PADI Underwater Videographer Scuba Diver Course

 
Course Introduction

Quiet on the set lights, camera, and action. The PADI Underwater Videographer Scuba Diver Course will teach you how to take professional quality underwater videos. There’s nothing cooler than putting together your own movie of your adventures underwater and sharing it with your friends. This is also an excellent way to make extra money and dive for free. There is a constant need for good videographers at many resort locations around the world. Sign up today for PADI Underwater Videographer Scuba Diver Course and put a little spare change in your pocket.

 
 
Course Overview

The purpose of the PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty Course is to familiarize the student with basic underwater video hardware, use, maintenance and diving techniques. The course has four primary goals:
1. Upon completing this program, the student should be able to select an underwater video system based on personal preferences, budget and quality requirements.

2. Upon completing this program, the student should be able to demonstrate safe diving practices while engaged in underwater videography.

3. Upon completing this program, the student should be able to properly set up, maintain and disassemble a video camera, housing and lights.

4. Upon completing this program, the student should be able to edit and produce underwater video that tells a story and demonstrates appropriate basic videography techniques and avoids basic videography errors.

academics

The PADI Underwater Videographer Course begins with independent study and knowledge development of your own equipment. Students will begin by reviewing their operations manual and familiarizing themselves with all the operations of their own video camera and housing. Then Students will read and complete all knowledge reviews provided by your instructor. Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your classroom session.

 

Open Water Training Dives

Video Training Dive 1
By the end of this dive, the student should be able to:
• Properly assemble an underwater video system for use.
• Perform a pre-dive check of an underwater video system.
• Enter the water properly with a video system.
• Maintain proper buoyancy while diving with a video system.
• Check air supply, depth, time and direction at appropriate intervals while diving with a video system.
• Demonstrate basic underwater video shooting techniques, including holding the camera steady while standing, sitting, lying, kneeling and swimming; making smooth camera movements; avoiding the common shooting errors discussed in Presentation One; and using the best “general” shooting angle.
• Exit the water properly with a video system.
• Give an underwater video system proper post-dive care.
• Properly disassemble an underwater video system.

Video Training Dive 2
By the end of this dive, the student should be able to:
• Continue to demonstrate the skills mastered in Video Training Dive Two.
• Demonstrate an understanding of good composition principles by shooting underwater video that applies those principles.
• Shoot a basic video sequence with clean cuts: establishing LS, MS, CU, MS and LS.
• Demonstrate as part of a sequence, or apart from a sequence for practice, the following camera moves: pan, tilt, dolly, truck, follow, lead.

Video Training Dive 3
By the end of this dive, the student should be able to:
• Continue to demonstrate the skills mastered in Video Training Dives One and Two.
• Demonstrate the development and shooting of a story line.

• Produce a video that follows a planned story line by using in camera or post production editing, as assigned.

 

    course duration

    The total course duration is approximately 12 hours typically conducted over 2 to 3 classes. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.

     

    Recommended Additional Training (optional)

    We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course first in order to increase bottom time during your training dives.

    Click here for more information on PADI Eriched Diver Course.

Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

     

    Age requirements

    PADI Minimum Age Requirement is 10 years old.

     
    depth restrictions

    The maximum depth is 30 meters/100 feet and for Junior Divers (12-14 years old) the maximum depth is 21 meters/70 feet.

     

    required Books

    None

    However we do need anyone participating in this course to bring their camera operations manual.

    You will also need a white balance Slate

     

     

     

     

    required equipment

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.

     

     

    All Students Are Required to Have a Dive Computer or Dive Watch for all courses.

     

    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

    Certification

    Certification means that you’ll be qualified to:

    • Plan, organize make and log underwater videography dives in conditions generally comparable to or better than those you’re trained in.

    • Apply for the Master Scuba Diver rating if you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) and a PADI Rescue Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) with certification in four other PADI Specialty ratings.

PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

    Sign-up Today Start Diving Tomorrow

    We offer private lessons seven days a week. Sign up today and start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk

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