Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sparking interest

They are filming out front of our office this week. World Wrestling Entertainment feature film 12 Rounds has the crew filming on the street car tracks that run down the middle of Canal Street. It's been fun to watch, but it seems to take them forever to set up shots. This shot has been in the works for three days now. Apparently, the shot is to make it look as if the street car hits the black car in front. If you look very closely you can see there is a forklift like device under the car that is hooked into the street car. As it goes down the street, the device is suppose to flip the car and some pyrotechnics will be shot to make it look like the car explodes.

The man on the ladder is setting up the camera -- the camera is also attached to the car and street car -- the car, the camera and the street car all move together.

So what is the film about? Their web site says "Detective Danny Baxter is about to have the worst day of his life when an evil crime lord kidnaps his girlfriend and forces him to go "12 Rounds" around the streets of New Orleans."


--steve buser

9 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Looks entertaining!

Jim said...

The last one the WWE did wasnt very good and the same wrestler will be the star, John Cena. But at least it brings money to the local economy and is fun to watch film.

Halcyon said...

Neat! Are there any big stars in it? If so, we want photographic evidence!

Southern Heart said...

Very neat! Have you noticed that movies are a lot of "hurry up and wait?" Part of "The Client" was filmed at the hospital where I sometimes review surgical cases, and we watched the scene where the boy jumps into Susan Sarandon's car filmed...over and over. And, it seemed to take forever to reset the lighting, etc. It was interesting to watch.

Scott Johnson said...

It's good to see some interest in filming NOLA post-Katrina. Productions like this bring money to the area in many different forms! Great shot, too.

Wanda said...

A new TV series??

Rosy said...

You got a good clear shot on this set up, often when the hollywood rolls in one has to sneak around with a camera in order to get a good shot.

Sounds like it might be a good movie to see.

Rosy said...

It is a movie right?

Professor said...

nice shot and sounds like it could be an interesting film.