WX Tip

Save it For a Rainy Day

From: Alex Lucas, WTVF Nashville Load up your rain jacket’s pockets with necessities on a dry day, so you don’t have to fumble with what you need in the rain, and you don’t have to carry a bag. We’ve all been caught in the rain with something giving us trouble, and knew if we’d prepared, we would have been fine. The best way to take care of bad weather is…

Saran Wrap It

From: Dave Oglevie, Seattle While doing the dishes the other evening I came across an odd piece of semi-clear plastic with a springy wrap that my wife was using to cover a bowl of leftovers. I have always carried a disposable shower cap (taken from various hotels) as a cheap lens cover for when it rains. When you live in Seattle you keep your eyes open for this type of…

Rain / Wet Weather Tips

Wrap that Rascal (Part 2) From: Howard Grace With the rash of hurricane scares here lately, I needed a surefire way to waterproof my stick mike, I used an idea I got here on B-Roll and took it a step further… I got a fresh trash bag, and after removing the windscreen, i pulled a small piece of the plastic bag over the top of the mike… pull it taught,…

Hurricane

From: Ron After many aggravating years of covering hurricanes I’ve come up with the perfect hurricane wear. First, you’re going to get very wet, so no cotton. The beauty of hurricanes (if there is one) is that for the most part they are warm storms. I wear nylon surfer trunks, t-shirt covered with a light weight breathable rain jacket and a pair of Teva sandals with velcro straps. I just…

Cold Weather Tips

The first “snow storm” of the season happened last week. You have to take into account that we are in Virginia, to realize why a few inches of snow constitutes a “storm.” Call me a wimp, but I hate shooting in the cold. Not only does the equipment not work to its full capacity as batteries slow down, and lenses stiffen up, but my hands don’t function right. Trying to…