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#1 Dean Babis

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 08:46 AM

i like to start underwater cinematography i have linence from Padi.Open water diver. am trying to get tha advanced in video operating under water what other linence exist?>???
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:11 PM

You might want to contact Hydroflex or Pace Technologies - both are underwater equipment vendors. They should be able to steer you in the right direction of who to talk to.
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:32 PM

You can get certified by PADI in anything you want as long as you pay. Night Diving might be another good course. Cause thats whenn all the really cool creatures come out anyways.
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:44 PM

PADI does offer a specialty dive course in underwater photography and videography. You might want to contact PADI and see what they say. They also offers a National Geographic course which might also be worth looking into.
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 05:18 PM

PADI does offer a specialty dive course in underwater photography and videography. You might want to contact PADI and see what they say. They also offers a National Geographic course which might also be worth looking into.



i dont now about national geographic thats nice.this linence of underwater videography you can use and film or only video???
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:48 PM

i dont now about national geographic thats nice.this linence of underwater videography you can use and film or only video???


It doesn't actually license you to do anything. It is a specialty course.. if I remember correctly, the completion of 3 specialty courses upgrades you from Open Water to Advanced Open Water.

The course is more about general issues with underwater shooting, and training to help you with your buoyancy and task management and related issues. It isn't specifically about either film or video... the issues it addresses transcend that divide. :)
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:44 PM

this linence of underwater videography you can use and film or only video???


The certification will teach you how to use a video camera underwater which is a translatable skill to a film camera. Truth is you should take as many of these courses as you can since any underwater work can be hazardous and if you plan on specializing in this field you need the knowledge most of these courses offer. For example, the Wreck Diver course will help you stay safe in an underwater set or the Equipment Specialist will get you the training to use the right equipment for a given shot that's required. As for the lighting and camera operation portion, that'll come from experience and discussions with other like professionals. No one is teaching this per say although you can get some training through the camera local (Local 600) who offer workshops from time to time as well as other associations like the Digital Cinema Society (DCS) and the Society of Camera Operators (SOC). The DCS had a talk on the subject a few months ago and streaming footage from that event is available on their website but you need to be a member to access it.
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:12 AM

The certification will teach you how to use a video camera underwater which is a translatable skill to a film camera. Truth is you should take as many of these courses as you can since any underwater work can be hazardous and if you plan on specializing in this field you need the knowledge most of these courses offer. For example, the Wreck Diver course will help you stay safe in an underwater set or the Equipment Specialist will get you the training to use the right equipment for a given shot that's required. As for the lighting and camera operation portion, that'll come from experience and discussions with other like professionals. No one is teaching this per say although you can get some training through the camera local (Local 600) who offer workshops from time to time as well as other associations like the Digital Cinema Society (DCS) and the Society of Camera Operators (SOC). The DCS had a talk on the subject a few months ago and streaming footage from that event is available on their website but you need to be a member to access it.



Thnx Eric you were very helpfull i will start check all those right now
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