This was shot in Anguila with Wescam, Louma and underwater kit.
A modified Canon stills lens was used to give the curved horizons.
Polarizers were used on every shot.
It was the first commercial to be shot on Agfa XTR250 and I used
the latitude of the stock to the limit. No fill was used on any
set-up and rim lighting was added with mirrors to give even more "punch" to the beach scenes. This was a cause of disagreement
between Mike & I and some set-ups were shot with & without
rim light. I hope it's clear which were used.
Originally it was a one shot commercial, starting on the close up
face frame and pulling out to the wide shot of the island. We only
had a narrow "window" in which to get the shot before
the shadows moved and the shot was over. It took us several days
to get it.
We then shot the additional material which made the "dream