Sam is a London-based Underwater Camera Operator and DOP with experience working in films, commercials, promos and TV. He has worked as a PADI Scuba Instructor and subsequently a topside camera operator. Sam strives to produce beautiful underwater images balancing creative passion with technical knowledge of camera systems, lighting and underwater housings.
Underwater Camera Operator / DOP Showreel
Equally comfortable working in confined tank environments such as The Underwater Studio or open water such as the 2C/35F cold water environment of the Silfra Fissure (below), Sam can help you plan for a successful underwater operation that’s conducted safely and compliant with diving regulations.
Fully certified and approved HSE Media Diver #SC/558269/12 with up to date medical. This is a legal requirement for an Underwater Camera Operator working in the UK.
Certified and current PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor #192796. Experience diving in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America.
Sam is on the ITV’s list of approved contractors as an Underwater Camera Operator / DOP.
Sam has experience with multiple camera formats and how best to make them work effectively underwater:
- HD, 4k and 6k resolution
- Anamorphic and Spherical lenses
- Super slow motion
- Arri Alexa, Arri Amira, Red Epic, Phantom Flex 4k and more
- Raw and uncompressed recording
- Surface camera control
He can help you choose the right combination of team, lighting, location and technology that work best with your project and stay within budget.