“I was told from the outset that the director didn’t want to see a microphone – he wanted them hidden away so that they didn’t obstruct the actors’ faces and as low down as possible so that they didn’t cover the actors’ mouths,” Talbot says. “When you are wearing a diver’s face mask there isn’t a lot of space for anything else. There was literally one porthole on one side of the mask in which we could put a microphone and luckily the d:screet mics were small enough to fit.”
Directed by Johannes Roberts and starring Sophie Nélisse, Brec Bassinger, Corinne Foxx, Sistine Rose Stallone and Brianne Tju, 47 Meters Down – Uncaged tells the story of four teenager divers who decide to explore a ruined underwater city. Their adventure quickly turns to horror when they discover that they are sharing a claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves with the deadliest shark species in the ocean. The film is a sequel to the 2017 movie, 47 Meters Down, which grossed over $61 million worldwide.
During filming, Ivor Talbot used his own d:screet™
4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones to capture dialogue when the actors were on dry land. But his positive experience with CORE by DPA technology has inspired him to upgrade all his DPA lavaliers.
“I was so impressed that I’ve ordered a whole load of new d:screet™
microphones – this time all with CORE amplification,” he says.