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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, 4th Edition by Harry Box

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CHAPTER

Special circumstancesand practices

17

SHOOTING ON MOVING VEHICLES

The standard method of shooting a scene in a moving car is to put the car on a low-riding flatbed trailer—a process trailer—and tow the trailer (Figure 17.1A). The trailer rides low to the ground so that the height of the car above the pavement looks normal to the camera. The tow vehicle is equipped with a sound-baffled generator and various rails and platforms to which lights and cameras can be mounted. The largest trailers for this purpose have wings that can attach to either or both sides and are so wide that they require two lanes. The wings provide room for the camera, lights, and necessary crew. A limited number of crew are permitted to ride on a trailer ...

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