For the TV movie “Il capitano 2” directed by Vittorio Sindoni, an exploding van was required for a complex shot; It featured the main actor getting onto the van, driving and jump in the water from a cargo harbour docking to avoid the explostion in a danger zone, which actually happens whenever he jumps with the vehicle. To accomplish the shot, two 16mm high-speed cameras were used along with 3 van replicas to allow multiple attempts. Since the miniature alignment and movements before the explosion were tricky as well as the pulling tools used by special effects guys, Gianluca Dentici used a multiple view monitor station equipped with a mixer to overlap miniature footage with the live action clean plate previously shot by first shooting unit. Besides another shot featured a rolling and battering car models tumbling from an highway on a hill down to a cliff and then breaking down in the sea.
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