Thanks very much. Looks like we use the same video housing. Although I'm on an older sony camera and have the standard housing, not the pro version.
Yes, I have been using Light and Motion housings for a while now. This is my first Canon, though, having switched over after having too much trouble color correcting my Sony HC-9. Backscatter suggested going with the Canon over the Sony when I was upgrading. It looks as if you have been able to get your CX550 to work very well, though.
marcw - thanks for the link to Pirhana manufacturing. I contacted them, got an email back very, very quickly even though it was on the weekend. I have purchased a bungee mount from them. If the quality of the mount is as good as their customer service, I'll be very happy.
Wow, amazing work. I really liked the transitions where the artwork morphed into the live animal, or vice versa. I can't even imagine how you did that, but it is a very impressive technique. I generally like your work, but this may be the my favorite of all of the pieces that you've posted here.
This is a very interesting question, and I doubt that you will get a consistent answer - but I am guessing that there will be lots of strong feelings.
I am not really sure where I stand on this question, but I will compare it to similar questions regarding music. I'm of the opinion that most of the major awards (ie Grammies, etc.) are more about commercial success and "popularity" rather than inherent artistic worth. It is, of course, much harder to define and quantify "inherent artistic worth" than it is to do so for number of albums sold, number of social media "likes", etc, which is a lot of why the situation is the way that it is. I would submit that photography, especially underwater photography, is in a similar situation.
That's my opinion, anyway. Now, I'll sit back and watch the fireworks...