L O C A L E V E N T
Diving in High Definition Lecture & Show
Thursday June 21, 2012
Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Munger Theater, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
What: A Lecture and Underwater Photography Slideshow by Tom Campbell
When: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7pm
Members-only reception at 6:15pm on the Scenic 4th Floor
Why: To learn of Tom Campbell’s award-winning shots being featured on over 80 magazine covers, as well as in calendars, books, articles, advertisements and other media.
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.
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