A filming company crew members prepares the crane mounted “Pursuit Camera Car”. One of Hollywood’s newest and safest camera cars. It’s the tool of choice today for moving shots involving cars, horse’s and taxing aircraft.
Photo by Nick Smirnoff
A crew member operates a large gasoline driven “Ritter Fan” as theatrical smoke is produced and blown along Tehachapi for a soften visual effect. Photo by Nick Smirnoff
At Tucker and Highline Road the film crew is busy preparing to film from the inside of a new 2013 Chevrolet. Photo by Nick Smirnoff
Lit up at night, a few extras, and a soft layer of Hollywood produced fog make for a perfect backdrop as the “Pursuit Camera Car” with camera facing both backward and frontward on the arm captures the beauty of a new 2013 Chevrolet as it travels through “Small town America”. Photo by Nick Smirnoff
The 2013 Chevrolet car lineup used here in the Tehachapi filming. Photo by Nick Smirnoff
Kelcey's Cafe and adjacent businesses along West Tehachapi Boulevard provided a backdrop for filming a 2013 Chevy car commercial Sunday evening.
The commercial will air during the upcoming World Series, which begins on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, and ends Thursday, November 1, 2012.
Earlier in the day filming took place along Highline and Red Apple roads and in front of the Lehigh Southwest cement plant at Monolith.
Producer Johnny Parker of Stockholm-based Acne Productions out of Venice (yes Acne), said he chose Tehachapi for its “small town look”.
Acne has also shot commercials for Jaguar, Suzuki and Toyota.
For the filming, the company hired several locals as extras and used local catering for feeding a cast and crew of nearly 100, which stayed in Tehachapi hotels during the three-day shoot.
CLAUDIA ELLIOTT and MATTHEW MARTZ of The Tehcachapi News and NICK SMIRNOFF contributed to this story
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