Shooting with Algenist

Tammy holding and touching a bundle of A. concinna.

Tammy holding and touching a bundle of A. concinna.

Production with Algenist's Tammy Yaiser has come to a successful end.

Tammy experiences the same wave impacts that A. concinna lives through every day.

Tammy experiences the same wave impacts that A. concinna lives through every day.

For her first visit to Hawai'i, Tammy flew into Hilo seeking Ahnfeltia concinna, an alga that is used in cosmetic products and in the manufacturing of biofuels. With assistance from University of Hawai'i at Hilo's marine biology department, our team tracked down this turbulence-loving seaweed in the rough intertidal zones along Hawai'i's Keaukaha coastline.

After a beautiful SCUBA dive with turtles and a very wet, yet successful search for algae, Tammy returned home to New Jersey. Tammy will use the video I took of her journey and her hands-on experience with A. concinna to talk on QTV some time this year.

To see more photos from this production and read about others by Alexander Finden Cinematography, navigate to my Filmmaking page.