The above Ad will no longer appear after you Sign Up for Free!

Interesting rain effect used on "Britain's Got Talent"

Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by thebikingtechie, May 30, 2008.

  1. thebikingtechie

    thebikingtechie Active Member

    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    3
    I'm not much of a TV person but I just saw this video of Britain's Got Talent on you tube, they've got rows of lights under the floor, and at one point during the dance it literally starts raining on this one platform, the lighting effects with it are awesome.

    I know that the majority of us could never do this in our work, but it's an interesting thing to see.

    His story is interesting, but if you just want to see the dance you can skip to 1:10

    YouTube - Britain's Got Talent George Sampson Semi Final Breakin Break
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  2. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

    Messages:
    4,401
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    re: Interesting rain effect used on "Britain's Got Talent"

    Rain Effects can be fun. This one spells out words, fast-forward to 3:00. Notice the outstanding followspot work.;)
     
  3. Footer

    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

    Messages:
    9,413
    Likes Received:
    1,808
    Location:
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    I should have known you would be working the gig with the young blond girl and water...
     
  4. kovacika

    kovacika Active Member

    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    3
    I'm sure the rain couldn't have helped that sennheiser mic.....
     
  5. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

    Messages:
    4,401
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Alright, those of you who know me well, stop snickering!:rolleyes:

    Come to think of it, I have done another show with a young blond girl and rain.
     
  6. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

    Messages:
    4,401
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Foy Inverterprises is based in Las Vegas, but if memory serves (and it was seven years ago), all the rigging was done by Branam. They did the rigging for the tour, as well as the additions for the HBO special.
     
  7. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

    Messages:
    4,401
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    I just found the website of the company I was looking for. See this glossary entry: Rain and Water Effects.
     
  8. chrispo86

    chrispo86 Active Member

    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    East Northport, NY
    I saw something like this somewhere on the web about a year ago. Jeep has a waterfall that spells things out and makes designs and whatnot when they go to autoshows.

    YouTube - Jeep Waterfall
     
  9. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

    Messages:
    4,401
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Same company, Pevnick Design. Not especially appropriate for theatre use (maybe in the right musical) but way kewl nonetheless. Notice in the YouTube video the "rain" is primarily down-lit. (Probably SourceFour HID PARs.)
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2008
  10. gafftapegreenia

    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods

    Messages:
    4,355
    Likes Received:
    488
    Occupation:
    Prop-tart
    Location:
    Chicago
    Tehe!

    And as for the mic, it was probably trash anyway, and she was probably lip sinc-ing. No worries.
     
  11. mbandgeek

    mbandgeek Active Member

    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    North Carolina
    wouldn't you get a muffled sound when the internal pop filter gets saturated with water?
     
  12. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

    Messages:
    5,948
    Likes Received:
    225
    Occupation:
    Stagehand/ Production Company Owner
    Location:
    Howell, NJ
    Unless they used a coated capsule and removed the filter.
     
  13. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

    Messages:
    4,401
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    I don't know how ATK dealt with the mic and the water, but Taylor Swift was definitely, absolutely, singing live.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice