I haven't posted in awhile and I found some pictures on my computer, so here we go.
A couple years ago, I made a THAC entry called Creepy Crook. During the production of the video, I filmed a rain scene using real water. Unfortunately, I had to cut the scene and re-shoot the ending because it didn't have the mod element, two pieces needed to show that the video was made in 24 hours. This was pretty disastrous for me as I don't think the new ending does a very good job at all of conveying what I wanted it to, plus the video didn't make much sense anyway. I then added the cut footage and did some color correcting and sound work and released it as the "director's cut", link above. During the rain scene, I did take some pictures to show you guys.
This shot shows how I did the arm coming out of the ground. I had the set raised in order to put that piece with the arm up the whole in the ground. The rain was created by spraying the set with a spray bottle before every frame. The rain in the video I made is coming down pretty fast, so maybe spraying only every other, or every third shot, may make a slower shower.
This is a picture below the supports holding up the "stage". The base plate collected quite a bit of water over the course of the shot.
This is all of the pieces I used laid out to dry. Air drying isn't always the best with Lego bricks because it can sometimes leave a water smudge on it. This instance, I was in the middle of THAC and really didn't want to spend the time to dry them all with a towel, so I made an exception. It worked out though.
These are two pictures of later scenes I shot that had nothing to do with the water. Figured I put them here since I took them.
In the end, even though I didn't get to use the shot in the entry for the contest, I'm glad I tried it out. I was inspired by the brickfilm The Magician's Hat. I hope that this was interesting. If you have ever tried playing around with real water in a brickfilm, I'd love to see it in the comments below.
I'm David, owner of Green Shirt Productions.