Dived Up has released a new book that offers techniques for underwater image makers using GoPro, Paralenz, and Sealife style action cameras. Written by Jeff Goodman, the book concludes with two exercises that offer an opportunity to put the theory into practice.
The Action Camera Underwater Video Basics book is available now, priced at £20.
Action Camera Underwater Video Basics
The Essential Guide to Making Underwater Films | by Jeff Goodman, Foreword Kip Evans
Avoid common mistakes and make great underwater videos. A lifetime of knowledge in one handy book full of stunning images shot with a small action camera.
Action Camera Underwater Video Basics show how to capture fantastic video and turn it into engaging sequences. Small cameras such as those made by GoPro, SeaLife, and Paralenz are well-established in both the amateur and professional markets. Their size, quality, and low cost make them highly desirable. They are easy to use, even for the most non-technical people, but they have more depth to them than one might first imagine. Award-winning underwater cameraman Jeff Goodman shows how versatile they can be and how to get the best out of them.
The book looks at important camera features and cuts through the dizzying array of equipment choices. Homing in on what is useful for underwater videoing, Jeff provides the vital background knowledge needed to achieve stunning results, again and again. He discusses the mistakes that many budding filmmakers make and shows how to construct meaningful video sequences which will keep the viewer interested. He introduces us to the editing process and reveals his basic technique for continued success.
There is even a guide to taking better stills, both in the water and later from the video which has been shot. The book concludes with two exercises that put the theory into practice. Technology moves on at a pace, but some things always remain true. Nowadays shooting exclusively with tiny action cameras, Jeff shares his knowledge from a lifetime of work on prestigious filming projects.
About the author
Jeff Goodman is an award-winning cameraman and director experienced in wildlife, underwater, aerial and sound sync lighting camera work. Jeff has traveled the world filming in a variety of environments while working for the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, and many other international production companies.
Release 26 October 2021 | RRP £20 | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-909455-44-3 | 192 pages | 210 x 148 mm (A5)
Available now from Divedup.com, online and from retailers.