Underwater Videographer

From AUD $400.00
  • Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
  • Location: South Townsville, QLD
  • Product code: P3GPXG
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Most divers have a desire to bring home the sights and sounds of being underwater. Underwater video makes it possible to save our underwater experiences and share them with others. Shooting underwater video is fun, exciting, and easy to learn. The Underwater Video Diver Course is designed to introduce divers to the equipment, techniques, and procedures needed to plan and shoot underwater video with maximum safety.

Course prerequisites:
  • Open Water Scuba Diver, Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
What you can expect to learn:

The Underwater Video Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Video Equipment
    • Video systems
    • Types of video formats
    • Video cameras
    • Video controls
    • Accessories
  • Underwater Video Housings
    • Types of housings
    • Housing controls
    • Features and benefits
    • Selecting housing
  • Recording Underwater
    • Dive planning
    • Setting the video and dive objective
    • Creating a storyboard
    • Safety concerns
  • Pre-dive Equipment Assembly
    • Setting the camera controls
    • Assembling the system
    • Checking for leaks
  • Video Camera Handling Techniques
    • Using the viewfinder
    • Point and shoot
    • Using a tripod
  • Basic Techniques
    • Shot selection
    • Shot times
    • Putting shots in sequence
    • Approaching marine life
    • Cutting video shots
    • Surface water shots
    • Above water shots
  • Underwater Video Lighting
    • Natural light
    • Artificial light
    • Light systems and power supplies
    • Lights and filters
  • Shooting Video at Night
    • Safety concerns
    • Entries and exits
    • Operating the camcorder and housing controls
    • Approaching marine life at night
  • Editing
    • Fundamentals of editing
    • Required equipment
    • Editing equipment configurations
    • Editing techniques
    • In-camera editing
  • Care and Maintenance
    • After each dive
    • Regular maintenance
    • Periodic maintenance
    • Storing underwater video systems
    • Caring for a flooded video camera/housing
  • Traveling with Underwater Equipment
    • Deciding what equipment to bring
    • Packing the equipment
    • Bringing underwater video equipment on boats
    • Flying with underwater video equipment
    • Renting equipment

 

 Schedule:

Online theory completed at home
Day #1- 6:00am to 5:00pm (Theory Revision, Dives 1 & 2)

Price: $400.00

(Price includes training material, instructor, tanks & weights however does not include trip or camera)