Want to film amazing marine life?
During our Pro Videographer course you will learn how to master the buoyancy, filming and editing skills necessary to become a pro underwater videographer
The Pro underwater videographer course is based in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, a truly beautiful setting and top diving destination. You will dive around the many tropical islands outside of Bacuit bay. El Nido has a high number of rich dive sites including healthy coral reef, muck dives and wall diving. Marine life is abundant from big school of jack fish, batfish or yellow snapper to flamboyant cuttlefish, frogfish and ghost pipefish.
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EL NIDO PALAWAN UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER COURSE PRE-REQUISITES
Minimum requirement for this course: PADI advanced open water or equivalent with 60 dives
UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER COURSE CONTENT
This 15-day course starts from the beginning and keeps adding skills whilst you get used to diving with a camera. After every day of diving we create a 3-minute movie of your footage set to music. As your skill set gets bigger, your videos get better! By the end of the 21 dives, you will have the foundation knowledge to film your own professional short movies. To complete the course you will also create a showreel to show off your best shots to friends, family and potential employers. This course is solely about filming techniques, editing practices and filming the ocean and its life.
- ADVANCED BUOYANCY SKILLS
- UNDERWATER VIDEO BASICS: MANUAL WHITE BALANCE, MANUAL FOCUS, FRAMING
- CORE VIDEOGRAPHY SKILLS: SCENING, TRAVEL SHOTS, MACRO, CUTAWAY AND TRANSITION SHOTSM
- EDITING TECHNIQUES AND ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES
- CAMERA MAINTENANCE
We provide professional HD video cameras with Aquatica housings and also a computer system for learning editing practices. The course is sanctioned by PADI; therefore, at the end of the course you will receive an official PADI certification card.
UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER COURSE DURATION & STRUCTURE
The Pro videographer course is an intensive 15-day training including 21 dives, 7 diving days, 7 editing days and theory sessions. As a PADI Distinctive specialty, it is compulsory to read the manual and answer the knowledge reviews in order to be certified.
UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER COURSE COST in EL NIDO PALAWAN
The Pro Underwater videographer course costs 75 000 PHP
CAREER OUTLOOK as an underwater videographer in EL NIDO PALAWAN
Adding videography to your skill set as a new Divemaster or Instructor can really help you find work and make you stand out from the crowd. Either offering videos to customers or providing underwater footage for the dive centre you work for will help your employment potential. In an evolving digital world dive centres want videos to show customers either on their websites to promote the life they can see in the area or as a souvenir to take home. The skills learnt in this course can also be used whilst teaching courses like the advanced photo or video dives and the PADI specialties.