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Old April 10th, 2009, 08:03 AM   #1
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Client wants Underwater Video, Rentals?

Hello,

I have had a job come up where they want me to shoot in a shallow pool for a little while.

I have called around local rental shops and have only found a housing for a Sony FX-1. The housing and camera would be $375 a day, which is fine but they do not have any lighting for underwater use.

Any ideas for what I might need/be able to rent for shooting in a shallow pool?

I am thinking I will need some font fill.

Do dive shops rent anything like this?

I have never shot video underwater and am guessing I need to bulk up on my insurance if I rent?

Thanks for your input.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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What are you shooting? If it's shallow and wide angle do you need lights? You mentioned the FX1 is that what your shooting with?

I know a great guy is TX who could probably house and shot anything from an HC1 to RED

Give a little more info and I can give you some advice.

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Old April 10th, 2009, 09:25 AM   #3
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Hey Jonathan,

I am meeting with them today to talk about the shoot, so I don't know much at this point.

The Sony FX-1 is the only camera housing I could find to rent, so I will have to use that camera.

The subjects will small kids to infants in and under the water which they want me to capture from below.

I think the pool is outside.

This is not a huge budget project but the client is willing to rent some stuff.

I would think lighting would be needed to give some separation for the subjects as they might be backlit when shooting upward towards the sky.

I am going to call some dive shops in a minute and see if they have any lighting rentals, although the colors might be all over the place.

Thanks
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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #4
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A friend of mine uses a Canon 5D MarkII with an underwater housing that works really well for underwater footage. He uses an Ikelite.
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