New Year = New Look for Bird’s Head Seascape Website

The Bird’s Head Seascape website gets a fresh, new look! This ultimate resource guide for the Raja Ampat-Cenderawasih Bay-Triton Bay regions is packed full of indispensible traveler info. An absolute must for travelers, snorkelers, divers, photographers and scientists.

Take Five! Get Lost in the Underwater World!

Need a break? You deserve a break! Relax and take five!
Watch our latest underwater, 4K video from destinations around the world!

Latest GoPro 4K Underwater Video with Aerials

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Check out latest underwater GoPro video! 2016 was a fun-filled year for travel, and we captured some of the highlights here.

GoPro Presentation at DEMA a Success!

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A recognized industry leader for creating engaging underwater video content, Joel is a regular speaker at DEMA, the Dive Equipment & Marketing Association (and largest trade show for the diving industry in the US). This year’s presentation, sponsored by Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo, How to Shoot Amazing Underwater & Topside Footage with Your Action Camera was met with enthusiasm by a packed audience.

We’ve compiled our best tips for capturing awesome GoPro footage here.

Newmediasoup’s Joshua Tree Footage Now Featured in New Video

USA: A West Coast Journey, produced by Busch Media Group, is now available from Amazon in DVD, Blu-Ray and UHD 4K formats.

Joel’s 4K footage from Joshua Tree National Park is featured in this scenic video.

The Ultimate Underwater Shooting Guide for GoPro Hero4: Creative Tips for Topside Shooting

As scuba divers, most of our travels are centered around scuba diving and underwater photography. Much of our images captured during our adventure are of the underwater world. But more often than not, there is so much more to share; such as, breath-taking scenery, local culture, flora and fauna on land and such. Our latest article for DivePhotoGuide shares our tips and techniques for adding creativity and variety to your next vacation GoPro video using filters and lenses with Backscatter‘s FLIP4 System. Read our article, then immediately book your next trip! Your family and friends will LOVE your next vacation video!

Working in Sub-Zero Temperatures!

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We recently shot some video for a client whose business is cold-storage warehousing. They have many different rooms of varying degrees of chill, as the products they store are mainly perishable foodstuffs. For a particular video sequence, the room we were shooting in was a chilly -2 degrees fahrenheit! Not only did we have to bundle up with layer upon layer of clothing AND a special freezer jacket, but the camera and reference monitor also had its own special insulated “jacket” with warmers!

So what’s it like to work in those conditions for an extended period of time? BRRRRR! Yes, it’s very cold! And you never quite get used to the sensation of your nose hairs freezing!

Newmediasoup Works Remotely… From Grand Cayman!

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One of the most attractive things about having a multimedia company is that you can work from anywhere… virtually!  All you need is a flexible schedule, a valid passport and a good internet connection!  Recently, we were hired for some top secret, time sensitive work that involved scuba diving and underwater photography on Grand Cayman.  The conversation went something like this:
Client: “So I know this is really last minute, but can you go?”

Us: “Yes! All the gear hasn’t even been put away yet from our last trip!”

Client: “You’re probably going to need to be in the water diving for 3-4 days. Will that be ok?”

Us: “Sounds horrible, but we think we can manage!”

While we can’t share with you the work we did on Grand Cayman just yet, we can share with you some photos Jen captured while we were there. Enjoy the gallery!
And remember, if you have a project that requires on-site multimedia professionals, our bags can be packed in a flash!

Joel Presents at the 2012 DEMA Show

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At this year’s DEMA Show, Joel presented at the Image Resource Center on how to capture great underwater video with compact cameras. Fab turnout with all seats filled!

Breaking The Rules… Using Video Lights With Magic Filter

UWPMag, an on-line magazine for underwater photographers, published an article by Joel in their Issue 67. In the article, Joel discusses how he uses the popular GoPro video camera underwater with Magic Filter AND video lights (once thought taboo) with excellent results. Further, he discusses how the GoPro has the capacity to take very good quality still images also using the Magic Filter and video lights. Sometimes it pays to break the rules!