HOWARD HALL (Director of Underwater Photography) is a pioneer of underwater IMAX® films. In 1994 Howard directed the first underwater IMAX® 3D feature, Into the Deep. In 1998 he directed the IMAX feature Island of the Sharks and in 2005, he returned to IMAX 3D films with Deep Sea 3D, which was awarded Best Picture at the Giant Screen Cinema Association Conference and Best Large Format Film at Wildscreen. This was followed in 2009 by Under the Sea 3D, winner of best cinematography at the Giant Screen Cinema Association Conference and Best Documentary at the International 3D Society.
Hall was director of underwater cinematography for other giant-screen films including Lost Worlds, MacGillivray Freeman’s The Living Sea, and Hubble. In 2002, he was underwater sequence director for MacGillivray Freeman’s Coral Reef Adventure, a film in which both he and his wife and partner Michele are featured on-camera.
A multiple Emmy Award winner, Hall has produced and/or directed many award winning natural history television films including a National Geographic Special and three episodes of the PBS series Nature. Howard also directed the award winning, five-hour series Secrets of the Ocean Realm for PBS.
Howard holds a BS degree in zoology from San Diego State University. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.