Sunday, July 31, 2011
We actually shot this a few months ago but I just got the pictures today. Me, Artie, Greg and Keith went up to Atlanta Speedway and shot a NASCAR sequence for the show 'Necessary Roughness'. It was two travel days, one prep day and one long hot shoot day. Most of the work was on the HyperCam but we did some work with the Super Techno Crane, some long lens work and a bunch of GoPro's and 5 and 7D's all around the track.
We also came up with a new way to balance the weight on the bike when we are doing high speed work and shooting off the back. Instead of having Artie drive, the assistant (in this case Greg) ride in back and me hang off the way back, we moved greg to the seat I normally use when shooting off the front and just strapped him on backwards. This made a big difference in the weight distribution on the rig and made for faster speeds and more precision turning.
Our episode aired two weeks ago and our sequence opened the show. Good footage and a good time had by all.