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Federal Judge Grants Motion for Reconsideration in Allen v. Cooper

On August 18, 2021 Judge Terrence W. Boyle ruled that Frederick Allen of Nautilus Productions can continue his lawsuit against the state of North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. In 2015, according to a complaint filed in Federal court, North Carolina pirated footage of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Then North Carolina passed “Blackbeard’s Law” to justify that misuse.

Rick Allen at the U.S. Supreme Court

According to Judge Boyle’s ruling, ‘The Court has determined that [United States v.] Georgia serves as a valid basis for plaintiffs to bring their constitutional claims, and plaintiffs will have the opportunity to show that defendants have intentionally deprived their intellectual property without adequate state remedies to provide due process of law in an amended complaint. Plaintiffs may amend their complaint to buttress their allegations of “a modern form of piracy.”’

“We look forward to continuing our fight to protect the intellectual property rights of all writers, musicians, filmmakers, software developers and other creators against misuse by North Carolina and other state entities. Under current U.S. law states and state entities can sue others for copyright infringement and damages. However, U.S. citizens and corporations are legally barred from suing states or state entities for those very same copyright infringements or for damages!” Allen responded.

Nautilus Productions on Shark Week 2021!

Check out “Ninja Sharks 2: Mutants Rising” on the Discovery Channel Friday, July 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Nautilus Productions provided stock footage of North Carolina’s Sand Tigers for the documentary. You can see more of our extensive stock footage collection here.

7/10/21

Holding States Accountable for Copyright Piracy

States continue to benefit from copyright protections, but they avoid accountability for their own copyright infringement.  As made clear by the legal briefs submitted in the case before the Supreme Court, as well as by comments recently submitted in response to the ongoing Copyright Office sovereign immunity study, the problem of states routinely ignoring the property rights protected by federal law is widespread and significant. READ WHITE PAPER


The Ocean Lost A Legend Today

My dear friend, colleague and beloved mentor, Bill Lovin, passed away quietly in his sleep last night. The ravages of Parkinson’s finally sent him on his last dive.

To say that Bill was one of the most generous, kind and talented people I know would be an understatement. He took me under his prodigious wing decades ago and we have been fast friends ever since. He was always quick to share advice, equipment and work with a young underwater filmmaker following in the steps of a man who was the first to document on film the amazing shipwrecks lying off the North Carolina coast. He introduced me to the big boys in the dive world and taught me that all food was great but Mexican food was the best. Every Thanksgiving for 25 years he and Jovita joined Cindy and I and our family for a raucous dinner and celebration.

In the dive community he is legend. And my heart is broken.

In his last years Bill and Jovita worked tirelessly to move his amazing underwater film library online. Oceanarchives.com (https://oceanarchives.com/) was their gift to students and educators and is intended to be a free resource for all lovers of our water planet going forward. Through his work, his legacy and his name, his spirit will live with all of us who were touched by this amazing man and friend.

Fair winds and following seas Bill . . . I will carry you and Jovita with me always.

 5/5/21

Fouryouth Productions gets creative with virtual STEM programming!

The most exciting program was an eight-week virtual forensics mystery case. The first case, “The Case of Blackbeard’s Missing Treasure,” featured guest Rick Allen, the underwater videographer for the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck project. READ MORE

12/18/20


Blackbeard & Nautilus Productions on the Smithsonian Channel!
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Sunday Sept. 20th & Tuesday Sept 29th follow nautical archaeologists and historians in their search for Blackbeard’s ship and the truth behind its sinking. Nautilus Productions provided stock footage from the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project for this episode. Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, was once the most feared vessel ever to sail the high seas. In June 1718, she sank off the North Carolina coast, bringing an end to her six-month reign of terror. (“Secrets Unlocked” Blackbeard’s Ship – Season 1, Episode 29)

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#artsandentertainment #piracy #northcarolina #shipwreck #shipwrecklaw #maritimeheritage #Pirates #NautilusProductions #Blackbeard #Documentary #StockFootage #Privateer #Archaeology #EdwardThache #copyright #QueenAnnesRevenge #McCrory #FriendsofQAR #NCDNCR #BlackbeardsLaw #NCFilm #Blackbeard300 #IntellectualProperty #lawsuit #SovereignImmunity #SCOTUS #SupremeCourt #SmithsonianChannel

9/19/20


NWF Webcast for Shark Week!

Nautilus Productions’ Rick Allen had the great pleasure of chatting with Naturalist David Mizejewski during the National Wildlife Foundation’s webcast for Shark Week! The 30 minute webcast is all about a behind the scenes look at the fin-tastic world of filming sharks.

8/14/20

#NautilusProductions #RickAllen #sharks #SandTiger #Video #StockFootage #StockVideo #StockFootage #NWF


Has A State Infringed Your Copyright?!

Help us, help Congress, change the law to prevent State infringement of your copyrighted material! The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a public study to determine the extent to which copyright owners are experiencing infringement by states without adequate remedies under state law. And we need your input! Comment here – https://www.copyright.gov/policy/state-sovereign-immunity/

#Copyright #IntellectualProperty #Piracy #SovereignImmunity #States #CRCA


World Oceans Day 2020

In honor of World Oceans Day 2020 Nautilus Productions brings you some of our favorite denizens of the deep! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0R3sWpc1dk&list=PLkLgCneHO-s-pjncqavNJBW4IGGr9Dkmc

#NautilusProductions #StockFootage #StockVideo #Sharks #Shipwrecks #MarineLife #Wreck #Reef


USPTO & Copyright Office to Take on Sovereign Immunity in Copyright

On April 28, 2020, in the wake of the disastrous Supreme Court decision against copyright holders in Allen v. Cooper, Senators Thom Tillis (R) and Patrick Leahy (D) have called for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office to “advise on the pervasiveness and prevalence of States’ infringements of copyrights.” The letters state that, “The Supreme Court’s ruling last month in Allen v. Cooper created a situation in which copyright owners are without remedy if a State infringes their copyright and claims State sovereign immunity under the Eleventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”

Letter to USCO on state sovereign immunity

Letter to PTO on state sovereign immunity

Sovereign Immunity Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment


U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Copyright Holders Without Remedy!

March 23, 2020: The United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Nautilus Productions cannot pursue its copyright lawsuit against the state of North Carolina.  Justice Kagan wrote for the Court that the Court’s 1999 decision in Florida Prepaid Postsecondary Education Expense Board v. College Savings Bank, which invalidated the federal statute that sought to hold States monetarily liable for patent infringement, “all but prewrote” this decision by the Court. In a separate concurrence, Justice Clarence Thomas questioned “whether copyrights are property within the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.”  Justice Breyer, joined by Justice Ginsburg, lamented that “something is amiss” in the Court’s prior precedents, while nonetheless agreeing that they control and therefore concurring in the judgment.

Nautilus, the official videographer of Blackbeard’s pirate ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge, brought suit at the end of 2015 alleging the defendants made illegal copies of Nautilus’s videography, and then persuaded the legislature to pass an extraordinary law – now known as “Blackbeard’s Law” – in an attempt to justify pirating decades of work created by Nautilus.

Nautilus owner, Rick Allen, stated, “Today, under this Supreme Court ruling, writers, software developers, composers, film-makers and other creators, just like me, cannot avail themselves of the protection Congress gave them from copyright infringement by states. We are saddened by the court’s decision. The state of North Carolina routinely and vigorously enforces its own copyrights, yet simultaneously hides behind sovereign immunity when it violates the intellectual property rights of its own citizens. The Constitution and Congress of the United States of America call for a different result.  The Constitution expressly grants copyright holders ‘the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries, and Congress expressly provided for States to be liable when they infringe those exclusive rights.”

“Going forward Nautilus will be evaluating all of its options.” said Allen.

This lawsuit arises out of the retrieval of Blackbeard’s pirate ship. According to the complaint filed in the case, the defendants were not content to use the videography as agreed and began making unauthorized copies, covering up their misconduct and passing and amending legislation to protect their copyright infringements. Defendants in addition to the Governor and the State include employees of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge non-profit. The Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge dissolved their corporation after the lawsuit was filed and are being defended by their insurance carrier.

Since 1998, Nautilus Productions has been the official video crew for the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project. Nautilus Productions has spent almost 20 years diving on the pirate shipwreck in dangerous conditions and documented archaeological activities and the recovery of artifacts from Blackbeard’s infamous shipwreck for the benefit of, and at zero cost to, the taxpayers of North Carolina.

The shipwreck was discovered in 1996 by Intersal Inc., which has filed a separate lawsuit against North Carolina and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge that continues in state business court.

3/23/20


DIVELOG – Stuck at home & need an underwater fix?

The DIVELOG nautical web series focuses on sharks, shipwrecks, underwater archaeology, history, biology, marine life, scuba diving and undersea research. WATCH THE VIDEOS

3/17/20


New Nautilus 4K Underwater Stock Footage!

Nautilus Productions LLC has uploaded 2 hours of new 4K UHD footage of Atlantic & Caribbean marine life. Sharks, turtles, octopus, eels & more in our video library.

#artsandentertainment #northcarolina #shipwreck #maritimeheritage #NautilusProductions #Documentary #StockFootage #StockVideo #shark #SandTiger #NurseShark #SeaTurtle #Eel #StingRay

1/25/20


Ocean Archives Launches Free Media Resource for Teachers & Students

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Dear friend, mentor & colleague Bill Lovin of Marine Grafics has launched Ocean Archives to make his library of ocean video easily accessible and free for educators and students for their own projects. For more than 40 years, Lovin has filmed the oceans of our planet in order to share his wonder and knowledge with others. This archive is the culmination of that work. Go to Ocean Archives

 


Survey Shows Quinn Emanuel is the Most Feared Law Firm in the World!

Quinn Emanuel is the one law firm in the world that major companies least want to see as opposing counsel. Top legal decision makers at over 300 organizations with more than $1 billion in annual revenue were interviewed by leading independent research provider BTI Consulting Group for its Litigation Outlook 2020. Those interviewed were asked to name the law firm they least wanted to see as opposing counsel. Quinn Emanuel ranked number one as the most feared. Quinn Emanuel represents Nautilus Productions in its copyright lawsuit against the state of North Carolina in the U.S. Supreme Court, Allen v. Cooper #18-877.

 

United States Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Allen v. Cooper

Rick Allen at the U.S. Supreme Court

November 5, 2019: In what may be the most important copyright case in decades, the court heard oral arguments in Allen v. Cooper. In 2015, according to a complaint filed in federal court, North Carolina pirated footage of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Then North Carolina passed “Blackbeard’s Law” to justify that misuse. Rick Allen of Nautilus Productions has taken his case to the Supreme Court of the United States. The issue is whether Congress validly abrogated state sovereign immunity via the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act in providing remedies for authors of original expression whose federal copyrights are infringed by states. North Carolina maintains that sovereign immunity prevents it from being held liable for damages, as other copyright infringers would be. “States can hold copyrights. They can be copyright holders. And they can sue anybody in the world for infringement,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said during arguments. “There’s something unseemly about a state saying, yes, we can hold copyrights and we can hold infringers to account to us, but we can infringe to our heart’s content and be immune from any compensatory damages.”

A ruling in the case is expected in May or June of 2020.


13 Amici Filed with SCOTUS Supporting Nautilus’ Blackbeard Copyright Lawsuit

A total of thirteen briefs were filed Tuesday with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Rick Allen and Nautilus Productions in their case against the State of North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge nonprofit, captioned Allen v. Cooper (No. 18-877).

These briefs were authored or joined by dozens of legal experts and associations, and thousands of corporations, including; The Chamber of Commerce of the United States & The Copyright Alliance, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (The Wall Street Journal), Oracle America, Inc., Recording Industry Association of America, American Association of Independent Music, and National Music Publishers’ Association, The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, The Association of  the Bar of the City of New York, Software & Information Industry Association, Washington Legal Foundation, American Society of Media Photographers, National Press Photographers Association, Public Law Scholars, Ralph Oman (former U.S. Register of Copyrights), Law Professors, and the Constitutional Accountability Center. No briefs were filed in support of the State of North Carolina.

“The Petitioners are gratified to see this broad, distinguished coalition joining voice to support reversal of the 4th Circuit ruling.  Together these amici underline the depth and breadth of the concerns that led Congress to enact the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act (CRCA) so that States could properly be held liable for their mounting copyright infringement.”

In 2015, according to the complaint filed in Federal court, North Carolina pirated footage of Blackbeard flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Then North Carolina passed “Blackbeard’s Law” to justify that piracy. Rick Allen of Nautilus Productions is the victim of that piracy and is taking his case to the Supreme Court of the United States. The issue, whether Congress validly abrogated state sovereign immunity via the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act in providing remedies for authors of original expression whose federal copyrights are infringed by states. North Carolina claims it has sovereign immunity in copyright and therefore is above the law and cannot be sued.

9/14/19


U.S. Supreme Court Sets Date for Blackbeard Case

The Supreme Court of the United States has scheduled Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 for oral arguments in Allen v. Cooper. Nautilus Productions is suing to overturn North Carolina’s ‘Blackbeard’s Law,’ which usurps Nautilus’ copyright on photos and videos of the wreck of Blackbeard’s pirate ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The ruling could have a far-reaching effect, with a ruling in favor of North Carolina essentially paving the way for states and state employees to infringe upon intellectual property rights without fear of legal penalties.

7/8/19


‘A hand for Rick’: Underwater videographer Rick Allen overcomes near fatal accident

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Underwater videographer Rick Allen was nearly killed when an oxygen tank exploded at his home. A wide circle of friends cheered him to recovery. “Don’t worry about getting back in the water. Swimming in circles is not so bad… I should know; that’s what my daughters told me when I had my knee replaced,” one blogger commented. It was a reference to Allen’s love of the ocean, where he makes a living as a videographer and filmmaker. Since about 1998, he has been documenting the archaeological reclamation of the pirate Blackbeard’s shipwreck, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. READ THE STORY

10/30/2011


United States Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Blackbeard Copyright Case

Modern Day Piracy on the Queen Anne’s Revenge

In 2015, according to a complaint filed in federal court, North Carolina pirated footage of Blackbeard flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Then North Carolina passed “Blackbeard’s Law” to justify that misuse. Rick Allen of Nautilus Productions is now taking his case to the Supreme Court of the United States. The issue is whether Congress validly abrogated state sovereign immunity via the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act in providing remedies for authors of original expression whose federal copyrights are infringed by states. North Carolina maintains that sovereign immunity prevents it from being held liable for damages, as other copyright infringers would be.

Nautilus owner, Rick Allen, stated, “We are obviously gratified that the United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear our case. The Constitution of the United States of America expressly empowers Congress to grant copyright holders ‘the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.’ We look forward to making our case to the Supreme Court as to why it was within Congress’s constitutional authority to hold states liable for their acts of copyright infringement.”

Since 1998, Nautilus Productions has been the official video crew for the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project. Nautilus Productions has documented almost two decades of archaeological activities and the recovery of artifacts from Blackbeard’s infamous shipwreck for the benefit of, and at zero cost to, the taxpayers of North Carolina.

The shipwreck was discovered in 1996 by Intersal Inc., which has filed a separate breach of contract lawsuit against North Carolina and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge. That case was heard last month by the North Carolina Supreme Court and awaits a ruling. The state of North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge non-profit, which dissolved their corporation after the lawsuit was filed, are also defendants in that lawsuit.

Nautilus Productions LLC & Rick Allen originally filed the lawsuit, Allen v. Cooper, on December 1, 2015. Oral arguments are scheduled for November 5th in Washington, D.C. The case is listed with the Supreme Court of the United States as No. 18-877.

Nautilus Productions LLC is represented by Derek Shaffer and Todd Anten of Quinn Emanuel, Susan Freya Olive and David McKenzie of Olive and Olive, P.A. and Joe Poe of the Poe Law Firm, PLLC.


Blackbeard’s Shipwreck And The Hook

NPR’s Dick Gordon speaks with longtime diver Rick Allen, the underwater videographer of the 18th-century Blackbeard‘s pirate ship, about losing his arm in an accident and then being fitted with an iron arm and hand that he now dives with. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

10/24/12


Three Amici Supporting Nautilus Productions Filed in Supreme Court!

Three amicus curiae briefs supporting Nautilus Productions in Allen v. Cooper were filed yesterday with the United States Supreme Court. The briefs were penned by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Ralph Oman (former Registrar of Copyrights) and David Nimmer, Earnest Young & Michael Bynum. On December 1, 2015, the videographers who have spent almost two decades documenting the retrieval of Blackbeard’s pirate ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) filed a Federal lawsuit against Gov. Pat McCrory, the State of North Carolina, and others, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The lawsuit filed by Nautilus Productions, LLC and its owner Rick Allen alleges that the recently passed “Blackbeard’s Law” is unconstitutional, and that the defendants have infringed copyrights owned and licensed by Allen and Nautilus, violated other federal laws, and engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices. Quinn Emanuel, Olive & Olive and Poe Law represent Nautilus Productions LLC in copyright litigation against the state of North Carolina, the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, its employees and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge nonprofit. Read SCOTUS Filings

2/8/19

#Pirates #NautilusProductions #Blackbeard #Documentary #StockFootage #Shipwreck #Privateer #Archaeology #EdwardThache #copyright #QueenAnnesRevenge #McCrory #FriendsofQAR #NCDNCR #BlackbeardsLaw #NCFilm #Blackbeard300 #Tricentennial #IntellectualProperty #lawsuit #Piracy #SovereignImmunity #SCOTUS #SupremeCourt


Quinn Emanuel Once Again Named to the “Fearsome Foursome!”

Law360 has once again named Quinn Emanuel as one of the four firms general counsel “view as the most fearsomely competent litigators and the ones they least wish to see on the other side of the table.” The 2018 “Fearsome Foursome” were selected based on BTI Consulting Group’s recent survey, which conducted over 350 phone interviews with General Counsel, Chief Legal Officers, and other legal decisionmakers at companies with at least $1 billion in U.S. revenue. The publication recognizes firms that are admired by both clients and peers, yet “strike the utmost fear into the hearts” of adversaries. This is the fifth time Quinn Emanuel has been named to the “Fearsome Foursome.” Quinn Emanuel, Olive & Olive and Poe Law represent Nautilus Productions LLC in copyright litigation against the state of North Carolina, the NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources, its employees and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge nonprofit. A petition for Writ of Certiorari has been filed with the United States Supreme Court.  (Allen v. Cooper)

 11/29/18


Nautilus Productions & Blackbeard on BBC – Radio Bristol!

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Nautilus Productions LLC‘s Rick Allen proudly contributed to the BBC’s radio documentary about the infamous pirate Blackbeard on the 300th anniversary of his death. The program begins at the 4:00 min. mark, our contribution begins at 48:54. The Blackbeard story is narrated by Bristol born Pirates of the Caribbean actor Kevin McNally and features historian Baylus Brooks.

11/23/18

#Pirates #NautilusProductions #Blackbeard #Documentary #StockFootage #Shipwreck #Privateer #Archaeology #EdwardThache #copyright #QueenAnnesRevenge #McCrory #FriendsofQAR #NCDNCR #BlackbeardsLaw #NCFilm #Blackbeard300 #Tricentennial #IntellectualProperty #lawsuit #Blogbeard #Kurohige #SlaveShip #QAR


Lionfish Stalking Its Prey!

Lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific, but invasive populations are now established along the southeast coast of the U.S., the Caribbean, and in parts of the Gulf of Mexico. Nautilus Productions LLC has added a new online clip of an Atlantic Lionfish stalking and hunting its prey. Non-native species can dramatically affect native ecosystems and local fishing economies. WATCH THE VIDEO

5/22/18

#NautilusProductions #StockFootage #Lionfish #Turkeyfish #InvasiveSpecies #HD #StockVideo #NCFilm


Blackbeard’s Head & Bell Recovery Video Released!

In commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the grounding of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Nautilus Productions has released two new video clips from the project. In 2005 underwater archaeologists on the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project uncovered the ship’s head or toilet from the stern area of the wreck. In 2006 an unmarked bell was recovered. This is the second bell found on the wreck site. Both were sent to the QAR Lab for conservation. For the first time short video excerpts of their recovery can be viewed on Nautilus’ YouTube channel. The complete videos of the recoveries are available for license as part of Nautilus’ nearly two decade long digital record of archaeological efforts on the Queen Anne’s Revenge. WATCH THE VIDEOS

5/5/18


Nautilus Posts New 4K UHD Underwater Stock Footage!

Nautilus Productions has uploaded over a dozen new 4K UHD underwater video clips for license. The new hours of stock footage include whale sharks, turtles, sea lions, octopus, angelfish, skates, lobster, lionfish and more. Locations include the Atlantic, Caribbean & Sea of Cortez. Watch the Clips!

#NautilusProductions #StockFootage #Sharks #Shipwreck #4K #SandTiger #BFDC #Carchariastaurus #NCFilm #Frogfish #Lionfish #Remora #Stingray

1/26/18


Nautilus Adds New Blogs

Nautilus Productions has added two new blogs to it’s media output. ‘Above, Below & Beyond‘ covers sharks, shipwrecks, marine life, stock footage, pirates, Blackbeard, Queen Anne’s Revenge, copyright & more. ‘Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge‘ chronicles the 300th anniversary of the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s exploits in North Carolina. Check us out – more to come!

12/12/17

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Mardi Gras Shipwreck Expedition Videos & DVD Re-released
These re-mastered project videos commemorate the publication of the Society for Historical Archaeology’s Journal, Historical Archaeology Mardi Gras Shipwreck Thematic Issue and the 10 year anniversary of the expedition. A mysterious sinking, a group of dedicated scientists and technicians and a 200 year old shipwreck have all collided in the Gulf of Mexico. Four thousand feet below the choppy seas the remains of a 19th century shipwreck lie in wait and a month long expedition was mounted to uncover her secrets. At the time, this was the deepest underwater archaeological project ever attempted in the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the videos here and order the full 52 min. DVD on AMAZON.
8/14/17

#MardiGrasShipwreck #BOEM#NautilusProductions#GEMS#history#documentary#stockfootage#FPAN#shipwreck#archaeology#Warof1812#expedition#SHA


“Lights, Camera…Shipwreck!? – Multimedia at 4,000 Feet” Published

Nautilus Productions’ videographer Lawrence Taylor documents ROV technicians preparing artifact baskets for their journey to the ocean bottom 4000′ below during production of the documentary, the Mystery Mardi Gras Shipwreck.

Nautilus Productions LLC’s Rick Allen and co-author Kimberly Faulk of Geoscience, Earth & Marine Sciences, Inc. are pleased to announce the publication of “Lights, Camera…Shipwreck!? – Multimedia at 4,000 Feet.” The paper is part of the Society for Historical Archaeology’s Journal, Historical Archaeology Mardi Gras Shipwreck Thematic Issue and is now available online. A short version of the documentary can be viewed here; Mystery Mardi Gras Shipwreck. The journal is entitled, ‘Historical Archaeology’s Special Issue – The Mardi Gras Shipwreck: The Archaeology Of An Early Nineteenth Century Wooden Hulled Sailing Ship.’ (Vol. 51, No. 3, 2017)

New Thematic Issue of Historical Archaeology: The Mardi Gras Shipwreck Project

8/10/17

#MardiGrasShipwreck #BOEM #NautilusProductions #GEMS #history #documentary #stockfootage #FPAN  #shipwreck #archaeology #Warof1812 #expedition #SHA


200,000 Views – For Our Blackbeard Project Video!


Blackbeard the pirate’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, was discovered in 1996 by Intersal, Inc. Join Nautilus Productions LLC & underwater archaeologists from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard Shipwreck Project as they explore the 300 year old wreck site near Beaufort Inlet, NC. Watch the video.


Judge Spikes Attempts to Dismiss Blackbeard’s Lawsuit

Pirates not welcome here! That was the message U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle delivered Thursday, March 23, 2017 to the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR), its employees and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge in response to their motion to dismiss a Federal lawsuit brought by Nautilus Productions. Judge Boyle’s decision allows the lawsuit for copyright infringement and for a declaration of the statute’s invalidity to move forward in Federal court.

3/24/17

Sand Tiger Shark Page Updated!

Nautilus Productions LLC has updated our “retro” Sand Tiger Shark Home Page with current links and information. The site includes shark characteristics, facts, federal protections, links and more.
 
 
2/27/17
 

Blackbeard Project Videos Updated!
Nautilus Productions LLC has added stock footage video clips from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project to our YouTube channel. Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge stock footage playlist.
 
 
 
1/24/17
 

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Working the Slider!
The Nautilus Productions LLC crew fine tuning a dolly shot during field production for our next video for Cape Fear Valley Health System.
This is another in our series of in house and patient education videos.
 
 

#NautilusProductions #VideoProduction #RickAllen #CapeFearValleyHealth

 11/12/16


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KoolProjects Radio Show Appearance!
Nautilus Productions, Rick Allen, had the pleasure of being featured on the KoolProjects Media Inc. radio show hosted by the wonderful Michelle Mollineaux. KoolProjects Radio Show

#Pirates #NautilusProductions #Blackbeard #Documentary #StockFootage #Shipwreck #Privateer #Archaeology #QueenAnnesRevenge #RickAllen #MardiGrasShipwreck

 
10/18/16
 
 

New Nautilus 4K Stock Footage!
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Nautilus Productions LLC has added new sample 4K UHD video clips of North Carolina Sand Tiger sharks, frogfish, remora, lionfish and marine life to our YouTube channel.
8/26/16
 

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Moray Eels in Combat!
Nautilus Productions LLC has added new sample HD clips from our stock footage marine life collection to our Nautilus YouTube channel.

Check out these green moray eels fighting and this sea turtle going about his underwater day or the sample underwater stock footage and video playlist.

#NautilusProductions #StockFootage #MorayEel #BFDC #NCFilm #Reef

8/9/16


Nautilus Productions Adds Drone Capability!

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Through a partnership with Elite AUS, Nautilus Productions has added FAA licensed drone capabilities. Our professionally licensed and insured crew can safely handle your drone video production needs.

 

 

7/27/16


N.C. Photographer Sues State Alleging Copyright Infringement of Shipwreck Images

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The state isn’t talking about theselawsuits publicly. But since Allen filed his suit, a nonprofit set up to raise funds for the state’s QAR project, Friends of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, which is also named in the lawsuits, filed for dissolution in March. Allen filed an amended complaint in March, adding some 80 additional alleged violations of copyright infringement.

Fstoppers Blog –N.C. Photographer Sues State Alleging Copyright Infringement of Shipwreck Images

‪#‎Pirates#‎NautilusProductions‬#‎Blackbeard#‎Documentary#‎StockFootage#‎Shipwreck‬#‎Privateer#‎Archaeology‬‪ #‎EdwardTeach#‎QueenAnnesRevenge#‎McCrory#‎FriendsofQAR#‎NCDNCR‬#‎lawsuit#‎ncpol‬#‎BlackbeardsLaw ‬‪#‎NCFilm#‎QARrrgh#‎Copyright

5/29/2016


Documentary Special Effects!

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Working with Ulf Marquardt of Marquardt Medienproduktion on a documentary about invasive species for WDR German Television. John Wisniewski provided pro lion fish wrangling services during set up for the blue screen shot. Nautilus Productions LLC.

‪#‎NautilusProductions#‎VideoProduction#‎shipwreck#‎sharks#‎lionfish#‎stockfootage#‎documentary‬

5/24/16


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The Ugly

“When the State of North Carolina doesn’t want to pay to license photography, it has a powerful tool at its disposal: The state legislature.”

Common Cents, March 2016, Mark Loundy – Read the Column

‪#‎Pirates#‎NautilusProductions#‎Blackbeard#‎Documentary#‎StockFootage#‎Shipwreck#‎Privateer‬#‎Archaeology#‎EdwardTeach#‎QueenAnnesRevenge#‎McCrory#‎FriendsofQAR#‎NCDNCR#‎lawsuit‬#‎BlackbeardsLaw#‎NPPA#MarkLoundy#‎Copyright

5/7/16


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Blackbeard and the Modern Day Pirates – Copyright Blog

“Blackbeard’s stock in trade was stealing what belonged to others—just like today’s modern copyright pirates. That is what makes the story of Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, (QAR) and the film-maker who filmed the wreck and its recovery efforts, so topical—and ironic.”

Hugh Stephens Blog – Blackbeard and the Modern Day Pirates

#‎NautilusProductions#‎Copyright#IntellectualProperty#‎EdwardTeach#‎QueenAnnesRevenge#‎Pirates#‎Blackbeard#HughStephens

5/2/16


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Nautilus Productions Updates Vimeo Channel

Nautilus Productions LLC has updated our Vimeo channel.

#‎NautilusProductions#‎VideoProduction#‎Documentary#‎StockFootage#‎Photography‬

4/10/16


Business North Carolina Magazine

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Lucky Shot Productions photographer extraordinaire, Cindy Burnham‘s work, is featured in the 35th Anniversary Edition of Business North Carolina magazine. The story, written by Allison Williams, focuses on the town of Wallace in Duplin county.

4/7/16


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“Secrets: Blackbeard’s Ship” Documentary

Airs March 12, 22 & 24 on the Smithsonian Channel. Nautilus Productions LLC is proud to have provided stock footage from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – BlackbeardShipwreck Project for the one hour documentary. Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, was once the most feared vessel ever to sail the high seas. In 1718, she sank off the North Carolina coast, bringing an end to her six-month reign of terror. “Secrets: Blackbeard’s Ship”

‪#‎Pirates ‪#‎NautilusProductions #‎Blackbeard‬ #‎Documentary#‎StockFootage#‎Shipwreck‬ #‎Privateer‬ #‎Archaeology‬ #‎EdwardTeach #‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬

3/9/16


Minc Interiors Installation Videos

The Nautilus Productions crew just completed a cool time lapse video project for the great folks at Minc Interiors of Fayetteville, NC!

‪#‎NautilusProductions #‎VideoProduction ‪#‎MincInteriors#‎FayettevilleNC‬

2/26/16


Cannon Conservation!

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One of the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard guns undergoing the last steps of conservation. It takes 3-5 years for one of Blackbeard’s cannon to go through electrolysis and conservation before it is ready for display. Blackbeard project videos from Nautilus Productions LLC.

#‎Pirates ‪#‎NautilusProductions #‎Blackbeard #‎Documentary#‎StockFootage#‎Shipwreck #‎Privateer‬ #‎Archaeology‬‪ #‎EdwardTeach #‎QueenAnnesRevenge #conservation

2/23/16


Blackbeard’s Bottle!

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Artistry and archaeology meet as a conservator on the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard Shipwreck Project painstakingly records the remains of one of Blackbeard’s bottles. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock video collection.

‪#‎Pirates‬ #‎NautilusProductions#‎Blackbeard‬ #‎Documentary‬ #‎StockFootage #‎Shipwreck‬ #‎Privateer‬ #‎Archaeology ‬‪#‎EdwardTeach #‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ #‎conservation‬

2/16/16


Rodin Exhibit in Fayetteville, NC

“Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime” opens Feb. 11, 2016 at Methodist University’s David McCune International Art Gallery. Nautilus Productions proudly produced the display video and commercial that accompanies the exhibit.

#‎NautilusProductions #‎Art#‎Sculpture‬ #‎MethodistUniversity#‎Rodin‬ #‎VideoProduction‬

2/3/16


Blackbeard’s Gun in Conservation

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One of Blackbeard’s (Edward Teach) many cannon undergoing conservation on the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard Shipwreck Project. Queen Anne’s Revenge Blackbeard Stock Videos from the Nautilus Productions LLC QAR lab videos.

#‎Pirates‬#‎NautilusProductions‬#‎Blackbeard#‎Documentary#‎StockFootage#‎Shipwreck#‎Privateer#‎Archaeology#‎EdwardTeach#‎QueenAnnesRevenge#‎conservation‬

2/2/16


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Nautilus Productions & Office Depot
The Nautilus Productions LLC crew in South Carolina shooting several internal communications pieces for Office Depot.

‪#‎NautilusProductions #‎VideoProduction‬ #‎OfficeDepot‬

1/21/16


Rodin Exhibit Coming to Fayetteville

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The Nautilus Productions LLC crew is busy documenting the installation of the exhibit “Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime,” opening Feb. 11 at Methodist University’s David McCune International Art Gallery. Nautilus Productions is proud to be producing videos to accompany the upcoming exhibit. “Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime” will trace the artistic journey of Auguste Rodin. The exhibit of 17 sculptures and accompanying art valued at more than $2 million will be displayed through May 7 at Methodist’s David McCune International Art Gallery.

 
 
1/14/16

New Blackbeard Underwater Stock Footage Clip

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Nautilus Productions LLC has posted a new underwater video clip of cannon, anchors and the wreck site of the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard shipwreck project. Click here for Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project Gun & Anchor video.

#‎Blackbeard‬ #‎QueenAnnesRevenge#‎NautilusProductions#‎Pirates#‎EdwardTeach #‎Archaeology #‎QARrrgh ‬‪#‎shipwreck #‎Privateer‬

12/29/15


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Nautilus Productions Celebrates 18 Years In Business!

Over the past two decades the Nautilus crew has created programming for ABC, A&E, BBC, CBS, Discovery, ESPN, History Channel, National Geographic, 48 Hours, Lifetime, PBS, TLC, Turner and more. We’ve followed SWAT teams through the door on drug busts, traveled from Cuba to Kazakhstan with the 82nd Airborne, weathered live broadcasts during hurricanes, gone nose to nose with 14 foot Great White sharks, documented the recovery of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge and the Mardi Gras Shipwreck 4000′ below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and so much more.

‪#‎Nautilus Productions#‎Blackbeard#‎Documentary#‎StockFootage‬ #‎Shipwreck#‎Privateer #‎Archaeology#‎Queen Anne’s Revenge

12/19/15


North Carolina Faces Federal Lawsuit Over “Blackbeard’s Law” & Copyright Infringement

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On December 1, 2015, the videographers who have spent almost two decades documenting the retrieval of Blackbeard’s pirate ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, filed a Federal lawsuit against Gov. Pat McCrory, the State of North Carolina, and others, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The lawsuit filed by Nautilus Productions LLC and its owner Rick Allen alleges that the recently passed “Blackbeard’s Law” is unconstitutional, and that the defendants have infringed copyrights owned and licensed by Allen and Nautilus, violated other federal laws, and engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices. Defendants in addition to the Governor and the State include employees of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR), and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge nonprofit.

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Blackbeard’s Hidden Gold: Expedition Unknown

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Nautilus Productions LLC provided underwater Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard stock footage for the Expedition Unknown series. The episode airs this month on the Travel Channel.


Health Video Production

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Just another day at the office for the Nautilus Productions LLC crew. Working on another patient video for Cape Fear Valley Health System.

‪#‎NautilusProductions #‎RickAllen#‎CapeFearValley#‎VideoProduction‬

9/3/15


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Blackbeard’s Basting Spoon!

A silver, cannon-handle of a basting spoon ready to surface from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard project. Video – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project Basting Spoon. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

#‎Blackbeard #‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ #‎NautilusProductions#‎Pirates‬ #‎EdwardTeach #‎Archaeology #‎QARrrgh#‎shipwreck‬

8/25/15


Mapping Blackbeard’s Shipwreck!

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Every artifact gets mapped and tagged before heading to the surface for conservation on the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard Shipwreck Project. Video – Queen Anne’s Revenge Blackbeard Mapping. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

#‎Blackbeard #‎QueenAnnesRevenge#‎NautilusProductions‬ #‎Pirates‬ #‎EdwardTeach#‎Archaeology#‎QARrrgh#‎shipwreck‬

8/18/5


Queen Anne’s Revenge Research Vessel

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A divers eye view of the R/V Shell Point and the archaeology crew of the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard’s Project. Video – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project Video. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

8/12/15


Shark Sunday in the Fayetteville Observer

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Reporter Michael Futch and photographer Cindy Burnham joined Nautilus Productions LLC to document scuba divers who intentionally seek out sharks. Here’s the video; Sand Tigers – On Assignment. And check out the story in Sunday’s Fayetteville Observer.

#‎sharks ‬‪#‎shipwrecks‬‪ #‎NautilusProductions‬‪ #‎RickAllen‬‪ #‎CindyBurnham‬

6/7/15

7/26/15


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Blackbeard’s Artifacts
Sometimes a delicate archaeological instrument like a pneumatic chisel is the only way to free a stubborn cannon from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard Shipwreck Project. Video here – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Cannon Deconcretion . From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬

7/21/15


Blackbeard Video Gets 100,000 Views!

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Nautilus Productions LLC video, Queen Anne’s Revenge Overview, has passed 100,000 views on our YouTube channel. Thank you!

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬

7/15/15


Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Stock Footage

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Nautilus Productions LLC is the exclusive licensor of stock footage & video from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project. For nearly two decades we’ve documented this amazing project. Some sample clips & video here – Queen Anne’s Revenge Blackbeard stock footage. For the full library and/or time code screeners contact us.

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬

7/14/15


Video Production in the ER

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The Nautilus Productions LLC crew spent the day in the Emergency Room at Cape Fear Valley Hospital creating a patient education video. Except for a much needed “Psych Eval” no crew members were harmed in the making of this video.

‪#‎NautilusProductions ‬‪#‎MedicalVideo‬ #‎CapeFearValley‬ ‪#‎VideoProduction‬

7/13/15


NC Shark Attacks

Nice link in the Fayetteville Observer to Nautilus Productions LLC Sand Tiger shark video!

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Locations of 7 shark attacks on N.C. beaches

Eight people have been injured by sharks while swimming at North Carolina beaches in June & July. Here’s a map that shows the locations of the shark attacks.

#‎NautilusProductions #‎SandTiger #‎Shark‬ #‎NC#‎StockFootage

7/1/15


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The Summer of Sharks!
The Nautilus Productions LLC Sand Tiger shark (Carcharius taurus) stock footage collection continues to grow. Visit Nautilus Productions Stock Footage page to learn more. BTW a school, or group, of sharks is called a “shiver.”

‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ #‎StockFootage‬ #‎VideoProduction‬ #‎Sharks #‎SandTiger‬

6/16/15


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Blackbeard’s Depth Finder!
In the 1700’s sailors checked the depth of the water with a sounding weight attached to a knotted line. There are at least three of the cylindrical sounding weights in this image from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard Shipwreck Project. Video here – Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project Sounding Weights. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

‪#‎Blackbeard#‎QueenAnnesRevenge #‎NautilusProductions#‎Pirates‬ #‎EdwardTeach #‎Archaeology #‎QARrrgh‬‪ #‎shipwreck‬

6/16/15


Blackbeard Runs the Queen Anne’s Revenge Aground!

Rick Allen of Nautilus Productions videotapes underwater archaeologist Richard Lawrence uncovering a cannon ball from Blackbeard the Pirate's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.

On this day, June 10th of 1718, Blackbeard the Pirate ran his flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, aground near Beaufort Inlet, NC. This may be the first case of corporate downsizing in the new world. Watch Video – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project. The Queen Anne’s Revenge grounded on a sandbar, cracking her main-mast and severely damaging many of her timbers. Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach) ordered his sloops to throw ropes across the flagship in an attempt to free her but the sloop Adventure also ran aground and both vessels appeared to be damaged beyond repair. Blackbeard then marooned half his crew and escaped to Ocracoke, NC. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock video collection.

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬

6/10/15


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Blackbeard’s Newest Gun!
The 23rd of 31 cannon found on the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard shipwreck site. The new cannon is approximately 56″ long, weighs over 300 lbs and may be a sister to a Swedish gun that was previously recovered. The 31 guns found so far are of Swedish, English and possibly French origins and of different sizes as would be expected with a pirate ship. Video here – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Fall 2014 Week 3. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬

6/9/15


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Blackbeard’s Rum Bottle!
“Such a Day, Rum all out: Our Company somewhat sober: A Damn’d Confusion amongst us! Rogues a plotting; great Talk of Separation. So I look’d sharp for a Prize; such a Day, took one, with a great deal of Liquor on Board, so kept the Company hot, damn’d hot, then all Things went well again.” Edward Teach
Video here – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project Onion Bottle. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬

6/1/15


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Gun Lift!
Archaeologist on the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard Shipwreck Project gives the “OK” to begin raising one of Blackbeard’s cannon. The gun is 5′ long and the yellow lift bag is capable of raising an object weighing 1000 lbs. Video here – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Fall 2014 Week 3. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage library.

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬

5/25/15


Blackbeard Blockades Charleston, SC!

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In May of 1718 Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach) and his flotilla blockaded the port of Charleston (then known as Charles Town), South Carolina. All vessels entering or leaving the port were stopped. One ship he seized called the Crowley was headed for London with a group of prominent citizens on board including Samuel Wragg (a member of the Council of the Province of Carolina). Teach informed Wragg and the prisoners that his fleet required medical supplies from the colonial government of South Carolina, and that if none were forthcoming, all prisoners would be executed, their heads sent to the Governor and all captured ships burnt. Video here – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project Video. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.


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Blackbeard’s Shipwreck Site!
One of our favorite videos as archaeologists dredge & recover artifacts from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard shipwreck site. Video here – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Wreck Site & Flyover. The large anchor and most of the ballast pile have been removed since this video was shot in 2008. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

‪#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬

5/13/15


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Blackbeard’s Treasures!
Each object or concretion recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard shipwreck site offers another clue to the story of the infamous pirate. Video here – Queen Anne’s Revenge Artifact Lift Video. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.


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Pirate Buckle!
A pirate buckle, most likely from Blackbeard’s crew, recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard wreck site. Video here – Blackbeard’s Buckle & Dividers. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.


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Blackbeard’s Anchor!
The view of anchor A2 on the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard shipwreck site as archaeologist work to free a 5′ long cannon hidden behind the fluke. Video here – Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Cannon Deconcretion. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection. The noise on the video is the pneumatic chisel in use.


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Diggin’ Out Blackbeard’s Shipwreck!
Before any artifacts can be recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard shipwreck archaeologists need to dig some holes. Video – Dredging on Queen Anne’s Revenge. A diesel powered pump drives an induction dredge that acts as a giant underwater vacuum cleaner for excavating the site. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬

4/7/15


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“Hamilton’s Journey – Manatees in a New Light”
Nautilus Productions LLC had the great honor & pleasure of shooting part of this film for Marquardt Medienproduktion! So far the film has won the Best Film Story Award at the ‘Water, Sea & the Oceans‘ International Film Festival 2014, First Place, category “Professional,” at the PAF Tachov International Diver’s Festival in the Czek Republic and “Special Prize” & “Highly Commended” diploma at “Matsalu Nature Film Festival” in Estonia!

Manatee Footage – Manatee Parade Crystal River, FL

#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎manatees‬ ‪#‎StockFootage‬

4/1/15


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Blackbeard’s Ballast Pile!
Footage of the main pile with the massive anchor A1 and ballast stones from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard Shipwreck Project. Video – Blackbeard’s Ballast Pile & Anchor. The anchor has since been removed and the pile has been deconstructed and no longer exists in this form. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection.

‪#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck‬ ‪#‎BlackSails‬ #‎StockFootage‬

3/30/15


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Blackbeard’s Medicine Chest!
If you we’re a member of the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard crew there wasn’t a bottle of aspirin waiting on the shelf. Instead the ships surgeon would whip up your medicine in an apothecary mortar. Here’s the video from 2006 when the mortar was found – Blackbeard’s Apothecary Mortar. The pestle was recovered in 2008.

‪#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬ ‪#‎shipwreck  #BlackSails #‎StockFootage‬

3/23/15


Blackbeard’s Shipwreck Recovery!
In June of 1718 Blackbeard the Pirate ran his flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, aground near Beaufort Inlet, NC in what may be the first case of corporate downsizing in the new world. The Queen Anne’s Revenge grounded on a sandbar, cracking her main-mast and severely damaging many of her timbers. Blackbeard ordered his sloops to throw ropes across the flagship in an attempt to free her but the sloop Adventure also ran aground and both vessels appeared to be damaged beyond repair.

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ ‪#‎QARrrgh‬#‎BlackSails‬ #‎StockFootage‬

3/16/15


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Blackbeard’s Crew Hanged!
On this day of March 12, 1719 fourteen of Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard crew members were executed. Two escaped the gallows. One proved that he had participated in the bloody fight with Virginia troops out of necessity and was only a guest at a drinking party on Teach’s ship and not a pirate. The other, Israel Hands, was not present at the fight. He claimed that during a drinking session Teach had shot him in the knee, and that he was still covered by the royal pardon. The remaining 14 pirates were hanged and left to rot in gibbets along Williamsburg’s Capitol Landing Road. Read More!

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ #‎BlackSails‬

3/13/15


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“Secrets: Blackbeard’s Ship” will air March 13 & 14 on the Smithsonian Channel. Nautilus Productions LLC is proud to have provided stock footage from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – Blackbeard Shipwreck Project for the one hour documentary. http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/…/3412161/blackbeards-ship.

#‎Blackbeard‬ ‪#‎QueenAnnesRevenge‬ ‪#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Pirates‬ ‪#‎EdwardTeach‬ ‪#‎Archaeology‬ #‎BlackSails #‎StockFootage‬

3/13/15


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“Mystery Mardi Gras Shipwreck” Available on Amazon Instant Video
http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Mardi-Gras-Ship…/…/ref=sr_1_2….

“A mysterious sinking, a group of dedicated scientists and technicians and a 200 year old shipwreck have all collided in the Gulf of Mexico. Four thousand feet below the choppy seas the remains of a 19th century shipwreck lie in wait and a month long expedition has been mounted to uncover her secrets. This is the deepest underwater archaeological project ever attempted in the Gulf of Mexico. And it’s a race against time to uncover the Mardi Gras shipwreck and solve the mystery.”

#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎MardiGrasShipwreck‬ #‎Archaeology‬ #‎shipwreck

3/13/15


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Stock Image Copyright Law Quick Guide | Licensing Photos, Graphics + Web Images
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Your guide to understanding image copyrights, fair use, copyright free and protected photos. Image copyright rules and licensing stock images may seem complicated, but doesn’t need to be.

US Government Copyright Basics – PDF Download

#‎NautilusProductions‬ ‪#‎Copyright #IntellectualProperty

3/13/15