I just love seeing a clever use of household items for filmmaking and photography. But did you know that Amazon Prime show Hand of God has some awesome DIY solutions in certain scenes? The show’s director of photography Rasmus Heise used a simple salad bowl to create a “door spy hole” effect, and he shared with us a couple of BTS photos from the shoot, as well as the end result.
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The “door spy hole” shot done with a wide lens and a salat bowl I borrowed from the set. I love those last minute solutions. From Hand Of God S1E7. Director: Peter Medak. . . . . . . . . . . . #doorspy #amazonprime #handofgod #ronperlman #tvdrama #fiction #drama #tv #tvseries #episodic #episode #episodes #tvshow #frame #framegrab #framegrabs #cinematography #cinematographer #filmmaker #filmmakers #filmmaking #dp #dop #directorofphotography #photography #cinematic #bts #filmcrewmagazine @filmmkrs
Rasmus was the director of photography on season 1 of the show. He recently shared a BTS shot on his Instagram, and we were curious to hear how he got the idea. As he tells DIYP, the idea simply came to him on set when he saw a yellow salad bowl lying around. He also found “some kind of round metal thing,” as he describes it, in the garden of the shooting location. So, he combined the two items and used them in front of a wide-angle lens to create the feeling of looking through a door spy hole. Clever, right?
Here are a few photos Rasmus shared with DIYP, and I just love it how much DIY spirit there is in this solution. And remember: sometimes, the sense for improvisation can save the day. ; )