About

The Videographer

The videographer, Jo Horrocks

Photo courtesy of Keith Lyall

Jo Horrocks has been diving since 2000 and is a PADI Divemaster.

Always with a keen interest in watching wildlife documentaries, Jo took a housed video camera underwater in 2004 and has not looked back since. She dreams of travelling the world and capturing amazing footage to share and enlighten people to the remarkable beauty and diversity found beneath the waves.

Initially Jo started with a basic housed consumer video camera. With the absence of readily available underwater video courses and materials, Jo has built her expertise over the years by trial and error. Jo has found guidance and numerous useful tips in the book "The Underwater Videographer" by professional videographer John Boyle", and attended a course with John in September 2007 which has helped to improve the quality of close up and macro work.

Jo is a member of the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) and Photosub.

Jo has recently filmed a number of BSoUP presentations so that these can be viewed on YouTube by those BSoUP members unable to attend the meeting. These can be found on BSoUP website at http://www.bsoup.org/Video.php.

Contact

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my collection of videos.

You are most welcome to contact me to pose questions, ask for advice, or to provide any feedback.

Email: jc.horrocks@btinternet.com

Awards

Scorpionfish, Swanage Pier, Dorset, England

Photosub Annual Dinner (February 2011)
Runner Up

Image taken under Swanage Pier, Dorset, England using Olympus mju (camera requiring no housing with a max. depth of 10 metres).

Equipment: Olympus Mju (build in flash only)

Settings: 1/80 sec @ f4, ISO 100

Fields of Green in Oceans of Blue
Runner Up

British Underwater Image Festival
Feb 2011

The footage was shot during a weeks trip to Nuweiba, Egypt in May 2010.

Equipment: Sony XR520 High Definition (HD) Video camera in Aditech Mangrove Housing.

Cornish Treasures
Runner Up

British Underwater Image Festival
May 2010

The footage was shot during a weeks trip to Devon and Cornwall in 2009. The footage was shot around Porthkerris.

The video can also be watched directly on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfU2OFGgcZM

Equipment: Sony XR520 High Definition (HD) Video camera in Aditech Mangrove Housing.

A Taste of Underwater Borneo
3rd Place

British Underwater Image Festival
May 2009

The footage was shot during a trip to Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo in November 2008. Dive sites included Sipadan Island in Malaysia and Sangalaki and Maratua in Indonesia.

The video can also be watched directly on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfU2OFGgcZM

Equipment: Sony HDR-HC1 High Definition (HD) Video camera in an Aditech Housing.

Fin Envy!
Runner Up

British Underwater Image Festival
March 2007

The original seal footage was shot during the summer of 2006 at Lundy Island off the North Devon coast in the UK. The judges voted on the video because of the humour, the story line and as a refreshing and short alternative to the many standard underwater and lengthy videos entered into the competition.

The video can also be watched directly on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdhNmrDo-nQ

Equipment: Sony HDR-HC1 High Definition (HD) Video camera in Ikelite Housing.

Projects

Ocean Visions Promotional Video
This short promotional video was produced to help my friend Maria Munn of Ocean Visions advertise her courses in underwater photography tailored to the compact market.

Maria runs course in a number of venues in the UK, including the featured venue of Eynesham Hall near Oxford, as well as hosting trips to destinations such as a Red Sea.

The video can also be watched directly on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXIEbqG7lJM

Equipment: Sony HDR-HC1 High Definition (HD) Video camera in Aditech Mangrove Housing.

Published Footage

May 2011Worked with Multiply, capturing footage for a Huggies Little Swimmers shoot for an online adverticement.
Sept 2011Videos featured on online video channels Plongeurs TV and YouDive TV.
May 2012Ras Mohammed footage used by Todos Contentos SRL for project being shown at Museum of Siena about national parks.
Oct 2012Interviewed by Lucy Agace from Scuba Channels Ltd, where some of my films will be featured in the near future when the Channel is launched.