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Fri, May 22, 2020 6:03 PM

action vehicle credits - where do they go?

I've seen credits involved with "action vehicles", like action vehicle drivers, coordinators, supervisors, etc in various departments such as Art Department; Stunts; Transportation and Miscellaneous. Any idea where they really should go? And, as always, just because there are more entries in one department than another doesn't make it necessarily the right or proper department. Help anyone?   Also, the same goes for "picture car" credits.

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4 months ago

Thanks. By what you've said, and a little googling, action vehicles are vehicles seen and driven in the film. What of the action vehicle driver who drives the vehicle when there's no filming, or the action vehicle mechanic, or action vehicle supplier. I dunno - that's a tough one where they belong. A scene where another car is just driving down the street and not in any stunt is still an action vehicle, but is it a stunt function?   Most of the "action vehicle" credits I've seen, don't have the word "stunt" attached to them, so, once again, it's up to the individual editor, like you say, to figure out for himself where the credit should go, unless more specific rules are forthcoming. A very rough count among 4 department shows the following for 'action vehicle'-related jobs:
Art Dept: 600
Stunts Dept: 40
Transportation: 2570
Miscellaneous: 170
So, right or wrong, most of the editors are putting all the on-screen action vehicle jobs in the 'unseen' Transportation Dept. Tough one.

From what I gather online, picture cars bring the action vehicles to the set, so would be in the Transportation Dept, it would seem. An example of a picture car credit is the following: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1038919/