As the Director of Photography for the film Black Bayou, I was tasked with several challenging special effects scenes, one of which being underwater. The budget on this production was very low and saving money by not renting extra equipment would mean possibly getting this thing finished. But the scene was pivotal and we had to find some way to do it.

After searching the internet for a few hours I eventually found a great solution at www.kipkay.com. Kipkay has lots of fun videos on hacking every day objects and his underwater rig seemed just the right size for our Canon t2i.

Below is a behind the scenes video of our test. For instructions on how to build a rig like this yourself, scroll down to see Kipkay’s video.

Also, be sure to watch our film Black Bayou if you haven’t seen it already.

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