David Waters is an award winning television ad producer, public relations professional, and social media expert. He work is seen internationally. Waters has produced, shot, and edited videos for national and international television clients from PBS to Discovery Science Channel, ABC, NBC, and BBC, as well as for a myriad of other national corporations including Boeing and Lockheed Martin. His work has taken him from an active volcano in Indonesia to the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.
Waters has been honored for his work by the International Ava Awards which recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the shooting, and editing of videos.
He took time off and flew to Haiti immediately after the 2010 Earthquake where he set up an emergency communications site at Port Au Prince airport, and used social media site Facebook to direct tons of relief supplies, and to reach the CEO of AT&T which resolved a communications billing issue all relief workers in Haiti were facing. Waters used that communications expertise commercially to launch an Internet video channel viewed more than 130 million times from 181 countries.
David's versatility stems from his time many years as an AP Award winning senior television reporter in Orlando, where he appeared CNN several times a week, and from his time as a Public Relations professional in the space shuttle program where he worked with tv crews from around the world. He knows how to custom cater a message and videos to appeal to a global audience.
Waters also volunteered as a county Emergency Management spokesperson during hurricanes and other Florida emergencies.
Dylan Yonts is a videographer, director, and the man who cannot be phased by stress! Under the most challenging circumstances in the video field, during live international broadcasts, when early live webcasting technology posed a challenge, Dylan kept his cool, and was able to keep a live show on the air, enabling people to watch from around the world. He started his most well known work as a freelancer in local television news in Orlando, before turning to the world camera work and directing for national and international webcasts and videos for The Multimedia Guys.
I’m 25 years old disabled veteran originally from Chelsea, MI. I left Michigan in 2005 after graduating high school and joined the U.S. Army. I was in the Army for nearly six years and was in 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where I was a rifleman, gun team leader and my last job was a military working dog handler. I was deployed to Afghanistan four times and Iraq twice. While serving I lost part of the vision in my right eye, which ended my time in the military. When I got out of the Army I moved to Boynton Beach, FL to begin going to college. I am currently a full time student at Palm Beach State University. I got open water certified almost as soon as I moved to Florida in May 2011. Since then I got my advanced open water certification and have spent at least three days a week diving aboard Dolphin Sun Dive Charters. I have over 400 dives in my short one-year certification. My favorite thing about SCUBA is spearfishing and all the stories everyone tells when they get to the surface. My favorite place to dive is the Sky Cliff wreck in 205’ of water just off the coast of Boynton Beach. I look forward to taking the “challenge” and meeting new divers. I may have some vision problems, but on thing I can see for sure is myself on the podium in the end.
Mark Santa-Maria shoots and directs for numerous television shows, series, and documentaries. He has also produced several award-winning pieces and his assignments have led him from Africa to Chuuk Lagoon and from the cold waters of Puget Sound to the tropical magnificence of Palau.
If you don’t find him in open blue waters, he is probably squeezing through a cave restriction in the Yucatan.
It is difficult to keep Mark and his camera out of the water.
His fresh approach to camera placement, shooting angles, and dynamic camera movement will bring the excitement of the Ultimate Diver Challenge and scuba diving to your television.
Pete Lewis is a videographer, editor, and filmmaker. Since his early days in film school where he met fellow filmmaker and founder of The Multimedia Guys, David Waters, Lewis has travelled the world, from his home turf in Cape Town South Africa, to Mount Everest. His passion for action sports, and his drive to capture the emotion in filmmaking makes Lewis just the right mix for the Ultimate Diver Challenge Crew. Pete's work can be seen in numerous independent films, and national video productions, where he takes time to carefully weave together all the separate video elements in a way that captures the emotion of an event. Lewis shoots and edits regularly for national and international clients at The Multimedia Guys.