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#1 dewi bungsu

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:51 PM

Yesterday I watched a feature program about shark and the journey to find this particular shark on Animal Planet. Then I realised that I finally find out what i really wanted to do in cinematography, which is being an underwater cinematographer. But I have zero knowledge about what kind of camera or other equipment used in this area, etc.

Could anyone share your knowledge or experiences about underwater cinematography?
Everything about underwater cinematography including schools that maybe specialised in this
area.

thank you, thank you, thank you =)


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#2 Ryan Thomas

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:15 PM

I'm sure the first thing you should probably work on is getting scuba certified, just so you know...you can actually go underwater. I admit I'm not very knowledgeable with the topic at hand, but I do know that the set lighting technicians handbook had a chapter on underwater lighting. It was a nice little intro to it.

Good luck.
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#3 Daniel Porto

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 09:30 PM

I'm sure the first thing you should probably work on is getting scuba certified, just so you know...you can actually go underwater. I admit I'm not very knowledgeable with the topic at hand, but I do know that the set lighting technicians handbook had a chapter on underwater lighting. It was a nice little intro to it.

Good luck.


On Alien Resurrection they actually hired someone who specialized speciacally in underwater photography because it is completely different to being on land. Anyway, on the special edition DVD is there is feature which describes how they accomplished the underwater seqeunce. Perhaps you could watch this feature and personally contact this man and ask him how he got into the business.
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#4 Shubham Kasera

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:58 AM

Yesterday I watched a feature program about shark and the journey to find this particular shark on Animal Planet. Then I realised that I finally find out what i really wanted to do in cinematography, which is being an underwater cinematographer. But I have zero knowledge about what kind of camera or other equipment used in this area, etc.

Could anyone share your knowledge or experiences about underwater cinematography?
Everything about underwater cinematography including schools that maybe specialised in this
area.

thank you, thank you, thank you =)


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hello
i was recently a part of the crew for underwater filming
we shot on 2c arri, 35mm
the crew for underwater cinematography was totally different
they were certified scuba divers
we used hydroflex gear to make the camera go underwater
the lights we used was natural daylight from sun
we also used a few HMI's from over the pool
there were a few other handy kino's which could go underwater
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:05 AM

hello
i was recently a part of the crew for underwater filming
we shot on 2c arri, 35mm
the crew for underwater cinematography was totally different
they were certified scuba divers
we used hydroflex gear to make the camera go underwater
the lights we used was natural daylight from sun
we also used a few HMI's from over the pool
there were a few other handy kino's which could go underwater



wow,,thanks a lot for the information,,that was really helpful..
and i didn't know there is kino that could go underwater.
what is the best time to go underwater to get a good natural
daylight from the sun?
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