For DoP Ole Birkeland; Alf Tremontin and I got to do plenty of Steadicam on this cult series “Utopia” but this shot I got to shoot is truly awesome! The car crash itself was shot with a RED epic in the back of a car and genuinely crashed as you see on camera. I was then tasked with reaching the MK-V AR rig into the middle of the car and matching the crash cams frame for a VFX takeover. Then trying to pull the camera out of the car smoothly and covering the gruesome shooting sequence in one take whilst making full use of the AR’s considerable boom. The final takes with squids the camera went far wider and far lower.
We had the door removed from the car. This making off is from one of the rehearsals before we started using live blanks; hence the silly safety specs.
We had the door removed from the car. This making off is from one of the rehearsals before we started using live blanks.