View from the Blue

Celebrating our water planet


Simon Spear is a multi award winning underwater camera operator and film maker who has been recognised for his work by image festivals all over the world. He is a trained HSE Media Diver and with this internationally recognised qualification he is available for hire as an Underwater Cameraman, Stand-by Diver and In Water Safety Support Diver on a variety of projects including TV, Film and Corporate productions.

Simon is a trained and proficient editor using Final Cut Studio and Adobe Premiere Pro CC and is available to undertake projects both large and small from initial conception right through to project delivery in a range of formats suitable for Broadcast TV, DVD and Internet distribution.

Simon has an extensive stock footage library including extremely rare footage of free swimming Porbeagle sharks. For rights managed licensing details on Porbeagle footage then please drop us an email, or alternatively you can visit iStockVideo where you can find our royalty free Stock Images.





Qualifications

HSE Media Diver (HSE Part IV)
PADI Divemaster
PADI Master Scuba Diver
EFR First Aid at Work
EFR First Responder
PADI Oxygen Administrator
RYA Powerboat Handler - Level 2
BDMLR - Marine Mammal Medic
HSE Fit to work Medical

Equipment
Sony PMW200 with Gates Underwater Housing
BlackMagic Cinema Camera with Nauticam Housing
Sony NEX-FS100 35mm Digital Cinema Camera with Amphibico Housing
Canon 7D HDSLR (x2) with Hugyfot Housing
GoPro Hero HD Extreme Camera
Underwater Remote Imaging Station for GoPro
Polecam Remote Imaging
Apple Mac Pro Editing Suite
Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Speedgrade, Photoshop)
Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio)
DaVinci Resolve

Awards
Beneath the Sea International Image Festival 2012
“EPICENTER”
- Stan Waterman Award for Excellence (Best of Show)
Capture the World Underwater Video Challenge
“EPICENTER” - Winner - Short Film
35th International Wildlife Film Festival
“Solstice” - Merit Award for Underwater Cinematography
“Solstice” - Merit Award for Local Perspective
Our World Underwater International Underwater Image Festival
Solstice” - Silver - General Film
34th International Wildlife Film Festival 2011
“Circle of Life” - Honourable Mention for Cinematography
Beneath the Sea International Image Festival 2011
“Circle of Life” - Third - Short Film
Our World Underwater International Underwater Image Festival 2011
“Circle of Life” - Gold - General Film
“hope” - Gold - Conservation Film
Eastern Mediterranean Underwater Film Festival 2011
“Circle of Life” - Winner - Professional Short Film
British Underwater Image Festival 2011
“Circle of Life” - Highly Commended - Mares Professional Category
Capture the World - 2010 Underwater Video Challenge
“Circle of Life” - Third - Short Film
International Underwater FIlm Festival Belgrade 2010
“Circle of Life” - Third - Independent Producers
Celebrate the Sea International Image Festival 2009

“Sharks in British Seas” - Honour of Distinction - Broadcast Film Group A
British Underwater Image Festival 2009
“Sharks in British Seas” - Third - Mares Professional Category
Our World Underwater International Underwater Image Festival 2009
“Earth?” - Gold - Conservation Film
British Underwater Image Festival 2008
“Porbeagles in Peril” - Winner - DVD (joint)
“Hubble Bubble, Sand & Rubble” - Winner - DVD (joint)

Our World Underwater International Image Festival 2008
“Porbeagles in Peril” - Bronze - Conservation Film
PAF Tachov Underwater Film Festival 2008
“Hubble Bubble, Sand & Rubble” - Third - Short Film
Eastern Mediterranean Underwater Film Festival 2008
“Porbeagles in Peril” - Winner - Short Documentary
“Hubble Bubble, Sand & Rubble” - Third - Short Documentary

31st International Wildlife Film Festival 2008
"Porbeagles in Peril" - Honourable Mention for Conservation Message
Under the Blue International Image Festival 2007
“Sharkbeat” - Gold - Short Film