I have talked about writing It’s Gonna Rain in a previous blog post. When I decided to do a video for this song, I turned to my son for help. He was in charge of filming and editing all of my live action videos including the ones for Arkansas and Electric Jesus. I decided to replicate the construction on a very small scale with footage of making a paper boat. We needed to test the boat so I decided the best test would be in a large tub that we normally use at parties to ice down drinks. One of the challenges for any video shoot that involves rain is getting it to show up. We included footage of an actual rain shower at our house and I was impressed that it showed up so well. We hoped to get some shots of it “raining” on the boat. The rain would be water from a hose. The rain effect didn’t work. It destroyed one of the boats that we made for the shoot. We decided to just so the boat swirling around as the tub was filled with water.
You will also notice that I am wearing a disposable rain poncho during the later portion of the video. We had planned for the last time through the chorus for me to be singing in the poncho in the rain. Again, the rain effect didn’t show up good enough on the video. The out-takes from the video include footage of my youngest daughter spraying me with water from the garden hose.
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