i thought i would blog some of fun jobs i get to work on, and this was an awesome shoot with the exception of the weather. This is a commercial for Chevy and NASCAR, we had drivers Dale E Jr., Tony Stewart, and R&B Artist T.I.
the basis of the spot is that Jr. is racing around town in his new Chevy Impala driving like a maniac while T.I. is driving Jr's number 8 car on the track. you dont know this till the end when thry both get out and switch cars. but T.I. is putting around the track while the whole field is passing him by at racing speed. due to the magic of Editting we ran at 1/2 race speed and they will speed it up in post to make it look like its SUPA fast..
we were rained on for 3 days and i didnt take my camera out until the last day it was sunny. these are photos of the "Shotmaker" camera car and another set up where we layed the camera dolly just outside of the Finish line.
IT WAS A COLD COLD DAY AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
THE DIRECTOR AND DP BOTH WERE FROM L.A. VERY NICE PEEPS.
ARRI 435 35MM CAMERA SET UP ON BAIRD'S SHOTMAKER CAMERA CAR
JOSH SETTING A HEAD SLATE FOR THE CAMERA "A"
TONY STEWARTS CAR WITH A STUNT DRIVER FROM CHARLOTTE
T.I. IS DRIVING AROUND LIUKE ITS A SUNDAY AFTERNOON... THE FEILD COMES UP ON HIM RUNNING 100mph FASTER...
A FEW CARS PASS T.I. AND STEWART STOPS AND SAYS W.T.F ??
A REVERSE SHOT CAMERA "B". THIS IS ONE OF THOSE COOL CAMERA RIGS WE BUILD... THE DIRECTOR SAYS "I WANNA CAMERA OUTSIDE ON THE TRACK WITH A DOLLY MOVE, CAN YOU MAKE THAT HAPPEN ??"
WHAT YOU GET IS CALLED A FISHER'SAURUS'REX
A FISHER DOLLY WITH AN ARRI 435 SLUNG OUT 5 FEET ONTO THE TRACK AS THE CARS PASS BY AT 120MPH
THATS ABOUT $400,000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT, NOW THATS COOL !!
KEVIN HARVICK'S 29 CAR MAKING A PASS WHILE THE KEY GRIP DAVID HULSEY GIVES THE CAMERA A LITTLE MOVE AS IT PASSES BY..
SOOOOOOO THAT WAS THE LAST 6 DAYS....
here are the final commercials...