Spiral – Telus Optik 4K Web Series
Role: Production Manager, Post Production Supervisor
REACHING BLUE: finding hope beneath the surface
Produced & Directed & Edited by Andy Robertson & Ian Hinkle
Canada (2014) 44min
Reaching Blue was broadcast on CBC across Canada and nominated for 3 Leo Awards and screened at over 80 festivals worldwide. Reaching Blue was runner up for the National Geographic Eric Moe Sustainability Award.
A writer, an oyster farmer and an ocean scientist on the Pacific coast expose new changes found in the Salish Sea, linking each of us to the world’s oceans. With twenty-two cinematographers contributing imagery from deep-sea submarines, ocean research vessels and drone cameras around our local waters, we catch a glimpse of the Salish Sea as it has never been seen before. From John Steinbeck’s old research vessel The Western Flyer to residents of coastal communities facing dramatic changes in their own back yards, Reaching Blue shows that we are all connected to the ocean at our doorstep.
TEDxVancouver – Dr. Kate Moran – Connecting our Planet’s Oceans To the Internet
Role: Design and production of Kate Moran’s visual presentation
Digital Presentation at the San Francisco Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception
Client: NOAA/NASA/Ocean Networks Canada
Role: Digital Presentation Producer for the following keynote speakers:
- Mark Garneau – former NASA astronaut and current Canadian Cabinet Minister
- Kathryn Sullivan – former NASA astronaut and current Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Kate Moran – CEO of Ocean Networks Canada and former Assistant Director at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
The Power of Seeing: Experiences using video as a deep-sea engagement and education tool
Publication dateOct 19, 2015
OCEANS’15 MTS/IEEE Washington DC
This paper describes initiatives underway at Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) in using video data as a tool for public engagement and education: live video streams from cameras on the seafloor, citizen science using video data, audience participation in deep-sea expeditions, and K-12 engagement through the Ocean Sense program. Live and archived video attract the majority of user traffic on ONC’s website and can be leveraged to direct the viewers to other content and messaging, enhancing their engagement with the deep-sea environment. Public interest in scientific discovery creates a user base for citizen science initiatives, while educational audiences can be connected to both realtime and asynchronous learning materials. The power of live connections is also harnessed during research expeditions, which can be extended from the ship and the seafloor directly into the classroom.
Data Visualization in a Wired Abyss
With the goal of helping scientists and communicate ocean science, I created this project with a colleague to present at the 2013 Coast GIS conference at UVic.
Cabled observatory technologies bring a powerful new approach to the study of complex and dynamic seafloor environments. This project presents the results of a pilot project undertaken at ONC with the aim of providing researchers and the general public with a virtual tool for visualizing instrument data in its physical environment.