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Los Angeles Corporate Video Production – Street Survival

Our Los Angeles corporate video production found out what happens when you mix 50 teen drivers with emergency road conditions? Our video crews found out recently while shooting Street Survival for Tire Rack. The nationwide course, co-sponsored by Michelin, lets teens experience a professional driving course created on the Fontana Speedway parking lot.

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This Los Angeles video production involved a crew of three getting bounced around in cars, dodging careening and skidding vehicles and operating a QuadCopter overhead to capture aerial shots of the action.

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Shooting handheld inside a car is generally not a problem. But it proved to be a bit challenging on this shoot. For the morning wake-up, as the instructors called it, teens in their own cars, accompanied by a coach, were told to stomp on the gas. As the car approached 60 mph the instructor would yell “BRAKE!” The panic stop taught students what to expect from their car and themselves before they hit a real freeway traffic jam.

The vast lot was divided into segments to test emergency stopping, swerving and spinout conditions. To add to the difficulty,  water trucks were on hand to douse the pavement and make driving conditions even more challenging. Several times throughout the day we rigged GoPro cameras to the cars to capture the interaction of the teen and coach.  We also recorded POV shots around the entire course by mounting a Go-Pro camera to the hood.

The course included a circle of cones that drivers would enter and drive around as fast as possible. This kind of extreme driving showed students another example of how cars handle under stress. It also demonstrated how quickly a camera operator can move when two tons of skidding car is headed his way.

A final event of the day introduced teens to a Michelin 18 wheeler. Event organizers parked several cars around the truck to demonstrate blind spots. Then the kids took turns sitting in the driver’s seat of the big rig. From that vantage point it was easy for them to see just how limited a view the driver has.

Through our interviews with the coaches, parents and teens, it was clear this Los Angeles corporate video production captured a course that provides valuable real world training. As the teens drove away, they were much better prepared with skills they’ll hopefully never have to use. #losangelesvideoproduction #losangelescamercrew #lavideoproduction #lacameracrew

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