How To Fake An Underwater Scene In A Pool

For over a year and a half now, David Reynolds has been filming his "budget" series of short films called The Underwater Realm. Each week he and his team release a behind the scenes video on how they overcome some technical aspect of filming (previous Fstoppers posts here). This week Eve explains how he tackled the challenge of making a small diving pool appear like an infinite ocean using something other than green screen. If this is what is required on a budget, I can't imagine what the full blown productions look like!

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Is the audio out of sync for anyone else?

Bryson Mooso's picture

Glad to see real research being done on the story's posted here. Evie Hazelton is firstly a woman and secondly DP's the shoot. David M. Reynolds is the director and the one speaking in the interviews and he is a man. But good try...

Been following the production for a long time now! Really awesome to see those in depth BTS. Somethings in the article are a bit weird though.. Firstly, Eve Hazelton is a woman. And the leader of the project is David Reynolds actually..

But still, love the project!

Hmm waste of a post...that technique is nothing new. This just looks like a cheap rip off of empires of the deep. Why can't we keep this website photography basted? I would say that's bigger demographic.

Chris, this website is about BTS. this is a BTS. and if you knew a little bit more about how much work goes into sharing valuable information like that you'd refrain from writing poor comments like that.


Kind of weak in the audio-for-video, especially on Vimeo, PUMP UP THAT OUTPUT GAIN. AT least 8db