Lights, camera, action from Nationwide

By Euan Youdale02 December 2013

Nationwide provides Bronto Skylift and Oil and Steel truck mount to help film a motorbike stunt.

Nationwide provides Bronto Skylift and Oil and Steel truck mount to help film a motorbike stunt.

UK-based Nationwide provided a production team with two truck mounted platforms fitted with lighting rigs to help capture a stunt filmed during the night. It will be used in a new channel launch by a major international satellite network this year.

With the filming crew seeking perfect shots of a motorbike as it completed ramp jumps over a truck, Nationwide Platforms supplied a 37 m Bronto Skylift truck mount, and a 35 m Oil and Steel truck mount.

Both truck mounts’ baskets were fitted with lighting rigs. The Bronto has a basket capacity of 700kg, while the Oil and Steel unit has a 400 kg safe working load; ideal for securely attaching the lighting.

In addition to a main light, a camera was also fitted to the Bronto to help capture an overhead shot as the motorbike became airborne. The precision shooting of the stunt was made possible by remote control ground operation which enabled the Nationwide Platforms operator to position the camera precisely.

Production staff member Matt Moffatt said: “When it comes to filming we always strive for the very best because when it comes to specialist jobs you don’t often get second chances to get it right.”

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