Underwater filmmaking, behind the scenes, with ‘Diver Laura’

June 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 6 Comments

You’ve seen the work of West Seattle’s award-winning “Diver Laura” James – a filmmaker, photographer, writer, environmental activist – here and elsewhere over the past few years. Now, we get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get those views; much more complicated than simply jumping into the water with a camera. The video above tells that story as part of a profile of Laura’s work, made for the Puget Sound Starts Here campaign by another local filmmaker, Matthew J. Clark. Some beautiful scenery above the water, too (look for the Seacrest sequence) – Laura says it was shot in mid-April.


  1. Awesome video! Diver Laura is amazing!

    Comment by SudsyMaggie — 2:16 pm June 2, 2013 #

  2. Absolutely phenomenal profile and exceptional view into the underwater life of Puget Sound. This is one of the better underwater videos that I’ve seen that accurately shows the colors under the water here. THIS is why I dive in this cold water. Well, and because octopus are my favorite animal :)

    Comment by Heather — 2:20 pm June 2, 2013 #

  3. That was an inspiration! Well done, Diver Laura.

    Comment by shed22 — 4:40 pm June 2, 2013 #

  4. We also shot at Lowman Park Beach and Diver Laura Headquarters. We’re lucky to have a great resource in our neighborhood in Laura James.

    Comment by mjc — 5:23 pm June 2, 2013 #

  5. WOW! That is so great!! Between Diver Laura’s vids and stills and Long Bach Than’s (hope I spelled it right…) aerial photographic wizardry, makes me appreciate West Seattle all the more. We are lucky indeed.

    Comment by Blinkyjoe — 1:12 pm June 3, 2013 #

  6. Laura awesome video – so proud and glad for you be living your dream and impacting the world!!!

    Comment by Marci — 7:11 am June 4, 2013 #

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