It’s been a stinker of a summer so far, but sunshine has a great way of making you forget the endless weeks of rain that have been a blot on our filming schedules.
It’s really not great to film in the rain. Ask even the most hardy camera crews, all suited and booted in the latest wet weather gear; you can’t make a wet washout look good even in the edit, unless, of course, it’s Glastonbury – where mud fest shots are obligatory.
So how to approach filming outside? As we’re a specialist location film company, it’s a question we often ask ourselves. Unfortunately, there’s no scientific way to sort out when or where the rain will strike when setting up shoots weeks in advance. And with event filming you really are at the mercy of the gods.
You would think that Summertime equals better weather and longer daylight hours, whereas the chances of rain, sleet and snow are greater in the Winter, but in our experience it’s a roll of the dice. No amount of insurance is going to protect a film shoot when the clouds gather.
If a client wants guaranteed sun to set off their products in an outdoors location, then it’s off to Morocco and no questions asked.