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Driving scenes in television shows « on: July 06, 2022, 10:54:46 PM » Author: Cole D.
I've noticed in old movies (like from the 40s, 50s, etc) when they are driving in a car, that the scene is filmed with a stationary car, and typically, filmed from the front of the car, with the scenes moving in the back window. I believe these were scenes moving past on sheets of paper if I'm correct.

This similar technique seems to be used in TV shows like comedies even now, at least that's what it looks like to me. The car is not actually moving. But nowadays it would be done via a green screen I would assume, where some kind of digital video is taken of the actual street for the background and superimposed.

However, in some shows, like dramas, it appears that the character is actually driving the vehicle. Sometimes I've heard that the car is placed on a trailer, and then the car is filmed without showing the trailer. It simply looks low enough to the ground that you can't tell.

But I have seen some scenes in TV shows where it's filmed from inside the vehicle, and you can definitely tell that it's actually being driven by the actor, as the gear is in place, and the speedometer is showing the speed.

I just wonder how they do this, and I would assume that if this kind of scene is being filmed, whether inside or outside the car, the street probably has to be closed to any outside traffic? So if you see cars going by outside the car, or through the windows if the scene is filmed inside, then those cars are also driven by actors.

I've noticed also, that sometimes the rear view mirror is taken off in some scenes, yet in the next view, it's back in place. And sometimes the headrests are removed, or lowered in some scenes, but in next scene the headrests are pulled up again.

Also many times when I see driving scenes from outside or inside the car, the driver's window is usually always lowered, or both front windows. I did see one scene filmed inside the car, with windows up, and they showed the dashboard and the A/C was turned on for some reason. I figured it would be off for filming, to cut down on background noise.  ;D

Anyone else notice this? Maybe I just notice details too much.  ???  :lol:
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 10:36:02 AM » Author: AngryHorse
It takes a lot of rigging!, this is the car from the escape the city scene from War of the World’s actually being driven by Tom Cruise, and this is how they filmed it
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 10:43:43 AM » Author: rjluna2
Yep :) good old days where the stationary vehicle with front end cut off and have rear projector rolling with background street.  That should go to https://imcdb.opencommunity.be/forum_categories.html ;)
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #3 on: July 07, 2022, 01:49:08 PM » Author: rjluna2
Yep, the character Matlock drives Ford LTD Crown Victoria/Crown Victoria :)

https://imcdb.org/vehicle_286441-Ford-LTD-Crown-Victoria-1986.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_42054-Ford-LTD-Crown-Victoria-1988.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_27624-Ford-Crown-Victoria-P74-1992.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_1534095-Ford-Crown-Victoria-P74-1993.html

I'm working way to 9th season coming soon :)
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #4 on: July 09, 2022, 04:55:49 PM » Author: Cole D.
Do you think they used Ford Crown Victoria/LTD because Andy Griffith like it? Or maybe because he drove Ford on The Andy Griffith Show?
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #5 on: July 11, 2022, 07:40:14 AM » Author: rjluna2
He did drove Ford vehicles at the Andy Griffith show :)

https://imcdb.org/vehicle_223970-Ford-Fairlane-1960.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_223984-Ford-Fairlane-58E-1961.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_224845-Ford-Galaxie-54B-1962.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_59114-Ford-Galaxie-54B-1963.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_59128-Ford-Custom-54E-1964.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_223971-Ford-Custom-54E-1965.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_228657-Ford-Custom-54E-1966.html
https://imcdb.org/vehicle_228682-Ford-Custom-54E-1967.html
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #6 on: September 09, 2022, 10:57:36 AM » Author: Cole D.
I have seen Ben Matlock driving a Buick Park Ultra once, in blue.
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #7 on: September 09, 2022, 11:25:11 AM » Author: rjluna2
Which one?
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #8 on: September 09, 2022, 11:36:13 AM » Author: Cole D.
It was a 1997-2005 Buick Park Avenue Ultra in another TV series where he starred in as Matlock. :)
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #9 on: September 09, 2022, 11:48:28 AM » Author: rjluna2
The last episode of Matlock aired in 1995 ??

I will find it as I progress at the last season.
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #10 on: September 09, 2022, 12:09:12 PM » Author: AgentHalogen_87
I remember in one of the old Laurel & Hardy sketches, I think it was the hospital sketch, Laurel was driving quite erratically after being accidentally injected with some painkiller or relaxing drug. The shot was mostly from the back of the car (third person style) and footage of streets playing in the foreground. I couldn't see any projector shadow so maybe it was in front of the car. If anyone remembers that :wndr:
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #11 on: September 09, 2022, 12:30:35 PM » Author: Cole D.
The last episode of Matlock aired in 1995 ??

I will find it as I progress at the last season.

It was in Diagnosis: Murder, where he plays Matlock again after the Matlock series had ended.
I have to wonder if that was the last driving scene Andy Griffith ever did on TV/movies.

His last car in Matlock series itself was 1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX. :)
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #12 on: September 09, 2022, 03:12:43 PM » Author: rjluna2
Well, that is another story :D
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #13 on: September 09, 2022, 09:20:45 PM » Author: Econolite03
My favorite car movie scene is the Bluesmobile (aka 1974 Dodge Monaco) driven by Jake and Elwood, outrunning the “Good Ol’ Boys” in their Winnebago and Henry Gibson in the Ford Pintos.
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Re: Driving scenes in television shows « Reply #14 on: September 09, 2022, 11:35:17 PM » Author: Cole D.
I remember in one of the old Laurel & Hardy sketches, I think it was the hospital sketch, Laurel was driving quite erratically after being accidentally injected with some painkiller or relaxing drug. The shot was mostly from the back of the car (third person style) and footage of streets playing in the foreground. I couldn't see any projector shadow so maybe it was in front of the car. If anyone remembers that :wndr:

That could be, maybe projector was on ground in front out of view.
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