1. Pinewood Studios to host Water on the Lens exhibition

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-08-26

    Pinewood Studios, home of the James Bond films, will be launching a brand new exhibition in October featuring never-before-seen underwater photography from some of their most famous film productions.

    Entitled Water on the Lens, the exhibit will showcase several different film, television, and music video productions including Daniel Craig’s debut as 007 in Casino Royale, The Da Vinci Code and Dr. Who.

    Full details follow in the press release below:

    Pinewood launches Underwater Photographic Exhibition ‘Water on the Lens’

    Pinewood's 007 Stage

    Pinewood’s 007 Stage

    Entitled ‘Water on the Lens’, the exhibition comprises images of underwater shoots for film, TV, commercials and pop videos, celebrating the heart of Britain’s creativity with breathtaking art. Keira Knightley, Jared Leto, Sharon Stone, Matt Lucas and James Blunt are amongst those captured performing underwater, alongside sets from Casino Royale, Da Vinci Code, Eastenders, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Dr. Who.

    ‘Water on the Lens’ will be sponsored by Hunter Boot, the quintessentially British brand renowned for wellington boots. Peter Taylor, MD for Hunter Boot comments “Hunter Boot are delighted to be the official sponsor of such a unique and beautiful exhibition. There is an obvious association for Hunter with such a strong water related theme and this exhibition showcases the creativity and skill involved in producing these breathtaking underwater images.”

    This capsule collection provides a rare, behind-the-scenes view into one of the world’s most prestigious film and television studios and its Underwater Stage (U Stage) – a globally unique water-filming facility. The scene of a thousand iconic images, U Stage opened in 2005 after 5 years in concept and design by Dave Shaw of Diving Services UK, who manage the facility on Pinewood’s behalf. It houses a permanently filled water tank sized 20m x 10m x 6m deep, holding 1.2 million litres of water.

    These inspiring pictures have been captured by Phoebe Rudomino, commercial diver and underwater photographer of Diving Services UK. “U Stage provides such a secure and comfortable water filming environment that we’re able to produce almost any type of underwater production shoot” says Phoebe. “From working with horses and fire to the world’s top actors and models, the scenes are truly fascinating to capture.”

    ‘Water on the Lens’ will form part of The Movieum of London in the Riverside Rooms, County Hall, Southbank, London SE1 from 1-28 October 2009. Tickets £12 adults, £10 concessions, £8 children available from Ticketmaster.

    For further details regarding this upcoming exhibition, visit the official Pinewood Studios website.

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