I got to go to the Museum of the Moving picture yesterday in Queens to check out their first ever exhibit on The Music Video, documenting the history of music video from the 1950’s to their resurgence in popularity in the age of the Internet. The nerd in me was all too thrilled to see that they had actually acquired a lot of the set pieces from some of my favorite videos! Of course, Lord Gondry was featured heavily. HOW FUN!!
Paint Wall & Jackets from Ok Go’s This Too Shall Pass
Big cardboard V from “Seven Nation Army” - White Stripes!
Legos from Michel Gondry’s/ White Stripes “Feel In Love With A Girl”
ALL OF THE YARN from Michel Gondry/Steriogram’s “Walkie Talkie Man”
And finally, sketches from Bjork’s Wanderlust!
Hi! We struggled with this question for a while because we shot most of our other footage on a red camera. However, we were also on a budget and red camera housing ended up being way too expensive for us, plus we were nervous about taking our friend’s red underwater. We finally decided to mix footage, and went with a 5d mark II for the underwater sequence, along with aquatica canon 5d mark II underwater housing for $350.
We pulled a lot of strings and called in a lot of favors to make the final pool shoot happen, so renting the housing wasn’t too out of our budget. But keep in mind if you want underwater housing you’re going to need an underwater operator, and scuba tanks so they can breathe.
If you’re looking for a really cheap way to shoot underwater, why not try a go-pro? You can buy one for $300, and while profesh cinematographers would throw fits if I suggested this to them, I’ve never been a gear-head. In my opinion, whatever works! You could probably also get a sturdy underwater case for your iphone AND you can snorkle!