Filmed and edited by Yoeri: He has produced (underwater) films since 2003. Watch some of his films per geographical area in videography or explore his work on our YouTube channel. Finally, we have new camera equipment so there will be new videos in 2020 (Yoeri’s rage against the machines). You can either click on the links below or use the menu above for navigation.
Filmed and edited by Yoeri
Take a Minute
In this video series, we invite you to “Take a Minute” to relax and refresh your mind and soul with visual meditation. Take a 1-minute break from whatever you are doing to immerse yourself in the beauty of our blue planet. For this minute, Yoeri filmed and edited one long shot to allow you to fully focus on one creature, cultural site, land- or seascape. Dive into the scene, feel the energy, open your heart, connect to the subject, look for details and/or simply get carried away!
Be here now. Take this one minute to fully be there, instead of analysing the past or planning the future. It is quite interesting to see how long and relaxing one minute can be as soon as we stay in that moment – fully aware, fully present, fully relaxed. Observing one long scene, in contrary to the bombardment of pictures, news and fast cuts we are getting on a daily basis, helps to calm us down, to ground and centre us. Sometimes all it takes is 1 minute to recharge.
We love Indonesia – above and below the water. Therefore there’s more to come in this section.
For starters enjoy our first series of underwater videos in 2020 with Indonesia „Sulawesi Splendour“ where we’ll introduce you to some of the stunning reefs and marine life of the warm tropical waters surrounding the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Being the 4th largest island in the Indonesian archipelago, Sulawesi has a rich cultural background and incredible biodiversity, both on land as well as underwater. Travel underwater from Lembeh (arguably the „Muck Diving Capital“ of the world) in the North to the beautiful coral atolls of Wakatobi in the South, also many places in between offer great diving opportunities.
Visayas, the Philippines
The Philippines are a tropical paradise, consisting of more than 7000 islands. More importantly, as part of the Coral Triangle, the Philippines offer some great diving. This particular trilogy of UW clips from 2015 will introduce you to the incredible diversity of marine life that call the Visayan reefs their home. Be prepared for lots of weird and wacky critters, as well as some of the usual suspects and seasonal visitors. Enjoy the kaleidoscope of shapes and colours that make the oceans such an interesting and fantastic place to be!
Long Island, The Andamans/India
A gorgeous island, far off the beaten track, in the middle of the remote Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean. A place that time seems to have forgotten about. The islands offer extensive rainforests with unique flora and fauna, great scuba diving, spectacular remote beaches, friendly people, and even several indigenous tribes, some of which still refuse contact with the outside world. Blue Planet is the only resort/dive operator on Long Island, and although it feels like you’ve travelled to the end of the world, their friendly and kind staff will make you feel right at home! Back to basics. Even though we would have loved to explore and film so much more underwater the three clips give you an idea of this hidden paradise.
St. Eustatius/Caribbean Netherlands
These promotional clips for STENAPA (St Eustatius National Parks Foundation) show the natural and cultural beauties of this little gem in the Caribbean sea: Discover Statia on land, explore its underwater treasures and watch staff, volunteers and scientist of the marine park at work. Interesting? Check the volunteer programme for more information on how to get involved with the Statia Conservation Project.
More movies filmed and edited by Yoeri
All from our YouTube channel
Take a Minute in Statia 005: Aerial view of Quill & Oranjestad, St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands
Take a Minute LII: Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)
Take a minute in Statia 004: Green tree lizard (Anolis bimaculatus) mating on veranda, St. Eustatius
Take a Minute LI: Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
Caribbean hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus) a.k.a. soldier crab in the Quill National Park of Statia
Pearly-eyed thrasher: Statia a hidden paradise for birdwatchers and hikers alike
Flight up the volcano: The Quill National Park on Statia (Caribbean Netherlands)
Discover Statia: Hiking the Quill Trail from Rosemary Lane into the National Park on St. Eustatius
Discover Statia: Dutch Reformed Church in Upper Town Oranjestad St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands
Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima) hanging out on St. Eustatius (Caribbean Netherlands)
Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus) after nectar of Aloe vera (Statia, Caribbean)
Discover Statia: Hiking from Lower Town Oranjestad up to the Quill National Park
Take a Minute L: The Coral Reef (Life sustaining symbiosis)
Take a Minute XLIX: Blue-lined philinopsis (Philinopsis speciosa)
Take a Minute XLVIII: Hairy Frogfish (Antennarius striatus)