Month: June 2020

  • Indian Cinematographer Priya Seth

    In episode thirteen, host Brett Stanley is talking to Indian Underwater Cinematographer Priya Seth. Priya has shot underwater scenes for over 100 Indian films, and whilst she shoots on land too it’s the water that is her most favourite.

    We chat about how she got her career started, what it’s like being a woman on set in such a male dominated industry, how she deals with all the different aspects of Indian cinema, and how an all girls boarding school set her up for a challenging vocation.

  • Activist, Artist, & Photographer Benjamin Von Wong

    In episode twelve, host Brett Stanley is talking to Activist, Artist, and Photographer Benjamin Von Wong. Ben’s work is probably best described as epic, ranging from his earlier photography work which had him collaborating with amazing subjects around the world, to his latest installation work building incredible sculptures and artworks from unusual objects that hope to provoke and motivate people to take action on issues like recycling, child hunger, and of course our oceans.

    Whilst not a full time underwater photographer, Ben has created some incredible imagery with very little experience, and his journey from playing in a pool with friends to tying models to shipwrecks is really inspiring.

  • Key Grip Nicholas “Sodapop”Franchot

    In episode eleven, underwater key grip Nicholas "Sodapop" Franchot chats with host Brett Stanley to discuss working alongside underwater camera operators, like Ian Takahashi and Pete Romano, how he got into the film industry, why he finds vacuuming the bottom of swimming pools like meditation, how he got electrocuted in Brazil and how to avoid getting a rash from a pee-filled hot tub.

  • Fantasy Fine Art Photographer Cheryl Walsh

    In episode ten, underwater portrait photographer Cheryl Walsh joins host Brett Stanley to discuss her beautiful fine art and how she uses large format inkjet printers to really bring her photographs to life.

  • Director of Photography Pete Romano ASC – Part 2

    In episode nine, we have part two of Brett's interview with underwater director of photography, Pete Romano ASC. We chat about more of the films Pete's worked on, mostly recent ones like Ad Astra, Into The Wild, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which features a scene involving a flame throwing Leonardo DiCaprio!

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