AZULOCEANO - UNDERWATER CINEMATOGRAPHY
UNDERWATER CINEMATOGRAPHY - PRODUCTION LOGISTICS - STOCK FOOTAGE
Azuloceano Productions offers top-notch underwater cinematography and full production logistics services for wildlife documentaries, commercials or feature films. BAFTA-award winning DOP Alfredo Barroso has over 30 years of experience underwater and is expert on natural history and animal behavior. Liisa Juuti is a competent fixer and problem solver able to sketch your shoot from the scratch: research, filming permit acquisition, budgeting, scouting, logistics planning, field coordination, you name it. Underwater, they work as a team using their skills and equipment in the service of capturing unique underwater footage.
We have the right tools for the right job: Ultra High Resolution RED Cameras, Sony A7S-ii for low light environments, array of lenses and light set-ups for both underwater and topside work, allowing to bring the best quality picture to the screen. We are certified Close Circuit Rebreather divers with experience from the tropics to the coldest waters. All our equipment is available for rent.
We reside in Baja California Sur but have worked in oceans the world over. We are based only 1h 30 min flight from Los Angeles and a short drive from Cabo San Lucas Airport. Our film equipment has a Carnet ATA enabling travel with it anywhere in the world.
Alfredo Barroso is an Emmy and BAFTA award winning underwater cameraman who specializes in Natural History. He has filmed for various blue-chip series for BBC, National Geographic, PBS, France 3, Discovery Channel and Smithsonian. His credits include BBC’s Shark and Blue Planet-II, the series Spy in the Wild 1 & 2, National Geographic’s Untamed Americas and Icy Killers. He is currently involved in various wildlife programmes now in production and developing personal projects. Concerned about the future of the oceans he regularly collaborates with scientists working in education and conservation, one of these projects being the series Mares Mexicanos produced in collaboration with Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Originally from Cuba, he started exploring the coral reefs of Havana since his childhood. After graduating as Marine Biologist and having worked as a dive master in Cuba, he left to Canada in pursuit of his dream to become a professional underwater cinematographer. He resides in Baja California.
Liisa Juuti is an underwater camera operator, underwater light operator, safety diver and fixer who works for wildlife documentaries about oceans. Her problem solving and multi-tasking skills become handy when organizing a shoot: from the communication with the local fishermen, dealing with the filming permit processes to planning and coordinating the logistics, she won't miss a detail. Her recent credits include Spy in the Wild 1 & 2 (John Downer Productions), Blue Planet II (BBC), Perpetual Planet (National Geographic), Nomads (Oscura Productions & Smithsonian) and Wild West: Coast (BBC). She is currently involved in various wildlife programmes now in production and is working in personal projects about conservation and awareness. A native from Finland, she lives in La Paz, Baja California.