WITH OVER 500 FILM PRODUCTION FROM EVERY OCEAN AND SEA, I CONTINUE TO TRAVEL THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF NEW ADVENTURES.
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René was raised in Marseille, and at an early age developed a passion for the treasures hidden beneath the deep blue sea.
After having trained with the Marine Firemen and obtaining a Level ll Deep Sea Diver diploma, he began an underwater cameraman carrier. With his vast underwater image bank, René started his production company, Label Bleu Production, in 2004. Label Bleu is managed by his daughter Alexandra.
With the experience of over 1500 underwater films, backed by an image reserve containing over 1700 hours of image, René is the underwater cameraman for the most demanding producers. Label Bleu also produces its own films and documentaries including the “Ocean de Vie” short series.
It’s activities in underwater filmwork span from documentary film to media reports, fictional film, and advertising. To share with others his knowledge of underwater cinematography, he also offers workshops and training in France and abroad.
René is married to Yukimi Yamamoto, a Japanese opera singer, and is the father of two children, Alexandra and Baptiste. When not on-location filming, René makes his home in Marseille, France.
Certifications / qualifications
The man who wanted to dive on Mars
The Planet of the Giants – France 5 – Series of 3 documentaries of 52 minutes shot in 4K – Chief cameraman
The Mediterranean Sea – the Lost Kingdom of the Sharks , Stéphane Granzotto and François Sarano for France 2 issue Grandeur nature. Director of the underwater photography
Director of underwater photography, fiction cinema, film Oceans, by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud.
France 3 Thalassa Feast of sharks; The Queen of Mantas; Cosquer Cave Saved from the Waters – Underwater cameraman
France 3 Thalassa France 5 Atom Productions Missing Ways
France 3 Thalassa ATOM Productions Mystery of Vanikoro,
France 3 Thalassa For Green and Against the Rest
France 3 Thalassa The Sourcier of the Sea
France 3 Thalassa White Coral