Friday, 2 October 2015

Camera Vehicles

Edge Arm Units
Off roader converted to film buggy

Off roader buggies en route to Broken Hill, these cars were designed to blend in
 with convoy vehicles during filming

Polecat vehicle utilized for high level shots

Miller wanted to get right into the big action scenes with the armada and he achieved this by using vehicles that could blend in with the crowd as seen above.
Key to the production's success was the Edge Arm. LA Motorsports stunt driver and stunt coordinator Dean Bailey outfitted the production with two off road racing trucks—one for the main unit and one for the action unit—sporting roof-mounted, gyro-stabilized, 24-foot camera cranes that could rotate through 360 degrees of motion. George Miller directed scenes from inside the camera car—actually a 5.6-litre Toyota Tundra with desert tires—watching the action on split video monitors. Video was transmitted from the Alexa units via RF, and Miller could create rough assemblies of the action scenes to determine his need for coverage before finishing a given shoot. "We could put our cameras where they wouldn't go in the past," Miller said, "and weave them through the armada with the wonderful Edge Arm system."

1 comment:

  1. The two offroaders were called "Camera Truggie #1 - Mickle" and "Camera Truggie #2 - Yellow". Not sure which was which.

    Don't know about the Toyota Tundra or that other camera car yet.


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