Welcome to Castle Combe where you're behind the scenes with Carfection on a multi car shoot here today.
It's the middle of a beautiful August day and we've got lot work to do.
Behind me you can see those got four cars line up for a very special cars.
One of the last group of amazing manual cars you can still get.
We've got the Ford Focus RS, we have the Mini Challenge, we have there Vantage Vantage S and the Porsche Cayman GT 4. Very early start, took about 5 AM this morning to get here for when we first got out on the track.
And we've got a lot to do.
So normally we'd come out here with one film as our aim, but today with the four cars that we've got, we've got multiple films that we're trying to get done.
On at the same time.
[SOUND] And so because of that, we have brought an extended crew.
We have Matt, we have Nick, who you may remember from right at the begging, the early days of Carfection, we have Charlie, and we have Yannick, all together working to get the coverage in place that we need.
We are trying to get so many different films, but there's a lot of moving parts.
There's a huge amount to coordinate and get right on the day.
We've got limited amount of time on the tracks, and a huge amount to get done.
Rick, would you like me on track or Drew?
Let's go with Drew.
[SOUND] So this is the bit where I change corners quite slow and make this one look as quick as I can.
We have brought our BMW X5, our trustee long termer, which is really the work [UNKNOWN] of today.
The stars of the show are the cars out there but what's really making it happen is our long termer.
We [UNKNOWN] to seems to be the right combination for us In terms of being able to support us on the **** and support as human beings getting to and from locations which is a very very important part.
The car that, you're in the king all your gear in, carries all your food you sleep in it more often than not and it helps us with tracking and passing and generally shifting gear by the place.
And it has the safety features that we need.
We're able to harness in the camera people in the back to make sure they don't fall out and we drive over them, which we really don't wanna do again.
What's vitally important for the X5 is that it has the performance to match the cars that we're filming.
Now, obviously on CarFetch we tend to stick to supercars and sports cars, and generally high-performance cars.
So if we're following a tracking car, and that tracking car can't really Sets a pace that makes those cars the great.
There were kind about the click, although it's big and heavy.
It got enough throw up beats to get up to a reasonable speed pretty quickly.
and support the crew customers safely while trying to take corners in away that makes the car as the star of the show.
Still is really really fast.
So I'm just taking up this car for sound obviously.
It's not just seeing the cars on video that's important.
The sound is such an important Form part of the cars, and especially the cars that we've got today, most of them sound absolutely wonderful.
So we wanna capture that as well as possible.
And rather than just capturing them when they're passing, can also capture some onboard sounds.
So we've got a mic here with a suction mount.
And what we do is try and get it as close as possible without peaking, cuz obviously some of these cars can run quite loud.
And then hopefully on the video, you sync it up with some visuals of the car moving, and it can really sort of Just adds an extra dimension to that and that's what people who love cars love to hear.
[SOUND] I like the part of what we do is getting the cars covered it in goPros over the course of the day and getting the kinds of shots.
But just add that extra little bit of a dynamic filter.
You're actually a bit closer to the cars.
Not a viewpoint you actually ever get in your life, but it can help convey the speed a lot more than a passing shot, sometimes.
As you can see, with the [UNKNOWN] on, we can pretty much go as fast as we want.
We don't have to worry about cameramen on the sides of the roads, which is why it's my favorite job.
Because it doesn't matter Alex is presenting this, but I get to drive it.
And I'm I'm a spirited driver.
[SOUND] The danger is that we do this track an awful lot, and you can fall in the trap of thinking that you know it like the back of your hand, there's no need to pay attention and respect the track.
But you can't really stop concentrating just because you think you know it.
Anything can come up.
But having said that, this is our most frequented track, and we film Here a lot, so probably know this track better than I know any other.
And now that I've driven this car a bit, you kind of get a feel for the limits of what you can and can't do.
[SOUND] That means that you can push it quite hard, which hopefully it then translates on camera.
There's the Aston.
We've had an amazing day, one of the major benefits of filming on
On the track is that, well it's safer, we have full control over the environment but you really get the chance to push your car and push your car.
We've done a film on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage, it's manual, I hadn't driven it before so I got a real chance to get a feel for it myself today [NOISE] It's been a fantastic day, we've all worked incredibly hard, we've still got a long way to travel back to London to get home But yes, I hope you've enjoyed this quick look behind the scenes of how we make Carfection films, and please check out the films.
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