The #Seagull Wins The First Contest!

20-festival-klipFriday, December 16, 2016 the opening of the 20-th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade   started with our short movie #Seagull. At Sunday night I received an email with winners list, where I found my name and movie’s title.

1st place in the Independent Category on one of the oldest festivals of underwater movies! I still cannot believe that my debut get such a high estimation!

It is the victory of the entire team: operators Kirill Ivanov and Andrei Vertogradov; safety divers Andrei Dmitriev and Andrei Kenkurogov, the support team on the surface, a friendly team Wind Channel, which helped with the post-production. And of course, the incomparable Natalie Avseenko that perfectly played the role of Seagull.

Congratulations to all participants; to everyone who supported us on Boomstarter; all companies that provided technical support: the company Nikon (Russia), SUBAL Underwater Housings (Austria), SanDisk (Russia) and Scurion (Switzerland).

To catch a glance at a #Seagull leading the list of winners at the Festival site click here

#Seagull – a Short Movie is Ready

We are happy to present to you the video from our  #Seagull Project. Many thanks to those who had helped to create it: those who were part of the team, and those who supported our project on the crowdfunding site Boomstarter, those who help with post-production (absolutely for completely free), and those who visited us on the quarry for the weekend and helped both under water and on the surface, and those who just sometimes pleased us with cakes and hot tea in a thermos. There are pieces of your care in the short of each of you!

Photograph by Viktor in VIEW Magazine

LYG_4983Congratulations to Viktor Lyagushkin with publication in the VIEW Magazine. Editors featured one of his stunning photographs from the Third Element Project displaying bright weird pattern of the walls of the labyrinth of Sylvinite mine located at depth -400 m (Urals, Russia). Sylvinite was well known from the middle ages but its real value was discovered in 20th century. Potassium fertilisers produced of the sylvinite saved many countries of famine and crop failure.

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Sylvinite

Fascinating feature by Anastasia Mazneva in National Geographic Russia Magazine Feb 2014 about potassium and its influence on all processes on Earth and specially on plants. For without it hunger would rampant on our planet.

The article is about importance of potassium, how it is mined and processed. Illustrated with astonishing photography by Viktor Lyagushkin.