Mexico, 3D-Highspeed-Shooting Monach butterfly
Corse, underwater drone in action
Tansania, Serengeti, Cheeta
Tasmania, the giant marine crab, Pseudocarcinus gigas
Sperlingskauz, Eurasian Eygmy Owl, Glaucidium passerinum
Jamaica, Research
Red Sea
Underwater Drone, Remotely Operated Vehicle
Mexico, Filming Killerbees
Alaska, Humpback Whalee

My name is Rudolf Diesel. I founded ScienceMedia in 2000 and have been working as a freelance filmmaker in Germany ever since, specialising in nature documentaries. My professional career spans many stages, from mechanical engineer, scientist / zoologist to filmmaker. As an engineer, I designed and built the first underwater high-speed cameras, recording up to 3000 frames per second at the highest resolution. As an animal behaviourist, I have studied marine and terrestrial species and published more than 40 scientific articles and books. As a cameraman and ultra-slow motion specialist, I have worked on more than 100 international television and feature films. I love new challenges, and lately I have started developing remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROUVs or ROVs) equipped with professional camera technology to provide fascinating images of our vast and mysterious oceans.

#NatureFilms #Ultrahighspeedcamera #ROV #CommissionedWork #animalbehaviourresearch #wildlifefotografie #SlowMotionFootage #RemotelyOperatedVehicle


Remotely Operated Vehicles

I was interested in the underwater world from an early age and as a researcher I spent countless hours researching the lifestyle of marine creatures. As a wildlife filmmaker, I have been involved in the development of new technologies to enable new, spectacular images from the underwater world. Images and videos are the most important information we get from the depths and that's why I started designing and building submersible drones that deliver excellent image quality and meet the demands of the film industry. These underwater drones are equipped with professional cameras and excellent flight characteristics. The SM Explorer II is flexible in design and can be quickly adapted to new tasks.

ScienceMedia looks forward to your order.


Ultra-High Speed Camera

Ultra-Slow Motion opens up new insights into our world. ScienceMedia works with the best high-speed cameras currently available, the Phantom 4K and the Phantom Flex 2K.
Back in 2005, Rudolf Diesel started out as one of the world's first freelance specialists for high-speed television filming. His home-made Typhoon HD4 delivered spectacular slow-motion shots for the BBC series South Pacific as early as 2009. As a specialist in slow motion, he has worked on numerous commercials, art projects, international TV and cinema productions. With a self-built underwater housing for the Phantom Flex, ScienceMedia is also able to make underwater ultra-slow-motion recordings at 3000 fps or higher.

We are also glad to slow down time for you.


Nature Documentaries

I have always had a passion for capturing nature on film. On numerous expeditions I have documented indigenous peoples, nature and wildlife in remote regions of the world. Through high-speed photography, I discovered many animal behaviors that were new to science. For the first time, I documented the sex change of a fish in the wild, in the sea. With the underwater robot / ROV, new and exciting projects await us to bring the unknown, mystical life forms of the ocean depths to the screen.

Let's work together.

ROV Underwater Research

Royalty Free Slow-Motion Clips

ScienceMedia has an extensive image and video archive with slow motion, macro and underwater footage. This film library may provide the perfect high-speed sequence for your productions. Our #highspeedfootage film archive includes over 4,000 slow-motion footage shot at up to 3,000 frames per second or higher. Here you will find unique recordings that you will not find anywhere else. You can purchase clips for your production at affordable licensing fees.
The archive is currently being expanded in the areas of 4K and drone footage.

We also produce your desired pictures to order – contact us.


Research & Sciences

My research area is behavioral ecology. My research focused on the development of animal behavior and specifically reproductive and mating behavior. I conducted research around the world on, among other things, marine and terrestrial crustaceans. A summary of the research results can be found at this link: Science, You can find a list of publications under Publications. The results attracted great interest from the press and were shown on television several times. You can find a film about the spectacular #Jamaican-Crabs on my YouTube channel.

Let’s get involved in your research!

deep sea research an film production


Whether deserts, rainforests, caves, the Arctic or indigenous peoples, there are endless exciting projects and ScienceMedia is looking for partners to implement projects together.

One of the burning tasks is the marine environmen. Water covers 71% of our planet's surface and we know less about this habitat than the surface of the moon. It is very urgent to explore this part of our living world because life and entire habitats in our oceans are at risk. By developing Underwater drones, I would like to contribute to the exploration and protection of the oceans.

Let's get partners.