Cameraman, director of photography, lighting unit – all in one
The jury of the festival tried to assess that the ‘Best camera film award’ contains: an eye for composition, the knowledge of how to tell a story in a short form.
Understand camera and lighting techniques in an underwater environment.
Most of the short underwater films are made in independent private financing productions. Very often one person is the director, camera, light unit, editing, script.
Knowledge of editing (online): understand and prepare the film for post-production work.
Decision-making: think quickly in dangerous environments like diving inside a sunken war ship.
Mike Frankel, Neum underwater film festival jury member, the man who was official stage photographer in Woodstock 1969, has an eye to detect winner of Best camera, and statue goes to Gilles Charvet and his film Visit the Thistlegorm.