Month: July 2020

  • Artivist & Performer Christine Ren

    In episode seventeen, host Brett Stanley is joined by underwater Artivist and performer Christine Ren. Christine has a degree in Marine Affairs and Policy which give her a great insight in to how our water ways are being managed and also a strong desire to make some change in the world with her own conservation campaigns.

    Christine chats about creating some of the campaigns she’s created, what worked and what didn’t, and how she’s now using water as a way to overcome trauma with her healing Watsu practice.

    They also discuss techniques for a better breath hold, and how a lot of her inspiration comes from within.

  • Director of Photography Ian Seabrook

    In episode sixteen, host Brett Stanley is chatting with Ian Seabrook, a Canadian underwater Camera Operator and Director of Photography who spends most of his time working between Canada, America, and the UK. His work includes underwater scenes in features like Deadpool 2, Batman vs Superman, Lost in Space, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

    They talk about learning underwater photography from National Geographic legend David Doubilet, the importance of an open and sharing film community, how a great assistant can make life easier, and nearly being crushed by logs and rolling icebergs in the arctic.

    Keep an ear out for Ian’s crack at an Aussie accent – it’s pretty good!

  • Art Nude & Lifestyle Photographer Damon Loble

    In episode fifteen, host Brett Stanley is discussing lifestyle and nude photography with LA based photographer Damon Loble. Damon has a wonderfully lo-fi style about his images, reminiscent of photos from the 70’s and 80s, and his work with scuba divers totally reminds me of the Hardy Boy’s book covers I used to see as a kid.

    Damon also works as a DIT on commercial photoshoots, a job that entails colour correcting files on the fly so the clients can approve the images – this gives him a huge head-start when it comes to grading his own photos.

    We chat about the beauty of the Miami sunrise, working with models in the cold open waters of southern California, and how to perfect the elusive under/over shot that he’s so well known for.

  • Australian Hair & Makeup Artist Rick Findlater

    In episode fourteen, host Brett Stanley is talking to Australian Hair & Makeup Artist Rick Findlater about his experiences working on films like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Impossible – a true story about the devastating tsunami in Thailand back in 2004. He also talks about his time working on the Jacques Cousteau biopic The Odyssey, which took him all around the world including Africa and Antarctica. Rick covers some of the techniques he uses to keep wigs on in heavy water scenes, dealing with the colour changing issues of prosthetics in cold water, and the stress of having divers go searching for a lost wig!

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