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Posted: Wed, 17th Sep 2003, 11:43pm

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Ciremi

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We have this Isabel storm coming toward us. On the day we filmed, we got hit. However, the stuff we now recorded is dry and bleah...so could anyone help out with a rain effect that can be super-imposed, possibly?
Posted: Wed, 17th Sep 2003, 11:45pm

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4036Douglas

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well you could look through the plug ins, and find plug ins for rain there
Posted: Wed, 17th Sep 2003, 11:49pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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your topic confuses me..what do u mean? u say its coming to u, and then u say u got hit? wwhhatt? mad
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 12:08am

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I think he's saying that it came, they filmed, but he doesn't like the way it turned out. So he wants to redo the footage, but with rain again. There are a few low-budget ways you can accomplish this. One is to use the AlamDV2 rain plugin, located here: http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin734.html and here: http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin69.html Check out the whole water sub-division here: http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/list.php?cat=65

Whew, alright. Another way to do it is by attaching a spray nozzle to a hose or two, and spraying them in the air. The water will come down and look like, you guessed it, rain! This really only works well on in-close shots unless you have access to very expensive rain towers. But, it's a viable strategy none-the-less.

Or, you could just watch the forecast and wait for another rainy day razz In either case, when your using real water be sure to make sure your camera doesn't get wet. A little bit of water can cause your whole camera to malfunction and require repair. Water also voids warrantys (believe me, I know mad ). Just encase it in a plastic bag, or keep it under an umbrella and you should be fine. Hopefully these tips can offer the solution that your looking for biggrin

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Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 12:11am

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AndrewtheActorMan

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the nozzle thing works well!! u wouldnt think so, but it does.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 12:40am

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If you shoot during a rainy day, avoid wide shots. The rain just won't show.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 12:53am

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AndrewtheActorMan

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as for night rain shoots....try this!

get 1 or 2 --- i use 1---- floodlights.

what ya do - least this is what i do - get 2 tripods...put ur camera on one..duh...and put a flood light on it. If u use 2 use 3 tripods...3 - 4 tripods...and so on. anyway, find the location u are shooting. get ur light and put it up HIGH.. VERY HIGH. and face it down towards the action. dont put it dead on, put it so there is just enough light to see things on camera. put it BEHIND the action if u can. sometimes u might want it infront, but be careful about that.

anyway, spray the hose nozzle in the air. try not to shoot it up too high, just a foot over the camera range so that was the drops are larger and viewable on camera.

there ya go. hope this sorta helps...donno if u wanted night stuff, but there ya go. also, this is thing NOT to do in a day-for-night thing. the adjusting will prob. make the rain disapear.

Hope this helps ya! I would post some tests, but my camera is in the shop.

Whew.... hope u understand some of this. biggrin


PS: u could always do a rain dance...and GET IT ON FILM so we can all see....


also, i would suggest looking at the Batman Dead End movie. it has good night rain scenes. If u look closly the rain doesnt fall on everything.... biggrin

Andrew
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 8:09pm

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Ciremi

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I found the plugins right AFTER i posted *feels like an idiot*


But I didn't use any of them, instead I took the rain shot and I altered the sound. By slowing down the rain and picking up the sound of the night time crickets I made it seem like the rain stopped suddenly. A little awkward, but acceptable.

Yeah as far as the night shots went, we didn't have any floodlights, so we used my car headlights (on bright), and aimed the car at the actors.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 9:16pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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if i get my camera back soon, i will post sum tests for the night rain shot! From how i lit it, it looks awsome.