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RealJasonBourne 06-11-2018 05:40 AM

Is this stunt easy or dangerous?
 
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I want to get a "simple" shot of my actor floating down as if he's just landing from a parachute jump. I would have a "glider" attached to the crane and my actor would be holding onto the handle bars. I will probably need a crane to do this, so I was thinking of paying someone to use their crane truck. Is this too dangerous? Or is there a more professional way of doing something like this?

Thanks.

Runlevel Two 06-11-2018 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by RealJasonBourne (Post 436934)

I want to get a "simple" shot of my actor floating down as if he's just landing from a parachute jump. I would have a "glider" attached to the crane and my actor would be holding onto the handle bars. I will probably need a crane to do this, so I was thinking of paying someone to use their crane truck. Is this too dangerous? Or is there a more professional way of doing something like this?

Thanks.

If done by a stunt pro, I would say easy. Otherwise probably dangerous.

RealJasonBourne 06-11-2018 06:25 AM

I forgot to mention I would only have the actor about 10 feet up and he would just float down slowly into the frame. For this film project, it doesn't have to look realistic. Do you think I should try hiring a stuntman and cut it into 2 different shots? Like before you see the stuntman's face, I cut to a shot of the actor's feet touching the floor, and then the camera pans up to his face?

sfoster 06-11-2018 06:34 AM

Doing stunts is for when you want it to look realistic.
If for this film project "it doesn't have to look realistic" why not use green screen?

Anyway here is my answer to your question..
This is a simple stunt. You can even show the harness holding up your actor which makes this extra secure. You don't need to be a stunt professional to harness someone and lower them at one of those wall climbing places.

Caveat: Simple stunts like driving down an empty road can have consequences. Some people are really bad drivers and uma thurman crashed into a tree with a one-vehicle accident. How does something like that even happen?? https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...munity-1083035

IDK but accidents do happen and maybe your actor rolls their ankle when they land ya know?

RealJasonBourne 06-11-2018 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by sfoster (Post 436938)
Doing stunts is for when you want it to look realistic.
If for this film project "it doesn't have to look realistic" why not use green screen?

Anyway here is my answer to your question..
This is a simple stunt. You can even show the harness holding up your actor which makes this extra secure. You don't need to be a stunt professional to harness someone and lower them at one of those wall climbing places.

Caveat: Simple stunts like driving down an empty road can have consequences. Some people are really bad drivers and uma thurman crashed into a tree with a one-vehicle accident. How does something like that even happen?? https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...munity-1083035

IDK but accidents do happen and maybe your actor rolls their ankle when they land ya know?

Hmm... INTERESTING! So do you think that pick-up truck crane is the most viable solution here to use as a hoist for the actor? This would be done in a park parking lot so it would be the most convinient in my opinion. TY

sfoster 06-11-2018 07:00 AM

yeah idk what else to suggest in a parking lot.
the cheap option is a tree somewhere

RealJasonBourne 06-11-2018 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Runlevel Two (Post 436936)
If done by a stunt pro, I would say easy. Otherwise probably dangerous.

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Originally Posted by sfoster (Post 436941)
yeah idk what else to suggest in a parking lot.
the cheap option is a tree somewhere

Ok thank you sirs. I may consider just scrapping the scene because I hate dealing with stunts. I might hire one of these crane guys and go test it for myself on the weekend.

UneducatedFan 06-11-2018 11:10 AM

Just saw this with "Die Another Day" where Bond surfs with a Parachute on a giant iceberg caused wave, and then hovers and lands on another ice berg.

It does exactly what you are referring to at the end:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3CF3QER_h4

El Director 06-11-2018 11:20 AM

^- Worst James Bond moment in history

indietalk 06-11-2018 11:24 AM

Give the character a helmet cam then the landing can be the POV and sound effects. Safe. Easy. Effective. You could shoot it with the crane or many ways. Then cut to him on ground running after "landing". He could even run and jump and you cut to downward motion after POV.

indietalk 06-11-2018 11:25 AM

POV not actually being a helmet cam or on an actor. Shot separately.

indietalk 06-11-2018 11:29 AM

Can still work if your actor is not supposed to be wearing a cam. It's just a POV shot not as shaky.

UneducatedFan 06-11-2018 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by El Director (Post 436951)
^- Worst James Bond moment in history

I agree. That and the driving the gondola through the streets of Venice from one of the old bond films.

RealJasonBourne 06-11-2018 12:00 PM

Hey that's a good idea! Thanks Indie Talk, you're the best!

RealJasonBourne 06-11-2018 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by UneducatedFan (Post 436950)
Just saw this with "Die Another Day" where Bond surfs with a Parachute on a giant iceberg caused wave, and then hovers and lands on another ice berg.

It does exactly what you are referring to at the end:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3CF3QER_h4

lol thanks, It's nice to have a reference, damn I wish I could get that shot.


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