Module 3: Shooting In Different Underwater Environments


4 days (1 day locally and 3 days overseas.)


Please contact us for more upcoming dates. Custom courses can be arranged for your organisation if you have a minimum number.

Price: TBD

Cost of travel and accommodation (Estimated at  S$250) are not included in the course fee and are borne by the participant

Who Should Attend:

Directors, camera operators, DOPs, and producers.


Underwater Imaging Diver, medical clearance.

All participants must have their own underwater video equipment. Diving equipment and lighting rigs will be provided. 

Course Outline:

Just as with different terrains and climatic conditions on land, film-makers will be exposed to varying conditions while shooting underwater. Through an understanding and guided exposure to some of these environments, the film-maker can then adapt competently, with the skills and right equipment, and incorporate these elements to enrich his story. 

In this course, participants will learn:

    • Understand different marine environments for filming

    • Filming in shallow water

        ◦ Crossing the boundary between land and sea

        ◦ Benign conditions

    • Filming in deep water

        ◦ Objectives for filming in deep water

        ◦ Lighting effect in deep water

    • Filming at night

        ◦ Negative space for filming

        ◦ A different look at existing sites

    • Planning and mapping out your underwater working space

    • Specialised equipment for different environments

    • Proper weighting with more filming equipment

    • Hazards from the environment

    • Logistics for filming in marine environment

    • Content generation with awareness of current issues with the ocean, eg marine resource management, shark extinction and coral bleaching.

    • Practice at sea



Edmund has over a decade of experience as an image creator and 15 years’ of scuba diving experience as an instructor, currently holding the rank of IDC Staff Instructor.




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