Standard camera, light and grip packages can be sourced either from Malta or the European mainland depending on the type of equipment, the scale of the production and any other productions shooting simultaneously on the island. The reality is that professional top-end film equipment in Malta is limited and there is generally not enough to fully service more than one international production at best. However daily flights exist from nearby European cities and attractive packages can be achieved.
We have extensive experience working on underwater shoots at sea or in water tanks. We work with only the best underwater teams, of which there is really only a handful in Europe.
For underwater shoots we believe in adopting the most versatile, efficient and cost-effective methods .
After several years of working with the Hydroflex housing, underwater DOP Eric Börjeson decided to design his own housings, called "Oceaneye", in order to create a product that is more practical and versatile then any other product on the market and to subsequently increase creative options for directors. Some Oceaneye housings are designed to go as deep as 100m. The housings are for Alexa SXT, Alexa Mini, Amira, Phantom Flex and Red Weapon. They accept master primes, ultra primes and light weight zooms and select anamorphic lenses. Transport is light and can be checked-in on a regular flight.
Below is a commercial filmed in under two days in the open sea on the island of Gozo, Malta, with Eric Börjeson as underwater DOP, operating the Arri Mini.