Creative underwater filming solutions

Hello and welcome to my personal website

I’m an experienced underwater camera operator, stills photographer and all round enthusiastic diver working in underwater film and photographic services for TV and Film since 2003.

My sole focus and interest has always been about water, especially our oceans rivers and lakes, and this has developed into a passion committed to supporting TV and film productions working in the marine environment.

My main objective is to capture exciting and unique images to make your production creative, efficient, and most importantly safe during any underwater film shoot.

Below is a short show reel showcasing some of my favourite sequences that I’ve personally shot, you can see more of my work on the show reel menu at the top of this page.

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

Please click here for a list of my production credits: Rich Stevenson credit list Jan 2020

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

A bit about me! I’ve been diving professionally and managing marine operations since 1997, during which I’ve experienced all aspects of underwater TV and film production, and it’s this experience that I pride myself in bringing to your shoot however large or small.

A summary of my professional diving and marine 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

I also run a small bespoke company called Waterproof Media Ltd which focuses on dry hire of underwater equipment hire, you can click on this link to view the dedicated website for underwater camera housing hire.

Waterproof Media Limited is 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 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 the crew I work with have personal skills which include underwater filming, boat handling, TV presenter training / safety, marine co-ordination and dive supervision.
I work with other industry professionals to ensure the best service possible, and everyone involved in your shoot will have worked extensively with high profile actors, artists and TV presenters who are engaged to film within the marine environment.
My 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 me personally by email using mail@richstevenson.co.uk or my 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 I’ve 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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