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Jim Church's Essential Guide to Underwater Video

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Jim Church(Author)

211 pages, 92 colour photos

Aqua Quest Publications

Paperback | Jan 2001 | Edition: 2 | #205139 | ISBN: 1881652262
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About this book

Jim Church's unsurpassed ability to present complicated topics in a clear and easy-to-digest manner is thoroughly evident in this superbly organized guide. Even beginners will get professional results fast by following Church's step-by-step instructions. More advanced users will find a wealth of valuable information in Jim Church's Essential Guide to Underwater Video that will improve not only their shooting techniques, but also their storyboarding, editing and production skills.



Some of the Topics Covered

  • Surviving the equipment jungle
  • Secrets of professional shooting techniques
  • Adding interest & variety
  • Directional continuity
  • Putting models at ease
  • Lighting
  • Shooting close-up, medium & long shots
  • Planning the story line
  • Editing
  • Adding slides & graphics
  • How to shoot your dive trip
  • Topside video techniques
  • Guides to shooting Grand Cayman, Truk & liveaboards

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Jim Church is a pioneer of modern underwater photography. Many of today's professionals got started with a camera in one hand, and Jim's articles and books in the other. Jim's writings and photographs have appeared hundreds of times during the past 30 years in photography, travel and dive magazines, and newspapers. His photographs have been used in advertisements for companies such as Kodak and Nikon, and appeared in numerous books including the Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau. He is the principal author of five previous books on underwater photography and the author of Jim Church's Essential Guide to Underwater Video. In 1985 Jim was the co-recipient of the NOGI Award for the Arts for his contribution to underwater photography. Today, he teaches underwater photography and leads photographic expeditions worldwide.

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