How to prepare the picture perfect bath
I art direct a lot of Dove video shoots involving those perfect bathtubs full of bubbles that you’ve seen in ads and movie scenes. And I can tell you that such tubs are not easy to manage.
First, you have to get the bubbles right: that means using LOTS of product, and then whisking hard with a cupped hand (much as you’d make scrambled eggs, though without the whisk, obvs) so the bubbles are even, and take up about half the volume.
The tricky bit is the continuity; one short sequence will involve lots of shots pieced together, so I have to keep the water warm, and the bubble-levels identical. If they start to droop, it’s back to adding product and whisking again, and then evening them out so the levels match where they were before.
It all means I spend much of my shoot days on my knees, sleeves rolled up, and crouched over the bath - and that by the end I have sore knees, sore arms and extremely wrinkly hands. When it comes to suffering for your art, poverty-stricken painters have NOTHING on me.