Underwater Filming by Rich Stevenson

Underwater filming services for TV and Film productions

As an underwater camera operator for TV and Film productions I can document extensive experience in all aspects of underwater camera operation as detailed below:

♦ Natural history
♦ Short Film
♦ TV drama,
♦ Feature film
♦ Narrowcast online content,
♦ Broadcast TV commercials
♦ Presenter led documentaries.
♦ Music videos

Please click on the show reel menu at the top of this page to see some examples of my work, you can  also click on this link to see a list of my TV and Film credits: Rich Stevenson credit list Jan 2020

I’m comfortable and experienced working with high profile actors, artists and presenters who become engaged with filming in the marine environment, and I focus on a ‘safety first’ approach without over complicating production needs. If you’re filming within the UK then the activity comes under the UK H+SE for which I’m a registered diving contractor, so please drop me a line if you need any assistance with this element of production.

If you need your presenter or contributor’s audio recording whilst using a full face mask underwater I have my own equipment available to achieve this, please watch the short film below for an idea how it sounds whilst underwater.

The underwater filming equipment I own and operate is professionally manufactured and maintained and I always have comprehensive back up equipment available should you need additional kit at short notice.
My company Waterproof Media operates as a dry hire equipment rental service and also provides public, product and employers liability insurance for underwater media operations.

Camera systems that can be supported in my underwater housings are as follows:

  • Alexa Mini and Mini LF
  • Alexa LF
  • Red Weapon / Dragon / Monstro / Gemini
  • Panasonic GH5 and GH5S
  • Panasonic S1H
  • Sony A7S2, A7R2, A7R3 and A73
  • Sony F5 / F55
  • Phantom Veo 4k
  • Panasonic EVA1 5.7k
  • Canon 5D3 / 5D4 and 5DS.
  • Z Cam E2

Blue Sharks

Shooting for Bond 25 under the ice in Norway

Shooting for Enslaved documentary with EVA 1

A PDF list of equipment for ‘dry hire’ can be downloaded here: RS Underwater camera hire list

A PDF document for Waterproof Media’s underwater services can be downloaded here: Waterproof Media Services

My company Waterproof Media is named on the BBC and ITV approved diving contractors list. This means that we are insured and registered with the HSE to provide underwater and marine filming services in accordance with the H&SE approved code of practise, and to read a blog I wrote about filming underwater within the UK please click here

In production terms this means your project is insured and fit for purpose when working in UK waters, and for more details on the requirements please send an email to me at: mail@richstevenson.co.uk

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