EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – BEHIND THE SCENES
What’s up everybody, what a crazy week it has been! Last Sunday I had the Big Squid crew over for some RC shenanigans. Our man Thomas is state side from Germany and he wanted to check out the off-road park. For about two weeks I was story boarding a RC film in my head we could do while he was here. With our production budget almost capped out for the year I knew we would have to get creative and I couldn’t blow anything up with explosives or get any cameos from Stan Lee.
When Brian, the Wrench, and Thomas showed up, I should have known they would bring some cool stuff to bash with as well (keep an eye out for a post from Brian on that part of our day). Getting to film a RC video with other people was a nice break from doing it solo. Most of the videos I do consist of me driving the rig with one hand and the camera in the other. Getting to just man the camera gave me the freedom to focus on one aspect of the video instead of multiple tasks.
The last scene filmed was the Axial Blazer going head on into a scale house. I looked at Thomas and said, “we only have one chance to get this shot so make it good”. If you haven’t seen the video yet check it out on the Big Squid RC YouTube page. After the Axial Blazer was successfully sent into the scale house, both the Axial Blazer and the Traxxas Trx4 Bronco broke their servos; talk about perfect timing.
All and all I would have to say the latest video is one of my favorites. It’s rare when an idea you have in your head actually translates exactly how you imagined it in real life. Out of the whole video we only had to re-shoot two scenes more then once.
Before I close this weeks post I have to talk about the new Axial SCX10II kit that was announced yesterday. For all of us scalers who always have projects going on it will definitely save us a lot of money. I can tell you this, my rigs take on new looks about every 2 months, but with the new Axial SCX10II kit I know I will have the opportunity to keep certain rigs dedicated for what I want and not having to constantly changing bodies and tires for a new look or flavor of the month.
Have a great weekend everyone with lots of RC play time and hopefully not too much time fixing rigs. I already have the Axial Blazer on the RC4WD Lift and the shop guys are hard at work to have it ready. Till next week, keep scalin’!