Rain Video

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dlowery
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Rain Video

Postby dlowery » 26 Oct 2010 20:17

Okay here is a video I did a couple months ago with my Sony HVR-HD1000U.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIz1TuaSA10

Funny thing is that I was only playing around capturing video and the result i think is pretty good. Seems as when i am trying to capture good video it come out bad, but when I am just playing around the videos turn out pretty good.

Go figure...

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Re: Rain Video

Postby Stephan » 27 Oct 2010 14:21

I ordinarily keep timeline segments between 3-5s, or very exceptionally up to 7-10s at most when the scene really requires it. Any longer than that, and you risk losing your audience.

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Re: Rain Video

Postby GK2047-10B » 03 Feb 2012 14:07

This moment I am testing the capabilities of my Sony AX2000E and not surprisingly here in The Netherlands it is raining a lot. So I will be facing regular rain scenes, I expect. Therefor I found your rain video interesting to see and may copy some of your filming ideas. Am I correct to see your settings are about F5.6 shutter speed 1/50s to 1/100s? I would try so make scenes with F5.6 at shutter speed 1/150x to 1/500s to get more sparkling rain spots on the leaves and ground. Is this something you can agree upon or have you, in the meantime, best practice experience to guide me?

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Re: Rain Video

Postby acgold7 » 03 Feb 2012 20:08

The most important rule when shooting rain -- if you actually want to see the raindrops falling -- is that the rain must be backlit against a dark background.

During the famous "Singin' in the Rain" dance sequence, the studio lights were just above the top of the frame, pointed directly at the camera. Many retakes had to be done for each shot because they kept getting the lights in the shot.

A faster shutter speed will help isolate the drops more, but will result in stuttery motion. It's a trade-off.
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Re: Rain Video

Postby GK2047-10B » 05 Feb 2012 13:22

Great help, till be testing "Rain drops in Holland" it soon and try to show (upload) results soon


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