Creative underwater filming solutions
Hello and welcome to the website of Waterproof Media, a small and friendly company managed by myself, Richard Stevenson
My focus and interest has always been about water, especially our oceans, rivers and lakes, and this has led me to a career in TV and film supporting on or underwater filming.
Please click here for a list of production credits: Waterproof Media credit list
I have been diving professionally and managing marine operations for 22 years, during which I have experienced all aspects of underwater TV and film production, and it’s this experience that I pride myself in bringing to any shoot however large or small.
In addition to the underwater filming I can do, I’m also able to support production with marine co-ordination, boat location and placement, underwater camera hire and TV/film safety consultation and risk assessment.
A summary of my professional qualifications are as follows:
- IANTD Rebreather Instructor and Instructor trainer
- IANTD Rebreather Cave diving instructor – also valid for wreck and ice diving environments
- MCA commercially endorsed boat skipper – 20 miles offshore for vessels up to 24m in length
- CAA UAV (drone!) pilot – owner/operator
- HSE first aid at work certified with remote location add-on training
I’m based in Bath covering Bristol, London, Cardiff, Devon, Cornwall and Manchester. I’m also happy to mobilise further afield throughout the UK / EU and worldwide if required. My boating and marine filming equipment is located down in Devon so I split my time between the 2 locations.
I operate as a free-lancer but also run a small company called Waterproof Media. My company exists to provide the insurances cover and legal representation needed when working underwater in the UK and coastal waters.
My company is also named on the BBC and ITV approved diving contractors list and has been independently vetted by 1st Option Safety services in London, details of which I can provide.
To download a PDF brochure about my company please click here: Waterproof Media services PDF please note the file size is 4mb
My personal skills are underwater filming, boat handling, TV presenter training / safety and marine co-ordination. I have worked extensively with high profile actors, artists and TV presenters who are engaged to film in the marine environment and my aim is to make production on or under the water efficient and as simple as possible.
In doing this I maximise safety for cast and crew without over complicating the planned project.
Should you have any questions or require advice regarding water based filming please do not hesitate to contact me by email using email@example.com or my mobile which is +44(0) 7876 256 353
Below are some images from recent film projects, click on the right hand side of the image to scroll through to the others.
I have extensive experience in all aspects of underwater production for TV and Film. I can document experience and credits on features, documentaries, natural history expeditions and TV / online commercials, I've even done a couple of music videos too! I'm also a team player and able to fix most problems that occur on location.
All of my underwater filming equipment is available to dry hire, you can download a PDF here Underwater Camera hire list If you need support for the equipment whilst on location that can be provided too for the popular Red Epic, Alexa Mini, Sony A7S2 and PMW 200 underwater housings.