Using state-of-the-art equipment we capture beautiful imagery of the world under the surface. We work across travel, marine biology, underwater infrastructure, beauty and fashion industries.
When it comes to shooting underwater, what really sets us apart is that we don’t just have the video equipment needed to get the job done, we have the communications equipment to connect the crew above and below the surface. This is paramount to getting incredible results.
The client and director can view the footage live from the surface and have two-way audio communications with the dive team. The visual feed can be sent directly from the underwater camera to the director’s monitor or could be broadcast live to an audience.
Our OTS Buddy Phone System means the director can also give instructions while watching live so, with no need for the dive crew to surface, it’s easy to get that perfect shot the first time.
Music playback or communication with divers and talent can be transmitted via a speaker that is lowered into the water – perfect for underwater music videos or directing underwater talent.
Previous projects include a TV Commercial for Hisense, an award-winning music video by Cesar Salmeron for German Hip Hop artist Zachari and a documentary about mental health called How to Thrive for Beyond Edge.
Whatever your concept, let’s make it happen.
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
Photos of Underwater Set Up
Canon R5 Mirrorless camera: captures 100fps in 4K and 25fps in 8K RAW and 45MP still images.
Nauticam NA-R5 housing with ports for 24-105 f4, Laowa 24mm Probe lens, 100mm f2.8 Macro and 11-24mm f4.
Atomos Ninja V+ Recorder ith Nauticam housing and a 45m SDI cable to the surface.
2 x Sea and Sea YSD2J Strobe lights for still photography.
3800 and 15000 lumens Big Blue lights for video.
OTS Buddy Phone system.
OTS Diver Recall system.
Who we work with
Ascent Media takes to underwater work like a shark to surfers. Their gear works extremely well and comes with all the bells and whistles you need for a navy seal operation. The ability to communicate from above to below surface adds extra control and reduces time splashing around in the shallow end.
Cesar Salmeron - Director
Considerate, constructive and responsive from start to finish. The team at Ascent Media instinctively understood the message I was hoping to convey, used their top-quality equipment and skills to quickly deliver a beautiful punchy video. I highly recommend Ascent Media for all your production needs - prepare to be impressed.
Katherine Copsey - The Greens
We have engaged Ascent Media to work on a number of projects for AusNet Services. This included; drone photography and videography, film editing, professional portrait photography, and much more. Without exception I have found all facets of their service to be of the absolute highest quality.
Rob Asselman - Ausnet