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Thursday June 21, 2012
By Edhat Subscriber
Life Under the Sea:
Longtime Cinematographer and Diver Tom Campbell Presents Films From His Life Underwater
Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Munger Theater, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
What: A lecture and film presentation
When: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7pm
Why: To learn of Tom Campbell's career in diving and to see some of his amazing film work
Cost: Free (members), $5 (non-members)
To RSVP and purchase tickets call: (805) 962-8404, x115
For more information visit: www.sbmm.org
From the largest whales to sharks to some of the smallest creatures in the ocean, underwater
cinematographer Tom Campbell has seen it all. In June he brings some of his rare unusual footage to
the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) during a presentation and talk entitled, "High Definition
Diving." In addition to showing two short films, Campbell will discuss his career in diving, from how
he started to where he ended up.
Beginning as a young certified diver in Canada at 18, Campbell eventually became a military
diver for six years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He ended up working as a qualified Navy Diver and a
member of an elite Force Reconnaissance team in Vietnam. Tehre, he worked on covert operations
directed by the Central Intelligence Agency.
From diving, Campbell than switched gears to work in law enforcement as a California
Highway Patrol officer, but he continued to dive and take photographs on the side. Eventually, he
built up a large collection of underwater photography and pioneered large-format underwater
cinematography. He now works on a project called Ocean GEMS, intended to connect teenage girls
and youth with female marine scientists to help steer them towards careers in ocean exploration.
The lecture is part of the SBMM's Thursday lecture series. For more information, please visit
our website at: www.sbmm.org.
About the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
The 7,825 square-foot Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, located at the Santa Barbara Harbor, opened
to the public in July 2000. Today, the museum is a vital part of the community, offering educational
programs, interactive displays, and both temporary and permanent exhibits, attracting thousands of
visitors each year. To date, more than 62,500 schoolchildren from 140 area schools have
participated in the Maritime Museum's educational programs.
Museum & Store Dates and Hours: Open Daily 10am-5pm, Closed Wednesdays.
Museum Admission Information: $7 for Adults; $4 for seniors, students, and youth; $2 for children
aged 1-5. The Museum is free the 3rd Thursday of every month.
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