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+55 11 981058611 - lucaspupo@gmail.com : Fotografia e Cinematografia Subaquatica; Projetos Underwater e Equipamentos.

quarta-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2014

Luzes Subaquaticas

2 MULTIRAIOS MoonFlower DMX 512

"My name is Andy C. Huber. I am a Los Angeles-based underwater chief lighting technician and technical dive instructor. As such I have the privilege to travel for film work and often represent Hydroflex, the leading underwater lighting fixture manufacturer.

Last August I had the great pleasure to have been invited back to Brazil for another exciting underwater project. This time it was for a Skol Sense beer commercial. 

The premise was an underwater night club complete with patrons and club lighting ... So during preliminary discussions I had to inform production that Hydroflex did not make any Rock 'n' Roll or club lighting fixtures, nor was I aware of any manufacturer in the market place who was offering such fixtures. I was assured not to worry which did not lessen my anxiety of walking into a project without the tools to deliver the desired results. I discussed varies surface to in-water approaches but nothing was finalized prior to my departure from Los Angeles.

Once I arrived in São Paulo met the production team and crew - including Lucas Pupo. Lucas was the underwater shooting coordinator, uwdop and camera man and he promptly introduced me to some underwater lighting fixtures he designed and had manufactured. He used DMX-able LED Par64 RGBW and custom LED Moon Flower fixtures - specially designed for the project - as the base for his underwater lights. He enclose these fixtures in a solid custom aluminum  housing, acrylic fronts complete with custom silicone O-rings. This fixtures seemed well designed but naturally I was skeptical. Heat development inside the housing was one of my concerns, data connections and power supply another. Lucas assured me not to worry. All cables - data and power - were single pieces without water exposed connections or through-housing connectors. It seemed a well thought out design and I was curious to see them in action.

After 4 days of shooting I was not aware of any single failure of Lucas' lights. They kept performing reliably and tirelessly. I was impressed. Even when I was hand-holding the Par fixtures while diving around the camera and focussing on the talents they were easy to operate once we added an appropriate amount of dive weights to off-set their positive buoyancy.

I think that Lucas has definitive created special fixtures that do not exist in the current underwater lighting market place. 

The final product speaks for itself - a truly unique and visually stunning commercial that even left some of my peers in Hollywood speechless"