The great way to share your underwater experience with your family and friends is through videos. To keep the video interesting and yet brief should focus on quality rather than length. A key to successfully capture good quality videos underwater will be discussed in this article. Here are some tips on how to capture good quality videos underwater that your audience will love and enjoy.
Where To Start?
One of the regular problems every video maker can encounter is the “moisture contact” during action photography shooting. Such occurrence can happen at any time, during rock climbing, surfboarding, kayak racing, or during any other action-adventure sport that you would like to film, let alone if the exploit happens underwater. For that reason, it would be wise to have the right gear that can handle being “splashed”. Many affordable GoPro options are available which may be a great point to start. When looking for the camera, you need to be equipped with protective and waterproof housing. An important thing to remember is to take some care and preparations so you could ensure better durability of your device, however. Especially if you want to achieve optimal video quality every single time.
Even if it sounds relatively easy, it is not. Your camera is surrounded by water and it should be nice and stable. For that reason, it would be wise to avoid any shaky movement. Too much movement that is wobbly can be too distracting for your viewers. Hold the housing of the camera as close to your body as you can. By doing so you will stabilize it. While the camera is on the subject, count to ten in your head. During that time it would be wise to not readjust the frame or to change the zoom on your camera.
More variety of shots means more interesting videos. Since you have made still clips that are steady, it would be wise to take a few while moving too. For instance, you could practice panning the camera by twisting your waist in order to aim the footage from one side to the other. Make the transition look natural by slowly unraveling yourself back to the starting position preferably without shaking. If you are wearing fins, be careful since they can make the camera wobble for a moment.
Focus On The Frame
Give yourself plenty of “headroom” when shooting a moving subject. A creature that you are filming should remain within the frame. It is important to make your subject have enough space to move in. In case you decide to follow ion that fish, seahorse, or whatever the creature may be, make sure not to create the tape look like you are trying to catch up with it. The end shot should be done gracefully, for example holding the camera still and let the subject swim out of the frame.
Some of you may be familiar with this advice since you are already well-rounded professionals when it comes to filmmaking underwater, while others are still starting off and learning all there is about photography.
Hopefully, the tips that are provided here can assist you with basics and will inspire you to learn more on how to make capture good quality videos underwater every time you find yourself underwater. The only thing left is to practice, since, without it, nothing can be achieved.