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RestlessDeviant

Member Since 15 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Jun 03 2013 04:07 AM
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In Topic: Living Colours (Underwater Best Of Video)

22 May 2013 - 02:17 AM

Hi Pete,

 

I've always been really happy with the footage the last years, the colours are very vivid, great white balance and the fathom lens is just a delight ;) But the more other videos I watch now from new pro cameras, its getting painful to my eyes to edit my own footage!

 

I'm still kind of gutted it broke though, I would be very happy to have kept it as a back up kit.  The housing took a knock or something I think, cos for the last 50 or so dives it was leaking, but really minor.  1 or 2 small drips after a dive inside.  I changed all the orings a few times but still leaked.

 

Eventually the back screen packed in... But I still used it for filming with no screen ^^ .... And then the electrics completely went. L&M never replied about a replacement backplate and monitor, but I'm sure it is not going to be worth it.  The housing and lens is locked to such an old camera. :( :(

 

I will upgrade soon to the PMW 200 with Gates so I can get another Fathom SWP lens :)


In Topic: Agency vs agency

19 May 2013 - 03:35 PM

I have some stuff up on Ocean Stock.

 

They charge setup for every 100 mins uploaded with Ocean Stock.  So It pretty much comes on every payment you get, if you upload lots of footage.

 

I don't know if Getty required exclusive, but Ocean Stock does not, but then you get 30% not 50%

 

I'm in the same situation as Simon... The amount of work logging files online... I don't even look at other options, I can't bare to redo all that again.


In Topic: First Place Video - Classic - SEA International 2013

14 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

Wow...

 

Insane close ups and skill with lighting.  Well deserved win

 

Shit... Makes me think about going night diving again! It's been years


In Topic: PADI Pro :: Underwater Cinematography Course

20 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

I think the Koh Tao 'novice teaching a beginner' is a bit harsh  :P

 

I lived in Koh Tao for many years and did a couple of days work once for one of the video companies there.  While there are some stories I have directly heard of awful videographer courses, there are also very good ones there.  I depends what you want to learn.  If you want to learn skills to make a fun video targeted for open water students or that kind of thing then I can't think of a better place to learn then Koh Tao. A working day is filming in the morning and editing in the afternoon ready for sale in the evening.  It's astonishing the quality of video some of them can produce in this time, and you would learn the tricks for this.  It is a great project template to have.  Some have spent years doing it, and you can learn a lot very quickly.  

 

It is also a great environment to practice as well, cos you can likely work there straight after the course.

 

The other tricks/tips for shooting i would imagine you would learn better from a professional course.  There will be advantages to both

 

I suppose its like topside deciding if you wanted to do a course learning to make great wedding videos or making great documentaries.

 

If you need any tips for Koh Tao PM me


In Topic: Coconut Octopus giving birth

10 April 2013 - 08:48 PM

Wow, very nice :)