DIP WILSON, stuntman.
JACK: Thank you, Katie. This is Jack Rodgers of Entertainment Update on the set of “Fast Cars 4 Ever,” the sequel to “Fast Cars 3 Ever” and I’m talking with the stunt coordinator, Dip Wilson. Thanks for taking time out from your hectic schedule to share some of your movie magic with us today.
DIP: My pleasure, Jerk.
JACK: That’s Jack. So we see a lot of action in the Fast Car franchise. How are those car stunts done?
Dip pulls a Hot Wheel car out of his pocket.
DIP: Oh, with these, Jerry.
JACK: Jack. You use Hot Wheels cars?
DIP: Oh, you bet. They are great. They go fast, the stay on the track and they can do loop-de-loops.
JACK: Hot Wheels?
DIP: Sometimes we use Matchbox cars too. Mostly for foreign markets.
JACK: I have to say, that’s surprising. Okay, how about those action scenes. Shoot outs.
DIP: Oh, yeah, that’s our bread and butter. When someone on the set gets “shot” and you see blood splatter everywhere, that’s this…(holds up paint can) Some good old-fashion red lead paint.
JACK: Paint…wait, lead paint?
DIP: Oh, yeah. We can get this stuff so cheap. It’s great for vampire movies, too!
JACK: And you’ve vetted all this?
DIP: Personally. It’s yummy, Jake.
JACK: Oh, wow. And again, it’s Jack. Moving on, fight scenes, those realistic looking fight scenes, how do those come about?
DIP: Oh, lots of planning are involved in those. We work on those for weeks or even months before shooting begins, Jerome. We have to assemble a special team and work out the moves…Gladys, come here.
GLADYS, an old woman, comes on.
DIP: We hire all a lot of old people. They’re really easy to beat up and throw around.
He punches Gladys a couple of times. She goes down.
DIP: And they’re so light, Jermaine. You can toss these people for hours on end!
JACK: That’s so very wrong! Is she okay????
DIP: That’s the beauty, Jar-Jar, it doesn’t matter. Keeping the star protected, that’s our goal. You don’t want your stars getting hurt, that could shut down production. But injuring one of these geezers doesn’t effect a thing.
JACK: I can’t believe any of this is acceptable.
DIP: The movie industry has changed a lot---
JACK: I guess so…
DIP: But we still use the same methods that have been in use since the silent days, Jinx.
JACK: Wait, wait…first, it’s Jack. Second, this has been going on since silent movies?
DIP: Oh, yes.
JACK: How have I never heard about it?
DIP: They were silent movies. Nobody could hear anything back in those days.
JACK: I cannot believe what I’m hearing.
DIP: Movie magic! Oh, I want to show you how we do those flying effects, using simple rope.
Dip pulls out a noose and puts it on.
JACK: Back to you, Katie! Back to you!!!
DIP: Up, up and away!