Can't believe we actually won a BAFTA.
BAFTA Television Craft awards Winner - Best Photography Factual - BBC Blue Planet 2 - Episode One Ocean.
Congratulations to all the cinematography team: Alfredo Barro, Chris Bryan, Patrick Dykstra, Tom Fitz, Ted Giffords, Steve Hathaway, Roger Horrocks, Roger Munns, Didier Noirot, David Reichert, Nuno Nuno Sá, Gavin Thurston, for the BAFTA award.
Can't say how proud I am to be a part of such a amazing team of talented people and having given a contribute to such a milestone series such as Blue Planet 2.
It seems it was just yesterday that I was watching the original Blue Planet series and dreaming that maybe one day I would see some of those amazing spectacles of Nature in person. 16 years latter to actually be part of the team that wins a BAFTA for the opening episode of Blue Planet 2 is just beyond any dream or expectation.
My contribution to this episode was probably one of the most intense underwater experience in my career - shooting the great herring migration in the Norwegian fiords and the hundreds of Orcas and Humpbacks that follow them.
Special thanks to producer Jonathan Smith and to Frank Wirth for the logistics, Emanuel Goulart Skipper extraordinaire and safety diver Marta Vargas, for all the help filming the Orcas feeding in the Norwegian fiords.
A even bigger thanks to my family and especially my beautiful wife Maria Sáthat takes care of my 3 kids and somehow survives it all while I chase ocean life around the world.
What a great experience to work as main underwater cameraman in BBC1´s new production Animals with cameras featuring presenter Gordon Buchanan. What a great team and intense experience.
Very proud to have been the assigned underwater cameraman for this short film for Discovery channel UK and San Miguel, starring Ocean explorer Göran Ehlmé, and fully shoot in the Azores. Stay tuned for the extended version on Discovery channel soon.
And the last days of shooting in the Azores for National Geographic channel in partnership with ORF/Universum, with Austrian producer and presenter Erich Proell, have just ended. The full documentary will air late this year, in November. This is the biggest production ever made about the Azores sea life. All the Azorean Islands visited, 2 years of shooting from the air, land, underwater and even from a submarine. Going from aerial views to 1000m deep to show the most amazing behaviours of the Azorean wildlife. Can´t wait to see it on a wide screen.
Photo: Erich Proel (Producer) and Nuno Sá (UW camera)
Check out a time-lapse of the amazing Aurora Borealis we caught when filming Orcas in Norway.
And it is official Atlantic Ridge productions cameraman Nuno Sá will be working for the new BBC Blue Planet 2 series for the next two years in the amazing Islands of the Azores. This is the next iteration of the "Planet" series, following Blue Planet and Planet Earth, and hopefully also a landmark to captivate and envolve generations to come in oceans conservation.
On a scientific expedition with DOP/UAC shooting the amazing sealife of the Azores in RED 5k on board Arquipélago vessel.
Our Office is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, smack on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, more precisely in the Azores Archipelago. Led by awarded photographer and videographer Nuno Sá, we have over a decade of experience diving and capturing images of Oceanic life in its most extreme environments. Equipped with the best gear in the Professional market we are prepared to deliver imagery in Ultra High Definition, 5 K resolution, as well as provide full expedition logistics, cameraman and DOP services. .