Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Diving Live From Blackbeard's Shipwreck!

In the fall of 2000 Rick Allen’s Nautilus Productions co-produced with Bill Lovin of Marine Grafics a groundbreaking, week long live internet broadcast known as QAR DiveLive from the Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge (QAR) shipwreck site. For the first time ever, live video and audio was broadcast from an underwater archaeological site to the world wide web. Students were able to watch the underwater archaeology in real time and ask questions of the scientists exploring the shipwreck. The twice-daily live distance learning programs reached an estimated 1600 students from as far away as Canada during the five days of broadcasting. In October of 2001 Allen and Lovin again co-produced QAR DiveLive 2001. This time the interactive webcasts from the seafloor and conservation laboratories of the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project reached over 3600 students and another 2700 remote viewers from fifteen states and 2 countries during the five days of broadcasts. READ MORE

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Monday, March 5, 2018

"Secrets: Blackbeard's Ship" Documentary

Airs Tue. 3/6/18, Tue. 3/13/18 & Sun. 3/18/18 on the Smithsonian Channel. Nautilus Productions LLC proudly provided HD stock footage from the Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard Shipwreck Project for the one hour documentary about the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was once the most feared vessel ever to sail the high seas. In 1718, she sank off the North Carolina coast, bringing an end to her six-month reign of terror. Nautical archaeologists, historians, and scientists are studying the remains of a wreckage believed to be the infamous flagship. https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/secrets/blackbeards-ship/1003102/3412161

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Sword From Blackbeard’s Ship!

Long-time scuba diver Rick Allen makes his living as an underwater photographer. In 2011, he lost his arm in an accident and vowed that it would not stop him from recovering the pirate Blackbeard's ship from the bottom of the ocean. He was fitted with a prosthesis that would allow him to continue to scuba dive, and carry heavy equipment underwater. In June of 2013, he and his crew recovered a cannon and part of a sword. The sword hilt is so fancy; some speculate it may have belonged to Blackbeard himself. Go to A Sword From Blackbeard's Ship.
See Rick’s footage from the Queen Anne’s Revenge.



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Scuba Divers Swim Among The Sharks! 


On the whole, sport divers are considered an adventuresome sort. Very curious and interested in the world around them. More often than not, they happen to be talented and creative. “Those doing it for a long time become more like amateur marine biologists,” said Rick Allen, who has been doing it for a long time. During this weekend diving expedition, he served as team leader. Allen has built a career as an underwater videographer, documenting undersea life for various projects. He and his wife, Cindy Burnham, own Nautilus Productions LLC in Fayetteville, NC. Read The Story - Scuba divers swim among the sharks - Fayetteville Observer

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Nautilus Posts New 4K Stock Footage!

Nautilus Productions has uploaded over a dozen new 4K UHD underwater video clips for license. The new hours of stock footage include dolphins, whale sharks, turtles, sea lions, octopus, angelfish, skates, eels, lobsters, lionfish and more. Locations include the Atlantic, Caribbean & Sea of Cortez. WATCH THE CLIPS!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Photographer Tries Novel Legal Strategy To Get The University of Houston To Pay Up!

The service notified Jim Olive of Stockyard Photos in 2016 that the University of Houston's C.T. Bauer College of Business had used one of his aerial photos since 2012, according to his lawsuit. He sent the university a bill for $41,000, which included $16,000 for the frequent use of the photo and $25,000 [per the DMCA] for stripping off Olive's credit line when the university allegedly provided a copy to a national magazine for a story about the university's ranking. Within days, the University of Houston removed the photo from its website, according to court documents. In a August 2016 letter, the university offered to pay $2,500. When Olive threatened legal action, the university said it was immune from federal copyright lawsuits under the common law principle of sovereign immunity. READ THE FULL STORY

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mardi Gras Shipwreck Expedition Videos & DVD Re-released!


These re-mastered project videos commemorate the publication of the Society for Historical Archaeology’s Journal, Historical Archaeology Mardi Gras Shipwreck Thematic Issue and the 10 year anniversary of the expedition. A mysterious sinking, a group of dedicated scientists and technicians and a 200 year old shipwreck have all collided in the Gulf of Mexico. Four thousand feet below the choppy seas the remains of a 19th century shipwreck lie in wait and a month long expedition was mounted to uncover her secrets. At the time, this was the deepest underwater archaeological project ever attempted in the Gulf of Mexico and Nautilus Productions documented the exploration. Watch the videos here & order the full 52 min. DVD on AMAZON.