Board of Directors, Secretary & Director of ProductionFor over forty years, Frazier Nivens has continued to be internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading underwater cinematographers and is a National Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences eight-time Emmy™ award winner.
He is the Founder, President and CEO of Ocean Imaging (www.oceanimaging.com) which provides state-of-the-art underwater cinematography and supporting production technologies for a wide variety of television, movie and multi-media clients internationally. He also serves as a Founding Board Member, Secretary and Director of Production for the Celebration of the Sea Foundation.
His extensive list of production clients include Discovery Shark Week, National Geographic Channels, “One Strange Rock”, Nation Geographic Uncharted with Gordon Ramsey, Animal Planet, Disney, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, BBC, TBS, MTV, Fox, Univision, Fusion TV, Travel Channel, the Last Frontier TV series with John Stoneman, Guy Harvey Foundation, Travel and Sports, Que Pasa magazines and many more.
He continues to travel extensively internationally filming expeditions in some of the world’s most spectacular locations including South Africa, the Red Sea, the Bahamas, Egypt, Hawaii, Indonesia, Honduras, Turks and Caicos, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Catalina Islands, Guadalupe Island and the Galapagos. Frazier is also a SCUBAPRO Global Dive Team Ambassador.
Frazier is one of a handful of cinematographers around the world shooting underwater with the Red Digital Cinema Epic Weapon state-of-the-art camera system at 8k Ultra High-Definition motion imaging. Frazier is a member of the Suncoast Chapter of NATAS and continues to serve as a judge for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy™ documentaries.
Frazier began to work with underwater cinematographer John Stoneman using his state-of-the-art Super 16mm Film cameras which greatly inspired and shaped his life. John hired Frazier to help him film an underwater television series, the “Ocean Mosaic” filmed in Egypt, Hawaii about humpback whales and South Africa about sharks. Soon after Frazier won his first National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy™ Award for excellence in programming, “Sharks, Killer’s of the Caribbean” which was filmed in the Bahamas which confronted the myths and misconceptions about sharks. His latest Emmy™ was awarded for his underwater cinematography for the PBS Television documentary, Troubled Waters, A Turtles Tale in 2020.