This was a first professional assignment for me using the RED ONE both underwater and topside. I joined Ken Corben who was working on a story for Mike Devlin of Dangerous Passage Productions an Alaska based production company. Our assignment: a story about African Wildlife Veteranarians doing their work in the bush and wildlife game ranches of South Africa. By this time we had already been working with the RED ONE for about six months and the RED camera firmware and upgrades were developing and breakneck speed.
We had taken the RED on it's first underwater journey only a few months before in custom build pvc housing by Aqua Video and by this time we had aluminum (tube) housings made with only basic controls. We had to manually set exposure and focus prior to closing the housing up. Our only controls at this time were on/off and rec/stop. But after several dunks, we knew our exposure and focus settings quite well. You could only hope that a cloud or shadow would not come overhead during our shoots so as to blow the exposure settings. But in the end and after much trouble-shooting, we got the images we came for.
AFRICA ON RED-photos
Diving with Tiger sharks - Durban, South Africa:
Tigersharks - RED ONE frame grabs