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Noah by Darren Aronofsky: amazing rain system controlled with a single iPad app!
Posted by Michal, motionVFX Team
April 4, 2014, at 12:28 AM

A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world - sounds familiar? The story has its roots in the Bible and obviously it's about Noah and we are talking about the new blockbuster movie by Darren Aronofsky. The film features many amazing visual effects and Fxguide's Mike Seymour published a nice video in which he details how the visual effects team was able to control the mechanics of a giant custom rain machine. A rain machine that was built in a studio of the size of two football fields and what's crazy is that the whole system was controlled with the use of a single iPad app! It was the largest practical rain effects setup ever created and the 15 day rain shoot used over one million gallons of water! Watch the video for details:
 

 

Special effects supervior Burt Dalton said:

"We had an acre and a half to two acres that had to be fully engulfed in rain..It had to have continuous massive rain running through it, non-stop for long shots."

Source: http://www.premiumbeat.com

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