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Offline mrrap4food

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How Do They Do it? No Rain On The Lens?
« on: September 04, 2013, 03:09:16 AM »
This Question has really bothered me because i have yet to find a good solution
How do you film a rain scene with out getting rain on the lens?
i tried to use a rain jacket type of thing but the midst still got on my lens

example
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Offline drzenitram

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Re: How Do They Do it? No Rain On The Lens?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 05:46:30 AM »
Did you have a lens hood on? Usually having a lens hood and a rain jacket will help, that, and shoot with a slightly downward angle if that isn't enough.
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Re: How Do They Do it? No Rain On The Lens?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 10:01:06 AM »
Get a big umbrella and a friend to hold it over you and your camera.

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Re: How Do They Do it? No Rain On The Lens?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 11:35:46 AM »
Not to be pedantic, but all of those scenes would have used simulated rain and therefor it would be falling only where they wanted it to be falling - ie probably nothing special about the camera gear - more just about the gear that is making it rain!
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Re: How Do They Do it? No Rain On The Lens?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 03:33:04 PM »
Use some zoom and shoot from under something.

Offline Adondo

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Re: How Do They Do it? No Rain On The Lens?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 12:19:22 PM »
The setup I've seen pros use is a spinning glass disk.

The disk is spun up by an electric motor, and the lens shoots thru half of it. Centrifugal force flings the water away. The disk just needs to be a little over double the diameter of the given lens.

As a DIY, it could maybe be built with Plexiglas.

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Re: How Do They Do it? No Rain On The Lens?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2013, 12:27:37 PM »
The setup I've seen pros use is a spinning glass disk.

The disk is spun up by an electric motor, and the lens shoots thru half of it. Centrifugal force flings the water away. The disk just needs to be a little over double the diameter of the given lens.

As a DIY, it could maybe be built with Plexiglas.
That is a bloody brilliant idea!
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