Porsche Panamera Camera Car – Gear Patrol

29 Jun 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Porsche Panamera Camera Car – Gear Patrol

Porsche Panamera

Design Spotlight: Chase Car Porsche Panamera Turbo Car

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Photo by Bradley

While most movies cause the viewer to think camera angles, lighting or tone, there are some ( Trek . Eagle Eye . Fast ) with sequences and scenes leave you wondering, #8220;How the did they shoot that?#8221; is how the hell: Chase Car Inc.

Originally, the camera car world was of big trucks with camera and platforms bolted onto fronts, giving the whole rig a underbite look. As top-mounted and gyros became popular due to their lightness, central and ability to shoot 360 degrees most in the industry moved to a servo crane, often onto a Mercedes-Benz ML55.

After years of experience in and building camera cars for people, Jon and Marshall Chabot Chase Car Inc. Like of the industry, they too had the ML55, but the car had issues: the shocks wore out and they needed more After some searching, found the auto-leveling air suspension, stance and massive engine of the Cayenne ideal for mounting 800-lb jib.

They weren#8217;t alone, In fact, the Cayenne became the car for high speed chase winding road car commercials and in between.

As demand increased for production #8220;tool#8221;, the market filling with souped-up and gyroed camera mechanisms. and Jon were just another at the dance; they needed a new advantage. When Jon spotted the Turbo, he instantly knew it be their next car.

Porsche purists cried at the new model, Jon saw the advantages of 2+2 seating, doors, a 500 horsepower 4.8-liter turbo and AWD. Plus, the thing auto journalists the Panamera for, its bulbous was the ideal set up for having two adults in the seat (necessary for shooting); the would give the crane #8212; after some gunner-inspired fabrication work a place to sit

and clearly view his crane.

Jon was right. Amazingly, the Panamera is an out of the ready to go, plug-and-play camera Sure, Chase Car Inc. a black matte wrap, covers for the lights and did their own and installation of the five HD monitors on the the aforementioned operator canopy, and headsets so the driver, director, camera (AC), director of (DP) and crane operator can all the magic happen. But that#8217;s

No messing with the suspension, engine, frame, or anything

The team of five, plus the the equipment, a camera and of course the Scorpio crane with its gyro and three camera bring the weight to about 3 and the value to about a million #8212; which is exactly actors look like these guys#8217; wheels and start rolling.

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