Doncaster film maker takes the plunge with mermaid film project

AWARD-winning Doncaster film maker and multi media specialist Wayne Sables has taken the plunge into deep waters with his latest project.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 10:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 10:56 am
Capturing mermaids underwater movements as part of Human Aquarium, a project funded by the Arts Council.
Capturing mermaids underwater movements as part of Human Aquarium, a project funded by the Arts Council.

Doncaster-based Wayne is an associate artist at Cast and has joined Yorkshire Life Aquatic for a groundbreaking look at the mysterious world of the mermaid.

Yorkshire Life Aquatic are Lucy Meredith and Zoe Parker, Leeds-based artists with a mutual love of synchronised swimming and mermaids as well as a concern for the state of the oceans and their inhabitants.

They use art and performance to promote positive body image, health and well-being to the public, as well as highlighting environmental issues focusing on the oceans and aquatic mammals.

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Capturing mermaids underwater movements as part of Human Aquarium, a project funded by the Arts Council.

Their water based team, Bramley Mermaids, donned their fish tails and plunged into a special deep tank in Nottinghamshire where Wayne used specialist equipment to capture their underwater movements as part of Human Aquarium, a project funded by the Arts Council.

That film will form the basis of a light installation that can be projected onto buildings using the latest projection mapping techniques.

“This is a fantastic project that will bring together the magic of their performance on film to create a really beautiful piece of work that can play in many different locations,” said Wayne.

“It’s just one more way of demonstrating the many varied approaches to film and the way it can be used to tell stories in exciting new ways.”

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