Howard Hall

(Director of Underwater Photography) is a pioneer of underwater IMAX® films.  In 1994, he directed the very first underwater IMAX® 3D feature, Into the Deep.  He then went on to direct 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's credits as director of underwater cinematography for giant-screen films include 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.  Most recently, Hall served as director of underwater cinematography on MacGillivray Freeman’s Journey to the South Pacific.

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.”   He also directed the award winning, five-hour series “Secrets of the Ocean Realm” for PBS.