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New York UW Photo Society Meeting: Making a TV Show
By Joseph Tepper, August 3, 2016 @ 11:19 AM (EST)

Working as a cameraman on an underwater television show might seem like a dream job—traveling to exotic locations, photographing the most desired marine animals, and watching your work “wow” millions of viewers each week.

Ok—so it is basically a dream job. But there’s also lots more going on behind the scenes to put together an Emmy-winning television program. Just ask Todd Kelly, a cameraman for the incredibly popular program “Jonathan Bird’s Blue World.”

The August meeting of the New York Underwater Photographic Society (Monday, August 15th) will feature a presentation from Kelly titled “The Making of an Underwater Themed Television Show.” He’ll begin by showing off some of his best cinematography from a recent segment of “Jonathan Bird’s Blue World.”

Then, Todd will discuss the behind the scenes aspects that make the show possible.  Particular attention will be paid to what it takes to make a successful underwater show and reach a mass audience.  Challenges, equipment, pitfalls and markets will all be discussed as well as a Q&A session at the end.

As with all NYUPS events, the August meeting is free to attend and all are encouraged to come and share in the experience. Learn more on the NYUPS website.

What: August NYUPS Meeting – Making a TV Show

Where: Alpha Fusion Restaurant (365 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001)

When: Monday, August 15 (7–9 PM)




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