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Old 06-11-2018, 05:40 AM   #1
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Is this stunt easy or dangerous?



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?

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Old 06-11-2018, 06:21 AM   #2
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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?

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If done by a stunt pro, I would say easy. Otherwise probably dangerous.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:25 AM   #3
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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?

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Old 06-11-2018, 06:34 AM   #4
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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?
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:45 AM   #5
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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
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yeah idk what else to suggest in a parking lot.
the cheap option is a tree somewhere
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:16 AM   #7
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If done by a stunt pro, I would say easy. Otherwise probably dangerous.
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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.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:10 AM   #8
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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:

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^- Worst James Bond moment in history
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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.
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POV not actually being a helmet cam or on an actor. Shot separately.
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Can still work if your actor is not supposed to be wearing a cam. It's just a POV shot not as shaky.
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I agree. That and the driving the gondola through the streets of Venice from one of the old bond films.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:00 PM   #14
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Hey that's a good idea! Thanks Indie Talk, you're the best!
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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:

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