ROBERTO RINALDI

Underwater Speacialist, DOP

Roberto Rinaldi started his career as an underwater photojournalist in 1986. In 1988 he was hired as an underwater photographer onboard Jacques Yves Cousteau’s Calypso and specialised in underwater filmmaking. Having worked for directors such as Giuseppe Tornatore, Luc Jaquet, Gil Keibali, Stephane Begoin, Andy Byatt, Jaques Perrin, and Alessandro D’Alatri, his projects have been aired worldwide. He has carved a name for himself as one of the world’s foremost deep-water divers, using rebreathers to achieve extended dive times at depths of below 100 metres.

In 2009 he turned his attention to realising underwater images in 3D. Roberto built a unique, and incredibly successful, housing capable of capturing 3D underwater footage. Using this housing system he created 3D imagery for: St Thomas Productions 3 x 52 minutes Ouragan for ARTE/3D; Studio Orange and Universal “Ouragan 3D”; Korean Monster TV a single 52 minute film; and a 52 minute film for German producer Tesche Dokumentarfilm.

He was the underwater cameraman for the movie L’Odyssey, a biography of Jacques Yves Cousteau directed by Jerome Salle.  Most recently he filmed much of the underwater imagery for Deep Med produced by Les Gens Bien Productions for Arté.  His commitment is to share the beauty and fragility of life from below the normal diving range.  And above all else, to showcase his favourite sea – the Mediterranean.

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