Underwater Cinematography

Underwater Film Production for Documentaries and Advertising

Jim Hellemn’s underwater imagery has been a part of numerous film projects, including Nova, National Geographic and the American Museum of Natural History. He has been the principal underwater cinematographer and director of underwater photography for several documentary projects for Working Pictures and Force Blue, a non-profit whose mission is to help combat diving veterans while helping scientists help save the planet. The story of Force Blue is the subject of a 2017 documentary titled “Mercy, Love and Grace’ available now on Amazon Prime video. Several other projects document Force Blue’s missions to help NOAA to rescue coral reefs damaged by Hurricanes, helping scientists with the ”heavy lifting” of assessing and treating coral diseases and coral restoration, and saving sea turtles along with scientists and Florida’s Turtle Hospital. Jim’s underwater cinematography appears in Edward Butynsky’s 2019 documentary “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch”. Working with resorts in the dive travel industry, Jim also produces underwater video used in social media advertising.

Mercy, Love and Grace – The Story of Force Blue


Exploring the Kittiwake

The X-Dive – At Depth

Underwater Stock Footage

Jim Hellemn has built a large library of underwater footage from around the world focusing on coral reefs and marine animals. Licensing is available for a number of uses in multiple formats and frame rates in resolutions from Full HD to 8K. Contact sales@blueocenart for more information.

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Exploring Little Cayman

The Beauty of Life at Apo Island