Learn to Show Others What You See Underwater
Have you ever seen something
underwater that you knew nobody would believe? Want to share your
exploits with your non-diving friends? Motion
imaging allows you to share and document your underwater adventures. The PADI Underwater Videographer
Specialty course shows you how to create videos that are interesting,
entertaining and worth watching again and again.
The PADI Underwater Videographer
Specialty course introduces you to underwater video equipment and
videography fundamentals, such as exposure, focus, shot types, moves,
story line and shot sequencing. It takes you through the post-dive
editing process where you take your raw footage and create an underwater
masterpiece. By the time you complete the course, you’ll have gone
through the entire basic video production process. Course content
includes equipment overview, selection, and maintenance. You also
learn story planning, shot sequencing, and basic editing.
- What are the most common underwater video formats, and what are advantages and disadvantages of each?
- What are six basic features you should look for when choosing a video camera
for underwater use, and why is each option important?
- What six basic features should you consider in an underwater video housing and why?
- What three basic differences should you consider in choosing underwater video lights?
- You will also be able to:
- Identify and demonstrate the operation of video camera functions, such as turning the power on and off, changing batteries and tapes, record/pause, zoom and focus.
- Identify and demonstrate the operation of video camera functions in a housing, such as turning the power on and off, record/pause, zoom and focus.
Prerequisites are Open Water
Diver AND some cold water diving experience. In addition you will
find that your ability to shoot good video also relies on great buoyancy
skills. If your not sure about yours, you might consider taking
the Peak Performance Buoyancy Clinic prior to this class.
Course Cost is
includes all materials (see below), two full class sessions (one
before, one after the dives), and three open water dives. By this point in a divers training it is important that
you are beginning to obtain your own equipment (rentals are available but having your own
gear is preferred). Underwater video equipment is provided for class
use, due to the risk of costly damage to video equipment students will
sign a damage agreement. Adobe Premier Pro software among others is used for
post dive editing.
The Learning Materials Included
HiTek Scuba has put together it's own materials for this
course. It includes information from the user manual of the Light
and Motion video camera housing that you will be using, as well as
information from Sony, and Adobe. It's all designed to enable you
to maximize your learning curve when starting to shoot your own
videos. Since this class is equipment orientated and learning the
equipment is key, we have customized your materials to match.
Of course you're more than welcome to bring and use your own
equipment as well if you prefer.