Behind The Scenes Video Of Making Water Demons With Black Lights And A Swimming Pool
Apparently already preparing for Halloween, Ben Von Wong put together a photoshoot that created surreal looking demons. This video goes in depth with how he suspended his Nikon D4 over water, did makeup on the models, and illuminated them with black lights. The results are very striking, check the full post for some of his images, and some behind the scenes stills.
Wanting to incorporate black lights and body paint, Ben worked with Makeup Artist Jacynthe Tremblay and eventually came up with the concept of shooting models underwater. Ben then set out to come up with a solution for rigging his Nikon D4 over water. He ended up going with the Kessler Crane Pocket Jib and then after much searching he was able to find an indoor swimming pool work at. Having to work in an extremely dark environment so that the black lights would actually illuminate made for production challenges, and certainly pushed the limits of shooting in low-light. You can read the in depth article over and Ben’s blog.
Photo credit: Ben Von Wong
BTS Photo Credit: Guillaume Briand
BTS Photo Credit: Monique Guilbault
So what do you guys think of the techniques and gear used for this result? Will these images haunt your dreams or inspire you to do some D4 dangling of your own?