Giant Squid Caught On Video

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I can't believe he showed it openly as one of our members would have seen it. I asked GPO87 to comment but it appears he is ignoring me (or just has not seen the request :roll:
 

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There is a local precedent for biologists going rogue and sneak-previewing Discovery-owned footage. A few years ago, Greg Skomal, a State Marine Fisheries employee and the go-to guy for media inquiries about Cape Cod's growing great white population, gave a public presentation in my town. A few months earlier, he'd shot a Discovery special about those sharks. "I could get in a lot of trouble for showing this," he said, then treated us to some great footage of an 18-footer rolling on top of Skomal's cage.

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Clem, I am not arguing the possibility, only the if anything was shown OPENLY, one of the four (two being staff) would have mentioned it, even if only as a teaser. That does not rule out a semi-private showing that they could have missed.
 

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I ain't arguin' nothin.' Just pointing out that Steve and Ku aren't the only marine biologists frustrated by Discovery's hoarding tendencies.

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LOL, argue was a bad choice of words, my bad.

Keeping it under wraps until they get around to presenting (they DID pay for it and DID plan over an extended period to get the results) bothers me less than what they present. From some of the docos we have watched and seen obvious reuse in multiple expeditions (not just Discovery) it seems that the get a lot of very good film but then cut it up so badly that you only get glimpses of what you want to see and it is disjoint. As a viewer, I find it frustrating. I am sure they do studies on attention span but I can't believe that they would not get better viewing with more complete exposure.
 

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DWhatley;195202 said:
I can't believe he showed it openly as one of our members would have seen it. I asked GPO87 to comment but it appears he is ignoring me (or just has not seen the request :roll:
WOW! Sometimes... I completely miss threads until weeks later. Sorry D. There was no secret video leaked at CIAC as far as I know. The video Ku showed was one about flying squid (which I mentioned in my review). Believe me, I would have let you know if I had seen something that amazing!
 

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Couldn't Nippon and Discovery sue him for pre-screening footage anyways? I'm sure they all had to sign NDA's. (NDA specifically geared towards the visual part, not the commentary part)
 

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I was lucky enough to stumble over a high quality video on YouTube that was very briefly hosted last night - I'm afraid it has been pulled for some reason so I can't share it. However what I saw was astounding - you will all love it when you get to see it. Architeuthis has grace and beauty, it looks simply beautiful as it pulls away.
 

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I saw it too Phil, "astounding" is a good description! It didn't take them long to pull it!
 

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Nope, that's not the video. What I saw was twice as long and was a proper high quality news report in Japanese, not filmed from a phone. It showed close ups of the head of Architeuthis drifting and moving its arms slowly and had a lovely shot of the squid disengaging and swimming up and away. I think the posting of it on YouTube may have been a mistake, but who knows? I expect it will shortly resurface, pardon the slight marine pun.
 

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I doubt if we'll get to see it before the documentary premieres on the 27th to be honest. Expect Discovery want to keep it all under wraps so as many people as possible tune in. They were very lucky so few people saw or even copied what was briefly hosted. We'll see.
 

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