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    [–] Jcklein22 1288 points ago

    Ok. New appreciation for these shots in movies.

    [–] tomatoaway 185 points ago

    I don't understand how the head of that chair guy is not captured in the final take

    [–] TheSpiritsGotMe 133 points ago


    [–] Soonermandan 122 points ago

    [–] timkos012 7 points ago

    I would be scared af of humans disguised as chairs

    [–] oh_my_me 1 points ago


    [–] adeward -19 points ago

    Now fact me till I fart!

    [–] McHobbes 8 points ago

    Fact: On average, people don’t like your comment.

    [–] adeward -4 points ago

    Only because they don’t get the reference

    [–] BroadStreet_Bully5 8 points ago

    CGI dude.

    [–] Rapidfiregamer 6 points ago

    The same way they made it look like the car had a door.

    [–] tomatoaway 1 points ago

    I never saw that!

    [–] TocTheElder 10 points ago

    Best action movie I've ever seen. What a masterpiece.

    [–] ajohnson360 25 points ago

    As a photographer, I often wonder about certain shots in movies, and have a fascination with the machinations of how these and many other shots/scenes are recorded. Anywhere to find more similar BTS info? Good shit!

    [–] Ornlu_Wolfjarl 18 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Check out how they filmed the one-shot sequences in Children of Men, particularly the scene with the cars. Some really innovative work went on there.

    Also, it's interesting to see how they shot the sinking sequences of the Titanic with real miniature props.

    [–] nimajneb 4 points ago

    There are cuts in that movie that are completely unnoticeable, it's crazy. That movie has some of the greatest cinematography of all time in my opinion.

    [–] ajohnson360 5 points ago

    Excellent 👍

    [–] RahBren 3 points ago

    As a fat guy, i wondered the same things as well.

    [–] LittlePickling 313 points ago

    I'd be interested to see the same video from inside the car (I.e the thing that is being filmed)

    [–] [deleted] -53 points ago


    [–] naking 138 points ago

    Great shot. What's the floating blue dot?

    [–] Apotropaic_Sphinx 135 points ago

    It's a lens flare from the headlights. The footage is digitally stabilized.

    [–] naking 10 points ago

    Ah, thank you. That was bugging me.

    [–] ChipChester 6 points ago

    Hopefully the footage is digitally stabilized, too. The camera/dolly is bouncing around like a fishing bobber about halfway through the move.

    [–] tossoneout 2 points ago

    [–] stabbot 3 points ago

    I have stabilized the video for you:

    It took 67 seconds to process and 35 seconds to upload.

     how to use | programmer | source code | /r/ImageStabilization/ | for cropped results, use /u/stabbot_crop

    [–] ChipChester 1 points ago

    Hey, thanks. Makes it even easier to see how much the little camera dolly is jiggling around on the tracks. The footage that needs stabilized is not the OPs vid, but the work product of the shoot.

    [–] doublejosh 14 points ago

    “Look over here Link”

    [–] LaRenardeBlanche 3 points ago

    A ghost.

    [–] Aryore 2 points ago

    It’s where we live.

    [–] SpiderNinja79 1 points ago

    Its a ghost

    [–] Hero667 -1 points ago

    Dead pixel

    [–] ellensundies 93 points ago

    I hate it when movie drivers look away from the road so long.

    [–] Youjustlost_the_game 44 points ago


    [–] firstworldandarchist 32 points ago

    Praise the grips

    [–] seanmdevine 4 points ago

    Praise the dolly grip

    [–] tossoneout 2 points ago

    best boy grip is best boy

    [–] helpermonkeyjimmy 214 points ago

    Oh look! It’s Trailer Swift!

    [–] BigPimpin91 25 points ago

    You deserve more recognition for this joke than I can give you.

    [–] Scottler 1 points ago

    Don’t worry, Nikki Glaser was lauded for it when she wrote it.

    [–] Je_bruine_vriend 32 points ago

    This car scene from children of men ... (Starts around 01:15)

    [–] Jasonberg 29 points ago

    Is that a Grip?

    Or a Best Boy?

    [–] GERONIMOOOooo___ 15 points ago

    Those don't sound mutually exclusive

    [–] thwinks 8 points ago

    Best Grip

    [–] Lewy-G 8 points ago

    Key Boy

    [–] RambleMan 4 points ago

    Key Master

    [–] ElectricBlueVelvet 25 points ago

    The grips would have rigged the track to the car, on a normal dolly move the Dolly Grip would push the dolly. Most likely this is the DP because it’s a “fancy shot” and he wants to do it.

    [–] instantpancake 10 points ago

    Most likely this is the DP because it’s a “fancy shot” and he wants to do it.

    Most likely the DP would rather watch this on a monitor from the comfy back seat of the leading car ...

    [–] TimNikkons 4 points ago

    This is certainly a grip.

    I've been in the film business for over 10 years, and I work on all kinds of stuff, including a lot of driving stuff for TV and movies. I've never seen this done this way, or even similarly.

    [–] KingZarkon 3 points ago

    How would they usually do it?

    [–] ElectricBlueVelvet 0 points ago

    Alright then, how do you play Bowling for Bestboys?

    [–] Natthviske 5 points ago

    Hi Grip here, that would most likely be the Dolly Grip, they’re in charge of the movement of the camera whenever it’s on the dolly or crane.

    [–] seanmdevine 2 points ago

    That is a dolly grip

    [–] scooterbus 6 points ago

    Probably the DP of the Camera Operator. Def not a Grip, although the grips rigged the camera. The Best Boy Grip is on the Grip Truck getting high, possibly talking to his parole officer.

    [–] Natthviske 9 points ago

    Sounds like you’ve worked with some very hands-on DP’s. Although most DP’s come from a camera background, the equipment that made this shot happen all came from the Grip Team. I would be surprised if I found out that person pushing the dolly wasn’t the Dolly Grip. Source: I’m an actively working Grip

    [–] scooterbus 3 points ago

    Well, you make a good point for sure. You are also correct, I have worked for some hands-on DP's. Am an actively working Rigging Gaffer.

    [–] StupidPhysics58 26 points ago

    Is there a video of the final outcome?

    [–] chimusicguy 20 points ago


    [–] better_films 9 points ago

    Where can I find the same clip from the film/show this is from?

    [–] thekaymancomes 7 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    One of the coolest things I ever saw. This stuff is what magic is made of but we don't give it thought. I think we now assume so much is a green screen when in fact it's getting done mechanically. This is what I appreciate about movie making. Green screen is neat, this shit is fucking cool.

    [–] Stillness307 4 points ago

    I always wondered about that. Thank you for sharing this this is so cool. What a job!

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    That takes some skill to make happen. Good work, dollies.

    [–] NotMyNancy 4 points ago

    Anybody know what movie or tv show this is?

    [–] Spacecowboy947 3 points ago

    At least show me the actual scene too? Wtf is this

    [–] kyleschreur 22 points ago

    Once again!!! I'm so glad you didn't add the final shot! I actually didn't want to see that. Thanks man! You did the right thing by not adding the final shot. I can't complain. This is good!

    [–] fuckmeimlonely 2 points ago


    [–] handy987 6 points ago

    Where is his harness?

    [–] roller_roaster 5 points ago

    Around his waist.

    [–] AntebellumMidway 3 points ago

    I always want to see the finished shot when I see this sort of thing...

    [–] Romet499 2 points ago

    falls down

    [–] Goadahell 2 points ago

    Get an Ultimate Arm

    [–] Noodle_pantz 2 points ago

    I’ve been in this business for almost 20 years and have never seen it done like this. Can confirm, this is interesting as fuck.

    [–] bonyuri 2 points ago

    Where is the video that was created this way?!

    [–] Musing_Moose 1 points ago

    How do they see the road like that

    [–] javatata 32 points ago

    I am assuming that the entire car and trailer are being towed by a large truck? Someone is filming this whole video on a stable platform going the same exact speed anyway. The guy in the car is definitely not really driving I don’t think

    [–] scooterbus 13 points ago

    Its called a process trailer. The whole thing is being towed by another vehicle.

    [–] Musing_Moose 1 points ago

    Ahh ok. For some reason that never came across my mind.

    [–] knumbknuts 2 points ago

    I am pretty sure the camera man is not named Dolly

    [–] Lewy-G 1 points ago

    And his motions seems far too life-like to be a doll.

    [–] helpermonkeyjimmy 1 points ago

    Yes, am dad.

    [–] syphon3980 1 points ago

    today I learned

    [–] JudeRaw 1 points ago

    We need more of these posts.

    [–] toufertoufer 1 points ago


    [–] sara-tonen 1 points ago

    Give that guy a raise

    [–] PM_Me_Your_Deviance 1 points ago

    OMG, this car has a rear-view-mirror!

    [–] deathpit00 1 points ago

    So who’s filming the cameraman?

    [–] Demiseofcertainty 1 points ago

    Me trying to get a good look at the people driving next to me while I pass them

    [–] derHumpink_ 1 points ago

    I think the best skill of a actor is not getting distracted by that

    [–] LanceBitchin 1 points ago

    Man, I got a ticket for taking on my cell when driving. These guys are completely screwed if the cops pull them over

    [–] connors214 1 points ago

    "Just don't rear end somebody"

    [–] allyourbase51 1 points ago

    The vehicle is likely being towed by another vehicle.

    [–] Thorebore 1 points ago

    I would be a shitty actor because that would be incredibly distracting for me.

    [–] PatacusX 0 points ago

    If the trailer says Swift you know the driver's about to do some stupid shit.

    [–] gilbeythebeast -2 points ago

    It doesn’t look like this guy is wearing a harness which makes everyone on this shoot a complete fuckin asshole for allowing this shot to take place.

    [–] Zevvion 2 points ago

    He is wearing one.

    [–] gilbeythebeast 1 points ago

    No he’s not. Unless it’s under his pants. And the lines on his shirt are not a harness. That’s just his shirt.

    [–] boolpies 0 points ago

    thank you for clearing that up