Water on set
Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:00 PM
I've been wondering about the logistics involving water on set. How to prepare for it, working with it...
Anyone got any suggestions regarding shooting with rain machines, near waterfalls, tanks, pools etc.
Darren, 2nd AC
Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:20 AM
from my limited experience (not a lot of rain in Italy, not even the "fake" one), the general rule is: try to keep everything as dry as possible.
Leave the stuff/gear/tools you don't need in a dry area (camera truck or a tent near the set). Make sure you have good waterproof clothing, towels, and many, MANY clear plastic bags and plenty of electrical tape to protect the camera. From what I've seen, umbrellas are pretty useless. I hope this helps a bit.
p.s. great to see pictures of you and Aga working together!
Posted 03 April 2011 - 08:20 PM
Umbrellas are useful though, for when you're on the move, so it's good to have a designated Camera PA in charge of it if you have the luxury
Posted 19 April 2011 - 02:16 AM
Bag-Its for carts
Plus if your shooting in the rain an air knife is good to keep the water off the lens or even more importantly a mirror on a 3D rig. If its a 3D rig with a large mirror your going to need a powerful compressor though since the pressure needs to stay in order for it to work and the larger mirrors require larger air knives.
These all fall under expdanbles. Also most experienced producers know that these things are basics and in some cases realize that with rain towers that the quantity increases.