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"It went through much like a
torpedo would," Windon says. "We did
a lot of that kind of in-camera stuff. We
would put multiple cameras on a stunt
like that and then clone it digitally so
that it could be reused or turned in
another direction and put way down in
the background of the hallway. Peter
Chiang and his team could then use all
those elements to build the big-scale
shots that Justin was after."
Beyond also features its share of
action on solid ground, including a
tricked-out, Fast and Furious-style
motorcycle chase on the alien planet.
The highly choreographed sequence
was shot on a large set representing
Krall's lair, built on top of an abandoned
quarry outside Vancouver. The production used various camera-rig combinations - from a 50' Technocrane on a
Taurus base, to a 73' Chapman/Leonard
Hydrascope on an Ultra Maverick base,
to wire-cam rigs, to cameras mounted
on dirt bikes and electric and gas-

powered ATVs. One particular ATV
carried a Libra Head to get close-ups of
Chris Pine as he tore up the track on the
quarry set. "We also had a 40-by-60
overhead on a 200-ton crane for sun
control," Olsen says, "as well as eight 20by-40s on 12-ton Pettibones for traveling greenscreens." Drones captured
aerial POVs for the motorcycle
sequence as well.
According to Olsen, such
sequences were so numerous throughout the production that innovation
became a daily occurrence. For example,
to save time working with greenscreen,
the crew made extensive use of Aircover
Inflatables Airwalls, which won an
Academy Scientific and Technical
Achievement Award earlier this year.
"Camera-traveler [powered camera sliders] were also cool rigs that we used," he
adds. "Mechanical effects designed and
installed them into the rotisserie hallway set, and my rigger, Dave McIntosh,
devised them for other sets as well.

Specifically, they were used on a 200ton crane for the saucer-section slide
sequence. With that rig, we could position the 140-foot slider anywhere we
needed to - over the set, beside it or on
it, and leading, following or in profile
- as the scene required and within just
minutes. This allowed Justin and Steve
to get many angles quickly, and reset
extremely fast."
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TECHNICAL SPECS
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Digital Capture
Arri Alexa XT, Red Epic Dragon
Arri/Zeiss Master Anamorphic,
Master Prime, Ultra Prime;
Arri Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom;
Zeiss Compact Prime

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