The Wild Weekenders on Channel 4
Ian @ freediveuk gave me a bell one morning, asking if I would be interested in filming the underwater footage for Little Gem’s new series, called The Wild Weekenders airing this Friday on Channel 4 at 8pm (14th April 2017)
The series explores some of the more unusual activities available to anyone over a weekend. The brief was to film Paralympics presenter Arthur Williams ( a former marine and paraplegic) freediving off the Devon coast. After a few glitches early on, including the weather, we finally rescheduled for a weather window in November. This was the last chance we had to film.
Arriving to glorious Torquay sunshine I met with the director and the rest of the team and basked in the unseasonal November sun, watching the film crew going through the motions until it was time to board the boat. Donning my Epsealon suit I knew I was going to be toasty and couldn’t wait to get in the water. By the time it came for me to start rolling, it had clouded over and the light was beginning to drop so I knew my time was limited. I used my Nikon D810 in a Nauticam housing and had a Gopro attached as another POV.
Great post about freediving film shooting . thanks for sharing