By Josh Stillman
Updated October 01, 2012 at 05:19 PM EDT
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Skyfall‘s Nov. 9 release is just over a month away, making it high time for a serious press circuit. To that end, the team behind 007’s upcoming adventure has released a new video blog that offers an inside look at the movie’s underwater scenes. Though not as flashy as a car chase or as gruesomely riveting as Casino Royale’s torture sequence, underwater action presents a unique challenge for both the filmmakers and the actors: namely, drowning.

Members of the crew explain that while the scenes were rehearsed with oxygen masks, Daniel Craig and the others obviously weren’t afforded that luxury during shooting. That leaves the stars concerned not merely with their performance, but also with not dying,. Plus, you’ve got the crew circling about like sharks making sure everything comes together inside of the gargantuan, 1.2 million gallon stunt pool. It’s a complex process that, if done correctly, pays dividends in excitement and authenticity.

Watch the full video after the jump.

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