Courses

We specalise in underwater videography training and the skills required to master filming in this particular environment. Our training is designed to offer a good grounding in all aspects of film and video making, as whether you are filming on land or underwater the principles of good visual story telling are the key to great film making.

We have developed the training system to not only to compliment your previous knowledge and experience but also to strengthen your core techniques and skills, which are the foundation on which you build your craft.

PADI Underwater Videography

Hermit Crab Kenji Ashman

This three day course introduces you to the basics of capturing the amazing underwater world and its inhabitants through video. You will discover how to select use and maintain underwater video equipment; work on  buoyancy control techniques; learn how to dive safely and responsibly with underwater cameras and the fundamental techniques to take great underwater shots.  Click for more details about PADI Underwater Videography

Basic Camera and Video Skills

camera skills

This course looks at the fundamentals of capturing technically correct moving images. You will consider lighting theory, colour and temperature, types of shots, composition, safe camera operation and maintenance, types of shots, angles, framing, composition, and shooting for the edit all fundamental cinematographic techniques to ensure that you are ready to go out and start shooting.

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Basic Editing on Final Cut Pro

Reviewing editing work

Teaching you the fundamentals required to edit a compelling story, we will look at the building blocks of editing, the techniques and  aesthetics, pacing, continuity, transitions, and titling.  We will consider computer hardware requirements, Final Cut Pro software, common keyboard shortcuts, transition types and purposes, editing theory and techniques and good habits for Effective Editing

The courses are all taught by experienced tutors, they are equipped both as PADI diving instructors and filmmakers. We are passionate about filmmaking and its crafts, with over thirteen years of accumulated filmmaking experience. We pride ourselves on producing not only quality underwater videographers, but filmmakers who are creative professionals, equipped for the rigors of careers in the diving and media industries.

We understand that not every one needs or wants the same training as offered in our full study programmes, so we have a range of modular courses for those learning or improving skills sets, whether your interest is in the marine and aquatic life or the process of video production, we can facilitate your learning and enable your creativity to shine through.

Specific post-production courses are available using the various interfaces of Final Cut Studio and associated software packages. If you can’t see what you need contact us and we can discuss the right package for you.

No matter what your experience, our courses have something to offer. Available all year round they can be achieved alongside Dive-Master or even Instructor training courses. Spaces are limited to two students per course so they must be booked in advanced.

We are more than happy to assist you in making your arrangements for your trip to Koh Tao. Please contact us for more info.