Behind the Scenes of Highly Suspect's 4-Minute Long Take Music Video Shot Underwater
Two weeks back, we shared a sublime music video shot in a single 4-minute take at the bottom of a pool. Now the BTS video has been released to the world.
The video for Lydia, the latest single from Massachusetts-based rock trio Highly Suspect, was produced by the talented dudes at Pier Pictures. In our previous post about the video, Pier Pictures founders T.S. Pfeffer and Robert McHugh (collectively referred to as TS&R) shared some awesome information about how they planned and executed this complex production, as well as a few BTS photos.
In case you missed it the first time around, here's the Lydia music video once again:
And here's the BTS video, which, after being kept under wraps by the band's label, has finally been released to the public:
The most interesting tidbit from this BTS video is about the implications of pressure differences when shooting underwater. Depending on how much air is trapped in an underwater camera housing, it can make it incredibly difficult to keep the camera level, which was an important aspect of this particular shoot. For that reason, TS&R and their team kept a watchful eye on the pressure levels in the Gates Housing that enclosed the EPIC DRAGON camera. By keeping the pressure at the right amount for that particular depth in the pool, underwater operator Pascal Combes-Knoke was able to move the camera precisely and create some interesting dynamic camera movements that would have been difficult otherwise.