I've just been watching some of the raw footage to the 1994 film 'Speed' - the bit where the subway train is sliding along the road at the end of the film.
There were at least 8 cameras on this shoot, and in one of the shots you can see a few cameras unmanned in the road.
I was watching the footage from one of these cameras, as the subway train just glided towards the camera... closer.... closer... *crack*
The lens cracks and then it stops rolling. I think, "WHAT."
So I look from another angle and see that the train appears to be GUIDED into this camera, and when you see it hit, the camera just smashes into pieces.
I've NEVER seen this before, I've always seen cameras treated with such care, and rightly so, they're expensive - so what the heck happened here d'you think? Was this intentional? If so, what kind of camera/lens d'you reckon it was? Is there a 'cheap' 35mm camera that is built for smashing up?
Be interesting to know...
Edited by Jonny Brady, 10 November 2007 - 10:02 PM.