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   The following consists in a production proposal for the making of a documentary movie about Atlantic salmon spawning behaviour in the Farrar River (Scottish Highlands).  It is address to any productions company or T.V. channel which may be interested in making the movie with us.  Do contact us at manu@attglobal.net  for any additional information.
 

Farrar 99 Proposal





        Title: “Mafi´s Table”

        Length: 29 minutes.

        Director: W.U.V Wildlife Underwater Video

        productions:  W.U.V Wildlife Underwater Video

        Film makers:  Manu Esteve.  Marine biologist
                                 Pep Gener.  Agriculture engineer.
                                 Eva Biosca.  Biologist (Marine biology MSc)
                                 Ignacio Peña. Economist (Environmental MSc)

        Material:.    1 video camcorder mDV Sony TRV 900 3 CCD´s
                            1 video camcorder mDV Canon MV1
                            1 video camera  B/W with infrared LED's
                            1 still photography camera 35 mm Pentax AZ 10
                            3 underwater housings with cable outputs
                            1 T.V.  color monitor.  AR-SYSTEMS
                            1 remote electrical boat with camcorder attached.
                            Miscellaneous: (angular and tele lenses, filters, remote commanders, lights, conductor cables....)

        Key Words:  Atlantic salmon, natural habitat, ethology, reproduction, precocious parr strategies, perdition, inter and
                              intraspecifics relationships, nature film making.

        Objectives:  1.  The making of a high scientific value documentary movie about atlantic salmon spawning behaviour
                                 in the Farrar River.
                           2.  To write down a scientific illustrated manuscript about the Farrar River Atlantic salmon natural history
                                during spawning.

        Location: Scottish Highlands, Tributaries and Rivers:  Farrar, Misgeach, Findhorn and Tomich

        Date:  October-November 1999:  Filming on Scotland.
                   November-Jenuary 99-00:  Assembling and edition of final results.
                   Project total length:  4 months.

        Budget:      $ 31,900.00
 
 

Abstract

        We will make a documentary movie about Atlantic salmon spawning behaviour in the Farrar River.  During october and November 1999, we will do all the recordings on Glen Strathfarrar Nature Reserve.  We will film mainly in the Farrar River and its tributary "Misky".
        We will use high technology digital video camcorders inside water housings and able to operate via remote.       Other than the aquatic images from the complete salmon spawning cycle we plan to include:

        1. the natural habitat through the river runs.
        2. other species associated with the salmon habitat
        3. how we film in nature
       4. Interviews with managing salmon related people

        In Scotland we will have the help of:
        Anthony Hawkins, Marine Lab  Aberdeen Director
        Pitlochry Freshwater Laboratory personal
        Beauly´s   river bailiffs
        Frank Spencer, owner of a River Farrar section

         The movie will have the novelty of showing salmon behaviour during night hours.  We will use a black and white camera with a LED's ring attached for making those recordings.  We will also use an electrical power and remote boat with a camera attached to make some moving recordings at sea and estuary.
    meanwhile in Scotland we will carefully write for publishing an illustrated manuscript about the Atlantic salmon reproductive natural history in the Farrar River.
 
 

Detailed Budget (needed funds)

    1.  Material

    video tapes, lanterns, ropes batteries, lenses, filters  etc..  .......................................$ 1900.00
    1 video camcorder mDV Sony 3 CCD´s TRV 900 (with all the accessories) .........$ 4000.00

     Total ....................................................  $ 5900.00

    2.  Trips and Stays

    a.  1 trip to Scotland (4 people) in the ferry  line Bilbao-Portsmouth (with the car inside): ($2000.00 (ferry) +
         $ 500.00 (gas)) X 2 =  $ 5000.00
    b.  Stay in Scotland (4 people) during ~ 1 moth and a half.  residency + daily costs ($3000.00/month)= $ 4500.00

    Total ..................................................... $ 9500.00
 

    3. Personal Labor
        Principal Investigator: 4 months x $1500.00/month = $ 6000.00
        Principal Investigator: 4 months x $1500.00/month = $ 6000.00
        Secondary Investigator: 1 month x $ 1000.00/month = $ 1000.00
        Secondary Investigator: 1 month x $ 1000.00/month = $ 1000.00

        Total ............................................................... $ 14,000.00
 

    4. Other Costs

       reparations, material assurance, literature, additional trips, etc... :
    Total ................................................................... $ 2500.00
 

       Budget of needed Funds ............................ $ 31,900.00
 
 

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