In today’s entertainment landscape, audiences expect new, innovative action. Directors and producers feel the pressure to deliver. Dramatic effect and dynamic scope are expected, no matter the size of the budget.
T-Minus Productions got its start designing and producing action scenes for some of Hollywood’s most creative directors and producers. We have been racking up experience in Film, Television, Commercial and Music Videos for the past 24 years.
Our comprehensive action sequence knowledge can help you efficiently execute nearly any action you can dream up. We may even be able to help dream up some more. Our bids are accurate and we’re always looking for ways to make your project better. Let our industry leading expertise help you wow your audience!
Conveniently based in Los Angeles, T-Minus Productions also has ample experience filming on location while maximizing local tax incentives.
Featured Stunt Coordinator: TJ White from T-Minus Productions
A second generation Stunt Coordinator and 2nd Unit Director, TJ White has 23+ years experience in Stunts. While growing up on sets such as Stripes, Knight Rider, and BJ and the Bear, TJ caught the bug for Action Directing.
TJ has worked closely with the top celebrities in the entertainment industry. From actors such as Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ashton Kutcher, Sofia Vergara, Kristen Stewart – to musicians Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Marshall Mathers, Pharrell Williams – to directors Paul Hunter, Wayne Isham, Dean Karr, and Joseph Kahn – to producers William Sherek, Jason Shuman, and Jill Harden – TJ has delivered for some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
When not on set or breaking down a budget, TJ teaches Action Directing classes at UCLA and other local film schools and has served on the panel at The Diamonds In The Raw Stuntwomen’s Awards since 2011.
To defy gravity, wirework was used in the Dua Lipa music video “Lost In Your Light” feat. Miguel. Working with wires can be very dangerous and time consuming. Using the right stunt rigging company is crucial for the right design and safety.
In this particular stunt rig, T Minus Productions Stunt Department had to prep, and test several stunt flying rigs the day before with a stunt double before they could put Dua Lipa and Miguel in the rig the following day. The team with Stunt Coordinator TJ White and his 8 Stunt riggers and 2 crane operators achieved this by using manual wire work much like you have seen in Hong Kong action films. By going manual and not using computerized winches it gave them the ability to move faster from location to location on set.
Dua Lipa not only sang and performed during this video but did this while she was flying through the air at 35 feet height in the air. I expect to see this triple threat to be in action films.
Director – Photogragher Stillz came onto the music video scene strong joining Bad Bunny as his creative director. Stillz comes with a photography background working in many formats between film and digital. He likes mixing with formats even shooting on VHS on set. It is common that Stillz will have his BTS team shooting with older VHS cameras much like your parents shot with in the 1980’s. This gives several looks and feels to the imagery that is taken on set with Bad Bunny.
In the “Dakiti” shoot production had to deal with many difficult elements such as shooting in the sand on the beach, filming underwater with a custom Submarine from SeaMarine Hydro in the middle of the ocean on the island of Catalina. The team filmed jet skiing in the middle of the ocean and shot a scene with talent in an underwater set.
Filming in open water takes a lot of planning and an experienced crew to pull it off. Working with a skilled Marine Coordinator and Stunt Coordinator can save you time and money on these complex shoots. Water is one of those elements that will slow down the speed of filming much like working with children and animals. Working with talent and crew around water is very dangerous and should not be taken lightly. Working with skilled water safety and water crew can not only save a talent or crew members life but can increase productivity while filming in the water.