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Ad Agencies, Productions Companies and Brands seem to be doing more viral campaigns than commercial lately. When you could produce a video that can not only entertain a viewer but engage them enough for them to share it on some or all of there social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.
The newly launched video game WatchDogs by Ubisoft for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows, with a Wii U game consels hires Los Angeles Production company Lifeboat Productions to create this prank video for unsuspecting people. As scene below in the behind the scene video it take alot of preperation to produce a punked or candid camera style prank. All of the filming must be hidden and all safety concerns have to be addressed in the planning stages of prodcution. All of these beats help the crew pull off this prank so that the mark can be suprised when theyt reveal that they are being films.
When doing this particular video production used Special effect and stunts to enhance the shock factor to the mark. As you will see in this video, the mark is asked to push a button that changes the traffic light from green to red causing a car accident. This is planned for the beginning with Stunt Coordinator TJ White and his Stunt crew. The cars are prepped with special seat belts and safety fuel tanks. Stunt Safety crew are standing buy with fire extinguishers in case they are needed. They stunt cars were prepped days before this actual shoot so that they were safe to crash in the middle of the road. Stunt Drivers were hire to crash each other in the middle of the street all the while controlling the cars to not go toward the actors and mark.
Behind the Scenes of the Filming of WatchDogs
For those of you that watch the highly successful AMC series MADMEN you can appreciate the art of advertising. AD men and women of today have the arduous job of not only capturing the perfect image, crafting the most memorable slogan, and pitching the most tantalizing moving image, but they have to go beyond that and make use of the new platforms that Don Draper did not have access to that have formed in the last few decades. These new frontiers as you know are the Internet, the surmounting amount of social media platforms, and alongside that is the smartphones and tablets. Advertising agencies are always trying to capture the largest audience for the least amount of money and with these new spaces to showcase their Ads they are also banking on the free advertising which lends a hand from the internet. This is the art of the Viral Video.
In Today’s market not everyone has a TV, instead they have the internet. They can stream videos on their smartphones, tablets, personal computer or laptops so advertising on the Television is becoming a rare feat. The new commonality is the internet so the advertising agencies call upon Hollywood production companies to produce commercials that they can then post on their brand’s Youtube, Vimeo, or Vevo pages. Using a platform like these enable the agency to view analytics of where their campaign is being viewed and in what market. Using these platforms allows the general public to share these videos on other platforms like Facebook, Tumbler, Twitter, Pintrest, or Instagram which is essentially free advertising for them. This sometimes takes a life of it’s own and makes the video go viral, which means its viewed by millions of people.
The gaming industry understands impressions and hits and is in on the “Hidden Camera” Viral Video craze. The popular Ubisoft game, “Watch Dogs”, has just done it again using Los Angeles based production company Lifeboat Productions to produce an Ashton Kutcher inspired Punk’d gag on the streets of Downtown LA. One element the creative and production team knew from the start was to get a great reaction from the “Mark”, you would have to do something over the top. Using Special Effects blowing up lights and transformers really get the Prankee invested in the scene. To take it over the top you have to really take them out of their comfort zone and shock them. This was done by making them believe they caused a car accident in the middle of a busy intersection Downtown LA.
LifeBoat Productions contacted Los Angeles based Stunt Design Company T-Minus Productions to oversee the action. Safety is always the first priority when doing a live stunt in front of unsuspecting participants. This increases the danger of the stunt. It takes precise timing and planning out every step to do this safe and make it look authentic. Using qualified and experienced Stunt Coordinators helps production achieve this seamlessly.
This particular video went viral within hours and has had over 12.1 million views on youtube in 2 weeks of it release. With the right creative content, excellent execution, and of course High Octane Live Action Stunts, you will get millions of views. See what all the fuss was about in the video below.
Street Hack Viral Video for Watchdogs Video Game
Behind the Scenes of Watchdogs Street Hack Video
Working on Reality Projects like “Bad Grandpa” or “Punked” takes a skilled crew to perform complicated pranks. On her latest video Katy Perry, Music Video Director Marc Klasfeld, Producer Dawn Rose, and EMI’s SVP of Video Production, designed the perfect prank. Katy Perry used SFX prosthetic’s, makeup, outlandish costumes, and colorful character backgrounds in order to transform her into the different roles. The pranks were pulled on various kid birthday parties, a bar mitzvah, and even on innocent residents of a retirement home.
HardRock Films Producer Dawn Rose contacted Stunt Coordinator TJ White to oversee the safety and choreograph the stunt in this top secret video. Using a SFX crew from Christopher Nolan’s latest Batman Films and local Stuntmen in LA, TJ was able to mix the stuntmen in with the regular party patrons not tipping off a single bystander. TJ’s Stunt Riggers prepped the Stunt Cars for Stunt Driver Terry James to run his vehicle into a parked car causing complete chaos amongst the party goers. While the innocent bystanders thought Katy triggered the accident it was all pre-planned out weeks before to insure that safety was taken care of as well as the element of surprise.
Many factors go into pranks and stunts. The unknown is simply what others who are not in on the gag will do. TJ Says, “I have to prep the crew and my stunt safety to manage the crowd so that if a bystander gets into the danger zone then my Stunt Safety can simply direct them somewhere else without blowing the stunt prank”. This isn’t the first time a prank has been pulled like this, and with the video already having 10.8 million views to date, it is likely this type of stunts won’t be going away. Take a look at the Pop Princess’s “Birthday” music video after the jump.
Live Driving Stunt Show Presentation
HollywoodStuntCoordinator.com is one of the leading websites in the world helping marketing entities, public relations houses, car conglomerates, and production companies bring live action stunt shows to life. Curtis Koller, VP of Development, stated “Working as head of casting for Disney Animation for years has helped us at T-Minus Productions utilize our creative outlets here in Hollywood to produce dynamic live stunt shows. We use the same artist at Pixar and Disney to storyboard the show to give the clients an idea of the possibilities of how our show will run. With our resources of Directors, Stunt Coordinators and high-tech stunt equipment we are able to create an original stunt show or reenact stunts that has been played out before in a film or television show of your liking.”
CEO TJ White has over 20 years of experience in front of the camera as well as behind bringing his expertise to heighten the energy in a live stunt show arena. TJ’s experience of working with some of the biggest artist in the world like Britney Spears, JLo, 50 Cent, and the Foo Fighters gives your clients the professionalism and capability to pull off a show of the highest caliber in the business.
The capabilities are endless on what T-Minus Productions can achieve to make your live stunt show the jaw-dropping production to remember. Regardless of how modest or how massive your budget is, T-Minus can ensure that they provide you with the ultimate experience to fit your needs.
Live stunt shows are the opportune way to show of your product and make the audience remember who you are. With the talented and innovative minds of this team working with you there isn’t anything that you cannot achieve. Top companies all over the world consistently call upon T-Minus Productions to create a fantasy of stunts to indulge their spectators in a bevy of wonderment.
Ring of Fire Car Stunt