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

Multimedia Projects

A-Z production services, from concept design to media delivery. New forms of media, 3D, VR, HDR, photogrammetry, and VFX.

Speciality Techniques

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


for some of the world’s finest productions




  • Studio
  • Postproduction
  • Image Processing
  • Media Library
  • Underwater Production Support
  • Engeneering and Equipment Development
  • Science Connections

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 and 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.

Image acquisition and processing are just initial parts of media production. Our experience in image finishing, editing, motion graphics, vfx, 3d, animation, illustration, design, etc. enables us to deliver finished products. We handle everything from graphic design of posters/brochures to promotional clips and films.

Our supermacro image acquisition process relies on focus stacking and deconvolution to generate videos with extended depth of field. Using raw, 16 bit, extended colour space formats and up to 8K workflows, the processing requirements are extremely high.

We can deliver ready-to-broadcast footage in any format, including the new generation 12-bit HDR UHD Rec. 2020.

Our processing workstations and render farms are also used for motion graphics, 3d animation, and VFX.

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.

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.

Scientific digital imaging has always been about answering questions by building necessary tools, often requiring specialised knowledge in physics and optics. Similarly, covering scientific topics and translating digital imaging to the cinema comes down to the ability to solve engineering problems and produce equipment on the spot.

Most of the equipment BioQuest Studios uses is not off-the-shelf. We require custom multi-axis motion control, vibration isolation, optical components, perfusion, filming tanks, programmable adjustable-spectrum lights, etc. Further down the production pipeline, the processing software tools have to be written as well. In the end, every job and project poses unique requirements and challenges.

BioQuest Studios team has strong ties with the worldwide scientific community, particularly in the coral reef research programs.

We are proud to have been a mission partner of the Tara Pacific Expedition 2016-2018. We participated in a number of outreach programs, including underwater acquisition as well as media production for special events such as the UN Climate Summit closing ceremony, European and South-East Asian political congresses, etc. Through our French association we provided content and images for IUCN, CRIOBE, and a number of institutes and museums around the world.

BioQuest Studios has a close partnership with the Australian Institute of Marine Science. In addition to providing images and content for social media, we have been welcome at the incredibly advanced world-renowned facilities of the Sea Simulator and received tremendous support from their leading researchers.



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,

Bioquest Studio’s images of life underwater, focusing on corals, are unique and reveal the microscopic functioning of coral. These amazing images are showing the real life of corals and the results of their astonishing photographic processes are inspiring new questions and research.

Serge Planes
Director of the CRIOBE, Moorea , French Polynesia,
I love your work and site – art and science combined – the best way to share the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Your films about  corals resonate with our plankton videos.
I hope we can collaborate to put the two together and explore new microscopic worlds
Christian Sardet
CNRS emeritus research director at the Observatoire Océanologique of Villefranche-sur-Mer,


Pete West

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

Daniel Stoupin

Creative director. Biologist, digital imaging engineer, and multi-skilled production generalist.

Louise Polain

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

Peter Simon

Australian Representative. Postproduction generalist and associate producer.

Helene Ash

European Representative. Underwater photographer and graphic designer.


Contact Us

BioQuest Studios

PO Box 603, Port Douglas, Queensland,  4877


Mobile:  +61 412 424 673

Email: info[αt]

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