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#1 Eswaran Thangavel

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:55 PM

Hi Cinematographer's...

Im a student in one of the film schools in india. n i got a project
and i want to light an exterior rainy scene under hot sun where 30 school childrens dancing.
It's a music video so 'll go for long\cu n all that..

Jus tel me all d possible ways of achevin it...


Thanx,
eswar.
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#2 Valerio Sacchetto

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:32 PM

Hi eswar. We did something similar a while ago, although it wasn't shot right under a blazing sun but in a slightly shaded place. The setup was quite simple, rainmakers (sorry i don't know the name in english) all around the place and a strong backlight (i don't remember the power, it might had been a 6k HMI). And that's all.

the very opening scene, sorry for the youtube quality...the rain is almost invisible.


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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:59 PM

The best thing to do a few days before you shoot is just go outside with a garden hose and sprinkler or spray nozzle. Look at the falling water in backlight to get a feel for the angles that work best. Rain is harder to see on film than in real life, so go for the strongest effect.



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