Stunt Driving in Taio Cruz Music Video “Fast Cars”
Greased Lightning era stunt driving was brought back in the Taio Cruz “Fast Cars” music video produced by Riveting Entertainment’s Andrew Listerman and Directed by Colin Tilley. T Minus Productions was brought on to create the stunt driving sequence with TJ White Stunt Coordinating.
The cars were provided by Picture Car Warehouse who also stunt prepped them in order to make the vehicles operate correctly under the duress of the stunt driving. TJ stated, “Colin has a vision of these car racing down the Los Angeles river wash at high rate speeds going up and down the wash basin. This was very ambitious for a music video shoot”.
TJ brought in stunt drivers Jenifer Caputo, Mark Hicks, and Chris Carnel to do the blind driving much like the driving on the TV show “Knight Rider”.
To add to the action of the 1970’s muscle cars was also two street bikes that were driven by experienced stunt riders. On the edge of the river with Downtown LA as the backdrop Colin set up a shot with both cars doing donuts in a dirt lot along with the two bikes dancing on their tires doing wheelies, and burn outs while circling around Taio Cruz. With TJ’s eye for safety he was confident to do this stunt which surrounded the talent with fast moving vehicles, bikes, and a dust cloud that rivaled those of the desert. To achieve the action shots, the director brought in the ultimate arm camera car to make the shot real and high action.