Leading Wildlife Film Makers Share Their Knowledge on One Ocean Expeditions Cruises

Leading Wildlife Film Makers Share Their Knowledge on One Ocean Expeditions Cruises

London, 28 February 2017:  Award-winning wildlife film makers, Karen Bass and Neil Nightingale, will be joining One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) on three of its forthcoming small ship adventure cruises, to offer expert advice and personalised workshops for passengers wishing to create or enhance their holiday videos.

Karen, who has travelled the world for over 30 years, producing and directing films and television series for both the BBC and National Geographic, will give talks, master classes and offer advice throughout the voyage, helping guests to create their own lasting souvenir of an amazing polar experience.

Award-winning wildlife filmmaker and zoologist, Neil Nightingale, will also be on board.  Neil has travelled and worked in many of the wildest corners of our planet and, through his films and television programmes, has shared his passion for the natural world with millions of people around the globe.

Guests can travel alongside Karen and Neil on three departures, ‘Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica’ (18 October to 6 November 2017), Canada’s East Coast Fins & Fiddles (14 to 24 July 2018) and Labrador & Torngat Explorer (24 July to 3 August 2018).

Commenting on the former, Karen says:  “The vast wildlife colonies amongst the icy, mountainous scenery of South Georgia and Antarctica are some of the most breathtaking spectacles and inspiring landscapes I’ve ever seen.  So this voyage is a wonderful opportunity for photography of all types, in stunning wilderness”.

In addition to offering small group workshops designed to cater for complete novices, as well as those looking to improve their film making skills, the two natural history experts will spend quality time with guests over meals, at the bar, on zodiac journeys and on shore landings.

Passengers will learn the art of visual story telling through shooting and editing advice, top tips and techniques, combined with guidance on how to use sound and music to enhance the emotion of the film.  For those not interested in creating their own video, there will be numerous interesting presentations about life behind the scenes in the natural history world, with plenty of anecdotal stories about wildlife filmmaking in almost every environment on earth.

Andrew Prossin, Managing Director at OOE, comments:  “Karen and Neil are known for travelling to the most exceptional destinations around the world, so we are honoured that they have chosen to join us on these three trips to Antarctica and Canada’s East Coast.”

He continues:  “Our ship holds fewer than 100 passengers so there is a real small group atmosphere on our voyages, which will really serve to enhance the visual storytelling workshops and to encourage informal discussions over dinner and at the bar.”

Among the photographic highlights of the October departure to Antarctica are the vast king penguin colonies of South Georgia, the dramatic beach scenes as elephant seals fight for territory and females, and the ever-changing weather, providing wonderfully atmospheric sea and landscapes.

Prices for the 19-night Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica itinerary start from US$13,695, while the 10-night Canada’s East Coast Fins & Fiddles start from $3,395 and Labrador & Torngat Explorer from US$3,695.  Early booking incentives, including flight offers, are available for bookings made prior to 31 May 2017. Previous OOE guests not only receive a 10% discount on these prices when they re-book, but also have a choice of other benefits with the ONE CLUB loyalty programme.  These include cabin upgrades or flight discounts, private transfers, travel credits or a night’s complimentary hotel accommodation, a bar credit on board, a welcome basket or a ONE CLUB jacket.

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Note to Editors – Karen Bass is a television director and producer with a passion for travel and natural history. In 20 years at the BBC’s Natural History Unit, she made wildlife films in almost every environment: from the rainforests of the Congo to the deserts of Libya, Syria and Jordan; from the icy peaks of the Andes to the swamps of the Amazon; from erupting volcanoes in the Caribbean to the extraordinary lives of crocodiles in Australia and South Africa.

Neil Nightingale has a 30 year career as a director, producer and executive in wildlife television. He now concentrates on innovative wildlife projects across a range of media, including films for the cinema, 3D giant screen films, live events, 4D experiences and immersive exhibitions. His latest film is Earth – One Amazing Day, an epic journey to experience the world’s wildlife wonders through a single day.

About One Ocean Expeditions – One Ocean Expeditions is a proudly Canadian world leader in polar exploration. Committed to environmental and social responsibility, One Ocean Expeditions offers passengers personalized polar marine experiences in the most beautiful places on earth. With a range of innovative expedition cruise itineraries in Antarctica, Canada’s Arctic and East Coast, Greenland, and Norway, One Ocean Expeditions has earned a reputation for exceptional quality, customer service, industry-leading safety standards, and unparalleled value. One Ocean Expeditions is a unique partner to our polar regions, committed to supporting environmental awareness and education, world-class scientific research into sensitive ecosystems, historical preservation, and the sustainment of local communities. One Ocean Expeditions maintains ongoing affiliations with an array of scientific and educational institutions, and is proud to serve as the exclusive education, environmental science, and expedition partner of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

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Founding director of toucanmoon, Debra has many years’ experience in the travel industry and has held director-level positions in several high-profile international companies.

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