To have a song work for the movie, it can’t just be written apart and shoved in. It’s got to come out of the action. It’s got to talk about the characters, not the story, it has to augment that action. - John Hughes
When it came to shooting on the water, Sam Raimi and cameraman Tim Philo had to be creative to use a mechanism that would be able to do the trick. In the first scene over the pond specifically, the shot was accomplished by having Bruce Campbell push Sam Raimi in a dingy.