The Choice. Documentary movie about Luigi Casati.
Documentary movie on Gigi Casati, Italian underwater extreme explorer, including behind the scene pictures and production notes by digitalmovie.it
A documentary movie about Italian Explorer and Extreme Diver Luigi Casati
Project designer: Andrea Mescalchin
Underwater filming: Andrea Mescalchin
Photography and surface filming: Matteo Mescalchin
Location: Sorgente del Gorgazzo, Polcenigo, Italy
BTS photography: Giovanni Santon
VideoEditor: Paola Balasso
Shot by digitalmovie’s filming crew over 2 different explorations back in 2016 and 2017 the documentary movie focuses on Luigi Casati’s exploration of the deepest Italian cave at Sorgente del Gorgazzo.
Beside the exploration itself in its technical and physical challenges, the documentary goes deep into the many different decisions Gigi’s faced during such an extreme mission as exploring an underwater cave. From physical training to self-awareness under extreme conditions to medical research we cover a wide range of topics getting to know more about one of the most successful underwater explorer.
Luigi Casati has been recently Awarded whit the prestigious Golden Trident 2018 by International Academy of Underwater Sciences and Techniques.
BTS NOTES: The extensive interview leading the story from behind the scene.
“As for the interview I wanted an image look that could nicely match with a relaxed and informal atmosphere typical of many friendly chats with Gigi. Therefore I chose to arrange for a sit-down interview in the warm room at the Bar Alla Sorgente, right next to the water entrance. In order to craft the image look I was after, I had the scene lit with warm tones and some subject-driven lighting techniques with a Chimera medium sized VideoPro lightbank as a key-light and a Chimera pancake fine positioned to serve both as a backlight and ambient light for the background. Two HMIs from K5600lighitng served brightly into my modifiers completing light control precisely driven by 40° Lighttools EggCrates.” – Matteo Mescalchin
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