The marionette is filmed in this 3' tank (approx. 200 gallons).
The caustic lights on the coral are made by animating panes of dappled glass frame at a time.
Each layer is shot separately to give me more freedom compositing. For this camera move, I attached the camera to a track and moved it by hand to animate the stop motion camera move. I do not have access to a motion control rig at this time, but I should when I revisit this scene in the fall.