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More than likely in your career, you will shoot a scene that takes place in a car, or next to a road, or even right in the middle of a road, street or highway.  In this module we will look at hazards associated with roads, and moving vehicles, discuss laws and regulations that govern activities in public roadways as well as permits and traffic control.  We’ll touch on safety guidelines for operating other types of vehicles that are sometimes used on film production, and finally, we will look at alternative ways to shoot car scenes that do not involve driving shots.


  • 16:37 video that highlights safe rigging techniques
  • Illustrated companion guide
  • Downloadable on-set reference guide


  • How to conduct a safety meeting when working around an active roadway
  • How to work beside a roadway
  • How to work within safety guidelines
  • About permits and traffic control
  • How to safely work with moving vehicles
  • Situational awareness
  • Safety around utility and recreational vehicles
  • Alternatives to driving shots
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