Simon Spear is an underwater camera operator and filmmaker who has travelled all over the world to experience the amazing diversity that exists beneath our water planet’s surface. Simon’s biggest fear is that our Seas' and Oceans' could be in terminal decline, and through his films he hopes to raise awareness of their plight while at the same time show their beauty, majesty and wonder to a wider audience than those lucky enough to experience it first hand.
Simon has had his underwater footage used in documentaries, films, TV and Cinema productions and he has won over twenty awards for his own films from image festivals all over the world, including two awards for Cinematography from the International Wildlife Film Festival. He is a co-founder of Elasmo Films, he is a Director of the Shark Conservation Society and he is qualified as an HSE Commercial Diver and PADI Divemaster.
Hi Simon, Just thought I'd let you know I posted up a short clip recently: https://vimeo.com/112144898 I found that while Prores is great (specially for file size) editing with the RAW files is unbelievable for underwater footage.