Topic: Simplest way to shoot a car chase...?

I am really stuck. I really don't know what to do to make it look professional. I can't greenscreen, so is there any other way?

-Daragh

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I like looking at car chases from overhead. Always cool.

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Some close ups of the driver(s) and some corner shots maybe even throw in some tracking shots.

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You could try something like this.

I also use a method similar, yet simpler. If your car chase is happening in the countryside, you can just have a backdrop, and have trees moving past. The Car is still, but different coloured lights could go past, aswell as trees.

Pans and tracking shots also work. You could contruct a cradle for your Quickcam that is attached to the car, meaning it moves with you. If you watch in movies, car chases have very quick cuts.

-MRB

Last edited by Max Butcher (February 18, 2009 (06:08am))

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Adding to Max's point they also have lots of sound in car chases not really music but sounds of flying strapnell hitting the car and engine noises over all the noises tend to be quite loud.

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Yeah.

Just dont make your car chase like the one in "Quantium of Solace". It was good, but my brain went numb throught the rest of the movie...

*Rants about how bad Quantium of Solace was*

-MRB

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You could try something like the motorbike ride is RevMen's Falling Out (which is similar to the method in Max's post). It probably doesn't work too well with corners, though.

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Do it the flintstones way mini/wink.

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I do it from the front and for a few seconds the side, I actually tried making a car chase once

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Watch this. Maybe it'll help you get some ideas.

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Thanks for the tips guys, I'll show you what I've done later.

-Daragh

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Have a look at this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWkmfSrCb7o

filmyguy wrote:

Watch this. Maybe it'll help you get some ideas.

You certainly like James Bond, filmyguy...

Last edited by jampot (February 19, 2009 (11:39am))

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jampot wrote:

Have a look at this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWkmfSrCb7o

filmyguy wrote:

Watch this. Maybe it'll help you get some ideas.

You certainly like James Bond, filmyguy...

Hey. It's a pretty inspiring car chase scene. I've been thinking of doing one my self for a while because of that car chase.

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I find that using a backdrop with just a street baseplate is the best,
and maybe add some scale by using tiny turbo sets, or sometihing like that.
add microfigs getting hit for emphisis on speed, it also might make some viewers laugh.

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I don't know livinglego. If this is supposed to be a drama film, then I wouldnt use microfigs. It may be a little bit distracting.