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Old February 26th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Pyscho shower scene - how did they point camera up at shower?

In Pyscho there is a quick shot when then camera points straight up at the shower. Now I'm wondering, how did they do that without having the water splatter all over the lens/protector?
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Old February 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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In Pyscho there is a quick shot when then camera points straight up at the shower. Now I'm wondering, how did they do that without having the water splatter all over the lens/protector?
I achieved the same effect by covering the camera with a clear plastic bag and pulling it taught over the lens. Alternately, you can use plastic (Saran) wrap, which has less distortion. Because this is in a bathroom there will be very little detail on the wall/ceiling to reveal distortion, and once the water starts flowing over the plastic it'll cover any telltale sign.

However, I'm sure someone devised a $10,000, optically-perfect waterproof case used exclusively for shower scenes if you'd rather go that way. ;-)


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Old February 27th, 2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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I expect they just put a small 35mm Eyemoe in a case and shot it pointing up. Looks like most of the water is directed 'around' the lens anyway. Those Eyemoes went through hell during the war, I think they'd survive a shower alright.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #4
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Or maybe a mirror . . .
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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #5
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Or maybe a mirror . . .
If they used a mirror you'd see the water boucing off and trickling down the glass.


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