Extreme Film Driving Clinic

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Extreme FILM Driving Clinic

Extreme Stunt & Driving Team Offers A 2 Day Intensive Film Driving Clinic in Orlando, Florida

Contact Extreme Stunt & Driving Team for upcoming dates.

Extreme Stunt & Driving Team, one of the most accomplished and respected organizations in the motion picture industry, is offering an intensive 2-day film-driving clinic. This clinic is offered to anyone who is interested in learning the skill of on-camera driving at the professional level.

Whether you are an actor who is building a resume, a filmmaker interested in learning how to work with camera insert cars, or a professional driver looking to brush up on some skills, this clinic is right for you. Our trainers are highly skilled and experienced professionals in the motion picture industry. We are one of the only driving clinics to provide instruction from working Directors and Directors of Photography, providing our students with a greater understanding of what is expected of them on a real working set.

In order to provide you with the best and most personal learning experience, we only accept a limited number of students. To learn more and reserve your space now, email us at info@extremestunt.com.

Film Driving Clinic Schedule

Day 1 – Closed Driving Training Facility – Kissimme, FL

Classroom education focusing on SAG-AFTRA rules and regulations, safety, and much more. Learning and performing basic stunt (lose and recovery), precision, and performance maneuvers on a closed course. Introduction to camera insert cars.

Day 2 – New Smyrna Speedway – New Smyrna Beach, FL

Working with camera insert cars. Learning the common calls and maneuvers used on real working sets. Formation driving. Car commercial driving. Making traffic for chase scenes. Shooting chase scenes with camera insert vehicles. Camera dynamics, taking direction, and more.

An intensive 2-day hands-on seminar displaying techniques in precision, performance and stunt driving for films, television, commercials, industrials, music videos and live shows.

Topics Covered

  • Classroom instruction
  • Radio, set and car prep etiquette
  • SAG-AFTRA stunt and safety bulletins
  • SAG-AFTRA rules and regulations for on-camera driving
  • SAG-AFTRA commercial contracts
  • Working with camera cars and insert bikes
  • Film precision driving and film stunt driving
  • Skid pad work
  • Formation driving and making traffic for chase sequences
  • Tire pressure and road adhesion
  • Seatbelts and harnesses
  • Hitting the camera mark safely
  • Heel toe breaking
  • Large group turn-arounds
  • Under-steer and over-steer
  • Using mirrors
  • High-speed reverse
  • 90 and 180 degree slides, reverse 180 degree maneuvers
  • Instruction with professional Directors of Directors of Photography
  • Learning common driving calls and direction used on set
  • Camera dynamics and terminology

PRICE LIST
Tuition Rate: $1500.00 when you provide your own rental car (highly recommended). We charge $500 for rental cars.
Personalized RAW footage and photo package included.

The driving clinic will be filmed using our fleet of camera insert vehicles. Each student will receive their personal RAW (unedited) footage, which can be used for their personal use. We provide this feature as both a learning tool and as material that can be used for personal driving reels.

ADVANCED COURSE
The Extreme Film Driving Clinic is the two day advanced course will be filmed with the use of EXTREME Camera Cars Fleet of Camera Insert Vehicles to give your available for purchase edited Demo Reels production value by putting those who hire you in the seat next to you.

Motion Picture Industry OSHA DGA SAG Stunt & Safety Rules Regulations and Bulletins, Set Etiquette, Radio Etiquette, Hand, Foot placement, Belts & Harnesses proper settings and placement, Safety Equipment and where to purchase it, Mirror Settings, Seat Settings, Setting Up Your Vehicle For The days Work, Throttle Control, Lose and Recover, Heel Toe and Two Footed Driving, High Speed Forward & Reverse To A Mark, Forward and Reverse 180% Turns, Left and Right 90% Slides To A Mark both Forward and Reverse, Left & Right 4 Wheel Drifts and those who advance through the day will be taught 360%.

Training:
This course is the two day advanced course will be filmed with the use of EXTREME Camera Cars Fleet of Camera Insert Vehicles to give your available for purchase edited Demo Reels production value by putting those who hire you in the seat next to you.

Your Safety is Provided by: EXTREME/Track Rescue Chief Craig Clarke

CAMERA INSERT VEHICLES SUPPLIED BY: EXTREME Camera Cars

Rules & Regulations:
18 to 16 with valid drivers license..
18 to 16 must be accompanied by a parent for entire day.

EXAMPLE OF WHAT TO BRING:

  1.  Legal Pad and Pencil / Pen
  2. Black Long Sleeve Pull Over Shirt, and black pants or shorts.
  3. Tire Pressure Gage
  4. Baby Vice Grips or Small C Clamp type device.
  5. 5 Headshots & Resumes. ( For Film Industry use)
  6. $10.00 a day for lunch or Bag Lunch – Suggest small cooler with water or soft drinks.
  7. Cars Fuel Tank Filled with Gas (each day)
  8. Car Must have Foot or Hand Emergency Brake.
  9. Car most used on set has an Automatic Transmission. Standards are accepted.

EXAMPLE OF WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Children Under 16 Unless Prior Permission Granted

  1. Animals. NO PETS!!!!
  2. Family Not Riding With You.
  3. NON-PAID Participants. (Unless cleared prior by Extreme)
  4. Alcohol or Drugs.
  5. Weapons.
  6. Vehicles on trailers. (Unless cleared prior by Extreme)
  7. Motorcycles.
  8. BAD, COCKY, or DANGEROUS ATTITUDES.
  9. NO FILMING (Unless cleared prior by Extreme)

(Usually not a problem)

WHAT THE 2-DAY FILM DRIVING CLINIC COVERS:

  • BEHIND THE SCENE VIDEOS
  • 4 HOURS OF CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION
  • WORKING WITH INSERT CAMERA CARS AND CAMERA BIKES
  • RADIO ETIQUETTE
  • SET ETIQUETTE
  • CLIENT ETIQUETTE
  • SAG STUNT SAFETY BULLETINS
  • SAG RULES & REGULATIONS FOR ON CAMERA DRIVING
  • SAG COMMERCIAL CONTRACT
  • FILM PRECISION DRIVING
  • FILM STUNT DRIVING
    LEFT & RIGHT 90’s
    180’s FORWARD & REVERSE
    4 WHEEL DRIFTS
  • FILM PERFORMANCE DRIVING
  • SKID PAD WORK
  • CAR TO CAR CLOSE PROXIMITY DRIVING
  • FORMATION DRIVING
  • MAKING TRAFFIC FOR CHASE SEQUENCES
  • CAR COMMERCIAL PRECISION DRIVING
  • CAR PREP ETIQUETTE
  • TIRE PRESSURES & ROAD ADHESION
  • SEATBELTS & HARNESSES
  • HITTING THE CAMERA MARK SAFELY
  • HEEL TOE BREAKING, GAS & SHIFTING
  • QUICK LARGE GROUP TURN AROUNDS
  • TERMS SUCH AS: UNDER STEER, OVER STEER OR (PUSH OR LOOSE)
  • USING MIRRORS
  • ETIQUETTE FOR ENTERING AND EXIT OF A SET

TECH INSPECTION TO GAIN ENTRY:

  1. Entry Fee Paid In Full By Deadline & Name On The List.
  2. All Requirements Filled Per WHAT TO BRING Section.
  3. Car Full Of Fuel
  4. Car Clean (Inside & Out)
  5. 1st Day Tires filled 10 pounds over recommended PSI.
    2nd Day Tires should be only 5 pounds over suggested PSI.
  6.  Car Requirements: Emergency brake Foot Pedal, Auto Trans.
  7.  Small Vice Grip or C Clamp Device.
  8. Wardrobe Requirements – Black Jean Shorts or Long Pants
  9.  Pen & Paper
  10. Headshots & Resume’s

MAKE SURE TECH INSPECTOR HAS:

  1. Given you a radio.
  2. Placed your name with marker on the white tape across windshield.
  3. Placed number with white shoe polish on both side windows, back window, and windshield for identification and filming purposes.
  4. Handed your info packet with your name on it to you. It will have a copy of your invoice for Tax Write Off Purposes.

FILM DRIVING CLINIC
Full 2 Day Course
EXAMPLE Day Schedule

CLINIC DAY 1
6:30 am
Line up your cars outside the gate go through inspection to enter the driving area.
If you car does not pass inspection you will be refused entry until each requirement is
completed. If you have not cleared inspection by the time we close the gate to the
driving area you will forfeit the days training.
(see tech inspection rules and requirements)

7:00 am
Introductions – Meet & Greet.

7:15 am
We will go through the info packet you have been handed.
Question & Answer Period

7:35 am
Brief DVD from Skip Barber Racing School.
Videos: Behind the scenes, wrecks, on-the-set accidents, edited driving jobs..

8:35 am
Classroom: SAG stunt & safety rules & bulletins, tire pressure, road adhesions, steering techniques, set etiquette, client etiquette, seat belts and harnesses,”hitting the mark.” Issue radios, discuss radio terms and calls. Discuss wet-downs, tire pressure’s, speed & radius, over & understeer, throttle steer & drifting.

9:45 AM
Check and Final Prep of the cars for the day’s driving.

10:15 am
Walk the training courses #1 #2 #3.

10:30 am
Drive Course 1 semi-radical side-to-side through cones.
Proceed to Course 2 of high speed forward to a mark without dipping the hood.
Proceed to Course 3 of high speed reverse driving to a mark
using rear and side view mirrors.

12:00 pm
LUNCH

1:15 pm
Shut gates, continue with discussion of what we learned in the a.m. session.
More Q & A.

1:30 pm
Evasive Lane changes

3:30 pm
Discuss, walk skid pad.
Begin skid pad work.
Drive a circle increasing speed until loss of control.
90 degree slides forward to the mark.
90 degree slides reverse to the mark.
Begin forward 180’s.
Begin reverse 180’s.
Begin 4-wheel drifts.

5:45 pm
Freestyle Time on the skid pad.
Keep play within limits set by instructors or be asked to leave.

6:00 pm
Park cars in straight uniform line. Wash & clean cars for tomorrow’s class.
Clean & return location to original & proper condition.
Turn in radios.
Short Q & A.

* REMEMBER: Bring car back clean & full of gas for Day 2 *

CLINIC DAY 2
8:30 am
Line up your cars outside the gate go through inspection to enter the driving area. If you car does not pass inspection you will be refused entry until each requirement is completed. If you have not cleared inspection by the time we close the gate to the driving area you will forfeit the days training.
(see tech inspection rules and requirements)

8:30 am
Sign in on the Speedway release form. Wait at track’s Pit Row entrance. Once gate is open, park your cars side by side in a straight line on Pit Row.

9:00 am
GATE TO THE TRACK WILL BE CLOSED until LUNCH!
We will gather on Pit Row on foot & walk the track. We will discuss finding the groove, banking, push & loose (under steer & over steer), cutting, holding, pushing the line, road surfaces. Road hazards.

9:30 am
Classroom instruction & videos.
New EXTREME Film Stunt Driving Clinic Reel
EXTREME STUNT and DRIVING TEAM INC

10:30 am
Learn the Insert Car. Insert Car safety.
Stunt & afety Buletin Regarding Insert Cars
Radio terms used by 1st A.D.
Use of toy cars to understand moves to be made during the shot.
Perform moves with Insert Car.

11:00 am
Other participants will follow behind in rows of 2, mirror to mirror, until called to make moves with the Insert Car.

12:30 pm
LUNCH 1 Hour

1:30 pm
GATES WILL CLOSE AT 1:45 PM!
Park on Pit Row.
We will use toy cars and learn to make traffic.
We will learn how to run through traffic while staying with the Insert Car. Then walk the moves on foot.
Learn large group turnarounds on foot. Perform large group turn around’s in our vehicles.

2:30 pm
Perform making traffic in groups of 2, taking turns as either the lead car or the chase car. Each group trade places after 2 laps.

4:00 pm
Discuss 2-column, mirror to mirror & ballet driving using toy cars. Walk moves on foot. Perform moves.

5:30 pm
Turn in radios.
Take Final 5 Page Exams.

6:30 pm
Discuss grades and answers.
Hand out certificates.
Photo Op’s.

Leave at 7:30 pm on the dot.

* THAT’S A WRAP! *

Last But Not Least No One Can Promise Work This Is A Free Lance Business

Please Read Below!

Understanding you want to enter into the motion picture business you must realize driving is only one of the many talents you going to need to gain employment. Having these talents isn’t the only thing that will get you the work.

We can train you to be the best Motion Picture Stunt and/or High Performance driver you can be with seat time, training, direction and focus. However you will only work when there are driving sequences in a film or television project. Also realize we train we don’t offer nor guarantee employment. What you do with your training is up to you 1000 percent.

The more you know and the more talents you accumulate, the more you will work. Let’s put it this way. A good cowboy won’t make a good rancher. Follow me on this point.
A good rancher is an architect, plumber, veterinarian, cowboy, carpenter, farmer, cook. I think you get where I’m going with this.

After you have the training it then who you know and who knows you. This takes what most stunt people know as the five year plan. Who will know you depends on your talent and safety record you build as you go. It also depends on your set etiquette. This is something even some of the biggest names are still learning.

You have to know film and camera. Also how to take direction, and how to take criticisms then constructively. This is hard as there are many different ways to do some stunts. None are wrong just some work better for one and not another. Or you could be working with someone who only knows one way and he or she thinks it’s the best.

This can be one of the best, exciting, challenging and awarding businesses in the world. Just know that it is also saturated with hundreds if not thousands of people trying to make a living.

You have to become a salesman of your self. You can’t take this training and sit by the phone and expect magically that everyone will know who you are and That you can slide a car or do a reverse 180 to a mark every time.

For every 125 percent you put into the business you will get 10 to 15 percent back after the first five years unless your one of the lucky ones. Your only as good as your last job.

Also know you are getting into a dog eat dog, political business filled with sharks. You’ll be the ham bone in a room full of pit bulls. Because there are 5000ish USA Stunt performers and at any given time jobs for 2000 at best..

Now if you understand this and feel you will not take no for an answer then you are also one of the few who has the inner strength and determination to use all that you will train to learn and could possibly even cut down the five year plan to three and a half.

We don’t want to sound arrogant or egotistical. We want you to know what your in for in your journey to become a working stunt performer. We don’t want you spending your money only to lead to heartache or worse self destruction of your confidence and/or character. This business has broken many a strong person.

Stunt Coordinators don’t just look for the talent. We also look for the consistent, confident (not cocky) and focused stunt performers.

We hope this helps you make the correct decision for you. If you think we have not caused you to change your mind; please feel free to sign up for our next session and we truly will teach you everything we know to help you long and prosperous Stunt and/or driving career.

We Do Not Want You To Get False Hopes. We Don’t Promise To Supply work.

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