Raja Ampat, A Study In Contrast - a Film by Ron Lagerlof
Shot entirely on the new RED Scarlet-W Monochrome camera in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, over a 10 day period in March 2016. Many images from this region typically show the abundant flourishes of color, soft corals, tropical fishes, etc. The black and white imagery shows the detail in reef structure and accentuates the dramatic patterns in such subjects as manta rays, barracuda, and even the fans and crinoids. Original acquisition is 5K, 2:1 aspect ratio, 8:1 Redcode. Shot with Zeiss T* 15mm/2.8 lens and Gates Deep Dragon/Weapon housing. All rights reserved, Ron Lagerlof, Lauadibob Productions, 2016
A Good Planet...
This is my 2014 video reel. Shot on RED Epic MX and Epic Dragon cameras in some of the most amazing waters of the planet - Indonesia, Cayman Islands, Mexico (Pacific and Atlantic), Tonga and the Maldives. This film has recently been selected to screen at the San Diego Undersea Film Exposition.
The Epic Deep
Shot entirely on RED cameras, from RED One to Epic to Epic Monochrome, this film chronicles two years of traveling the world and capturing the beauty of the underwater realm. I'm pleased to present this here on Vimeo and proud to say that it has won acclaim being shown at both the Oceans13 conference this year and the San Diego Undersea Film Exposition.
Hammerheads of Bimini
Shot February 2013 in Bimini, Bahamas on RED Epic and Epic-Monochrome. 5K, 24fps base, 36 & 48 fps film rate. Thanks to Stuart Cove, John Ellerbrock (Gates), and the folks at RED Digital Cinema and RED Studios Hollywood. Music by Proteus Noir, licensed from Getty Images Music.
Dhara Muli - Manta Cleaning Station
We spent two weeks in Baa Atoll, Maldives on the MV Manthiri attempting to reprise my footage of the Manta Ray Aggregation of 2010 with the RED Epic. Apart from a couple of late afternoon feeding frenzies in deeper, darker waters we spent most of our days at this great cleaning station at Dhara Muli. The rays were extremely cooperative and I shot several passed at my go to 36 fps (24 fps playback) as well as 48 fps and 96 fps.
Shot on the last dive (free dive), on the last day of our trip to the Maldives, October 2015. Shot on RED Epic Dragon, 6K, 48 fps, H2O OLPF, Zeiss 15mm Distagon T* lens, Gates Deep Dragon underwater housing.