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May 21, 2013
Currently nominated for Sheffield Doc / Fest Innovation Award and screening recently in the futuristic looking planetarium during Bueonos Aries Independent Cinema Festival, and at Sundance New Frontiers earlier in the year, Coral: Rekindling Venus keeps on amazing audiences wherever it's shown around the world.
Created and directed by Australian media artist Lynette Wallworth with principal photography by David Hannan, Coral: Rekindling Venus is an immersive Full Dome format film experience that takes viewers underwater through the mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs.
Sept 30, 2012
... veteran field producer and cinematographer Andy Casagrande reported when he accepted the award for 'Best Cinematography' on behalf of the film at Blue Ocean Film Festival, Monterey. He read a short statement from Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, co-directors of Planet Ocean:
"... Planet Ocean has been an unbelievable success story since the very first day, the day when the firm Omega offered Yann to sponsor the film with no intrusion from their side in the content, as long as we make the film "true and beautiful".
David Hannan garners another Emmy Award
September 27, 2011
National Geographic Channel's epic natural history series Great Migrations took the honours in cinematography for a nature program in the 32nd annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards held in New York City.
David Hannan with fellow Australian Clint Hempsall and NGT field producer Nate Scripture filmed a segment about masses of swirling plankton rising from the depths of the sea at night in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay. David and his company Plankton Productions also arranged support for cinematographer Wade Fairley and crew to film millions of migrating Christmas Island Red Land Crabs on remote islands in the Indian Ocean.
said David Hamlin, Senior Producer, Special Projects at National Geographic TV.
National Geographic Channel's Great Migrations is a seven-part global television event that takes viewers around the world on the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. Shot from land and air, in trees and cliff-blinds, on ice floes and underwater, Great Migrations tells the formidable, powerful stories of many of the planet's species and their movements, while revealing new scientific discoveries with breathtaking high-definition clarity.
→ A full list of Award recipients can be found here