Course overview
Let's have a look at the course structure

The course is divided into 4 chapters and a total of 13 individual lessons.

Chapter 1: All about equipment
This chapter contains 4 lessons and covers everything you need to know about the equipment you'll need to film underwater as well as some equipment recommendations. You'll learn what to look out for when choosing a new camera or any accessory for filming underwater and how you can make sure to pick equipment that is well suited for your needs and wishes.

Chapter 2: Diving with a camera
In these 3 lessons we'll look at every aspect from preparing, diving with and caring for your underwater camera system. You'll learn how to systematically prepare your underwater camera system to minimize the risk of malfunctions while underwater, the best practices for diving with your underwater camera system and how to properly care for your imaging equipment to keep it in good shape for many years to come.

Chapter 3: Filming underwater
In the 4 lessons of this chapter we'll look at what you should keep in mind when filming underwater to make sure to get the best possible results. You'll learn the most important principles of filming underwater, how to compose a pleasing image, what to do in order to get cinematic shots and the importance of using different shot types and angles while filming.

Chapter 4: Telling a story
These last 2 lessons of the course will teach you about the principles of storytelling. You'll learn how to create an engaging story that will keep your audience watching until the end and I'll share some editing tips that will help you in telling your story.

Each of the 13 lessons contains 1-2 videos, in which I'll explain the topic at hand and give you clear, easy to follow instructions on how you can implement this when you find yourself on your next dive with a camera. At the end of each lesson and on top of the more than 2 hours of video content you'll find a download button where you can download a lesson summary of the respective lesson as a PDF file. This is meant as a reference and additional help to you as you go through the course. You can download it even before watching the videos, print it out and add your personal notes to it as you're watching the video.

And last but not least you'll also find a Bonus Material section at the end of the course. This section will be accessible as soon as you have gone through all the lessons of the course and will reveal some special offers that I've got prepared for you as my students.

The course is structured so that you can go through the lessons from top to bottom and that's also the approach that I recommend. But if you wish, you can just as well dive into the topic that interest you the most right away and go through the chapters and videos in any given order.

Before we get started, make sure to join our Underwater Filmmaking School's privat Facebook group. It's a safe place where you can talk with other students about your struggles and accomplishments with filming underwater, share your work, get feedback and learn from each other.

Okay, ready?! Let's dive into the first lesson and look at how to decide what's the best camera for filming underwater for YOU!