Cinematography

Ultra-high definition underwater cinematography. Superior pixel-perfect image quality and visual impact. Production support and interface between marine researchers and productions.

Multimedia Projects

Awe inspiring specialized fine art photography. Unique images suitable for graphic design, digital displays, and 3D photography-based reconstruction and modelling

Speciality Techniques

Focus stacking, supermacro, precision motorisation, low light, microscopy, and stereography. Adapting cutting-edge filming and image processing technologies.

PROVIDING CONTENT

for the some of the world’s finest productions

OUR SPECIALTIES

PRODUCTIONS

  • Studio
  • Processing & Postproduction
  • Media Library
  • Underwater Production Support
  • Science Background

Our unique studio provides specialized cinematography in a controlled environment independent of weather and sea conditions. With precision motorization equipment we can approach the smallest objects end employ complex filming techniques nearly impossible to achieve in the field.

The current trends in the media industry are exceptionally resolution and colour-depth hungry. Our in-depth knowledge of the digital media, biology, and optics guarantees out-of-this world images that can satisfy even the needs of the bleeding edge display technologies.

Our supermacro image acquisition process relies on focus stacking and deconvolution to generate videos with extended depth of field. Using raw, 12 bit+, extended colour space formats and up to 8K workflows, the processing requirements are extremely high.

To provide the most efficient and therefore the most economical postproduction pathway, processing computers with dual Intel Xeon E5 10-Core and dual Nvidia Quadro K6000 are essential to accomplish projects within production time scales.

We can deliver ready-to-broadcast footage in any format, including the new generation 10-bit HDR UHD Rec. 2020.

Our media library contains visual, artistic, biological, and documentary content. We work on story sequences and are ready to provide with logically organized video segments. The content includes both video and still images.

Focus stacked supermacro is particularly spectacular visual content suitable for projections, displays, and films in 4k and above.

Our growing image library contains high resolution photographs of marine and freshwater topics recorded through dedicated supermacro lenses, research-grade microscopes, and custom-built optical systems. The unique images represent complex optical reconstructions of live animals that preserve colours and details of object in their native state.

Our raw image files contain three-dimensional data that facilitate construction of 3D models.

In addition, we are able to provide access to one of the largest and most diverse stock footage libraries in the world, through our partners at Plankton Productions.

BioQuest Studios is part of NUMA, a team highly experienced in the coordination and support of underwater productions from beneath polar ice to tropical seas. With a full range of permits for filming within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park we have access to some of the world’s most diverse and spectacular underwater sites.

Members of our team have marine biology, microbiology, and microscopy backgrounds. We keep up to date with developments, publications, and events in marine biology. In addition, we have established connections with leading marine researchers from James Cook University, University of Queensland, and CSIRO.

We are meticulous about scientific accuracy of the information we provide to productions. In addition, we mediate the interactions between producers and researchers.

We are not limited by off-the-shelf equipment

ABOUT BIOQUEST STUDIOS

Bioquest

BioQuest Studios is a media production company located on the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef—Port Douglas, Australia.

BioQuest was founded by a team of highly skilled people with a unique blend of extensive production experience, high quality image standards, and in-depth scientific knowledge of subjects and phenomena.

We use the most advanced technologies and explore the most challenging topics in the underwater filmmaking and photography.

 

BioQuest Studios imaging technique opens a microscopic vista on corals that the world has not seen before. Now we can see the finest detail of polyps without a microscope and putting the corals under stress. This is a new way of looking at marine life as it really is rather than how we are.

Prof. J.E.N. Veron
Former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Author "Corals of the World"

I would like to go on record saying that BioQuest Studios is breaking new boundaries in documentary making.  The combination of an exquisite understanding of nature with excellence in advanced imaging combines to create an experience that is unrivaled.  It is as if one is looking at many of the subjects for the first time. It is extraordinary in my opinion.

 

Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland,

TEAM

Pete West

Technical director. Professional diver, mariner, and underwater cameraman with over 40 years of experience.

Daniel Stoupin

Creative director. Biologist, microscopist, artist, photographer, and video technician.

Louise Polain

Chief Administrative Officer of NUMA/BioQuest Studios. Professional diver and biologist.

Contact Us

BioQuest Studios

PO Box 603, Port Douglas, Queensland,  4877

Australia

Studio in Port Douglas: 7/32 Marcossan street, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877

Telephone:  +61 7 4099 5340

Mobile:  +61 412 424 673

Email: info[αt]bioquest.com.au

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