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SimonSpear

Member Since 10 Sep 2005
Offline Last Active Jan 15 2015 03:13 PM
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In Topic: Maldives Kuredu in May -15

13 January 2015 - 05:28 PM

The Kuredu does have macro sites, but I'd generally say it is stronger for WA.

The dive shop there isn't particularly 'hard core' so as long as you are happy doing a single dive am/pm you'll be ok. Last time we were there they kept the 2 tank boat list under the counter and you really had to give them a hard time before they would send a boat out. All very very bizarre and definitely more suited to a tourist who wants to do an odd dive rather than a full 'dive trip'.

Still the Maldives is great for life. Enjoy!

In Topic: Diving Blue Heron Bridge in October; Advice???

13 January 2015 - 05:20 PM

Does anyone have a recommendation on a guide? I'm going to be in Florida next month and just may be able to fit a dive in here finally!

In Topic: Looking for recommendations for video tuition

27 September 2014 - 02:35 AM

My tips would be:

Dive and film as much as you possibly can. Edit & review to improve your skills and then do it all again! Nothing substitutes for practise. I've never done it but working as a resort pro for at least a couple of years is probably the best training you could wish for.

Listen and learn from everyone and then find out what works best for you. There are lots of approaches and methods to experiment with.

Don't confuse 'gearheads' with very little practical ability to people who really know what they are talking about! Basically always look at someone's work before you take what they say for granted...

There are very few people in the world who make their entire living from filming underwater exclusively for broadcast. Most will have some form of supplemental income from other types of filming or from other types of work/businesses.

Oh and don't forget to have an amazing life doing what you love!! :)

In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

23 July 2014 - 01:45 PM

This clip was straight from the camera.  The codec is pretty robust so I'm sure you could make the turtle pink with green spots if you know how to do it, but why would you want to make it look like your eyes see?  If you want that there are plenty of less expensive cameras that can do it!


In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

23 July 2014 - 03:51 AM

Some 4K underwater footage from the GH4.  
 
This was uploaded overnight on the slow hotel wifi so it is a bit short, but still I'm very impressed (obviously for the best quality playback select the 4K option, but some computers won't be able to handle it).