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Monday, March 16, 2009

Filming Underwater News

As part of his reporting into the fears of increasing ocean acidification (see The Changing Seas) and its effect on the future of marine life, the BBCs Roger Harrabin has filed a series of special reports on the issue from the Red Sea.

Much of the filming for was done underwater. The BBCs website is worth a look for a five minute feature from cameraman Tony Fallshaw as he explains the specialist equipment and techniques used to record underwater footage.

Cameraman Tony Fallshaw reveals the secrets of filming underwater

The short is interesting, particularly in terms of how they overcome the problems of recording sound and pieces to camera from the journalist themselves. Also, look out for the famous face looking after the divers.

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