Underwater Production: Behind The Scenes
Aquabatix to assist in creating a music promo underwater production with Odd Boy Productions, set mainly underwater, with the actors and underwater models being able to run upside down, look like they are chasing each other and interact comfortably underwater as well as on land to bring the story to life
Aquabatix provided the main actor and actress as well as the extras for this stunning music video. The actress is a synchronised swimmer, who appeared in the Kuoni advert running upside down in the ocean, and the actor was a former competitive swimmer who also models as a profession.
Both spent a day in The Underwater Studio in Basildon, in a tank of water as well as half a day on land for the dry scenes.
For the underwater scenes, both the Aquabatix underwater models spent hours in the large tank, going underwater, being upside down, taking direction under the water and adjusting movements immediately when required fully dressed in clothes. Shooting underwater is a complicated and expensive process, so the Director required models who could achieve the brief with ease. They had to physically manage the demands of being in water all day in heavy clothes and shoes as well as express emotions underwater to make the shoot run smoothly and most importantly keep costs within budget.
Aquabatix were able to provide a selection of underwater models for the casting, all of whom were synchronised swimmers, divers and speed swimmers, therefore all being completely at home in water all day, knowing how to move underwater and hold their faces and being in complete control of their bearings in a deep dark tank. They could all hold their breath extremely well so there was no need to take oxygen from a diver. All of our underwater models are excellent in taking direction in water and have experience in several underwater productions for music promos, advertising, film and photographic shoots whether they are used as the main models, extras or as body doubles.
Aquabatix also assisted in the creativity of some of the ideas underwater, helping direct the actors and giving advice to the artist who had to sing underwater.
The result was a captivating music video, capturing the essence of a chase between a couple underwater, and all within the timeframes and budget allocated. The Director was delighted with the result saying “You have really help to make this a very special job. “