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March 18, 2016 Comments (0) Our Team, Racing

Behind the Scenes – 2016 Supercars Livery Launch

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 Take a look behind the scenes of the 2016 Supercheap Auto Racing Livery Launch with Chaz Mostert. 

You’ve probably already seen the launch video if not check it out here

The launch video was all filmed in one day of shooting in a private quarry in western Brisbane. Drones, camera cranes, RED cameras, helicopters, stedicams, buggy rigs, GoPro’s, this video has it all!

Check out how the video was filmed and what equipment was needed to pull it all together….

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Overlooking the quarry from the site office block. This quarry is still fully operational but was closed down for a few days for maintenance reasons during the time we were filming.

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To get all the front on action shots like the one above of the Supercheap Auto Stadium Supertruck, we used a buggy with a custom made Steadicam rig. The buggy could then drive in front of the cars while they followed. This rig was only built a few days before the shoot and was built specifically for the launch video, check out the shock absorber it uses to help stabilise the video.

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To get all the awesome aerial shots like the one at the start of the video of the helicopter arriving in the quarry, we had state of the art custom built drones with dual operators (one to fly the drone and the other to operate the camera). These guys were able to get some pretty awesome shots!

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Allan our director instructed the drone operators on what shots to capture. Coordinating the drone and helicopter had its challenges but well worth it. After every shot, we would double check the video to make sure it was exactly what we wanted.

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Here’s the custom-built drone. Note the RED Dragon camera underneath it, a cinematic camera that helped get all those epic high-quality shots.

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The entire video was shot using a combination of RED Dragon and GoPro cameras and overall there were about 20 people in the production team who all helped out to get this thing filmed in one day.

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We also had a camera crane set up on the day. With this, we were able to get some pretty cool revealing shots of the car once the red mesh had been removed.

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Behind the Scenes

And finally here are the cars all lined while shooting some of the action shots. After the shoot, the Supercar was loaded back onto the semi-trailer and hauled back down to Victoria.

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All in all the video came out better than we could have ever anticipated and a huge thanks to everyone on the day for helping us pull it together!

Here’s what people were saying on social media about the video…

Location recording for #supercheapauto #sounddevices #788t #holophone #surroundsound #bearsonics

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I love my job #reddigitalcinema #shotonred #onset #V8Supercars #reddragon #trophytruck

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