Practical aesthetics for
Underwater videography:
Getting good pix from an ROV

Adam Wilt
DV Magazine

Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Pacific Forum
2:00–3:00 p.m. Seminar
3:00–4:00 p.m. Hands-on demo session

The cameras in an ROV are your underwater eyes, and the tapes recorded from them are the most direct ways for landlocked researchers and the general public to participate in undersea explorations. This seminar will discuss the technical controls available for ROV videography and the principles guiding their use, so that you can record the best video possible for both scientific and general purpose viewing. We’ll look at lighting, contrast, dimensionality, color, texture, motion, and scale. We’ll explore the differences in perception of a video image between the on-scene operator and the armchair viewer and discuss the importance of contextual cues. Video clips will be shown and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

 Adam Wilt is a videographer, engineer, and writer for DV Magazine. His website is http://www.adamwilt.com.

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