Stunt Rigging has come along way in the last 20 years in the film industry. Many years ago Special Effects and the Grip departments would do most of the safety rigging of actors in dangerous situations. Due to the complexity of some of the rigging, highly skills stunt riggers have emerged to take over those tasks. Most of the stunt rigging is designed by the Stunt Coordinator and then a stunt rigger supervisor or a stunt rigger will implement it.
Danger is constantly increasing and insurance companies are getting more involved in the production of scenes involving stunts. The insurance companies risk assessment experts work exclusively with specific stunt coordinators that have clean safety records. Stunt Equipment companies like T Minus Productions are always designing new equipment to advance stunt scenes and help directors and production companies get spectacular shots.
In Conor Maynard’s newest music video “Turn Around” Ft. Ne-Yo, Director Colin Tilley came up with an idea to float a telephone booth 70 plus feet over the downtown Los Angeles water basin. This was done by calling in Stunt Coordinator TJ White from T Minus Productions. TJ and his famed father, Stunt Coordinator Terry James, designed a Telephone booth that could hold two people in the air while being stable enough to get the camera shots that the director desired. This was done by attaching 1/2 industrial cable and 1/2 inch sheet of aircraft aluminum to the booth. For the two different locations there were two different cranes used by Monster Crane and Champion Crane.
Click Below to see the video “Turn Around” by Conor Maynard ft. Ne-Yo.