Rain Machine, FX, Towers
Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:03 PM
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,
Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:22 PM
The ones I have seen look like this:
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.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:26 PM