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SimonSpear

Member Since 10 Sep 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 24 2014 01:19 PM
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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).
 

In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

27 June 2014 - 05:07 AM

Yeah the 7D's have now officially retired....

 

The GH4 is already getting ready to go to work tomorrow and I hope it lasts out 5 years like the 7D's did!  We'll hold a ceremony for them sometime - they have been workhorses both above and below water!


In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

26 June 2014 - 08:46 AM

Thanks for posting that example!

Was that as far as you could push it? I had a brief play with some grabs and it looked like there was plenty more colour info even after Vimeo had crunched it up and spat it aback out again.

My GH4 arrives tomorrow - it was about the only one left in stock in the UK!