The amazing Roger Deakins who is a fan of our Remote Drive Systems after acquiring the Biscuit on “In Time” requested two for his sequences on “Sicario.”
The Biscuit has a blast in Atlanta chasing Chipmunks on “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip” and then headed to Berlin to wrangle Superheros along with our Escalade Camera Car and EDGE System, Porsche with Tracker and UpDown Rig and our Subie Chase Car.
Allan and Fred North line up for a shot on “Monster Trucks.” Our Edge Crane pulled double duty riding atop Performance Filmwork’s Off Road Tundra and our Porsche Cayenne. Additionally, the Subie Cam Car got the ground scrapping shots with the Talon Head and our Raptor Camera Car had front and rear mounted 3 camera arrays for the back ground plate shots.
Thanks to Spiro for another great adventure.
A special shout out to a fantastic Canadian crew from production to camera and stunts, we thank you for your support and friendship, we really enjoyed our stay in the north.
Many thanks to our crew~
Camera Car Drivers: Allan Padelford and Donny Bailey
EDGE Crane Operator: Jason Tubbs
EDGE Head Techs: James Spud Danicic and Darrick Akey
Camera Operators: Maurice McGuire and Nino Pansini
and our Camera Car Mechanic: Adam Jeffrey
Our custom fit Remote Drive System took Keanu Reeves for a ride during the filming of the thriller “John Wick.”
Allan Padelford Camera Cars was surrounded by the best of the best while working on “Fast and Furious 7” and found warmth in the cold Colorado Mountains and laughter in Atlanta from those we are lucky enough to call friends. Blessed to work again with Andy Gill and Spiro Razatos. The Escalade with Edge Crane, Subie Chase Car and Porsche Camera Car had quite the workout following the best stunt professionals in the business.
Allan Padelford Camera Cars was blessed to be able to reunite with Spiro Razatos and Andy Gill for the making of “Fast Six.”
The crew sent the Escalade with EDGE Crane System, Porsche with Tracker Remote System and the Subie Chase Car to begin filming first in England and then Tenerife, Spain. Working with such a great team of professionals made the four months fly by.
Subie Chase Car in action —–>
Allan Padelford Camera Cars was happy to reunite with Quentin Tarantino in “Django Unchained.” First, following horses in the bitter cold of Wyoming with the Porsche Camera Car then moving to the heart of Simi Valley, California.
Our Escalade and Edge Crane Sytem followed the chase through the cornfields and streets of Albuquerque to capture the action in director, Jee-woon Kim’s “The Last Stand.” In many of the chase scenes the Corvette was remotely operated from above by stunt driver, Robert Nagle, while Eduardo Noriega took care of the acting from inside with another Remote Drive System on top of the Camaro.
The Biscuit Jr. was used to film the chase scene on the 6th Street Bridge for the movie, “In Time.”
With Justin Timberlake and Amanda Syfried inside the car, stunt driver Robert Nagle,
controlled the steering from a remote drive system out of the camera’s eye.
Legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins
was quoted in the November 2011 issue of American Cinematographer-
“We used the Biscuit system with the Jaguar to really zig-zag through traffic and put the audience and
the actors right in the middle of the action,” says Deakins.
“With no external lighting and the actors behind
the wheel, you really get a sense of the action. I’d never worked with the rig before and it was great.”
Our Biscuit Jr. became the star in the movie,
“DRIVE” thanks to a shout out by
Stunt Coordinator-Darrin Prescott.
The equipment was used to perform many of the action scenes
while Ryan Gosling is at the wheel appearing to orchestra reverse 180s
and other action sequences while the stunt driver, Robert Nagle,
completes the actual driving from a side mounted Remote Drive System.