Rain in the studio


Rain, which so often interferes with location filming, can sometimes prove to be almost as great a nuisance when it is created in the studio. The problems lie not so much in producing the rain as in dealing with it when it reaches the floor.

Rain in the studio

Falling rain is usually achieved by arranging a series of drilled water-pipes over the scene below. Fixed pipes give an obviously static pattern of rain and to counteract this, alternate pipes must be gently rocked back and forth. A low-speed wind-machine, suitably positioned, adds a touch of realism.

Where long runs of tube are installed, the drilled holes nearest the supply spurt fiercely while those furthest away do little more than dribble. To overcome this, the ...

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