make swimming pool look like a big lake
Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:43 PM
I am preparing a shoot for a short movie. Actually we are just preparing the tests,
we are gonna make a little teaser just to check everything out.
The whole movie is shot on a kind of wooden raft in the middle of a lake (you dont see anything else then water).
For the underwater stuff we go to a swimmingpool.
IT IS A NIGHT SETTING! The only light source there is , is a fire torch on the raft.
The fire has no effect on the underwater shots, we want to create something abstract cause it is a fantasy world.
I was thinkin about making a circle of back/top light around personage for when he is on the surface (FILMED IN LAKE)
And for the underwater shots take that idea but make it harder.
[NOW MY QUESTION IS:
how can I simulate a lake like feeling in a swimming pool?
I think it is gonna be an indoor pool so i can make everything dark and make a rigg or something over the pool with a couple of hmis in back top or maybe working via mirrors. I just want to make sure it is not a clear blue pool look, and I want to make sure we dont see the end or the floor of the pool. You think putting black cloths underwater on the floor and walls is a good idea to get the infinite feeling?
If you want to have a better vieuw about what i mean I can send some parts of the storyboard.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Any suggestions are welkom...
I heard about the milk additif you can use, I dont know yet If we may do that
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:12 PM
Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:21 AM
Here is a behind the scenes photo I took of the the action and this is an example of the result. This is a the pool normally looks like.
Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:12 PM
Rupert Mac, very nice result.
Thanks JD. It was a fun shoot (Lots of big boys toys to play with )