Making A Non Destructible, Mobile, Power Efficient, Waterproof Kino Flo System
Indie films are a never-dry tap of production creativity. And gear not an exception in that regards. In most cases Indie films don't have the huge budget of Hollywood productions so you think twice before making a call and ordering 1/2 a ton of light.
The Underwater Realm is no different in that regard. In fact it is ground breaking. The movie is set entirely under water which required water proofing and submersing any light, power or camera used.
They are also ground breaking in the fact that they are sharing their production in a weekly video blog. If you are a bit of a maker or a starting away videographer, you'll get completely sucked in.
This week's edition is all about creating a submersible Kino Flo. Kino Flo is a light a bit like florescent, only stronger, light balanced and completely flickerless. On the other hand, it is fragile, expensive, and most importantly, it does not like water.
The Underwater Realm's team is building their own set of kino flo using LEDs, PVC tubing and loads of batteries. (Way safer than the bare Florecent we featured a while back)