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I am looking for real video of snowing (preferably in mpeg format) to use as motion backgrounds for my Church Christmas play.  Only found cartoon snow or people interlaced with the snow.

Can anyone help?

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I had just shot some 2 weeks ago, but have yet to transfer it to the pc, I can't do it right now, but maybe in a week, let me know.
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For the play, are you going to project this footage onto a big screen? Personally I can't see this being effective on such a large scale.
I've seen the live performance of Slava's Snowshow. There's a video here. He actually doesn't use any snowmaking machines. He uses paper. It's very similar to the "roll-your-own" cigarette papers that smokers use -- only he has to has his fireproofed due to fire restrictions. It's really so simple it's ridiculous. He just stacks thousands of pieces of shredded paper into one of those water cooler bottles, and cuts a few slits in the plastic bottle, which is attached to a rotating motor. And he has fans strategically placed.
There's also a fake snow, which is made of shredded plastic, which looks effective, but I'd be worried about kids choking on it.

Even this might be a bit intricate. But since you're planning to mess with a big screen, there is a simpler solution: In the old days they used to just erect a scaffold and curtain it off with black curtains, out of sight. And have people either overhead or on the scaffolding behind the curtaining (overhead) shaking containers of paper down. It's also important to have a black background so the white snow looks effective.
http://www.slavasnowshow.co.uk/video.html
If you really want to go with a video you can simply simulate the above idea on a very small scale and film it with a camcorder -- don't forget the black background. You'll need the best standard resolution that you can get -- and finish at DVD standard 720 x 480 (NTSC) or when you blow it up it won't look effective.
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Yes, it's a video bakground for words only..the christmas program is more singing and narration then acting.
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Thanks very much!!
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Welcome.
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