Not only do you need to plan several days out for potential weather conditions during a shoot, but you may need to track if and when rain storms will come through your location. Author Richard Harrington walks you through the importance of using an app like Weather Underground to help you know when your production may experience a storm.
- Depending upon the type of photography…or video you're making, understanding when…it's gonna rain is pretty important.…Now, it might be part of your shoot…and you want the rain.…Other times though, people are often sensitive…because rain could really get in the way…of what you're trying to capture.…So, whether it's a matter of safety…or just keeping your gear aligned, you want to know…when storms are gonna happen.…Well, there's a great app called Storm…from Weather Underground that I like to use.…Let's go ahead and jump in.…And you can tell by looking at this…that you could really see what's happening.…
Now, along the bottom is the general forecast.…And this is similar to the information…you get in the main Weather Underground app.…But what I like is I can play the forecast.…So let's choose to see the future.…And I'll set this to show me what's coming.…And it looks like, immediately, not a lot…but then the storms do start to kick in.…Now, keep in mind that when you read…a weather map like this, green just generally…
In this course, photographer, video producer, and educator Rich Harrington takes you on a tour of the kinds of apps that can streamline photo and video projects of all kinds. Review different iOS and Android apps to simplify your entire production, from planning shoots remotely to recording audio on set.
- Location scouting virtually
- Annotating photos during location scouting
- Creating storyboards
- Slating camera takes
- Recording audio on location
- Forecasting the weather
- Understanding the position of the sun, moon, and stars