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Travellers' Tales: The Undersea World of Adventure: Hans Hass: Underwater Photography  (1958)

Hans and Lotte Hass filming underwater

A captivating look at early underwater filming techniques, Underwater Photography was the penultimate episode in Hans and Lotte Hass' popular 1958 series, The Undersea World of Adventure. A six part series, it was broadcast as part of the Travellers' Tales strand and followed the famous pair as they explored numerous underwater environments.

From the depths of the Indian Ocean, Hans Hass demonstrates the use of various cameras and lenses, surrounded by a whole host of fish life. An absorbing insight into the nature of marine filmmaking, Underwater Photography celebrates the technology that brought the ocean world directly into the nation's living rooms.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: Hans-Hass-Archive HIST
Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Assistant Cameraman: Kurt Hirschel
Associated Broadcaster: BBC - Natural History Unit
Director: Hans Hass
Executive Producer: Tony Soper
Film Editor: Paul Khan
Music and Effects Editor: Michael Croucher
Narrator: Hans Hass
Photography: Hans Hass

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Travellers' Tales: Armand and Michaela On Safari: Search for Gertie (1958)
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Hans and Lotte Hass filming underwater
Hans and Lotte Hass filming underwater