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The Monterey Shootout and Monterey Underwater Film Festival

Day In The Life

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The Monterey Underwater Film Festival audience at the Golden State Theater. I took this picture as an opener to my presentation. 

 

 

Speakers: Rick Rosenthal, Chuck Davis, Berkley White, Eric Cheng and Stephen Frink. Monterey Underwater Film Festival, September 10, 2011. 

 


TOPSIDE VIDEOS

Monterey Shootout Dexter Teaser

You've Been Skewered
: starring Eric Cheng.
We Love you Eric!
 
K-Dock Timelapse
Forces Unite for 2011
The 2011 Monterey Shootout event marked a revival of two great entities and over 30 years of effort. The Northern California Underwater Photographic Society started a simple underwater photography competition back in 1981. The idea was to create an underwater contest that was focused on taking pictures, and not who could spear and kill the largest fish in the sea. In 1994, the Monterey Shootout was created to further emphasize educational content for photographers and increase awareness of reef stewardship. Now, both parties are united under the Monterey Shootout name to focus on education and inspiration for the next generation of underwater explorers.


70 DIVER PARTICIPANTS

With the help of countless volunteers, the 2011 Monterey Shootout has evolved into an exciting social gathering of hobbyists and cutting edge underwater filmmakers. Kicking off this 3-day event was a reception and cocktail party held Friday night at Backscatter. The 70 participating divers had a 32 hour window in which they were allowed to bag and edit underwater footage in Monterey Bay. Low underwater visibility and bumpy seas didn't discourage these hearty enthusiasts, and as you can see, they created amazing images.


OVER 800 ATTEND THE FILM FESTIVAL

This year's Monterey Underwater Film Festival was themed Giants From The Deep. The historic Golden State Theatre provided the backdrop for the magical underwater images and films presented by Berkley White, Eric Cheng, Chuck Davis, Stephen Frink and Rick Rosenthal. A packed theater of over 800 patrons could regularly be heard ooohing and aaahing at the underwater giants in their environments. We've received hundreds of positive comments from the Monterey community and many have expressed a new interest in diving.


SEMINARS AND AWARDS

On Sunday morning, Stephen Frink presented the crowd a seminar called The Art of Light, using natural and/or artificial light sources to artistically illuminate underwater subjects in different environments. Continuing to educate the Monterey Shootout attendees, Eric Cheng delivered his very insightful Top Ten Tips for Underwater Photography, giving shooters new techniques to implement on their next dive. Meanwhile, our panel of judges were tasked with the difficulty of awarding the best images of the weekend.


THANK YOU

A very special thank you goes out to all of our sponsors, presenters and judges! Your participation and support has enabled The Monterey Shootout and The Monterey Underwater Film Festival to be a success! And a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the participants and attendees... you made the fun happen! We hope you enjoyed the Monterey diving, the weekend's activities, the camaraderie that develops among like-minded underwater imagers, and look forward to seeing you at next year's Shootout!




WINNERS - Advanced WIDE ANGLE TRADITIONAL


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2

Honorable Mention 3



WINNERS - Advanced WIDE ANGLE UNRESTRICTED


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2

Honorable Mention 3



WINNERS - Advanced MACRO Traditional


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2

Honorable Mention 3



WINNERS - Advanced MACRO Unrestricted


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2

Honorable Mention 3




WINNERS - INTERMEDIATE WIDE ANGLE TRADITIONAL


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2

Honorable Mention 3



WINNERS - INTERMEDIATE WIDE ANGLE UNRESTRICTED


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2



WINNERS - INTERMEDIATE MACRO Traditional


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2

Honorable Mention 3



WINNERS - Intermediate MACRO Unrestricted


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2

Honorable Mention 3



WINNERS - Beginner


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2

Honorable Mention 3




VIDEO WINNERS - MONTAGE

1st Place - Brad Brown

2nd Place - Derek Emmett

3rd Place - Mike Costa
     

Honorable Mention 1
- Dave Reid

Honorable Mention 2
- Rick Turner
 
     

VIDEO WINNERS - SNAPSHOT WIDE ANGLE

1st Place - Derek Emmett

2nd Place - Mike Costa

3rd Place - Chris Kitting
     

Honorable Mention 1
- Joe Platko

Honorable Mention 2
- Keith Rootshaert
 
     
VIDEO WINNERS - SNAPSHOT MACRO

1st Place - Brad Brown

2nd Place - Dave Reid

3rd Place - Chris Kitting
     

Honorable Mention
1 - Greg Davis
   

   
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Thank you to our 2011 judges and presenters!
Stephen Frink STEPHEN FRINK - Stephen Frink is the world's most widely published underwater photographer. With a career spanning nearly three decades, his photos have appeared in a wide variety of dive journals and magazines world-wide, and he has provided stunning imagery for hundreds of promotional campaigns. He has also been added to Canon's "Explorers of Light" program.
 
Rick Rosenthal RICK ROSENTHAL - Rick Rosenthal is a two-time EMMY (2002-2010) award-winning cinematographer and marine biologist. He started diving in San Diego in 1960, and for many years was involved with scientific research projects along the Pacific Coast of North America. In 1984, he began a long association with the prestigious BBC/Natural History Unit in Bristol, England. During this time, he has filmed some of the most challenging wildlife subjects in the sea. Rick was a principal cameraman for BBC's landmark BLUE PLANET series, and the feature film DEEP BLUE. He filmed on the blockbuster series PLANET EARTH and Disney Nature's EARTH. The BBC, PBS and Discovery channels commissioned three of his whale films RIDDLE OF THE RIGHT WHALE, HUMPBACK WHALES and SPERM WHALES BACK FROM THE ABYSS for worldwide broadcast.
 
Chuck Davis CHUCK DAVIS - From the freezing climes of Antarctica and Greenland to the heat and humidity of the Amazon, Chuck Davis has worked as a specialist in marine and underwater photography and cinematography. His motion picture filming credits include work on several IMAX films, including RING OF FIRE (underwater lava scenes), WHALES, THE GREATEST PLACES, AMAZING JOURNEYS, SEARCH FOR THE GREAT SHARKS, and two Academy Award-nominated IMAX films, ALASKA: SPIRIT OF THE WILD and THE LIVING SEA(underwater/marine scenes of Monterey Bay).
 
Eric Cheng ERIC CHENG - Eric Cheng is an award-winning underwater photographer known for his passion as an educator. Eric won a prestigious Antibes Festival award for his work with Wetpixel.com, the Antibes underwater imaging web site of the year. His underwater photographs have won contests like the prestigious Nature's Best Magazine photo competition, which placed some of his work in the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Eric's photography has been seen in over 60 magazines and books worldwide.
 
Berkley White BERKLEY WHITE - Owner and founder of Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo. Berkley is one of the leading underwater imaging professionals, who's passion for underwater imaging is equalled by his passion for educating others. His images and articles are regularly seen in national and international scuba diving publications, and he leads several educational underwater imaging expeditions each year, such as The Digital Shootout.

 
Kip Evans KIP EVANS - Kip is a professional photographer, underwater explorer, and award-winning cinematographer. His professional career includes over 20 years of work in the ocean. Kip strives to inspire people to action with his images, environmental films, and lectures. Throughout his career, Kip has worked for many notable organizations and individuals including the National Geographic Society, where he served as the chief photographer for noted marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle, during a 5-year project to explore the ocean. Kip joined Dr. Earle's SEAlliance in 2008, as the Director of Photography and Expeditions. Since then he has lead expeditions to Belize, Cuba, Cocos Island and Mexico, documenting "Hope Spots," special areas of the ocean that need critical protection.
 
Jason Bradley JASON BRADLEY - Jason Bradley is a nature and underwater photographer based in Monterey, California. His work focuses mainly on coastal habitats and ecosystems, and he is happiest shooting by or in the ocean. He is also an expert in digital photography and workflow and leads classroom seminars and field trips in California and abroad.
 
Mark Blum MARK BLUM - Mark Blum combined three of his favorite hobbies - scuba diving, stereoscopic photography, and an interest in the natural world - when he began experimenting with underwater stereo photography in 1986. With scuba gear and weird looking cameras in tow, he has traveled the world extensively to document marine life in three dimensions. His unique 3-D images are on permanent exhibition in the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the American Museum of Natural History.
 
Scott Campbel SCOTT CAMPBELL - Out of reach and out of sight for many, the underwater world comes alive through the ethereal black and white images of world class freediver Scott Campbell. Campbell's breath hold skills allow him to approach marine subjects differently than photographers that rely on SCUBA. All of Scott's work is captured on a breath of air, commonly called Freediving. Scott spent 5 years competing on the US Freediving Team and set numerous records for depth and duration. He has held his breath for over seven and a half minutes and can dive to 200 feet. These skills, coupled with his photography background, produce work that is unique to the blue water environment.

 




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