There is no doubt
Jacques would be jealous. Sure, he had pristine reefs and healthier fish
populations but the guy was swimming around with a flare as a dive light and a
fire extinguisher as a tank (it’s a bit of an exaggeration but his gear was pretty
primitive). Today, we enjoy hoseless dive computers that transmit tank
pressure, titanium regulators that weigh less than a bottle of beer, and wetsuits
that are more comfortable than most day spa robes (another exaggeration). And
if you want to compare the imaging equipment…forget about it. Our camera gear
would’ve blown his mind.
continues to transform the dive industry, we the imagemakers prosper. With
brighter lights, bigger sensors, higher resolutions and better optics come the
ability to capture subjects and behaviors never before obtainable.
The short film, The Not So Silent World, combines all
these advents in technology with a fresh perspective on the post-production
process. It’s not just about the acquisition of the image, it is how the images
are packaged and presented that have the most impact on the viewer. Through an
untraditional approach to editing and the addition of sound effects, this film
takes you into “the muck” like never before.
Hidden amongst its
18,000 islands, Indonesia hides a roughly four mile stretch of incredible
diving. But don’t expect schooling barracudas or gatherings of mantas. This
area, named Tulamben, is noted for its muck diving. The stars of the show are
typically only an inch or two in length and often barely visible with the naked
eye. These subjects were once too small to properly shoot but now, well now
they fill the screen with detail, color, and motion.
So channel your
inner Cousteau, turn up the volume and enjoy the show.
is the owner of Seasick Productions, a full-service
multimedia company that specializes in underwater imaging. Based out of Orange
County, California, Seasick
Productions provides on location and studio production
services around the world. Evan’s
first dive with a camera, he fell in love with underwater videography. His
second dive with a camera, he flooded it. He was 19 and had already learned a
critical lesson about life as a professional underwater cameraman: passion
fuels the artist, tools allow the artist to be. Evan later received his B.A. in
Film and Electronic Media from California State University Long Beach. Evan’s
professional underwater credits include television networks, Fortune 500
companies and numerous entities within the dive industry.
film, Bali Close Up, earned top honors at the
World ShootOut Underwater Photo Grand Prix in Germany, Video of the Year at the
ADEX Voice of the Ocean Competition in
Singapore, the Best of Show and Stan Waterman Legacy Award at the Turquoise Bay
International Underwater Film Festival in Roatan, and Silver at the Our World Underwater Video Competition. He is a contributor for DivePhotoGuide and a SEA&SEA
Alpha, ambassador for their products. Throughout the year Evan conducts dive
expeditions and imaging workshops.