In 2004 2005 my friends Howard and Michele Hall invited me to work on their Deep Sea 3D film project for IMAX-Canada and Warner Brothers. I was hired to help lug around the 1400 pound IMAX camera and housing underwater and had some of my shots chosen for IMAX publicity. I did logistics such as catching fish for some scenes, baiting Humboldt squid at night and helping set up other scenes. I also scouted for the Mola mola sequence. This was a great job in locations such as Bahamas,Hawaii, Flower Gardens (Texas), North Carolina, Sea of Cortez and Monterey. Recently I've taken several trips with IMAX to Papua New Guinea.

  • "Black & Silver" reef in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea black reef
  • Imax camera in the surf camera in surf
  • Launching the camera at Observation Point, Normanby Island, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea lowering camera
  • Richard working in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea among canoes
  • Manta Island. manta island
  • Calypso Reef, Milne Bay blurred camera
  • Volcano at Rabaul, New Britain Island eruption
  • Manta Island, Milne Bay, PNG sunset
  • Villager at "J" Bay, Normanby island smiler
  • Boy in canoe at "J" Bay, Normanby Island sandy face
  • Wobegong shark wobebong shark
  • Cuttlefish at Dinah's beach, Milne Bay. cuttlefish
  • Cabbage coral at Calypso reef, Milne bay. cabbage coral
  • IMAX team films at "black & silver" reef, Milne bay. camera at reef
  • The IMAX Deep Sea 3D team poses for a photo after successful surf shoot at La Jolla Shores, December 2004. imax crew
  • Howard Hall and Bob Cranston film schools of reef fish at the Sugar Wreck. Grand Bahama Bank, Bahamas, June 2005. pushing imax camera
  • On a glassy day in November 2004, the Conception puts the team on a kelp paddy holding 2 adult Mola molas.. molas
  • TIGER SHARK. A large female tiger shark swims over "Tiger Beach" during the Bahamas shoot. shark
  • LEMON SHARKS swim over "Tiger Beach" during the Bahamas shoot. 2 sharks
  • Small fish in coral. fish in coral
  • "Pepe" loads caballitos into the bait tanks on the Solmar 3 during "Red Devil" squid expedition. Santa Rosalia, Baja California. September 2004 IMAX 3-D "Denizens" project. fish net
  • Howard Hall shooting at Torrey Pines Sate Beach. camera on bluff
  • Richard Herrmann with Imax camera. richard with imax camera