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Pursuing The Perfect Chase Scene At Playhouse Square

Friday, May 24, 2013 at 2:43 PM

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Any good action movie needs at least one chase scene, and today movie crews delivered...right outside our offices and studios. What will eventually be edited and produced as a high-speed pursuit between S.H.I.E.L.D agent Nick Fury and Washington's finest was filmed along Playhouse Square. ideastream's Brian Bull had camera at the ready, as "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" wraps up its first week of filming in downtown Cleveland.

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Nick Fury's black SUV races through Euclid, pursued by police (pic by Brian Bull) This special car is rigged with a camera, for tight pan-shots of the chase (pic by Brian Bull) Traffic is diverted away from the Playhouse Square area during filming (pic by Brian Bull) This crumpled police car appears to be the same one used for earlier scenes of a shootout shot at 6th and Rockwell (pic by Brian Bull) Film crews go over specifics before shooting (pic by Brian Bull)

A high-speed chase along Euclid Avenue, which has been restaged as part of Washington D.C.  Note the Metro Station marker and DC metro bus.

After each take, stunt drivers demonstrated their savvy by going back to their starting reverse!

The chase itself was not carried out at white-knuckle, high-octane speeds (we guesstimated the fastest vehicle was going 45 mph).  But in post-production, the footage will likely be sped up, tightly-edited, and paired with the sounds of squealing tires and revved-up engines to make it seem more of a hectic and chaotic pursuit. 

Filming in the Greater Cleveland area is expected to wrap up in the final week of June.


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