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#1 william Aidan

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:30 PM

hey i have a job that is process rain.... how tricky can this get ...any hints
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:23 PM

You want to back light the rain. If it is day shoot into shadowy areas. Be sure to wet down as far into the BG as you can.
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#3 Hal Smith

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:17 AM

You want to back light the rain. If it is day shoot into shadowy areas. Be sure to wet down as far into the BG as you can.

The great Gaffer in the sky managed to backlight a thunderstorm blowing through my front yard today. It was raining these huge raindrops with bright afternoon sun backlighting it through the trees. Absolutely gorgeous - it would would have taken a condor with five gazillion watts worth of lighting on it to reproduce what I had to look at. Unfortunately by the time I got a camera out the rain had died out - but my mind's eye remembers what it looked like. The best thing about it was the raindrops were so large that with the backlighting they looked like chandelier crystals falling out of the sky. The backlit glow around the high leaves up in the trees was also pretty awesome.

I did manage to get a photo with my cellphone as the rain was petering out
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#4 Michael Nash

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:39 AM

Rain FX can add time to a production, so be prepared. All departments have to take measures to protect their gear from exposure to water -- electricians have to make sure their connections are elevated out of standing water; camera dept. has to make sure all their camera gear is wrapped up or covered, and so on. Sometimes even a simple lens change can take longer than usual depending on the complexity of the camera cover (garbage bags and tape are often pressed into service).
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