I also know that hundreds of hours of planning and safety went into the shot and that the horses are trained to do this sort of work.
Its a really cool shot, but as Tashi said, and IMHO, this makes a big difference.
I'm gonna challenge you for back up data on this one Cam, if you have some.
…hundreds of hours of planning and safety?
Was it 200?, 600?, 800?, how many hours?
One thing I do know, thats big dollars. Really big. And a tremendous amount of work specifically dedicated to a small amount of final product.
I'm surprised a MTB film maker and sponsors would be able to justify and put a scene in with the expense of 100's of hours of scene specific safety and planning, combined with very specific location, horse and equipment rental, production costs, all for one shot. Pretty mind blowing.
This is your world and not mine obviously, with all thats considered, and the 100's of hours dedicated to planning and safety, how much would a shot like this cost?
…the horses are trained to do this sort of work?
Its pretty clear in the "making of" vid they are a ranchers horses for sure but trained? Who's horses are they? Ranchers Company website? (They'd have one if they were pimping their horses out for movie production, which is the only reason they'd need to specifically train them I think) I'm curious to check it out as it would go a long way to supporting the filmmakers assurances in the credits that the horses were unharmed.