Clients & Credits

Director of Photography Sea Image Productions

Director of Sea Image Australia

Clint Hempsall has an Emmy Award and 16 ACS Awards for his acclaimed cinematography work. His decades of experience span multiple TV networks, industries and roles, including cinematography, documentary development and production, television series, TVC, educational, and corporate projects.

His cinematography experience includes 60 documentaries and well over 800 international and domestic television programs. Clint has worked with multiple camera systems including Canon C200 4K, Red,  Sony HDCAM, Sony XDCAM HD and Panasonic Varicam.

Clint is one of Australia’s most experienced and creative underwater camera specialists 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 Clint around Australia and to many Pacific locations including Solomon Islands, Truk Lagoon, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Tonga and Japan filming natural history,  indigenous culture, maritime history, science and research, adventure and tourism. ​

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Years of Experience


Hundreds of Segments for International and Domestic Television Programs

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National Geographic

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Discovery Channel

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Animal Planet

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  • Beige Reef – IPA – cinematographer and edit
  • Clowns on the Ribbon’s Edge – cinematographer and edit
  • Ultimate Fish Barramundi – DISCOVERY CHANNEL – DOP
  • Ultimate Fish Murray Cod – DISCOVERY CHANNEL – DOP
  • Ultimate Fish Snapper  – DISCOVERY CHANNEL – DOP
  • Ultimate Fish PNG Black Bass  – DISCOVERY CHANNEL – DOP
  • The Desert Rattler – Vintage Adventurer– DOP and Field Producer
  • The Great Rattler Rally – DOP and Producer
  • Great Migrations – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – DSL segment PNG

underwater and above water camera, working with DOP David Hannan

  • Sharks in the City – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: underwater DOP
  • Awesome Pawsome Two – NHNZ – main cinematographer
  • Marine Pests – NHK SPACESHIP EARTH SERIES: underwater DOP
  • Second Nature – documentary on Minke Whales:  stock footage
  • The Aboriginal Bible –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 filming 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 DOP
  • White Sharks – TV ASAHI: underwater DOP 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 DOP
  • Ocean Venom doco – ANIMAL PLANET: sea snakes – underwater DOP
  • 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: Underwater camera DOP, stock footage
  • Wave Breakers– 3sat hi-tec German TV: Australian DOP 
  • John Wayne Parr, Gold Coast segment -TBS Japan: DOP
  • Diving the Yongala – ANIMAL PLANET: DOP
  • Gold Coast Artificial Reef – Point Du Jour France: underwater DOP
  • Guardians of the Reef – Channel 7: Underwater DOP
  • Get the Drift – QLD Chamber of Commerce: DOP and edit
  • American Chopper – Discovery – Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday’s: underwater camera
  • Crocodile Hunter – Grey Nurse Shark segment: camera operator 
  • Crocodile Hunter – Tiger Shark segment: camera operator
  • 100 Ultimate Key Words – NHK, Cairns. DOP

Television Series


  • Brownie’s Coastwatch Series – CHANNEL 7 – DOP / co-producer/ writer on 300 underwater and marine creature feature segments 
  • Escape with ET Series – CHANNEL 10  – DOP on over 500 segments and episodes
  • 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 DOP
  • Talk with The Animals TV series – Dolphin Dive, Shark Bay: underwater DOP
  • The Great Outdoors, Channel 7 – HMAS Brisbane – DOP and underwater camera 
  • Creek to Coast – various underwater segments
  • Race Around the World Series – Underwater World: underwater camera
  • The World’s Best Job, Tourism Qld – Whitsunday’s: 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 Mansions segment – TBS Japan: DOP
  • Sea World Tiger Shark Release Media EPK: DOP and edit
  • Sea World Dugong Release Media EPK: DOP and edit

Credits: TVC, Music Clips, Corporate, Short Film


  • Poison in the Water (music clip) – Mish Shell: DOP, producer, edit
  • Thankyou Colton Coal Mine (music clip) – Freedom Collective: DOP, producer, edit
  • Lock the Gate – Mine Site Rehabilitation: DOP, coproduce, edit
  • Lock the Gate – Colton Coal Mine: DOP, co-produce, edit
  • Lock the Gate – Ground Water Protection, DOP, co-produce, edit
  • Yokohama Bayside Development TVC, Japan: underwater DOP
  • Ergon Energy TVC – underwater DOP
  • University of QLD TVC:underwater DOP
  • National Bank NAB TV- various Qld shoots: DOP
  • Air Asia Lady Elliot Island corporate: supply stock footage
  • Tourism Qld German TVC promotion: supply stock footage
  • Qld Government: Moreton Bay Marine Park Go Slow Zones – supply stock footage
  • Sea World 2008 TVC: underwater DOP
  • BRP Australia – TVC: DOP
  • Speedo Olympic Swimsuit Research – Otago NZ: DOP
  • Speedo Olympic Swimsuit Research – Grant Hackett: DOP 
  • San Diego Museum of Natural History Fossils Exhibit: supply stock footage
  • Sinking of HMAS Brisbane – Qld EPA: 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: underwater DOP and HD aerials
  • Sea World “Dolphin Dive Experience” corporate: DOP and edit
  • Lotte Japan, corporate: DOP
  • Conqueror Australia corporate promo: DOP 
  • TJM – Fraser Island 4WD: supply stock footage
  • Currumbin Sanctuary Australian Wildlife CD ROM – supply stock footage
  • Sunreef  Dive Centre promo 2008: DOP, producer edit
  • SEAIR 2002 US Travel Industry Promo: DOP, producer and edit
  • SEAIR 2003 Gold Coast Travel Industry promo: DOP, producer and edit
  • Lady Elliot Island Resort website videos: DOP, producer and edit
  • Salty’s Marine Centre corporate: DOP, producer and edit
  • Seair Turtle Tour corporate: DOP, producer and edit
  • Ocean Walker corporate video: DOP, producer and edit
  • Sea World Dolphin Helmet Dive – corporate: DOP, producer and edit
  • 2004 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships – camera operator 
  • Pagoda House Art Gallery – corporate: DOP
  • Haba Dive corporate promo– supply stock footage
  • Manta Ray Research educational video with Mark Simmonds: DOP, producer and edit
  • Qld Coast Guard corporate – Gold Coast: underwater camera DOP
  • 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- KMPG: underwater DOP
  • Eraser, short film promo- DOP
  • Priest Gully, short film – underwater camera
  • 48 Shades, short film – supply stock footage
  • Dugong, short film – supply stock footage
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