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Amaro and Walden's Joyride in a Tamiya through London

From time to time we all like to just bash about with our RC cars to let our hair down, letting rip doing donuts and J-turns and just mes...


From time to time we all like to just bash about with our RC cars to let our hair down, letting rip doing donuts and J-turns and just messing about. Well the talented guys at video production company 'The Line' were doing that and it inspired them to use their artistic talents to produce this fantastic video!

(Note: There are some scenes that are adult themed)

Amaro and Walden's Joyride from The Line on Vimeo.

Here is a quick Q&A with Timothy McCourt

How many cars did you use for the shoot?
We shot with 3 cars, two with camera rigs and one that was clean so we could shoot the car from wides.

Do you or other guys mess about with RC cars in your spare time, or were fans when you were younger?
Yeah, who doesn't love RC's. We wouldn't go as far to say that it was our hobby, but we love them. Everything about them is so cool, the packaging, (particularly Tamiya) the decals, even the graphics in the instructions are amazing.

We both got really into customising the Wild Willy's we use in the film. We fitted an extra seat in them, headlights and obviously a fresh paint job and custom decals.


Will Amaro and Walden Ride again?
Possibly, we're talking to a company at who are interested in working together on a new project. It'd be cool to give Amaro and Walden a different pimped up car.

So let's have a little bit of a close look at how they made the video

Amaro and Walden's Ride 'The Topanga Lawrence'

Amaro and Walden drive a Tamiya '1982 Wild Willy 2’ RC car nostalgically named after Topanga Lawrence - the first girl they both fell in love with.
Where are the drivers?
They used the Tamiya WR-02 chassis as the car's specification is perfect for unnecessary wheelies, umpteen donuts and straight-up, cold, hard cruising.
Several cars were made for the shoot.
Three cars were purchased for the shoot
Amaro and Walden's hipster ride takes shape
It's customised with a matte black paint job, front headlights, a passenger seat and logo graphics of some of the best sponsors around.

The drivers

There is no Wild Willy driving this car, but two London hipsters looking to cause a commotion in London.

Amaro

Amaro

Walden

Walden
These were composited into the car after the shooting was finished.

Shooting

The car's were set-up with various light weight camera rigs, mostly Go-pro cameras.
Setting up one of the shoots
The footage was shot at various locations, trying to capture the eclectic atmosphere London has to offer. These were areas with beautiful city architecture, the teams favourite places to hangout and drink and of course locations that would be fun to drive an RC car that can do sick wheelies.

For those that winced at the end of the video, it looks like Amaro and Walden might ride again.
Did they catch it?
Thanks to Timothy McCourt for the permission to post this pics

Here is a link to their site http://www.thelineanimation.com/
Here you can download the track for free amaroandwalden.com

There's a more in-depth making of on their site which describes and shows what theydid to the cars. http://www.thelineanimation.com/amaroandwaldensjoyride
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