Manta Rays at Risk

I just finished this personal project called “Manta Rays at Risk” using photos I took during my holidays in Maldives and Hawaii. The final movie is in 4k and you can download it on vimeo. Mantas have been classified as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They are at particular risk to overfishing because they produce very few young. Many populations have already been depleted by unregulated fishing. I decided to do a short animated film with the help of my friend José using the Project Aware Infographics. My goal is to create awareness on this matter and share this information in a different way. I hope you’ll like the movie and please feel free to share it. Thanks!



Directed by Martin Ureta –
Animation by José Campos –
Produced by –

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A new look for

Those of you who have been visiting would have noticed that the website has changed appearance.

Cameraman Martin Ureta

The main reason for this change is to share more information and diversify the website contents . Above all, I want to start sharing more personal experiences as a cameraman and especially my new challenges and projects. I have added several pages going from workshops to expeditions passing by my new videos and photos portfolios including underwater projects.

Manta Ray - Maldives 2013

Professional interviews and how-to-do videos are still high on my agenda and will always be available.

As always, I truly welcome feedback, comments and ideas, so feel free to chip into discussions and topics!

Many thanks for your visit, support & comments.


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The Power of VIDEO

I created this short motion graphics animated film to show the importance of Online Video for Internet Marketing.

Take a look at this 10 statistics about Online Video Marketing:

1# Each day 100 million Internet users watch an Online Video.
2# 90% of users say that seeing a video about a product is helpful in the decision process.
3# Video was the fastest growing form of ad format in 2012.
4# By the next year video ad spending will increase from $1.97 billion to $5.71 billion.
5# Online Video to make up 86% of Internet Traffic in 2016.
6# Your website is 53% more likely to appear on the FIRST PAGE OF GOOGLE if you have a video on it.
7# Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video compared to 10% when reading it in text.
8# 72 Hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
9#. YouTube averages 4 billion hits each day, and 61% of B2B marketers leverage YouTube to extend the reach of their messaging and brands.
10# Cats are more viral than dogs in video.

Motion Graphics:
Martin Ureta

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Taylor Loughran Showreel

Here is the 2011 Demo Reel of Cinematographer and Cameraman Taylor Loughran.

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You can follow Taylor Loughran on his blog here: and in vimeo here:

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