Underwater Scenes Filmed from Odd Boat (Jun, 1938)

Underwater Scenes Filmed from Odd Boat

Suspended like twin keels from the hull of a specially designed boat, cylindrical steel chambers fitted with thick glass windows enable motion-picture photographers at Silver Springs, Fla., to make a series of underwater movies. When a scene is to be taken, a cameraman descends from the boat deck into the submerged photographing chamber. Swimmers then dive from the deck to perform their feats in full view of the lens, as depicted above. The electrically propelled craft can be moved about during a scene to permit close-ups and various camera angles.

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