater lamps to bring back a rare glimpse into this unique environment.

SelfBee // "The Epic Selfie Challenge"

New York based Magna Carta commissioned Jeff Whitehurst to produce underwater images for their SelfBee marketing campaign in the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. He utilized a RED Dragon camera, Gates Deep Dragon underwater housing for the task, creating some truly unique visuals for the project.

Seattle Space Needle Interactives

Creative agency Stimulant needed a virtual reality zoom-through carrying the viewer from the Seattle Space Needle all the way underwater into the tanks of the Seattle Aquarium. To help accomplish this feat, Jeff Whitehurst constructed a custom underwater housing for the RED Epic camera, then rigged a system that would repeatedly move it through the habitat of the Aquarium's Giant Pacific Octopus. Jeff then extracted and color corrected RAW still images from the video stream and working with custom MicroSoft software helped create a truly unique interactive experience.

Bahia de Loreto

This underwater video compilation was produced by Jeff Whitehurst after a week long visit to the Bahia de Loreto National Marine Park in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Created on a RED Epic-X camera in a custom housing, captured at 48fps 5K RAW with an unfiltered Tokina 11-16mm Lens and natural lighting.

Drifting

This underwater video was produced as a result of visiting the the Monterey Shootout in California. Created by Jeff Whitehurst with a RED Epic-X camera in an Amphibico Rouge underwater housing, captured at 60fps 5K RAW with an unfiltered Canon 16-35L II Lens, with a mix of natural lighting and a pair of Light and Motion Sola 2000 lights.

"Drifting": RAW vs Corrected

"RAW vs Color Corrected Version"

This underwater video was produced during the Monterey Shootout in California. Created by Jeff Whitehurst with a RED Epic-X camera in an Amphibico Rouge underwater housing, captured at 60fps 5K RAW with an unfiltered Canon 16-35L II Lens, with a mix of natural lighting and a pair of Light and Motion Sola 2000 lights.

"Koali": RAW vs Corrected

"RAW vs Color Corrected Version"

Koali is named after the Hawaiian Morning Glory. On the island of Maui, it is a tradition to make a sunrise journey to the summit of Haleakala, "the house of the sun". This short video was produced when Jeff Whitehurst instead made a sunrise visit to the ocean floor on the shore of Haleakala mountain. Created on a RED Scarlet-X camera using 30fps 4K RAW with natural lighting.

Manu Na Hele

Manu Nahele (Forest Birds) is a collection of video clips of native Hawaiian birds made in some very remote forests of the Big Island. Many people have lived on Hawaii island their entire lives yet have never seen or even heard these beautiful birds. Filming these fast moving creatures is a challenge, but worth the effort to provide a glimpse into the remnants of the native Hawaiian forest. Filmed and produced by Jeff Whitehurst using a RED Scarlet-MX camera with a 70-200mm f2.8 Canon lens and 2X extension

Nature Reel: Jeff Whitehurst

 

Pacific Expeditions TV Series

Long running series highlighting the Maui Jim Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series fishing competitions. Jeff Whitehurst operated topside camera from a boat as well as then capturing matching underwater footage of Pacific Blue Marlin being caught and then released.

Long Range Pursuit

National TV series featured on both Sportsman Channel and Wild TV Networks. Jeff Whitehurst was brought on to create the first season of the show, serving as Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Animator and more. It remains a highly respected outdoor series which emphasizes responsible big game hunting practices.