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"Our experience can only be described as outstanding and far exceeded our expectations"


TIM & ROBIN KIRKPATRICK's Filmmaker course - and their film!! from Liquid Motion on Vimeo.

It wasn’t until we talked to Guy Chaumette that we found out about his Filmmaker Course.  This is probably our only regret, because advanced preparation would have been helpful. Our experience can only be described as outstanding and it far exceeded our expectations.

The Filmmaker course is absolutely packed with information about getting the most out of video footage.  I have boxes of video that I shot over the years, but Guy made me realize that it’s not just about the shots you get, but fundamentally the story that you tell.

After learning about Guy’s film making experience, we knew he was going to be an expert with the software and the organization of video, and he did not disappoint.  This course drastically speeds up the learning curve and covers a vast amount of information. We both learned more about videography in the past week, than we have in the last 10 years.

And the course is about so much more than just the technical side. Guy is a true artist. He teaches the difference between video footage and an entertaining film. He is a treasure trove of information about underwater marine life behavior.  You are exposed to his thought processes on how to approach the underwater world, and you learn how to tell the story.  It’s all about the art and creativity, about seeing the imaginative side of the story. 

Guy has taken our video production to a level far beyond what we ever imagined we could reach.  He opens up one’s mind to the endless possibilities of turning vide’oing into filmmaking.   

Besides the learning and the work, he is also quite a character.  We found him very entertaining, with a refreshing, honest sense of humour, and can’t recommend the course enough.  Our only tip would be to start the course as early as possible and spend as much time with Guy as possible. You will be inspired and his teaching creativity is simply remarkable!

Thanks for making this the trip of our dreams!


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Tim and Robin Kirkpatrick, Atlanta, Georgia
A retired Financier, Tim was Director of Bond Finance at the Georgia Housing & Finance Authority; Robin is a Software Developer. They have been diving all over the world since 1981, with almost 2,000 dives between them.  Tim has been shooting stills for 20 years and video for 10 years.