Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:27 PM
the director on the job i'm on wants a wide-angle shot looking straight out the middle of the windshield, no compromise...
the car is a prius, so there is a limit to what can be rigged to/towed by the car itself. the job is in arizona (bright!) so i'd like to get more than a 1200 par coming in the side window.
good one, eh!?
Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:06 PM
Depending on which camera you use and what shot you are really looking for there are several options. It might be reasonable to put an operator in the back seat and have the talent (or a double) drive the car without a process trailer. Or if you going for a basic car POV shot, a hood mount would do just fine.
Posted 08 October 2007 - 07:00 PM
I think there are tow rigs that tow the car from the corner so you can look forward more or less (though not wide angle) but it is very hard to get permission to drive that way since you have to lock-up all traffic in both directions.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 07:32 AM
but i think i may have have found the answer since my last post. i have been given the name of a guy with a camera car that can push a process trailer. i'll let you know what happens with it....
Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:05 AM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:13 AM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:26 AM
Highway crash barriers are pretty well engineered but stopping an 18-wheeler in a situation where if the barrier fails you end up with 75,000 pounds of truck in your lap? I know of a case in Tennessee where a truck went right through a barrier trap on an steep Interstate downgrade, off the side of the mountain, and killed the driver.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:46 PM
Posted 10 October 2007 - 10:45 PM
Brave crew! I gather that was the b camera crew standing there watching Mr. Peterbilt's best headed straight at them?
Yes that was really planned, that scene is from "The Island" I was the a camera 1st AC on it.