Gates Underwater Products and Esprit Film and Television will be hosting this Set up, Test, and Operation (STO) course:
Alongside industry experts Doug Allan and Mike Pitts, Mark will be part of the team hosting a Gates underwater camera workshop in Gloucestershire in the New Year.
Contact Katie-Marie Goodwright (details at the bottom of the page) for more information and costs.
* Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 January 2019
* Day 1: WWT Slimbridge, Newgrounds Lane, Gloucester GL2 7BT
* Day 2: Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, South Gloucester, BS35 3JB
* Various Gates housing and lens set ups (theory and practical)
* Talks: shooting underwater and dome port / optics
* Practical pool session (dive pit)
* Michael Pitts
* Doug Allan
* Mark Sharman
On the course you will learn:
Proficiency in the setup of Gates underwater cinema housings: Deep Weapon, Pro Explore, and Alexa
Familiarity with on-location test tools and techniques for establishing housing seal integrity
Basic operation of Gates underwater housings
Camera specific considerations for the underwater medium: colour, light, filtration and more
Tips / tricks to assist the underwater Camera Operator/DP
Practical understanding of underwater optics: Port types, optical materials, selection and application
Day 1 (0930 – 1630)
This will be a theory and dry practical session at the WWT Wetland Centre. There will be a presentation introducing you to Gates Underwater Products and the theory of working underwater, and the rest of the day will be hands on setting up the housings. We will have a range of housing set ups with different lenses, ports and domes. There will also be two presentations from our special guests with Q&A. Lunch provided.
Day 2 (0900 - 1700)
Wet practical day where you will set up the housings again, and then take them in to the dive pit at Thornbury Pool. There will also be a presentation from one of our special guests with a Q&A. Lunch provided.
Esprit will provide all of the diving equipment you will need for the wet session, as this makes it much easier to comply with the diving regulations. However, if you wish to bring your own short wetsuit and mask, please do so. To comply with UK diving regulations and for your health and safety Esprit need you to fill in the Sport Diving Medical Form - this will be sent to you upon confirmation that you would like to attend the course.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to reserve a place on this course.