Howard Hall is an American director, producer, cinematographer, and underwater photographer. He is best known for his work in underwater films and documentaries, as well as his work with the National Geographic Channel.
Hall was born in 1947 in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in San Diego. He developed an interest in photography and cinematography at an early age and became a certified scuba diver when he was 16. He furthered his passion for underwater photography with a degree in oceanography and marine biology from California State University, Long Beach.
In the early 1970s, Hall began his career in the film industry, working as an underwater cameraman. His work was featured in numerous films, such as The Deep, The Abyss and Jaws 2. In the late 1980s, he formed his own company, Howard Hall Productions, which specialized in underwater photography.
Hall’s work has been featured in numerous National Geographic documentaries, such as Secrets of the Ocean Realm and Sharks. He has also directed several IMAX films, including Into the Deep and Island of the Sharks. He has also won numerous awards, including the International Wildlife Film Festival’s Best Cinematographer Award and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography.
In addition to his film work, Hall has also written several books about his experiences in underwater photography and cinematography, including A Practical Guide to Underwater Filmmaking and Underwater Photography. He has also served as a lecturer and instructor at various universities and film schools.
Hall continues to be an active participant in the film industry, producing and directing a number of underwater films. He is also passionate about marine conservation and has been involved with numerous conservation efforts, such as the Marine Conservation Society of the United States. His passion for marine conservation has led him to be an advocate for protecting the world’s oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.
Throughout his career, Hall has been a prolific filmmaker, producing and directing numerous films and documentaries. His work has been recognized and awarded by various organizations and he has been an ardent advocate for marine conservation. He continues to be an active filmmaker, producing and directing films that showcase the beauty and importance of the world’s oceans.