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Filming in the water takes time

 

Water Safety Tim Soergel with Stunt women Jessica Harbeck

Water Safety Tim Soergel with Stunt women Jessica Harbeck standing in for Nora Jones – Miriam Music Video

Swimming and enjoying the water is one thing.  But filming in it is something different.  Films like Waterworld, that was said at the time to be one of the most expensive water films to be made, had it hiccups during production.  One  was losing the main set that was floating on the water sank.  When filming on land a production crew can work faster by walking equipment to and from set up while setting up a shot.  When working in or around water you have to have special equipment to work with also protect your self and the equipment you are using.  By doing this it slows down production taking it longer to shoot.

For instance many people don’t think about when they was watching water films like Blue Crush, Point Break or even TV shows like Baywatch how long it take to film a specific scene.. When Filming an underwater scene a person will get colder faster and will decrease there energy even faster.  This can cause a dangers situation if the proper safety precautions are not taken.  When a person is typically in the water the stunt coordinator and his water safety team are very safety conscious. Only using water safety personal that have years of experience in the water either coming from the military, being a dive master, scuba instructor, commercial diver or even

 

Working in the water for the film Dark Summer

Working in the water for the film Dark Summer

Norah Jones – Miriam



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