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Jewels of the Caribbean Sea  (1994)

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Delving deep into the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea, this Emmy award-winning production celebrates the region’s bountiful life and impressive diversity. World-famous marine photographers Howard and Michele Hall explore this vast underwater world, their stunning cinematography bringing to light both the area’s radiant beauty, and that of its abundant wildlife population.

From microscopic bacteria to mammoth manta rays, the couple used revolutionary underwater filming techniques to detail the tireless struggle for life in the vast and colourful coral cities. Using complex military rebreathers, Howard remained submerged for prolonged periods, capturing behaviour never before filmed. Baby sperm whales romp near the surface, barracudas prowl the murky depths and reef squid indulge in ritualistic visual combat.

An outstanding example of the couple’s adventurous filmmaking style, which Partridge Films’ founder, Mike Rosenburg described as “brilliant and intelligent”, Jewels of the Caribbean Sea is an intriguing insight into a fascinating underwater community.

Film credits

Editor: Mark Fletcher
Creative Consultant: Michael Rosenberg
Producer: Howard Hall
Photography: Howard Hall
Director: Howard Hall
Producer: Michele Binder Hall
Senior Producer: Keenan Smart
Additional Photography: Rodger Jackman
Researcher: Marjorie M. Moomey
Script Editor: Marjorie M. Moomey
Research Supervisor: Marjorie M. Moomey
Music Composer: Jennie Muskett
Music Conductor: Jennie Muskett
Writer: Nicolas Noxon
Executive Producer: Nicolas Noxon
Supervising Editor: Barry Nye
Executive Producer: Tom Simon
Photography: Bob Cranston
Assistant Cameraman: Mark Conlin
Additional Photography: Mark Conlin
Additional Photography: Chip Matheson
Post Production Sound: Paul Schremp
Re-editing Services: Maggie Noble
Re-editing Services: Victor Kanefsky
Re-editing Supervisor: Liisa Lunden
Re-editing Supervisor: Vicky Lemont
Additional Photography: Marty Snyderman
Narrator: Keith David
Location Consultant: Sue Steere
Colourist: David Bernstein
Post Production Sound: Jon Taylor
Post Production Sound: Al Decker
Administration Assistant: Nola Shrewsberry
Re-editing Services: Valkhn Film & Video
Production Organisation: National Geographic Television & Film
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