The answer to this question is twofold. First of all, there are practical reasons that go beyond aesthetics. Water can be used as a prop in a variety of ways, and has many benefits on set. As long as you can find a way to keep the crew and actors safe from getting wet while filming, water can be a great tool to add production value to any scene.
Water also makes things look cooler. It’s no secret that audiences love seeing things explode and catch fire — but what about when things get wet? A good example of this is any movie with an underwater scene: people love watching characters swim around in the ocean or even just play around in pools.
The first step toward incorporating water into your next shoot is choosing whether you want rain or fog effects. Rain offers a certain level of realism that fog might not have (depending on your location), but fog looks better on camera because it’s less likely to obscure faces and obstruct dialogue between actors if you have both options available at all times during production.
Last modified: November 23, 2022