Mark Holmes - Lights that work in the rain
Bad weather is one of those problems filmmakers, camera people and lighting crew just have to deal with. Expensive covers, umbrellas and plastic bags are all used to shield equipment from rain, sleet and snow.
Other than making sure one doesn't destroy equipment, the critical area of concern is safety. Film and video light draws significant amounts of current. Mix water and electricity and you may be worrying about a lot more than equipment damage - nothing will stop a production quicker than casualty on-set
The ultimate solution is a lighing system designed to work in the rain. This is exactly what Kobold lighting have come up with. No matter how hard it rain there will be no blown power supplies, no electicity risks, and these daylight balanced lights are designed as indoor/outdoor lighting to use anywhere regardless of the weather.
In this interview, Mark Holmes, from Prokit UK talks about the benefits of the Kobold lights, their uses, and we get a look at a unique set-up of the Kobold lights in a simulated rain environment.
Now if only someone would just make a rain-proof video camera...