“I was a student of Simon Richardson over the course of a month during February/March 2013 where I cut two showreels and a ten-minute documentary under his tutelage. As a TV Producer/Director with over 10 years experience, I was used to shooting a camera on land, but never underwater before.He immediately put me at ease and showed that he was obviously a very skilled teacher, the proof was that my footage improved on a dive-by-dive basis, which I found incredibly rewarding.As a dive buddy Simon was always safety conscious, professional and attentive.
Under the water his instructions are very easy to understand and he has the magic touch when it comes to finding creatures for the perfect shot.
Back on land editing was not my strong point, but Simon was patient and helpful providing the right kind of guidance where it was needed. I grew in confidence and I was delighted with the films Simon and I produced. I regard him with the highest respect both as an instructor and an underwater filmmaker.
Pauline has an infectious personality and lust for life matched only by her love of diving, filming, editing and interacting with divers and wildlife. You will not find more fun French girl in South East Asia! Her films are of an excellent quality and give you a fantastic memory to take home.”