About Zac Macaulay Underwater Cameraman DOP and Photographer
Zac has worked with some of the best people in the business, including specialist studios, riggers and lighting gaffers (amongst other professions), in a career as an underwater cameraman and photographer that has taken him and his crew all over the world. He has shot for a wide variety production companies and agencies both advertising and editorial for many and varied clients. He likes to use a strong graphic element in his photographic style, using colour and composition as a thread that runs through his work.
He is as happy shooting commercial advertising shoots in purpose-built flooded studios, tanks or private pools for ultimate control as he is in the open sea on assignment. He has built up countless fix it contacts all around the world to help facilitate your production and a large knowledge of locations to help you find that special beach or bay just right for your shoot.
Film / movie and stills Production – Cameras
Film – Arri Alexa Mini or full size Alexa in a Gates housing.
Film – Red Epic Dragon (6K) or Weapon (8K) in a Gates Deep Dragon Housing.
Film – Seacam, Panasonic GH5 combination. This competes with most pro movie cameras in terms of quality, shooting at 4K at 25, 30, 50 or 60p also in 1080 at 100 or 180p. The image stabiliser is great for smooth shooting.
Stills – Seacam, Panasonic GH5 or Nikon D800 combination. For more detailed description of kit visit the ‘Movie’ page
Zac is a camera housing and camera owner / operator and pricing for Zac is based on a competitive day rate. We can always work to a budget if required, let us know your requirements.
Zac knows a range of underwater film studios, tanks, pools or locations (in the UK, and abroad) with day rates to suit all budgets, depending on your project or production.
Lighting can be either a competitive all in package or more bespoke equipment for specialist larger shoots which may require a qualified electrician. Zac uses the latest underwater camera systems.
Zac owns a certain amount of underwater and dry lighting which can be incorporated (if appropriate) within some shoot budgets.
Zac has a tight well known crew that he has worked with for many years. Crew are generally tailored to the production type, from just one camera assistant to a much larger crew for larger productions.
Zac holds the all important HSE qualification, a legal requirement to work underwater in the UK with crew and lighting productions.
All images on this website are copyright of Zac Macaulay. No reproduction is allowable without written permission.
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