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#363201 RØMANS - "Uh Huh" Music Promo

Posted by samspurgeon on 13 July 2015 - 10:01 AM



Here's a recent music promo I shot for Sam Romans, a London based producer signed to Roc Nation. The track is called "Uh Huh" and the promo largely takes place underwater featuring lots of upside down running shot on a Phantom Flex 4K in a Hydroflex Remote Aquacam. Apart from the location work, this was all shot at The Underwater Studio just outside of London.




#361944 Hydroflex RAC at the Silfra Fissure

Posted by samspurgeon on 08 June 2015 - 05:25 AM

Just got back from Iceland, my first time taking the Hydroflex out in open water. Was interesting bringing a feature style of shooting (ie tethered to a boat with monitoring, a focus puller, power etc running to the camera) to an open water/documentary type situation but it worked well. The camera was an Alexa XT with Hawk anamorphic lenses. The location was the stunning Silfra Fissure where the tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. Despite the cold water conditions (2C / 35F) both camera and housing performed flawlessly. Have attached some pics and will post the full piece when it's published.









#348316 Coldplay - "Ghost Stories" live visuals (stills)

Posted by samspurgeon on 29 May 2014 - 03:26 AM

Hi all,


Embargo has been lifted on a couple of still images I shot whilst filming for some live visuals for a track from Coldplay's new album "Ghost Stories" so i thought I'd share them here. A live performance on a specially constructed stage surrounded on all sides and above by screens was shot for a TV special to promote the album - the trailer is here: https://www.youtube....h?v=CoR6wFmSryc


The shoot was used for "Another's Arms" and comprised part of a series of live visuals for the show directed by Bison (http://wearebison.com) for Academy Films (http://academy-plus.com/). It was shot at Action Underwater Studios in Essex (http://www.actionund...terstudios.com/)


Anyone interested in the kit used for shooting the footage, it was a Phantom Flex in a Hydroflex Remote AquaCam, pics here: http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=52397


I'll try and post pics of the lighting set up once I've had a dig through those pics but it basically consisted of big mixed sources above water (two tungsten mole beams and an 18k HMI) with a couple of daylight hydropars as a hard fill underneath.


Hope you like the pics!
















#343317 Phantom Flex in a Hydoflex housing

Posted by samspurgeon on 14 February 2014 - 01:22 AM

Anyone interested in the set up, it's as follows:


- Hydroflex RAC housing

- Phantom Flex High Speed Camera

- Cooke S4 primes

- Master diopter set

- C-Motion lens control


With the following customisations:


- Camera had additional breakout box for a 3 pin XLR power input. This provided voltage indicator as well as two 12v d-tap and 2 RS 24v connections

- D-tap to 2 pin lemo connector to allow the underwater monitor to connect to the breakout box d-tap. This meant that rather than being powered by onboard batteries, the whole unit could be powered by block batteries on the surface saving time surfacing the housing to change onboards. On the surface, there was a y cord for power to allow block hotswapping

- Adapter cables to allow the C-motion LCS to be used

#343291 Phantom Flex in a Hydoflex housing

Posted by samspurgeon on 13 February 2014 - 08:52 AM

Prepping today at Arri London with the Phantom Flex - a couple of custom cables aside, it worked pretty well!