Since ancient times marine life has exerted a great fascination on the human being; The intense blue of the sea, the liveliness of the fish and marine animals, the color of the impressive coral … are elements that hold enough reasons for that in addition to living this great experience, many of the divers decide to immortalize them in photography or underwater video.

Let’s talk specifically about the video. The first step is to have the right equipment to achieve a professional work that engages the viewer, so it is important to have a specialty in water video to know each and every technique that is used underwater to get the most out of it The landscape and our video equipment. After the image survey, we went to one of the most important parts in the development of projects: “Video editing”; Is the stage where all the results of the work performed under water are captured. Nowadays they are carried out using digital systems that offer us great creative flexibility to be able to integrate different media, such as music, graphics, animations, natural sounds and almost any element that we wish to include in our project.

In this process it is very important to take an order of the filmed material to have the best results, as a first step we must qualify each of the shots taken to familiarize ourselves with them and thus create a good story. Once the material is qualified we can start the editing in the timeline of our program, there we order the material following the classification that we have decided; Whether chronological, by places, by the appearance of characters or species, etc.

Something very important is that our edition has a good rhythm, this is closely linked to the duration of the frames and how they are passed from one to another, editions with short clips are more dynamic (although if the viewer is too brief) You may not have time to appreciate the details) and the longer ones are more leisurely (although making them too long may bore you). Adapting the rhythm to the subject is one of the most complex things of the assembly, and therein lies much of the success of the video. On the other hand it is very important to maintain continuity (either movement of action or subject), that will give us a natural movement in the video avoiding the jumps between take and take.

Once we have assembled all our video we can go to the sound part, this is where we choose the music that best suits our edition rhythm, we define whether it is worth to leave the direct sound or not, which is important since it creates a Much more natural environment. The sound is placed on different tracks and is also cut, blended and matched.

If in the video we decide to write texts, names of people, credits, etc., it is usually advised that the letters last on the screen long enough for the viewer to read them a couple of times in comfort.

The final step when we already have the finished video is to export, that is, to combine the image, sound, music, texts and effects and get the final file in the desired format. The choice of format (with the correct video and audio settings) will depend on the end you want to give the video and the place where you want to see.

It is not the same to export a montage to hang it in a web page that to project it before an auditorium in a giant screen.

There is no doubt that some of the most beautiful videos that can be obtained from nature are achieved under the sea. They convey a great respect for nature and for marine species in order to unveil the natural treasures that the blue planet hides.