That is correct.
But what was it like filming the car chase scene in “Day Shift”?
Anyway, most of the time I supervise them. A lot of the time my job is to go out and come up with a terrible car chase, shoot it and cut it, put the actors on the blue screen and shoot the close-ups in the first unit.. for me , it’s a standard operating procedure.
What I bring to Day Shift is the second unit of pacing, how fast you move with the three cameras, you’re doing 50, 60 setups a day. The actors were very enthusiastic and very passionate about what we were doing. I was very lucky. We had so much fun making it. The cast never returned for the trailer. They used to hang out on set. Because there was music playing, octopus his tracks, etc. But it was a fast-paced scenario. , when you are directing the action, you must flog that horse and keep your foot on the accelerator. You can’t do that in comedy. you have to make it happen. You have to take your time. That was the learning curve for me. But with Jamie Foxx in the starting pitcher and throwing a shutout, I couldn’t afford to miss it!
I noticed a lot of long takes on “Day Shift.” Alternatively, establish a shot that will be the skyline, then drop the camera onto the character. Are you talking about that even with pacing in seconds?
We shot in 42 days without a second unit. We didn’t have much time. In Atlanta he shot 31 days and in Los Angeles he shot 11 days. When I was in LA, Tani was a character and I had to shoot that character, so every establishing shot had to be a big drone shot. And over the years I’ve worked with the different crews I’ve worked with, I knew that whoever I chose had to be a soldier, so I handpicked the crew. Did. We needed artists, but we also needed artists who were soldiers.
How do you get your actors up and running quickly? Did you give Jamie Foxx a lot of training?
Years ago, I was in a movie called Warrior with Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton, and I also did an extensive bootcamp for it. This is also standard operating procedure for our team, 8711. Even Keanu Reeves, for ‘John Wick: Parabellum’ he spent three months training, doing judo, jiu-jitsu, gun handling, car handling and everything. The best way to make them badass is to just make them badass.
Jamie was a quarterback and was in great shape, so it wasn’t difficult. Dave Franco is a great athlete. Strangely enough, Snoop Dogg is also a great martial artist and trains hard. 3-Month Boot He didn’t have time to hold a camp, but he was so massive he ran a 4-week program continuously and fluidly, with everyone reloading their guns and practicing. punch. Yeah, I had great accomplices, and for the most part everyone did all their own work.