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How do they film certain scenes in movies and TV?
Sex & Intimacy / 1:37 AM - Wednesday October 27, 2010

How do they film certain scenes in movies and TV?

For example,how do they film high speed chases on highways? Does the photographer ride in a car following? Do they close up the highways? Do the police make exceptions for exceeding the speed limit for purposes of filming? When you see actors /actresses driving cars in films, are they actually driving the cars? When filming street scenes, must the residents stay inside their apartments in order not to interfere with filming?
Must they move their cars so as not to interfere with filming?

When using dogs (except when they are stars such as Lassie) are they specifically assigned by the producer or are they extras with people donating them? Do the producers have a record of all extras? That would be a huge task, for example,in the movie,"The Pride of the Yankees" with 10's of thousands of extras in the Yankee Stadium grand stands. When the stars eat in a movie, is it real food? Are the drinks real? When they play military in uniform, aren't they in violation of military regulations or are they exempt? If so,by what military regulation? Same for playing policemen? I would say they are exempt from impersonation. How do police know if a gun is real or not in a scene? Isn't it possible for an actor to"sneak in"a real loaded gun? Are all guns inspected prior to filming such a scene?

What about specific feats such as running, climbing, jumping, etc? Must the actors/actresses be in top physical shape especially when these scenes have to be filmed over and over until they come out to the producer's satisfaction?

By the way, I do know one thing about Hollywood filming: The sexual intercourse scenes are simulated, except for XXX.

- Asked by size008, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 66 or older, New York, Retired

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Nowadays all the car chases and action scenes are computer generated. Also police are not on set checking to see if someone sneaks in a loaded gun. Anyone could take a loaded gun into anywhere and shoot someone, why would an actor be any more prone to do that? Some of the food and drinks are real, some aren't. Obviously playing someone in a closed set would not get you in trouble like impersonating someone on the street where civilians would be tricked. Like I said most running, climbing, jumping is computer generated, although in older films and a few rare ones nowadays there are stunt doubles for the actors.

- Response by A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?

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Haven't you ever heard of Green Screens.

- Response by media, A Guy Critical, Male, 56-65, Norfolk, Other Profession

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