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Jul 14, 2021, 02:58 PM
 
OUCH
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Jul 14, 2021, 03:57 PM
 
guy running for his life saw it coming... phew...
     
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Jul 14, 2021, 04:38 PM
 
That’s one I wish there was sound for. That had to be one helluva noise.
     
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Jul 14, 2021, 04:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
...24 year old + friends to show off to + 400BHP race car + small mistake...
Dang!
He got lucky just hitting the bales. People have smacked the stone wall before, with much worse results.
     
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Jul 14, 2021, 07:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
That’s one I wish there was sound for. That had to be one helluva noise.
I find my brain compulsively creating sound for it.
     
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Jul 14, 2021, 07:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Personal whoops time.
A friend of mine took his Jaguar XJR/15 to Goodwood Festival of Speed. On the Saturday he drove it up the hill, on the Sunday he watched live online from home as his son had a go.
24 year old + friends to show off to + 400BHP race car + small mistake



£1.2million car hits barrier.
Was with hime today. Looks like around £50-100Ks worth of damage to the front end. Mostly rebuilding carbon fibre parts.
Dang!
Did they bring it back at the end just to rub it in?
     
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Jul 15, 2021, 05:47 PM
 
Thats a pretty straight road to lose control on.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 16, 2021, 11:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Thats a pretty straight road to lose control on.
Apparently he went for third gear and got first. Which locked the rears up. It's not called a money shift for nothing!
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Jul 22, 2021, 03:52 AM
 
"Flying with the birds" was so much more romantic before I saw how it works.
     
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Jul 22, 2021, 06:09 AM
 
I wanted to refresh myself on that Kevin Spacey death penalty movie from 20 years ago, The Life of David Gale.

Roger Ebert, in his review, called Spacey “an honorable man”.

Woops!
     
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Sep 21, 2021, 12:30 AM
 
Encountered on a stroll. Maybe a woops, maybe not a woops.

     
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Sep 21, 2021, 01:17 AM
 
The ducky inside appears to be the cause. Though the mechanism isn't clear.
     
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Sep 21, 2021, 12:10 PM
 
I think Ducky just barely escaped injury by whatever mashed that windshield, rather than being the cause. That looks an awful lot like what a deer or pedestrian would do to a car.

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Sep 22, 2021, 01:56 PM
 
or a sack of cement dropped from an overpass.
     
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Sep 22, 2021, 02:32 PM
 
I was thinking something from an overpass, but it would need to be round(ish).

Cinder blocks are the usual around here, so I discounted that, but a cement sack (or sandbag) corner first could definitely be the culprit.
     
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Sep 23, 2021, 12:48 PM
 
A sack of cement on the windshield of a moving car would be a pulverised, bloody mess all over the inside of the car, with little of the windshield left in place.
     
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Sep 23, 2021, 12:51 PM
 
The way there is all that broken glass on the hood, I think it was something that happened right there. No clue what though.

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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
A sack of cement on the windshield of a moving car would be a pulverised, bloody mess all over the inside of the car, with little of the windshield left in place.
Depends on how fast the car is going, and whether it’s a 20lb versus 80lb bag.
     
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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
The way there is all that broken glass on the hood, I think it was something that happened right there. No clue what though.
I remember thinking that wasn’t glass on the hood, but I didn’t investigate too closely. I was a touch nervous about someone thinking I was responsible.
     
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Edit: some argue fake because of “why were they filming” reasons. Also, people think the tires disappearing at the end is odd. That seems like a reflection thing to me, and car vending machines are unusual enough it’s not totally out there someone would film one in operation just for the hell of it.
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Oct 4, 2021, 04:05 PM
 
Heh. Facebook, and everything Facebook owns, has been down all day.

Definitely read the comments in that Ars story. It’s pretty entertaining.
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Oct 4, 2021, 05:37 PM
 
I find, like an addict, I keep refreshing to see if it's back.

I would do work and be productive except twitter is being especially amused by this.

https://twitter.com/alexhern/status/1445130867073032195
     
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Tom LEFT you!
     
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Local woops. Photo not by me.

     
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Oct 8, 2021, 06:18 PM
 
That crane thingy is showing its naughty bits. I don’t think it is supposed to share that way.

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Are they expanding a station?
     
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They’re actually rebuilding an entire stretch of this line that’s over 100 years old. Stations, elevated infrastructure, everything.
     
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Oct 8, 2021, 07:07 PM
 
Bet that sounded gnarly when it fell over and off the platform
     
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So, yeah, umm… Alec Baldwin shot and killed the Director of Photography of the movie he was working on.

Presumably, it was an accident, but one of his brothers made a tweet which implied he was fucking around.



Edit: I know an armorer here in Chicago. He didn’t work on The Crow, but the armorer community here is small, and they all know each other. According to him, they canned the Chicago armorer they had hired, brought on someone new, and right after that was when the mishap occurred. He considered it all very sketchy.

Also, it was hilarious to watch this guy scare the shit out of indie producers with stories of how he had no problems brandishing automatic weapons to insure he got paid.
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Yesterday, 09:11 AM
 
Do X.
No.
Fine I'll get someone who will.
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Yesterday, 11:50 AM
 
You would think after the crow and jon-erik huxum people would know not to fuck around with ^&*( guns even if they are blanks. Was Baldwin handed a gun with bad blanks, or real bullets? Was he screwing around or did someone else eff up?

https://nypost.com/2021/10/22/brando...-set-shooting/
     
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Usually what happens when a blank goes “wrong” is something somehow gets stuck in the barrel, which the blank then propels out. That’s what happened with Lee.
     
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There's a bit of packing in the blank itself too right?
     
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Yesterday, 04:24 PM
 
Yes, many blanks have some sort of wadding, but it really doesn’t even take anything solid to cause a fatal wound if the gun is close enough, or the blank is powerful enough.

However, the whole point of having a professional armorer on set is that the armorer makes sure that NOTHING goes wrong. The armorer should verify the firearm is free of obstructions, is loaded ONLY with the appropriate number and kind of blanks, and put the weapon in the actor’s hand only when the shot is ready to roll.

Further, any actor who will be using a weapon on set should have also been trained - first in how to safely handle the weapon, second in how their character should use the weapon, and most importantly how to work with the armorer to be an extra set of eyes on weapon safety.

Plus, it is SOP to “cheat” shots, so that the barrel isn’t really pointing at an actor.

It looks like the shot they were working on had Baldwin facing the camera with the gun. It is also SOP to have some sort of shield, like an acrylic sheet, between the camera and the firearm. But if the director was worried about that sort of thing showing in the shot, he may have decided not to use it. Bad idea, and one a professional armorer should have objected to.

Here’s some info from the FAQ from Atlantic Wall Blanks, one of many suppliers of theatrical blanks:
How close can someone be in front of me when I shoot?
Never fire your weapon directly at someone.
In reenactments the minimum safety range is generally 15-20 yards. Even at that range people have been injured so always keep this in mind. The professionals get paid big money to do this on TV. Leave the short range stuff to them.

Do you use any wad or is there any projectile from your blanks?
Some of our blanks such as those made by Winchester do have wads. 99% of our rounds are crimped and only the concussive muzzle blast will exit the barrel. This does not mean it is safe to discharge the weapon at short range.
The “professionals” they mention are the professional theatrical armorers that work in movies. In the US these people are typically licensed, insured, bonded, and otherwise extremely tightly controlled.

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Yesterday, 05:48 PM
 
You could risk the camera being damaged by removing a shield but theres no way you'd do that for the people stood beside or behind it.
My question is, how many shots were fired? Hard to imagine there being multiple accidental obstructions but equally hard to imagine some tiny bit of accidental detritus injuring two people in one shot.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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No official word yet on how many shots were fired, but it’s being reported this production had already encountered what should be career-ending mistakes. Like guns that were supposed to be empty not being empty.

It’s also being reported the Director of Photography’s camera crew walked earlier that day, in part due to the production having a bad safety record.


Edit: ugh. This is dredging up memories of all my mistakes which could have been career-ending, but weren’t.
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Yesterday, 10:33 PM
 
Turns out I misremembered the Brandon Lee deal.

No firings, but the chief armorer had left for the day. The assistant who remained was a new hire.

What was stuck in the barrel was a wooden bullet, which had broken off from an inert round used to make it look like the gun was loaded.
     
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Hearing more and more reports this was real ammo with a real bullet. Which is insane.
     
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Today, 11:29 AM
 
I'm not a gun or stunt guy at all but I would think the only actual bullets you'd want around would be the hands of the security guards.
     
 
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