Scott H. Welsh is an oceanographic filmmaker, director and cinematographer from Northern NSW Australia, now based in London UK.
Scott has collaborated as a director and cameraman, with Discovery Channel, BBC, BBC-World, National Geographic, CH4, and a wide portfolio of international production companies, including Pilot Productions.
Scott's initial training and career started with the craft of making 16mm documentary in his native Australia and Papua New Guinea. A strong interest in ethnographic filmmaking led him to team up with Pilot and work with Globe Trekker presenter Ian Wright. Pilot's innovative and award-winning factual programming has satisfied Scott's passion for adventure travel, culture and trekking for almost 20 years now.
Over the past decade, he has travelled the world filming a diverse range of subject matter from oceanographic, environmental, and social-observational, to commercial and feature-based material. As a director, he thrives on environmental and technical challenges filming everything from 16mm to HD, to cityscapes and wilderness, often in the most extreme climatic conditions.
Scott has also worked and collaborated with George Greenough, a living legend of surf and cinematography. Together they have collaborated on various films and creative projects - in particular: Dolphin Glide - an incredible experience of surfing with wild dolphins, from a dolphin's perspective. Filmed over the last 5 years on 35mm film with an over-cranked purpose-built Mitchell camera specially modified to be mounted on a surf boat:
"On days of occasional clear water with good surf, George, waiting for just the right light and just the right moment, got shots of waves from underneath, most of them in slow motion. George said he wanted to show what a dolphin might see. Ocean waves, from underneath, sparkling, rushing, boiling, crashing, floating, weightless, bathed in shimmering silver-blue-green-gold coloured lights." (See: www.DolphinGlide.com)
Dolphin Glide is a true meeting of minds combining Scott's intimate relationship with the ocean and the craft of documentary-making with surf guru Greenough's passion for cinematography.