This film, Transformation, is an exploration of color and motion in the aquatic realm. Its more about the process than the subjects and has a dreamy surreal mood. My interests in music and art turns me in these directions frequently. The music is by Dexter Britain, who posts his creations in the public domain for which I'm very grateful. The engines for this experiment were DaVinci Resolve 16 (heavy lifting) and Proshow Producer (titles and minor tweaks). The software is enormously competent when time is spent playing.

  • Dennis Deavenport
  • Dennis Deavenport
  • A bunch of willing aquatic volunteers.
    Key Cast
    "They weren't saying."
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    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 27, 2019
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    United States
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Director Biography - Dennis Deavenport

Professionally, I am a retired research chemist. However, I have many interests and skills in the areas of art, music, and technology. It seems an odd combination but it works for me and I'm happy with this mixture. I started taking UW photographs almost from the beginning of my diving in the early 1990s. Most of my cameras have been Canon SLRs in Ikelite housings and using Ikelite strobes. Recently, after being seduced by video, I started trying video using my SLR but have also moved to GoPros and my newest Olympus E-M1 MK II in a Nauticam housing. This last combination is my current focus. I joined the Houston Underwater Photographic Society in 1997 and have served in a variety of roles including president, vice president, photo contest chairman, workshop coordinator, board member, and an occasional trip leader. I have won numerous HUPS annual photo contests and one annual photo contest at Captain Dons in Bonaire. I have been a member of the Texas Gulf Coast Council for years and have been awarded their Neptune award numerous times, the Lifetime Achievement award, and Member of the Year. Diving with cameras offers me the ability to test my creativity and to connect with other underwater photographers and videographers. Helping others gain or polish skills is also something I seriously enjoy. Teaching is an important role that I take very seriously.

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