Fast and Furious 4. Cable launching this car off a ramp. The car jumped the track in the ramp and took out an Arri 435. That"s the Arri just in front of the car. The camera guys used tweezers to pick up the pieces.
Here is a picture of the famous Chuck Gaspar back in 1981 when he was doing "PeeWee"s Big Adventure". His father Geza Gaspar was an Effects man, and his sons Mike are both Effects men. Note the Pall Malls taped to his t-shirt.
An outstanding miniature crash from 1980 on the TV show "Supertrain". Hal Selig on the left, Jon Belyeu on the right. We all smoked cigarettes like chimneys in those days. The producers fired the original Special Effects crew just before Christmas, and hired Russ Hessey to take over. We were all on his crew. We worked 7 days a week, 14 hours a day for about 3 months, including Christmas Day and New Years Day. The studio was just throwing money at the show, but it eventually went belly-up. Anyway, in the end, we all made a bunch of money.
A test that we did for "Lethal Weapon 3" back in the 90"s. A real 40 foot tank trailer.
Fast 5, March 2011. Last minute: "Hey can you do a bus rollover for the opening sequence?"
What could be better than wrecking stuff and being paid for it?
Tony Vandenecker and his 1935 Ford Coupe. He drives this car daily.