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1 Sep , 2016   Posted by: Aquaterrafilms


This natural history conservation short on the nature of the Island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean was created to bring about local Island awareness of the richness and fragility of its local wildlife.

Cinematography – Mauricio Handler

Original Music & Editing  – Merell M. M. Notten

Film Details

Director: Mauricio Handler

Year of Release: 2015

Running Time: 1:53

New England Connection: Mauricio Handler is the owner/ cinematographer of Aquaterrafilms, an ultra high defenition natural history production company based in Durham, Maine.
He is a member of Maine Film and Video Association.

Aquaterrafilms has its base in Maine but produces aerial, land and underwater natural history content around the globe.

Director(s) Bio:: Underwater cinematographer Mauricio Handler is the owner and director of photography at Aquaterrafilms, a Maine based natural history ultra high def production company that acquires natural history content for use in both documentaries and commercial productions.

Before launching Aquaterrafilms in 2012, Handler was for many years, part of the premier underwater photography team at National Geographic Magazine. His photography is represented exclusively by Nat Geo Creative and his UHD filming content is represented exclusively by Nature Footage.

He is a member of the International Association of Wildlife Filmmakers and The Guild of Television Cameramen as well as the Maine Film and Video Association.

Original Music & Editing - Merell M. M. Notten

Number of shooting days: 10

Camera Used: Red Scarlet X

Editing software: Final Cut Pro X

Financed by: Other

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