Yes, filming in the water was certainly challenging for Stockwell, who eventually brought in professional bodysurfer Mike Stewart to operate the camera after a Hollywood cinematographer was taken out by a wave, destroying an expensive camera in the process. been done. But the director revealed that the hardest part of making blue Crush had time.
“The biggest challenge was getting the studio to understand that you can’t schedule waves,” he explained. “I said, ‘We’re going to do wave coverage. If there are waves, we’re going to shoot in the water, regardless of what’s scheduled.’ So that’s what we did and we had a very flexible schedule.”
And according to Stockwell, the openness to the film based on the ocean led to some of the best shots in the film.
“Even in pre-production, if there were waves, I would go out and shoot,” he said. “I’d say, ‘Okay, this is the costume test.’ But I’ll send Kate and Sano and Michelle out and some of the best footage in the movie is from wardrobe tests. Universal hated it because they didn’t have all their insurance, so they weren’t happy that it happened, but it was the only way that I could do.”
The studio initially brought in a second special effects unit and CGI everything was planned, but it “turned out terrible,” Stockwell admitted, so the only effect used in the film was to apply Bosworth’s face to Ballard’s body. Facial replacement for.
“Honestly, it’s not great,” he said. “If you take it slow the effects are much worse. It was the same people who did encounterHe John Travolta And Nicolas Cage Movies. But all the waves are real. Kate went out on a few big days and I really wished she could sit in the lineup with the spray from behind the waves. She could definitely get hurt or killed, so support her to go out.”