|The 'Trophy' at the end of an incredible film trip.|
|Richard Leonard in the driving seat filming and directing.|
Richard Leonard directed the shoot and also applied his skill as a camera man above and below the water.
Chris Coates organised all the spearfishing and dive gear as well as using his diving ability to film Mohammed in action.
Matt Swart, ITZ's wizard on the editing desk brought some unique filming skills and insights above the water.
Robin 'Gumby' Moulang not only is an excellent water cameraman he brought some epic quadcopter flying skills to get some unique and very interesting camera angles.
|Creating new angles with the flying Quad Cam|
Lazarus was an amazing place to shoot, the water is very clean with amazing fish life. The goal was a big Dog Tooth Tuna on film and Lazarus did not disappoint. The team also worked hard to ensure that the footage was above the normal standard seen in spearfishing videos.
|Mohammed and Chris all smiles on Lazarus|
Filming spearfishing at this standard also required a huge sacrifice from Mohammed, the production generally comes first and for this you need loads of patience. Especially when having to redo things over and over until the team gets the shot right. You often hear some one shouting, "wait for he cameraman!"
|The ITZ team - Gumby, Chris, Rich and Matt|
Trips like this into places like Mozambique need a serious amount of organising and planning. From flights and boat transfers, to filming permits, fishing licenses and a host of admin night mares. This is all before Richard hands you a 28page shoot list and production plan, nothing like a little bit of light reading before the trip :-)
All in all the Lazarus trip with Mohammed was a huge success, with the team getting what has to be some of the best spearfishing footage ever filmed. Now its up to Matt on the editing table and Rich directing to do their magic.
Go here for more on the: Lazarus Spearfishing Trip
The ITZ Team