Underwater videography is much more difficult and strenuous than ‘dry’ videography. An underwater videographer has to overcome many difficulties. One has to deal with unpredictable swells, currents, visibility, floating particles, a lack of natural light and the ever-present threat of leakage of the video-equipment. It takes a lot of effort, luck and courage to be able to surface with useable footage! But there is little so satisfying than succeeding in shooting beautiful underwater images.
Since 2013, when I started shooting underwater video, I never enter the water without my camera anymore. Sometimes I follow a script I’ve written upfront and on other occasions I just shoot footage for possible future use. I use high-end non-linear editing software to finalize my video projects introducing footage, sounds, narration and soundtrack.
Underwater video is one of the resources one can use to show someone the dynamics of the underwater world without actually taking them scuba diving. I keep in mind what Jacques-Yves Cousteau once said: “People only protect what they love”. I hope my videos will help people to start loving the underwater world.