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

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.

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6 Replies to "Underwater filmmaking, behind the scenes, with 'Diver Laura'"

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    SudsyMaggie June 2, 2013 (2:16 pm)

    Awesome video! Diver Laura is amazing!

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    Heather June 2, 2013 (2:20 pm)

    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 :)

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    shed22 June 2, 2013 (4:40 pm)

    That was an inspiration! Well done, Diver Laura.

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    mjc June 2, 2013 (5:23 pm)

    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.

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    Blinkyjoe June 3, 2013 (1:12 pm)

    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.

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    Marci June 4, 2013 (7:11 am)

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

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