Clint Hempsall

Cinematography and Film Maker

Emmy Award & 16 ACS Awards

Director of Cinematography
Sea Image Productions

Decades of experience in freelance cinematography, adventure TV series and documentary production.

Spanning 30 years of experience, Emmy Award winning cinematographer Clint Hempsall has worked on over 60 documentaries and hundreds of international and domestic television programs using many formats including Canon 4K, Red, XDCAM HD, and HDCAM.  Clint has also shot many TVC, corporate and educational projects for a variety of highly reputable clientele. 

Driven by a passion for filming underwater natural history, Clint is one of Australia’s most experienced and creative underwater cinematographers, and a professional diver with over 8,500 dives. On remote location documentary projects requiring a small crew, Clint is capable of filming both the above water and underwater content. 

Filming projects have taken him throughout the Great Barrier Reef, around Australia, and across the Pacific including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Japan, Tonga and Truk Lagoon. Whether the purpose of the shoot is scientific research, indigenous culture, maritime history, adventure, tourism, or underwater natural history, Clint is committed to getting the best possible image on every single shoot, a promise he has kept with his clients time and time again.  

Clint filming standing up on tripod
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Years of Experience


Clint has worked with many networks, production companies and clients on over 800 projects.

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National Geographic

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Discovery Channel

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Animal Planet

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ABC Australia


Hear from professionals in the industry

In my opinion, Clint Hempsall is a cinematographic genius in the specialised documentary arena who produces story telling images right up there with these industry luminaries. Clint’s style of cinematography is exceptional: with an eye for intimate detail, first class framing and a knowledge of just what is required to make a series of shots turn into a finely tuned sequence.
Bob Blasdell
CEO & Chief Editor at The Post Works
I have been working with Clint for nearly twenty years and highly recommend him as one of the top cinematographers in Australia. He is very skilful, not only in underwater filming but all forms of cinematography. I have always enjoy working with him, as he is a great team player, and successfully maintains a professional presence. Clint does his best to look after other crew members and has seamlessly fit into any team he's been a part of.
Yoichi Minowa
Apart from being a very skilled camera operator and producer, Clint was a dream to work with. We had a gruelling schedule on the Coastwatch show, producing 46 first run episodes and 6 “best of’s each year and Clint was more than capable of achieving the high quality, high output required whilst working unsupervised.


Clint has been involved in countless award-winning documentaries. He was involved in the underwater shoot for National Geographic's 'Great Migrations', which won the Emmy in 2011.

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