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Action feature film | Second Unit | Aerial cinematography of stunts in the desert

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

Aerial Director of Photography for a blockbuster action movie in the Abu Dhabi desert

Baby is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language action spy film. Filming began on 4 September 2014 and the film was one of the most anticipated film of the year, theatrical trailer was released on 4 December 2014. The movie won multiple awards and grossed U$18million worldwide.


One of the main shot in the numerous actions scenes of the film was a car chase followed by a spectacular car crash. You can watch the whole chase and crash sequence below.



As we all know cards don't go flying when they T-bone each other. In order to get that half spin in the air, a pipe ramp had to be built as you can see below.


Jennifer Caputo of Armstrong Action performed this stunt for 20th Century Fox’s “Bang Bang” filmed in the desert of the UAE outside Abu Dhabi
Jennifer Caputo of Armstrong Action performed this stunt for 20th Century Fox’s “Bang Bang” filmed in the desert of the UAE

Discussing the stunt with one of the chase car drivers, Arshad

We incased the Red Scarlett in steel boxes and then placed them inside the BMW which was going to be hit.


Below is a still frame from the Scarlett which was positioned inside the car about to get hit.



The pipe ramp was removed in post




The aftermath

Grabbing shots of the aftermath

We flew the Aerigon UAV built by now defunct Swedish manufacturer Intuitive Aerial AB (publ)

Getting ready to fly to Aerigon, with a Red Scarlett yet to be installed



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