Hold your breath... this is an experiential video, shot entirely underwater. Everything you see is 100% authentic. Shot in one-take, over the course of 5-mins, there are no cuts and the woman on screen is actually holding her breath. Comments are welcome. Finer details below:
directed by: TS&R
produced by: Pier Pictures (@pierpictures / pier-pictures.com)
production designer: Rudie Schaefer
underwater camera operator: Pascal Combes-Knoke
underwater coordinator: Robert Trussell
lead safety diver: Grant Graves
grip and safety divers: Bobby Settlemire, Jeff Kincheloe
makeup artist: Christina Cofran
camera tech: Tom Jordan
production assistant: Ben Hausdorff
filmed at: Acton Scuba Services (actonscuba.com/)
colorist: Kath Raisch
This is in fact a one-take, 5-min video, shot entirely underwater. There are no cuts and the woman on screen is actually holding her breath.
However unsettling, this experiential project was carefully created with the intention of rolling a single-take in a single-location, with one character facing a dire, life-or-death situation. If you can make it to the end, the unbroken nature of the sequence enables the action on screen to come alive. Focusing on real sensations and emotions associated with love and its loss, in any form, our exploration was in seeking to create just that, real feelings. We'll leave it to you to decide how this moves you, we only ask that you take note that it has... you're probably not alone. This is the power of cinema.
The athletic feat of our talent, world champion freediver, Marina Kazankova, is 100% authentic. It took us a few years, meeting new aquatic friends within the underwater freediving community, to eventually find these fine people and field-experts who made this concept come to life. It would not have been possible without all-of-everyone aforementioned, and the talents of those listed above.
Shot on: REDdragon 6K
Housing: Gates Deep Dragon
Filmed at 60fps over the course of a 5-minute take.
24fps timeline (real-time action).