Lights Camera Sub Action by Mike Seares


Lights Camera Sub Action by Mike Seares: A review by Jeff Goodman

Lights Camera Sub Action is a very good read indeed. Mike has been diving since the late seventies and has worked in the industry ever since. Working in movies as well as news and documentaries his underwater work and experience is to be truly admired.

This book tells of his journey from college to today and with great detail and enthusiasm re-lives many of his true life adventures. His writing style is conversational and as such is easy to read and understand. His memories and descriptive powers are excellent and take the reader effortlessly into a world of underwater film-making and camera work.

It seems that Mike and I started diving at around the same time in our lives and therefore many of the people he mentions from the early days are very familiar to me and bring back wonderful memories of those pioneering days in the business. Younger readers will be fascinated by the  unsophisticated dive gear as well as the very basic camera housings and lights. He hides nothing and tells equally of both successes and mistakes. He also gives a very graphic insight into the technicalities and problems encountered when filming underwater. Mikes book eases away much of the mystique of filming underwater and in a way fully encourages those who are thinking of such a career to get out there and give it a go.

Mike learned to dive in 1976, and following a degree in marine biology and qualifying as a diving instructor, he has run a dive school in London, led trips around the world, and worked extensively in the film and TV industry.

  • Author: Mike Seares
  • Publisher: In Depth Solutions
  • Pages: 402
  • Format: paperback
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • ISBN: 0995733930

For more information about Mike Seares please visit the website by clicking here.

Jeff Goodman

Jeff Goodman

Jeff Goodman is the Conservation editor and also the Underwater Videography Editor for Jeff is an award winning TV wildlife and underwater cameraman and film maker. With over 10,000 dives to his credit he has dived in many different environments around the world.

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