UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHY COURSES

We teach you how to capture underwater video in the sunny, warm waters of Koh Tao, Thailand. All our courses are 1:1 student/teacher ratio and our modular course system is designed to allow all levels of divers and videographers to enter, from beginners to advanced. Please find our course structure below and feel free to get in touch with us to check availability or if you have any more questions.

 

Is Thailand too far away? Don't worry, we also make YouTube videos where we break down how to shoot video underwater. Please head to our YouTube channel to learn more!

POPULAR FILMMAKER COURSES

Aquatic Images | Underwater Videography Course | Underwater Filmmaker Course | The Starter | Beginner Course | Koh Tao

THE STARTER

13.500
12.000
now only
Aquatic Images | Underwater Videography Course | Underwater Filmmaker Course | Underwater Macro Videography | Underwater Video Shooter | Nudibranch | Koh Tao | Muck Diving

THE MACRO SHOOTER

18.000

This 2 day course combo is aimed at beginners and new camera owners. It doesn't matter if you have a GoPro or a new mirrorless camera you want to figure out as we tailor the 2 days spent underwater to your needs.

 

This is normally taught as a private course unless you are doing it together with your friend or partner.

 

We cover camera settings, white balance techniques, buoyancy, shooting styles, post production, editing and more! 

OW divers are welcome, although AOW is recommended with some previous diving experience.

For 4 days and 8 dives we plunge ourselves into the world of macro and all the wonderful creatures you may find both on and off the reef.

Although all dives are considered training dives, this is also a lot of learning by doing. Through the guidance of your instructor you will find subjects, learn about critter behavior, lighting, composition, post production and color grading.

 

This course is mostly aimed at muck diving, with critters such as nudibranchs, shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and more on the shot list. 

It's recommended to be a AOW diver with Nitrox spec to get the most from this course.

Aquatic Images | Underwater Videography Course | Underwater Filmmaker Course | Freediver | Snorkeler | The Snorkeler | Snorkel Videography | Freedive Videography | Koh Tao

THE SNORKELER

9.000

Want to learn how to get steady and stunning shots while snorkeling? 

This course has been created on request by ocean lovers who prefers the freedom of just the mask, snorkel and fins.

 

Through 2 days of multiple snorkeling sessions we explore some of the best local marine life and snorkel sites, learn basic freediving techniques, steady swimming and camera handling, white balance techniques, composition, ambient light exposure and much more.

Being a comfortable swimmer is a minimum safety requirement to participate in this course

COURSE MODULES

UNDERWATER VIDEO BASICS 

10.000 THB
Underwater Video Course | Aquatic Images | UNDERWATER VIDEO BASICS COURSE

   We all have to start somewhere, and this course is designed for the beginners in mind. You might already own an underwater camera setup like an action camera or compact, but don't yet possess the knowledge on how to get good footage underwater. Through this two day course we teach you all you need to get started with underwater videography, such as housing setup and safety, color settings, dive skills, basic buoyancy and more. Expect to have your video skills dramatically improved in a short amount of time!

Course duration: 2 days          Dives: 4          Pre-requisite: Open Water Diver or similar

POST PRODUCTION & EDITING

3500 THB
Underwater Video Course | Aquatic Images | POST PRODUCTION & EDITING COURSE

   Learning how to edit your footage is a skill that many find daunting. Words like resolution, transitions, rendering & exporting are foreign to most that haven't edited anything before. It is how we combine and display our work to others and also improve the look of our footage and combine it all with music. We teach the basics of post production and editing, and help you take your skills to the next level regardless of which editing software you use.
 

This is not a course exclusive to underwater shooters, anyone wanting to learn how to edit videos are welcome.

Course duration: 1 day

EXPOSURE & VIDEO FEATURES

8500 THB
Underwater Video Course | Aquatic Images | EXPOSURE & VIDEO FEATURES COURSE

   There are many video related camera skills that is important to master for underwater shooters. Although a lot of camera technology is moving towards automatic features, most of them have yet to surpass the advantages of using manual settings to improve your images. This course teaches the values of understanding exposure, focus and video settings to help you produce a better image.

 

Please be aware that if you are currently shooting on a action camera or point & shoot setup, most of the course curriculum won't apply to those cameras. Hence this course is more tailored towards compact, mirrorless or dedicated video camera shooters where manual settings is available.

Course duration: 2 days          Dives: 2          Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or similar

AIR CONSUMPTION & BUOYANCY

5000 THB
Underwater Video Course | Aquatic Images | AIR CONSUMPTION & BUOYANCY COURSE

   If you find yourself to be a better shooter than you are a diver, you might wanna brush up on your dive skills! The more time you spend in the water learning new skills, the better you will become. Learning good air consumption is quite crucial for extending the time you may spend underwater. Other skills covered in this course include improving your buoyancy, trim and finning techniques.

Course duration: 1 days          Dives: 2          Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or similar

LIGHT & COLOR

8500 THB
Underwater Video Course | Aquatic Images | LIGHT & COLOR COURSE

   One of the things that can really make or break your shots is color and having a good understanding of how light behaves underwater is the best way to improve on the quality of your underwater footage. In this course we look at both ambient sunlight and artificial light and the pros and cons of each one. Gaining a complete understanding of how to use light to your advantage is one of the most rewarding and important steps towards mastering underwater videography.

Course duration: 1 days          Dives: 2          Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or similar

COMPOSITION & FRAMING

8500 THB
Underwater Video Course | Aquatic Images | COMPOSITION & FRAMING COURSE

   What is a good composition? What are the rules that we follow, and why do they exist? And when do you stop following them?

These are questions that can almost be described as a process. Learning about composition is very important and as you gain an understanding of it, you end up with a different mindset on how to capture your subjects. You will also learn how composition and framing relates to motion when capturing video and how it all ties together with the next part of the course, cinematic motion.

Course duration: 2 days          Dives: 2          Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or similar

CINEMATIC MOTION

10.000 THB
Underwater Video Course | Aquatic Images | CINEMATIC MOTION COURSE

   Understanding motion and video is actually fairly complicated, but should appear almost invisible to anyone watching your final videos. It's all about making things feel natural with how your subject is framed, and putting it all together into a shot that makes your audience appreciate what they are watching. This is perhaps my favourite course to teach as it both builds upon many of the previous lessons learned while also being the most challenging part to master.

Course duration: 2 days          Dives: 4          Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or similar

MACRO VIDEOGRAPHY

10.000 THB
Underwater Video Course | Aquatic Images | MACRO VIDEOGRAPHY COURSE

   Capturing the tiny critters of the sea requires a few things; an eye for details, a macro setup and a lot of patience. Although you quickly realize that there are far more tiny creatures around that you might have realized before, finding them takes time and capturing them can be very challenging. In this course we focus on tripod use, shooting techniques, lighting and the balance of manual exposure to obtain the best looking images possible.

Course duration: 2 days          Dives: 4          Pre-requisite: Advanced Open Water Diver or similar

Doing multiple course modules?

Book 2 courses = 10% off

 

Book 3 courses = 15% off

 

Book 4 courses = 20% off

 

Book all courses = 30% off
(From basic to Cinematic Motion)

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