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How to shoot from within the bathroom sink?


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#1 Vadim Trofymenko

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:05 PM

Hi, I have a scene in my short film where one of the actress has her head submerged in the bathroom sink.

 

 I want to film it from underneath so we can see her face. Anybody have some ideas?


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

You'd normally build a fake sink with an acrylic of glass bottom. What I'd do is buy a real sink which matches the bahtroom sink in the film, cut the bottom off, and then use aquarium silicone to put a piece of glass on the bottom.

Or; verses-depending on the size of the sink, maybe put a go-pro into it?


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#3 Vadim Trofymenko

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:35 AM

Good idea, but not an option. I need something easier and cheaper. Perhaps, I can use a transparent glass bowl for it? I think it might work. 


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#4 Vadim Trofymenko

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:37 AM

I found this short film, have a look at the beginning.  


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#5 Brian Smokler

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

GoPro camera. It's waterproof. The lenses on them are pretty wide, and it might work in a deep enough sink..  


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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

Without building anything, as mentioned, GoPro is the best I can think of for you (short of something like a perescope lens (like the T Rex) though those are probably waayy out of budget)


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#7 Chris Millar

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

um,

 

Simple as a fish tank ???

 

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easier to light then too


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#8 Vadim Trofymenko

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

Fish tank is an option. Simple and effective. I'll post a video of final scene in April. Thank you guys for all your replies. 


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