Links to really well edited underwater videos? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Under Water, Over Land

Under Water, Over Land
Tools & Techniques for Nature, Outdoors, Wildlife & Underwater Videography.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 24th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 496
Links to really well edited underwater videos?

Many divers like to grab their Underwater HD cams and go travel to some exotic place and get some spectacular footage of really bizarre critters and get some resort footage in while they are at it. Sound familiar? ;)

But when it comes to editing style, I don't see anything in the way of good formatting or editing for story telling.

We used to get "Diver's Down" with Mark Stanton which was on some sort of outdoor channel network. He travels all over, interviewing resort owners and others and puts it into a low budget piece, but always appealing in some way.

I really wish I could still get that programming as now I would appreciate dissecting the shot selection and editing style, something that would come easy to film school types but not the rest.

Can anyone recommend some links to some dive travel videos that have really good shot selection and editing styles?
__________________
Dave -
Dave Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: McBride BC Canada
Posts: 98
Dave, I've done a fair amount of underwater filming of the Chinook salmon for my 90 minute movie "Journey Home of the Chinook Salmon". It is the first in the world film on the returning Chinook salmon from the Pacific Ocean that took 8 spawning seasons to complete. This year at the International Wildlife Film Festival I received a Honourable Mention Award for cinematography for it. Check it out at my website, Canadian Wildlife Productions: Grizzly Bears, Bighorm Sheep in Alberta & BC Rockies DVD Videos .

Leon Lorenz
Canadian Wildlife Productions: Grizzly Bears, Bighorm Sheep in Alberta & BC Rockies DVD Videos
Leon Lorenz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2008, 06:58 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 522
Dave,

I'd recommend Howard Hall's IMAX work, Tom Campbell, Wes Skiles and Jean Michelle Cousteau's Ocean Adventure series and of course the BBC's Blue Planet. All of these are examples of the kind of world class storytelling and editing that we should all aspire to. A little time on Google should put on the right track for samples or places to buy their DVD's.
__________________
"The good thing about science is that it's true whether you believe it or not." Neil deGrasse Tyson http://nautilusproductions.com
Rick L. Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2009, 12:13 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 288
You might find the following link helpful:

Underwater Video Podcasts by DiveFilm.com :: Wetpixel.com

There are a large number of short dive films (a few minutes in length.) Many of these have been presented at the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition, a film festival that has featured serious amateurs and world-renouned professionals (including Chuck Nicklin and Howard Hall). It's a great way to see a lot of styles and approaches to narration, editing, shooting, etc.

Pat
Pat Reddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 496
I missed the San Diego Underwater Film Festival. I have seen Chick Nicklin's work and have had a chance to talk with him in the past. I really enjoyed his Lembeh Straits videos. It shows what can be done with a single chip CMOS camera for those that think they need to pay big $ for a 3 CCD rig.


We're doing dive resort videos to help promote either dive destinations and regions or resorts and the diving to be had there. But I would like to improve on the story lines and editing from the basics we've been doing so far so I am looking for ideas.
__________________
Dave -
Dave Allen is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Under Water, Over Land

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:46 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network