When you walk into the Sant Ocean Hall, you enter the world of water. You may feel as though you have taken a dive into the depths – largely due to the beautiful, choreographed ocean footage that surrounds the upper reaches of the Hall in high-tech video. The Ocean Odyssey film projected on the Hall’s high bay walls above you will transport you into the realm beneath the waves. Take a deep breath and enjoy it as you watch whales swim by, huge schools of fish swirl about, and light shimmer through prisms of water.
The filmaker for this experience is Feodor Pitcairn, an experienced producer of underwater films whose aesthetic sense and understanding of the ocean environment is exceptional. To create the Ocean Odyssey film, Mr. Pitcairn shot extensively in sites around the world, including the Galapagos, Indonesia, Belize, the Channel Islands, the Azores, the Cayman Islands, Hawaii, and French Polynesia. Among some of the stunning footage he took are a massive gathering of hammerhead sharks in Galapagos, whale sharks in Belize, giant manta rays, and one very hungry turtle munching on an unfortunate jellyfish.