Zac Macaulay is an underwater cameraman and photographer
Zac likes to use a strong graphic element in his filming and underwater photography, using design, colour palette and good composition as a thread that runs through his work.

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Camera kit – Arri Alexa Mini or Alexa / Gates combination

We can shoot with a Gates / Arri Alexa Mini, or full size Alexa camera. This supports Alexa’s own WCU4, 3 axis lens control system through 30-45 meter long hard wired cables from surface to camera. The kit comes with glass, flat and dome ports, for different focal lengths.

Camera kit – Red Epic Dragon (6K) or Helium (8K) / Gates combination

We own and shoot with a Gates / Red Epic Dragon (6K) and easy access to the Red Epic Helium (8K) which also fits our Gates housing combination.

The Arri Alexa Mini or Alexa and both the Red combinations are available with the following options:

Live View Feed  Live view feed and directors monitor fed from an umbilical cable from camera to the surface.

Follow Focus
We can include remote follow focus control to the surface or remote follow focus, turnover and Iris if desired.

Port Options
We can offer 8 or 10 inch dome ports or flat mineral glass ports / ultra large size domes for out of water shots shot in the water.

Housing
The housing has the latest Gates SPR110 large dome port rings to accommodate physically large lenses. Macro lenses and Macro scopes are also supported for specialist cinematography.The Housing is a Deep Weapon Weapon housing which is ultra reliable. 

Tripods / legs
All the above rigs can be supplied with an underwater grip package consisting of tall and / or short legs and a dampened tripod head for smooth panning for locked off shots.

 

Camera Kit – Panasonic GH5 (4K) / Seacam Combination

We also own and shoot with the new Panasonic GH5 which competes with some pro movie cameras in terms of quality. Shooting 4K at 25, 30, 50 or 60p also in 1080 at 100 or 180p. It has a built in image stabiliser, for smooth shooting. This kit is available with the following options:

Live View Feed  The GH5 / Seacam combination comes with live view feed and directors monitor fed from an umbilical cable from camera to the surface.

Focus
The focus on the GH5 / Seacam is operated by the camera operator, surface follow focus is not possible with this system.

Tripods / legs
All the above rigs can be supplied with an underwater grip package consisting of tall and / or short legs and a dampened tripod head for smooth panning for locked off shots.


S
ize
It is about a third of the size and weight of the Red / Gates combination and can therefore shoot in smaller spaces than larger camera / housing options.

V-Log
V Log is installed offering exceptional flexibility in the colour grading process. Dynamic range is increased from 10 stops to 12 stops.

This wonderful camera makes it more affordable for some productions without compromising much quality.

 

We look forward to talking with you about your underwater production soon.

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My system being prepared

Red / Gates combination

Panasonic GH5 / Seacam combination

Zac shooting Anthony Joshua with the Red Epic Dragon (6K) system for Sky Creative.

To see the ad and full credits visit ‘Ready to Rise’ on the Films & Ad’s page. Broadcast in December 2019. Stills credits Neil Blackman and Holly Tarplee.

CONTACT
e: zac@zacmacaulay.com
t: +44 (0)799 059 2000
 
 
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