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RONALD FABER

UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER


Campeón holandesa 2017 & 2018 | Dutch Champion 2017 & 2018 | Champion Néerlandais 2017 & 2018

Subcampeón de Europa 2016 | European Vice Champion 2016 | Vice-champion d'Europe 2016

Subcampeón holandesa 2016 | Dutch Vice Champion 2016 | Vice-Champion Néerlandais 2016

The Sea - 2016



‘The Sea’ is my most successful project so far (writing this in December 2018). The script was intentionally written for my participation in the shoot-out competition for the Open Dutch and Dutch championships uw-video 2016. After being awarded with a silver medal in both competitions I reused the script during my participation in the CMAS European Championships underwater video 2016. Again I was awarded with a silver medal and became European vice-champion.


It was inevitable that some minor mistakes were made during the stressful editing (maximum 5 hours) at the European Championships so the production needed some improvement. After re-editing the original version I submitted the film at several international film festivals and competitions and it was frequently selected and awarded. I even received invitations to present ‘The Sea’ at international events.

Sequences of ‘The Sea’ were broadcasted on the Slovenian television in 2017.


I’m particularly proud of winning the Golden Flamingo award for “The best film non-professional” at the Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam WFFR in 2017.



Production notes:


Camera, script and edit: Ronald Faber © 2016

Duration:   04:20 minutes

Filmed in HD 1080P

Narration in English by Sara Deckers

Narration in Dutch by Ellen Faber

Subtitles in Spanish, French & Dutch

Video-assistant: Yvonne Tijmes

Model: Jytte Faber

Special thanks: Robert Hughan

Location: La Herradura - Spain

Soundtrack by: Kevin MacLeod “Immersed”

Licensed under a Creative Commons


Screenings:


Official selections:


20th International underwater film festival 2016 Belgrade - Serbia

9th Sprehodi Pod Morjem International photo & video festival 2017 Slovenske Konjice, Slovenia

29th Fête Européenne de l'Image Sous-Marine et de l'Environnement 2017 – Strasbourg, France

39th Festival PAF Tachov 24th - 25th March 2017: Tachov - Czech Republic

11th 'Voices from the Waters' International Travelling Film Festival 2017 Bangalore – India

8th underwater Image Festival of New Caledonia Noumea 2017

Zagreb Green Film Fest 2017 Zagreb – Croatia

Zagreb Tourfilm Festival 2017 Zagreb - Croatia

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam WFFR 2017 Rotterdam – Netherlands

5th Silently - Short underwater movie festival Belgrade / Nečujno FKPF Beograd – Serbia

4FICCAsub - Canary Islands International Underwater Film Festival 2017 Aguimes – Gran Canaria

Official selection Bijeli lav underwater film festival 2017 Rovinj - Croatia

Vaassa Wildlife Festival 2018 - Vaassa Finland

San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition - San Diego USA


Other screenings:


Award ceremony CMAS European Championships Underwater videography October 8th 2016

Duikvaker 2017 Houten, The Netherlands

OFFT March 2017 Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Vaasa City Library (Drama Hall) Vaasa - Finland February 2019


Awards:


Silver medal (2nd place) in Open Dutch championships underwater videography 2016 (Dutch version)

Silver medal (2nd place) in Dutch championships underwater videography 2016 (Dutch version)

Silver medal (2nd place) in the CMAS European championships underwater videography 2016 La Herradura - Spain

2nd place 20th International underwater film festival 2016 (20. Medjunarodni Festival Podvodnog Filma)  Belgrade - Serbia (category Independent producers)

Winner “Video of the year 2016” Scubaverse.com

2nd place “Video of the year 2016” Unterwasser.de

Winner “Umweltpreis 2016” Unterwasser.de

2nd place 29th Fête Européenne de l'Image Sous-Marine et de l'Environnement 2017 (Espoir) – Strasbourg, France

Winner “Best Film Non-Professional Award 2017” Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam WFFR – The Netherlands

Semi-finalist San Mauro Film Festival 2018 Turin - Italy

Finalist (short film category) Vaassa Wildlife Festival 2018 - Vaassa Finland