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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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Underwater Cam Stand

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Shooting below the waterline is one of the more difficult filming tasks you can attempt. Underwater enclosures are expensive and generally have to be obtained specifically to fit a particular model of camera. Controlling the camera through the enclosure is not very convenient.

While it doesn’t give you the flexibility of a sealed underwater camera, placing your camera inside a fish tank (see figure 15-1) can allow you to film below the surface of the water. It will even allow you to move from the surface of the water to just below it – a technique used to obtain excellent effect in the classic movie Jaws.

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