Underwater was shot in the waters of Cape Cod in Provincetown, Massachusetts as a collaboration between video artist sam smiley and musician and performer Zoe Lewis. smiley’s cinematography takes the viewer on an underwater tour in and through the water as Zoe performs her music.
Shot completely underwater by sam smiley, it is a mesmerizing and beautiful adaptation of Lewis’s song. It features tidal pools, angry crabs, inquisitive fish, and Zoe, effervescent, with her cardboard ukelele. “Underwater” is a musical selection from Lewis’s latest album, “Rotary Phone”. Rotary Phone celebrates the simpler side of life with 10 great songs full of gypsy and brazillian grooves, a touch of french flair, a little swing and even a taste of India!
Director: sam smiley
Writer: Zoë Lewis
Year of Release: 2012
Running Time: 3:25
New England Connection: Director sam smiley commutes between Somerville, Massachusetts and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Director(s) Bio:: sam smiley is a media artist and educator who works within the intersection of video art, video music, and the sciences. She has been working with underwater video since 1999. Her video work has shown at media festivals around the world: Deutscher Videokunstpries: The German Award for Video Art, Karlsruhe, Germany, The National Poetry Association’s Cine(e) Poetry Festival, San Francisco, CA, Spain, and Locarno Film and Video Festival, Locarno, Switzerland, 6dofpuebla07 muestra de cine y video experimental y alternativo in Puebla, Mexico, and she has presented work at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. She is a member of the AstroDime Transit Authority media collective and has a business with underwater landscapes and photography at http://aquaportrait.com.
Number of shooting days: 3
Camera Used: Pentax WG-30
Editing software: Final Cult Pro
Financed by: Self-financed
For more information: http://aquaportrait.com