Online by Zoom NAUI Underwater Cinematography Classroom Academic Day April 16

Hollywood Divers

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 NAUI Underwater Cinematography Course with Director of Photography, Vance Burberry.  online by Zoom

Live online Classroom Session Friday April 16 9am until 4    

during this One Day Classroom Session, You will learn about optics and how they are affected underwater, shooting techniques, cameras, digital formats, housings, filters, media management, and more.
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Pre requisites for ocean dive are Underwater Cinematographer Classroom and Pool With 7mm Wetsuit or Drysuit 

Optional NAUI Certification. This class is designed to teach recreational underwater shooters professional techniques. 

The course consists of one full classroom (Workshop), 
add an optional half day, Sunday pool session, June 2020
Let us know if you need to rent scuba and or underwater camera rentals 
optional open water day 2020
3 dives at Catalina Island.
$ 419 gets all the training and includes NaUi certification     Not included - scuba and or camera rentals or Catalina Boat fees 
 Rentals of any equipment are 50% off while in the class 
You are required to have Open water Certification or higher if you wish to participate in the full Certification Dives. Cold water diving experience is preferred but if you need extra training prior to pool we can arrange that.
If you do not own Underwater Camera Gear you can Rent or Purchase Suitable Underwater Camera Systems at Hollywood Divers at a discounted rate.  pool Location is usually Clevland High School- Reseda CA

NAUI Sanctioned Underwater Cinematography Certification Class taught by cinematographer/NAUI instructor, Vance Burberry. Vance has been a professional cinematographer for 29 years and NAUI Instructor for 16 years. 
He is a member of Cinematographer guild local 600. You can view his current showreel at
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Classroom 9:30 AM til 4 PM 
• Optics in the underwater environment
• Shooting techniques including strategic positioning to find the shot and camera moves
• Dome ports, flat ports, and mini dome ports
• Optical, refraction, aberration and radial distortion
• Pros and cons of different lenses
• Understanding relationship between exposure and focus
• Review of filters for color and exposure
• Lighting techniques using natural and artificial light
• Various housings
• Digital camera formats including Super 35mm Pro-Cinema
• Codecs including Apple pro-res 4:2:2 HQ, 4:4:4, H264, Log-C and Raw
• Media types, storage and management of files
• Discuss editing software and color correction
• Gear set-up and safety

• Camera set-up and breakdown
• Pre-dive checks for housing integrity
• Focus check underwater using focus chart
• Perform smooth accurate camera moves using buoyancy control
• Shoot test shots with dome and flat ports
• Underwater communication with your buddy while filming
Open Water 3 Dives Must have Classroom and pool complete to attend 
• Plan dives, including site review, buddy checks, and emergency plan
• Pre-dive equipment check including camera, housing and dive gear
• Practice shooting sea life and your buddy
• Shoot at various depths experimenting with various exposure indexes and loss of color
• Recover simulated flooded camera using lift bag
• Breaking down gear post dive

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