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New Site Focuses on Underwater Digital Video

UWDV Logo Within days of going live, the Underwater Digital Video portal has already attracted the attention of some of the biggest names in the business.

The growing list of contributors, beginning with Charles Maxwell, the South Africa-based, Emmy-winning underwater videographer and Sue Daly, a natural history filmmaker from the Channel Island of Jersey, ensures that the site is well-positioned to capture the interest of this online niche.

These two filmmakers alone have countless BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and other prestigious credits. Even more importantly, each is willing and eager to share expertise and knowledge within the community.

Add to this burgeoning talent pool a generous helping of regularly updated content filled with solid tips, techniques, advice—along with a thriving forum—and you have all the ingredients for a niche portal, or vortal, success.

The site is dedicated to the mastery of the skills and techniques unique to the art and science shooting digital video underwater.

"There is great interest in taking the latest digital technology in video underwater, but there is a severe shortage of real, useful information available in one place. It’s a pioneering time in the industry, as the most well-established professional and the amateur are all pushing the same boundaries of the medium. There is a lot to be learned, and a lot to share from all sides—and will be the place for this exchange," said publisher, Cliff Etzel.

"We will publish articles, reviews, profiles and much more related to the shooting of underwater digital video. I’m excited about our position as the only online resource for this under-served segment of both sport diving and digital video enthusiasts," Etzel added.

You can visit the website at

Cliff Etzel
Cliff Etzel
Cliff is the former Freediving editor of He is now a freelance journalist and film-maker.