How They Did That Long Take In Extraction

Extraction may look like just another action flick starring Thor, I mean Chris Hemsworth, but there’s one tenacious thing that sets it apart – that epic “long” shot.

If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s definitely worth the watch for just this scene. Twelve minutes of shots make it look like one giant long take. YouTube Channel Insider, gives a great behind the scenes of how Director Sam Hargrave used his experience as a stunt coordinator to hook himself to the front of a vehicle, among other crazy stunts to get the job done right. 

The end result is a high stakes chase that plays well, and one I’ll go back to watch again and again to see if I can find all the hidden cuts. 

This style of filmmaking is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re curious how to make a long take in your next film, then this video is definitely the inspiration and advice you need.

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  • Charis Joy Jackson

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    Charis Joy Jackson is a writer, director, producer and teacher working with The Initiative Production Company. During the day she makes movies and in her spare time writes short stories and novel. She's a self-proclaimed nerd who wishes she could live in Hobbiton. You can follow her on Instagram @charisjoyjackson

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