If it’s been a bad weather weekend for the Ryder Cup, spare a thought for us poor filmmakers on a deadline.
Filming in the rain is not for the faint hearted, although oddly enough when it’s pouring cats and dogs the camera often gets away with location landscape shots.
However filming an interviewee in the rain is not to be recommended.
We were forced to do an interview with a hardy site manager at Viridor the other day, and whilst the vast expanses of landfill behind him seemed to bask in sunlight we couldn’t disguise the rain cascading from his helmet.
For the present, we’re just back from a shoot at Hinkley Point where the wind and rain whipped off Bridgwater Bay. I’ve reviewed the rushes. They look OK, but just to make sure I’ve arranged to go back when the sky is blue.
A nuclear power station under grey skies isn’t the most glamorous location and we do want to show it in its best light … that’s if the weather obliges on our next trip to Hinkley.