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ADEX Singapore 2024 Image/Film Festival Program
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 9, 2024 @ 12:00 AM (EST)


ADEX Singapore 2024 is just days away, and the organizers have finalized the programs for the show’s three stages—the Underwater360 stage, the TekTalk Asia stage, and—most importantly for underwater shooters—the Image/Film Festival stage.

Legendary National Geographic photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes are the headliners, but there are dozens of other well-known shooters presenting at the show (many of whom are DPG contributors), such as Annie Crawley, Tobias Friedrich, Shane Gross, Imran Ahmad, Erin Quigley, Jason Isley, Berkley White, Jim Decker, Michael Aw, Nicolas Remy, William Tan, and Aaron Wong.

In addition to the interesting talks, there are various panel discussions taking place on the Image/Film Festival stage. These include “Through the Lens: The Importance of Equipment in Underwater Photography and Filmmaking” on Friday morning, “The Role of the Underwater Photographer in the Era of Generative Artificial Intelligence” on Sunday morning, and “Above and Below – Exploring Two Worlds” on Sunday afternoon. There’s also a book festival component on Saturday afternoon, with authors talking about their works—including Doubilet on his 2021 career-defining book Two Worlds: Above and Below the Sea.

Check out the full Image/Film Festival program below, and head over to the ADEX website for more information. The event runs from April 12th–14th and tickets are available here. See you there!
 

IMAGE/FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM
FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2024
TIME SPEAKER TOPICS
10:30–11:25 Film Showcase
11:30–11:55 Christine West & Adam Maire  The Value of Antarctic and Arctic Exploratory Diving to Expand Excitement for Marine Conservation
12:00–12:25 Alan Lo Macro Behavior
12:30–13:55 Moderator: Ian Bongso-Seldrup
  1. Zul Ng
  2. James Emery
  3. Pauline Wong
  4. Jun
  5. Nick Khoo
  6. Imran Ahmad
  7. Yoshi Hirata
Panel Discussion – Through the Lens: The Importance of Equipment in Underwater Photography and Filmmaking
14:00–14:25 Jørgen Rasmussen Successful Pictures from the Antarctic to the Dark Water of the Coral Triangle
14:30–14:55 Pauline Wong Advancing in Diving through Integration – What Could the Future of Diving Look Like?
15:00–16:55 ADEX OCEAN FESTIVAL 2024 – OFFICIAL LAUNCH
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF DEDICATION TO A SUSTAINABLE BLUE ECONOMY
17:00–17:25 Ben Sarinda How to Make Amazing Photos and Video with Only Using Smartphone
17:30–17:55 Zul Ng The Development of Innovation and Technology in Today’s Underwater Lighting System
18:00–18:25 Nick Khoo Redefining Possibilities of the GoPro in Underwater Video
18:30–18:55 Jun Basics about Design of Underwater Photographic Equipment, and How to Shoot Nice Underwater Photos

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2024
TIME SPEAKER TOPICS
10:30–10:55 Film by Annie Crawley
11:00–11:25 Annie Crawley  Creating Amazing Photos and Videos in Three Easy Steps
11:30–11:55 Berkley White  Videography – Behind the Scenes of Grouper Moon
12:00–12:25 Olivier Martinez Underwater Photography of Nudibranchs in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
12:30–12:55 Nicolas Remy Creative Motion Blur Photography 
13:00–13:25 Jason Isley Scoping the Shot: Getting to Grips with the EMWL
13:30–13:55 Bo Mancao Our Blue Backyard
14:00–14:25 Erin Quigley Photography – Smarter Editiing with Artificial Intelligence
14:30–14:55 Renee Capozzola Getting the Shot: Tips and Stories from My Favorite Awarded Images
15:00–15:25 Yoshi Hirata Nauticam EMWL (Extended Macro Wide Lens)
15:30–15:55 Michael Aw Dancing with Whale Sharks
16:00–16:55 Panel Discussion: Book Festival
(10 mins each + 10 mins Q&A)
Moderators: Sol Foo & Ian Bongso-Seldrup
Panelists:
  1. David Doubilet – “Two Worlds: Above and Below the Sea”
  2. Klaus M Stiefel & James D Reimer – “25 Future Dives”
  3. Van Wangye – “Wildlife of the South China Sea”
  4. Hidy Yu – “70/30 Ocean Culture, Different Shades of Blue”
  5. Simon Pridmore – “Technically Speaking”
17:00–17:25 Shane Gross Behind the Scenes of My Award-Winning Underwater Images
17:30–17:55 Jim Decker Advanced Macro and Snooting
18:00–18:25 Peter Marshall & Anita Verde Unforgettable Encounters: Rare Moments with Our Planet’s Most Incredible and Enigmatic Creatures
18:30–18:55 Simon Lorenz Whales of Norway: A New Phenomenon

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH, 2024
TIME SPEAKER TOPICS
10:30–10:55 Annie Crawley  Humpback Whales, Schooling Sharks, Striped Marlins & More
11:00–11:55 Moderator: Nicolas Remy
Panelists:
  1. Shane Gross
  2. Berkley White
  3. Olivier Martinez
  4. Yoshi Hirata
  5. Pauline Wong
  6. Peter Marshall
  7. Anita Verde
Panel Discussion: The Role of the Underwater Photographer in the Era of Generative Artificial Intelligence
12:00–12:25 Aaron Wong Cutting Light
12:30–12:55 Maxime Cheminade  Creating Art Beyond the No Decompression Limit
13:00–13:55 Moderator: Aaron Wong
Panelists:
  1. David Doubilet
  2. Jennifer Hayes
  3. Tobias Friedrich
Roundtable Discussion: Above and Below – Exploring Two Worlds
14:00–14:25 William Tan Shooting Tiger Sharks at Fuvahmulah
15:00–15:25 Scott Tuason Magical Malapascua
15:30–15:55 Tobias Friedrich Dream Job – Underwater Photographer
16:00–16:25 Andrew Lim Capturing the Majesty: Swimming Among the Ocean’s Greatest
16:30–16:55 Kent Yeung How I Start My Underwater Videography Career? 
17:00–17:25 James Emery Creative Video Lighting Techniques for the OM System TG-7 and Compact Cameras
17:30–17:55 XJ Toh Underwater Photography – Beyond the Depths

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