Clients & Credits

Award-Winning Ocean Videographer and Documentary Film Maker

Director of Sea Image Australia

Clint Hempsall has 16 ACS Awards to his name for his acclaimed freelance cinematographer work. His decades of experience spans multiple networks, industries and roles, including cinematography, production, documentary development, television series, TVC, and corporate work.

My cinematography experience includes 50 documentaries and well over 500 segments for international and domestic television programs. I have also shot many TVC, corporate and educational projects with high definition formats including Sony HDCAM, XDCAM HD, Red, Canon C 200 4K and Panasonic DVC PRO HD.

While many of my projects have been land based, I am also one of Australia’s most experienced and creative underwater camera specialists with over 8,000 dives. On marine based documentary projects I often shoot both the above water and underwater content saving clients the cost of hiring additional crew.

Filming projects have taken me to Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Lord Howe Island, Truk Lagoon, the Bahamas, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Tonga, Norfolk Island, Japan and New Zealand to shoot subjects including science and research, indigenous culture, maritime history, adventure, tourism, and underwater natural history. ​

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Years of Experience

Networks

Hundreds of Segments for International and Domestic Television Programs

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National Geographic

Over 30 Segments spanning FINISH TEXT HERE

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Discovery Channel

Over 30 Segments spanning FINISH TEXT HERE

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Animal Planet

Over 30 Segments spanning FINISH TEXT HERE

Documentaries

  • Great Migrations – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – DSL segment PNG. Underwater and time-lapse cameras, working with DOP David Hannan
  • Ultimate Fish Barramundi – DISCOVERY CHANNEL – DOP
  • Ultimate Fish Murray Cod – DISCOVERY CHANNEL – DOP
  • Ultimate Fish Snapper  – DISCOVERY CHANNEL – DOP
  • Sharks in the City – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: underwater DOP
  • Awesome Pawsome Two – NHNZ – main cameraman
  • Marine Pests – NHK SPACESHIP EARTH SERIES: underwater DOP
  • Second Nature – documentary on Minke Whales:  stock footage
  • The Aboriginal Bible – documentary on Pilbara indigenous rock art, German TV: DOP
  • Great White Down Under – DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • Sharks of Palau – DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • Shark attack Files 111 -DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • Shark Attack Files IV – DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • Shark Attack Rescues – DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • 10 Best Places to See a Shark – DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • Sharks and Killer Whales – DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera 
  • The Lost Years – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: underwater camera Moreton Bay 
  • Discovery Sunrise – DISCOVERY CHANNEL: Heron Island, camera operator
  • Artificial Surf Reefs – ARD German TV: DOP and underwater Gold Coast
  • Palm Island – ARTE TV: DOP
  • Globe Trotter – NHK, Gold Coast segment: HD aerials, underwater DOP
  • Globe Trotter – NHK, Whitsunday Islands segment: HD aerials, underwater DOP
  • The Great Barrier Reef – NHK Japan: live HD broadcast from Lady Elliot Island, Underwater filming co-ordinator and supplied stock footage
  • Heron Island -TV ASAHI: underwater camera
  • White Sharks – TV ASAHI: underwater and surface camera
  • Global Warming: Are we changing Planet Earth – BBC: supplied stock footage
  • Global Warming: Can we save Planet Earth – BBC: supplied stock footage 
  • Australasia, episode one – BBC: stock footage
  • Thanks For All The Fish – ABC: stock footage
  • Dangerous Sea Creatures – ANIMAL PLANET: sea snakes – underwater camera
  • Ocean Venom doco – ANIMAL PLANET: sea snakes – underwater camera
  • The Dugongs of Quandamooka – ABC: underwater camera
  • Climate Change – ARD Germany: DOP
  • Coral Sea Dreaming Awaken: minke whale stock footage
  • Discover Lady Elliot Island: DOP, producer, edit
  • The Angel of Yowa – NHK: DOP
  • Secret Creatures of Moreton Bay – Channel 7: underwater DOP
  • The Last Great Reef – Channel 7: underwater DOP
  • Bay of Wonders – Channel 7: underwater DOP
  • Guardians of the Reef – Channel 7: underwater DOP
  • A Dugong Called Pig – Channel 10: stock footage / underwater camera
  • Wave Breakers– 3sat hi-tec German TV: Australian DOP 
  • John Wayne Parr, Gold Coast segment -TBS Japan: camera
  • Diving the Yongala – ANIMAL PLANET: DOP

Television Series

  • Brownie’s Coastwatch Series – CHANNEL 7 – camera / co-producer on 300 segments 
  • Escape with ET Series – CHANNEL 10  – DOP on over 200 segments.
  • American Chopper – Whitsunday’s –DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • The Worlds Best Job, Tourism Qld – Whitsunday’s: underwater camera
  • 100 Ultimate Key Words – NHK, Cairns segment: DOP
  • Aussie Animal Rescues – Wolf Rock sharks: underwater DOP
  • Aussie Animal Rescues – Dugong research: underwater DOP
  • Aussie Animal Rescues – Underwater World: underwater DOP
  • Getaway Channel 9 – Sea World Shark Bay segment: underwater camera
  • Crocodile Hunter – Grey Nurse Shark segment: camera operator 
  • Crocodile Hunter – Tiger Shark segment: camera operator
  • Talk With The Animals TV series – Dolphin Dive, Shark Bay: underwater DOP
  • The Great Outdoors, Channel 7 – HMAS Brisbane – DOP and underwater camera 
  • Race Around the World Series – Underwater World: underwater camera
  • Gold Coast Artificial Reef – Point Du Jour France: underwater DOP
  • I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here: crocodiles challenge underwater camera 
  • 2004 Qld Surf Life Saving Championships – Channel 9: underwater camera
  • Gold Coast Mansion segment – TBS Japan
  • QLD Chamber of Commerce – Get the Drift: DOP and edit
  • Sea World Tiger Shark Release EPK: DOP and edit
  • Sea World Dugong Release EPK American Chopper – Whitsunday’s –DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • The Worlds Best Job, Tourism Qld – Whitsunday’s: underwater camera
  • American Chopper – Whitsunday’s –DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • The Worlds Best Job, Tourism Qld – Whitsunday’s: underwater camera
  • American Chopper – Whitsunday’s –DISCOVERY CHANNEL: underwater camera
  • The Worlds Best Job, Tourism Qld – Whitsunday’s: underwater camera
  • Camera operator on various segments for current affairs, lifestyle and sport programs including Today Tonight, Extra, The Great Outdoors, Channel Seven News, Totally Wild and Big Arvo

TVC, Corporate & Short Films

  • Sony TVC – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ASIA: underwater DOP
  • Yokohama Bayside Development TVC, Japan: underwater DOP
  • Ergon Energy TVC – underwater camera operator
  • University of QLD TVC:underwater camera
  • National Bank NABTV- various Qld shoots: DOP
  • Air Asia Lady Elliot Island corporate: supply stock footage
  • Tourism Qld German TVC promotion: stock footage
  • Sea World 2008 TVC: underwater camera operator
  • BRP Australia – TVC: DOP
  • Speedo Olympic Swimsuit Research corporate- Otago NZ: underwater DOP
  • Speedo Olympic Swimsuit Research – Grant Hackett: DOP and underwater camera
  • San Diego Museum of Natural History Fossils Exhibit: Stock footage
  • Sinking of HMAS Brisbane – Qld EPA: underwater DOP
  • Qld Rail “Look Before You Book” corporate: supply stock footage
  • Department of Transport Water Safety TVC: underwater DOP
  • Sea World’s “Reef Discovery” AV Presentation: DOP underwater and aerials
  • Sea World “Dolphin Dive Experience” corporate: DOP and edit
  • Lotte Japan, corporate: DOP
  • Conqueror Australia corporate promo: DOP 
  • TJM – Fraser Island 4WD: stock footage
  • Currumbin Sanctuary Australian Wildlife CD ROM – stock footage
  • Sunreef  Dive Centre promo: DOP and edit
  • SEAIR 2002 US Travel Industry Promo: DOP and edit
  • SEAIR 2003 Gold Coast Travel Industry promo: DOP and edit
  • Lady Elliot Island Resort website videos: DOP and edit
  • Salty’s Marine Centre corporate: DOP and edit
  • Seair Turtle Tour corporate: DOP and edit
  • Ocean Walker corporate video: DOP and edit
  • Sea World Dolphin Helmet Dive – corporate: DOP and edit
  • 2004 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships – camera
  • Pagoda House Art Gallery – corporate: camera
  • Haba Dive corporate promo– stock footage
  • Manta Ray Research educational video: DOP and edit
  • Qld Coast Guard corporate – Gold Coast: underwater camera operator
  • Hinkler Video books – Aromatherapy: camera operator 
  • Hinkler Video Books – Exercise: Kickboxing: camera operator
  • Various music performances and events for Able Video and Multimedia: camera
  • Iron Man segment – KMPG: underwater DOP
  • Eraser, short film – DOP
  • Priest Gully, short film – underwater camera
  • 48 Shades, short film – stock footage
  • Dugong, short film – stock footage
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