Just wondering if anyone has any neat suggestions or thoughts that might point me in the right direction.
I want to shoot a CU shot of an actors face underwater, exhaling milk - I don't/wont have any expensive camera housing units or water tanks for the actors - so i'm looking to try find an innovative way to shoot this
In the past we've shot a similar scene where we got a see-through plastic container, filled it with water - put the camera underneath (outside the container) - and got the actor to place their head down horizontally into the container - It did work, however it was only trying to simulate a 'head in sink' shot - which isn't what i'm looking for.
i did come across this video - which has a nice idea of placing the camera into a small fish tank and weighting it - only placing it a bit below the water level - however I don't have access to a swimming pool
now, I realise i could shoot this in a bath tub - however, that would probably require the actor to do an awkward hand-stand or some other mad maneuver, which i doubt they'd be too pleased to do.
So - any suggestions ideas as to how I could shoot this - some way in which i can get an actors face to be submerged in water - in a relatively comfortable manner which wouldn't require too much effort on the actors behalf?
(also - i'll probably be shooting this scene on a 5D)
thanks for looking
Edited by Niall Conroy, 05 March 2012 - 07:49 AM.