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#1 George Lekovic

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:03 PM

Hi everybody,

I'll be shooting a scene around a carousel in Central Park in NYC or in Prospect Park in Brooklyn - depending on which location we get.

Thing to do is: a downpour starts in the middle of the scene, before the two run off into the carousel. the first thing that comes to mind is 'Manhattan' - a scene where it is already raining - and they did a pretty good (and extensive) job at making it look good (and real). Myself, having little experience with fake rain, am asking you all guys for an advice.

I need any tips or tricks. I know roughly how to pull this one off, but need to know what specific equipment I might want to use, do I need access to fire hydrants, your good and bad experiences, do I need to waterproof the crew, etc...

If you know any good rain rental places in NYC it would help.


Thanks a bunch,
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#2 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:22 PM

I don't know much about rain systems, I know in LA a place called Special Effects Unltd. rents them.

The ones I have seen look like this:
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A system of lots of hose with holes punched in it, suspended by a crane. This rig's water came from a water truck, but I suppose a hydrant would work also.

Other than to backlight the rain as best as you can, there is not a lot I can say on the topic.

I am sure others can.

Kevin Zanit
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#3 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:26 PM

Remember, water and electricity don't mix, so be sure to follow all electrical safety precautions too.
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