With summer and the holidays upon us, we thought what better time to share a few tips on how to get the most from your underwater footage.
With summer and the holidays upon us, we thought what better time to share a few tips on how to get the most from your underwater footage. Now, you might be shooting with a GoPro or another type of underwater camera, it doesnt really matter as the principals are the same. Watch as we join Rob Nelson, a biologist, filmmaker and Emmy award winning television personality to see what you can do to step up your underwater video footage.
“Here are a handful of tips that I give to new underwater filmmakers. While I don’t work as a full time UW cameraman now, I did start as an underwater camera-guru in 1997. Since then, I became a marine biologist and later went into UW filmmaking and even later terrestrial storytelling. This type of filmmaking isn’t rocket science and while things get more difficult with the more complicated rigs, there are some things that never change.
I really feel that these are basic techniques that everyone that shoots video underwater with even a GoPro or higher should be doing. In this case, I won’t be getting into the technical aspects of lights, giant dome ports, etc. JUST basics. In fact, if everyone that shot with us could at least get these things down, we’d end up with great footage.”
More about Rob – He is a regular contributor to the Science Channel documentary series What on Earth? He also became the host and participating researcher of the new Science Channel documentary series Secrets of the Underground, which seeks to answer new as well as long-held legendary mysteries that lie beneath the surfaces of streets, buildings, earth, salt and fresh water, etc.