Underwater Moviemaker PLUS Course

Underwater Moviemaker PLUS Course is a 2 day course designed to teach you more about underwater videography and post-production editing techniques.

Learn video camera essentials including film-making styles and techniques. Shoot a practise movie on land and learn about the selection and care of underwater housings.

Make three dives with an underwater video camera that include special underwater exercises to help you capture great images. After each dive you’ll receive a debrief that includes tips and feedback to help you improve with each dive you make.
What will I Learn during the Underwater Moviemaker PLUS Course?

The Underwater Moviemaker PLUS Course is designed for divers thinking about taking up underwater videography as a hobby. It will provide you with an excellent introduction to this field and some nice footage to start you on your way.

Learn video camera essentials including film-making styles and techniques. Shoot a practice movie on land and learn about the selection and care of underwater housings.

Develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to great underwater images with an underwater digital camera, even on your first video dive at some of Lanta’s top dive sites.

Learn what equipment you need to take great underwater movies, how to prepare an underwater video system, and try out basic underwater moviemaker techniques whilst diving in an environmentally friendly manner.

Spend a day using our editing suite and learn how to capture and edit your footage, add music & effects and burn your dive movie to DVD to take home and show off to your friends!

The Underwater Moviemaker PLUS Course is designed to be flexible. If there is something specific you’d like to learn, we can personalise your course itinerary to suit you.

We teach all of our underwater photography & videography courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve.
Typical Underwater Moviemaker PLUS Course Itinerary

Day 1:
Meet your instructor at our studio and begin to learn about the camera you’ll be using during the course. Receive a basic introduction to film-making and make a short movie on land to learn its functions.

Once you’re happy with the camera, learn about the set-up & care of underwater camera housings and prepare for the next day out on the dive boat, by setting-up your own video camera and underwater housing.

Complete day one by learning about some important underwater filming techniques to get you started.

Day 2:
Meet at Scubafish Dive Centre at 7.45am for a tea or coffee, before making your way to the boat, where you can relax and enjoy breakfast.

Run through a quick refresher with your Instructor on how to use your video camera & underwater housing and get a little practice in, on the boat. Cover key safety procedures, before making your first dive with one of our videography experts at your side.

After the dive, we take a short break, discuss any problems you had with the camera and try to solve them before making a longer second dive to start to capture some nice footage.

During the lunchtime surface interval, we provide you with as much feedback as possible to make sure you get the most out of your next dive, giving you tips on buoyancy, composition and other techniques.

On the third dive, try some different subjects and shot-types and collect more great footage of our many fascinating underwater residents.

We arrive back at the Dive Centre at around 2.30pm, to review your footage and give you an easy introduction to digital video editing and burn a DVD of your footage to take home and enjoy.
Want More?

If you’d like to get more practice filming underwater, we’ll give you discounted diving, camera rental & even studio time to ensure you get the most from your time with us.
Who can participate in the Underwater Moviemaker PLUS Course?

If you’re aged 12+ and have already completed the PADI Open Water Course (or equivalent), in general good health and fitness, and are not suffering from a cold or ear infection, you should be eligible to enroll on the Liquid Lense Underwater Moviemaker PLUS Course.
How often do you run Underwater Moviemaker PLUS Courses?

Moviemaker PLUS Course start every day, at a time to suit you. You can book now, or come in to see see us while you’re on holiday in Ko Lanta. We offer free transfers to and from your resort in Ko Lanta for any of our dive courses or daily dive trips to Lanta’s top dive sites.

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