Creative underwater filming solutions

Hello and welcome to Richard Stevenson’s website

Richard is an experienced underwater camera operator, stills photographer and all round keen diver who has been working in the underwater and marine departments for TV and Film since 2003.

Below is a short show reel showcasing images Richard has personally shot and you can see more of his work by clicking here or on the show reel menu at the top of this page.

Richard’s sole focus and interest has always been about water, especially our oceans, rivers and lakes, and this has developed into a professional and efficient operation committed to supporting TV and film productions working in the marine environment.

Rich’s main objective is to make productions creative, efficient, and safe during underwater filming operations.

Please click here to see Rich’s IMDB profile : Rich Stevenson’s IMDB profile

Please click here for a list of Rich’s production credits: RS credit list

Please click here for a list of available underwater filming equipment to hire: RS Underwater camera hire list

Rich has been diving professionally and managing marine operations since 1997, during which he has experienced all aspects of underwater TV and film production, and it’s this experience that he prides himself in bringing to any shoot however large or small.

In addition to the underwater filming Rich can do, he is 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 Rich’s 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 – used to flying and operating from boats
  • HSE first aid at work certified with remote location add-on training

Richard is based in Bath and also runs the company Waterproof Media, please click here to see the companies independent website.

Waterproof Media are named on the BBC and ITV approved diving contractors list and have been independently vetted by 1st Option Safety services in London, details of which can be provided. The company operates as a dry hire business for underwater film making and provides the insurances and liabilities required by production when filming on or under the water.

To download a PDF brochure about the company please click here: Waterproof Media Services 

Underwater filming is a team effort on most shoots and our crew have personal skills which include underwater filming, boat handling, TV presenter training / safety, marine co-ordination and dive supervision. We work with other industry professionals to ensure the best service possible, and everyone has worked extensively with high profile actors, artists and TV presenters who are engaged to film within the marine environment.
Our aim is to make TV and film production on or under the water efficient and as safe as possible and in doing this we maximise production values for cast and crew without ever over complicating the planned project.

Should you have any questions or require advice regarding water based filming please do not hesitate to contact Richard personally by email using mail@richstevenson.co.uk or his mobile which is +44(0) 7876 256 353

For equipment hire enquires please make contact through the website waterproofmedia.co.uk

Below are some images from recent film projects that Richard and the team have worked on, please click on the right hand side of the image to scroll through to the others.

UNDERWATER FILMING

Filming Underwater

We have extensive experience in all aspects of underwater production for TV and Film. We can document experience and credits on features, documentaries, natural history expeditions and TV / online commercials, we've even done a couple of music videos too! We are team players and able to fix most problems that occur on location.

Underwater filming - specialist equipment

Specialist Equipment

All of our underwater filming equipment is available to dry hire, you can download a PDF here RS hire list
If you need technical support for the equipment whilst on location that can be provided too, especially for the popular Red DSMC's, Monstro, Alexa Mini, Sony A7S2, Panasonic GH5/S and EVA1 underwater camera housings.

Filming Underwater - Examples of our work and show reels

Show reels and credits

Click here to look at our work on and below the surface. We also do a lot of diving and filming for ourselves, so underwater stock footage is also available on request, please email Rich at mail@richstevenson.co.uk detailing what you're looking for and check out Rich's IMDB page too!

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