video editor / director of photography / producer

Video editor, cameraman and producer Jim Knowlton helps make television programs, movies, documentaries, short films, commercials, sizzle reels, and promos for TV, business and social media. His credits include Shark Week, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures and HOT TUNA.

Experienced cameraman Jim Knowlton has a full set of production gear including cameras, sound, lighting and a greenscreen and can shoot video for your project. He shoots underwater with a Canon 5D Mark lll in an Aquatic Housing or with a camera of your choice. Hire Jim as a freelance cameraman or editor for your project.

  • Video editor
  • Director of photography
  • Producer
  • Underwater cameraman
  • Writer
  • Sound recording
  • Color correction
  • Lighting
  • Audio mixing
  • Green screen
  • Graphics
  • Media licensing
  • Online editor
  • Technical consulting

Recent Films


Jim Knowlton filmed an expedition to Swains Island with Jean-Michel Cousteau and a team of scientists and his film won an award in the category: Cultural Connections - People and the Sea at the Blue Ocean Film Festival in Florida in 2014. Produced, filmed, written & edited by Jim Knowlton.


Jim filmed the arrival of Hawaiian sailing canoe Hokulea when it arrived in American Samoa on its trip around the world. He produced and edited a short film, Our Ocean Heritage, about ocean conservation and Hokulea that won best Ecodox at the San Pedro International Film Festival in 2015.


Ocean luminaries Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Nainoa Thompson share two dives on coral reefs in American Samoa, where a National Marine Sanctuary helps protect the ocean for future generations. Produced, filmed and edited by Jim Knowlton. Premiered in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 10th, 2016.


This short film features Dr. Sylvia Earle as she drives her submarine in Bikini bottom to check on the health of sealife. Produced by Jim Knowlton and Sarah Ettman-Sterner for Paramount Pictures' release of the new SpongeBob SquarePants. Shot with green screens and edited by Jim Knowlton. Available on iTunes.