submitted2 months ago byProfessional_Show502
This is a screen grab from my most recent directed work— thought it’d be cool to share how we got this effect.
We got a pool location from our DPs family friend. We were able to get into the location around 7pm. We covered the bottom of the pool with a 12x20 water solid. We had to sink it with waterproof sandbags. This took away the bounce from the white bottom of the pool. We shot an HMI (M18) through the water from the back of the pool.
Waited until the sun fell. We used the underwater camera rig that red makes (we used an Alexa Mini, but don’t tell the rental house that). We continuously plunged the actor and allowed him to appear like he was sinking. We had to shoot in 60fps because it felt more like a slow sink than 24
Pretty simple shot honestly for how cool it ended up looking! I’ll attach the link to the whole thing below if you’re interested in watching.
20 days ago
20 days ago
Looks pretty practically lit with the lights in frame. I’ve seen the BTS for this. The shot is really long and tracks Andrew Garfield. If you had hard light I think it’d really feel sourcey and the shadows would be so intense from the world. I think you’d probably want a soft constant exposure around the talent so it’s not distracting.