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Diving Support

Underwater Rigging


 
Under Water Rigging

Filming underwater has many challenges, the least of which should be your dive team. The Frog Squad offers film makers a unique to Africa service, whereby all gear, crew,  services and even Cameras underwater are handled in-house. Top of the range Diving Gear, Underwater Communications, Hydrophones,  Zip Towers, Shark Cages, Underwater trussing and Zero Bubble rigs to mention but a few When it comes to in-water gripping, we work hand in hand with the top grips in the country, from time splice rigs, Underwater Dollys to 685 pound 3D cameras rigs, theres no other Dive Team better equipped than the Frog Squad.

 

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3D Camera Support


 
3D Camera Support

With the release of 3D TV, more and more film shoots are going the route of HD 3D camera rigs into underwater housings, we have worked on 4 major 3D shoots, 2 of which are for IMAX. If its sharks in 3D or just a high end Underwater 3D shoot, The Frog Squad has the experience and know how of handling all your underwater logistics.

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Under Water Camera Operators


 
Under Water Camera Operators

The Frog Squad offers a specialized Camera unit to companies wishing to shoot scenes / events underwater. Behind the scenes, TVC commercials, Documentaries and even High end Feature films. Projects such as Blacksails season 1-4 , Northmen, The Giver, Resident evil, Dark Tower, Tiger House and  SAF3 have been shot by the dedicated Frog Squad Camera Team. (see resume page 8 of cv quick link to cv)

Not only do we offer this unique service, but we offer the high end camera gear as well.

Alexa Mini in Gates housing, Cannon 5D mk2 & mk3 with Ninja compressor as well as the Sony Ex1 to Red Epics / Dragon with Cine style lenses both in Gates housings, The Frog Squad is the only Dive Team of its kind!

 

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Safety & Training


 
Underwater Safety Training

The new Department of Manpower's Occupational Health & Safety Act has come into effect in 2011, which means all divers working in the media industry need to be "Manpower Approved" commercial divers.(This effectes your insurance) The Frog Squad is the only film friendly Dive Team that employees Full time Commercial Divers, Diving Supervisors and Commercial Diving Instructors. In addition we employ 3 Sport Diving instructors, 2 Apnea breathe hold instructors and own all our own Diving Equipment, Underwater Rigging Gear, Underwater Communications and Hydrophones.

When it comes to Actor training and safety The Frog Squad gives producers peace of mind knowing their cast are in good hands.

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