Cobra 11 the Stunts

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The succes of “Alarm für Cobra 11″ is also to be thanked to the exciting action-scenes and the stunts which are filmed for such scenes. The realisation of the action-scenes cost per episode approx. 700.000 DM. From the beginning on the action-scenes are produced by the company “Action Concept”. This production company from Hürth is specialized in making action-scenes for tv and film. The stuntteam of Action Concept can be measured with the stuntteams which make the stunts for the Hollywood actionfilms. Action Concept takes care for the whole realisation of the action-scene: the preparation, the performing of the stunts, the filming of the scene and the editing of the recorded images. So at the end Action Concept delivers a complete action-scene.

This meant for Cobra 11 that during the first two seasons production company “Polyphon” produced the non-action-scenes (dramascenes). Action Concept produced the action-scenes and delivered these to Polyphon. The last company put all the scenes togehter and created the episode. Nowadays all the scenes (action and drama) are produced by Action Concept. Because Action Concept produces the whole action-scene, the action-scenes from “Cobra 11″ become very exciting and are filmed in a spectacular way. A few examples of stunts from Cobra 11: a truck crashes in a standing queue, a car turns 5.5 times upside down and a Porsche 928 flies with 200 km/h over a viaduct.

Before a stunt is filmed there are many things to do. First they have to decide how the stunts in the scene are peformed. Also a storyboard is made, in which the stuntscene is drawn as a sort of comic. Also important is to find a suited shooting-location. In the case of Cobra 11 German highways are often closed for the shootings. Most of the time this happens in the weekends, because then there isn’t much traffic that has to be derouted. Depending on the sort of stunt sometimes cars have to be preparated: they get for example a roll-bar or an automatic steering is installed if the car has to drive without a driver. When all this is taken care of, the film-crew goes to the shooting location.

When they have arrived there the requisites, like cameras and microphones, are unloaded. Next the shootings start. Usually the happenings which take place in the scene before stunt are filmed first. When it’s possible preparations for the stunt, like the placing of launching-ramps if cars have to go into the air, are made at the same time. Then it’s time to record the stunt. Of course first the cameras are placed. In some stunts 14 cameras are used. Some of them are placed in a so-called crash-box. This is a very strong box in which the camera is placed (in the right image you can see two of them). Now a truck could fall on this camera without the camera to be demolished. These cameras supply the spectacular images. When all preparations are taken there is a meeting, in which is told who has which task during the stunt. And then it gets dangerous: the stunt is peformed. After the most exciting moment of the day sometimes several shootings are made which conclude the action-scene.

When everything is recorded, the film goes into the studio. There the recordings are first digitalized: they are captured on a special hard-disk. With the help of a computer and some software the recordings, which are on the hard-disk, can be edited. This editing sometimes consists of removing the aids which are used in the stunt like the steel cable of the Ratchet-system (see “The making of”). Also the recordings are edited in the right order. The next step is to couple the edited recordings to the sound (image and sound are recorded seperately). Also sound-effects and background music are added. When all this is ready, the action-scene can be coupled to the other scenes in the episode.

Alarm fur cobra 11 Crash statistics

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Alarm fur cobra 11 The statistics of the total

The total Total Average per episode
Number of demolished cars
532
5,78
Number of demolished Trucks
51
0,55
Number of demolished busses
5
0,05
Number of demolished motors
12
0,13

The statistics per season

Per season Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Number of demolished
21
80
92
130
Number of demolished trucks
0
10
9
5
Number of demolished busses
0
2
1
1
Number of demolished motors
0
7
2
1
         
  Season 5 Season 6
Number of demolished cars
136
73
Number of demolished trucks
13
14
Number of demolished busses
1
0
Number of demolished motors
0
2

The values in this table are averages per episode

Per season Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Number of demolished cars
2,33
3,64
5,75
8,13
Number of demolished trucks
0,00
0,45
0,56
0,31
Number of demolished busses
0,00
0,09
0,06
0,06
Number of demolished motors
0,00
0,32
0,13
0,06
         
  Season 5 Season 6
Number of demolished cars
8,00
6,08
Number of demolished trucks
0,76
1,17
Number of demolished busses
0,06
0,00
Number of demolished motors
0,00
0,17

The statistics per episode

The values in this table are the number of demolished cars, trucks, busses and motors

Season 1 Car Truck Bus Motor Other
Bomben bei Kilometer 92
12
0
0
0
none
Rote Rosen, schwarzer Tod
1
0
0
0
none
Der neue Partner
3
0
0
0
none
Mord und Totschlag
1
0
0
0
none
Tod bei Tempo 100
2
0
0
0
none
Der Alte und der Junge
0
0
0
0
none
Falsches Blaulicht
1
0
0
0
none
Der Samurai
1
0
0
0
none
Endstation für alle
0
0
0
0
none
Season 2 Car Truck Bus Motor Other
Shotgun
1
0
0
0
house
Ausgesetzt
5
1
0
0
none
Kaltblütig
6
0
0
0
none
Notlandung
2
0
0
0
airplane
Das Attentat
2
0
1
0
none
Die verlorene Tochter
1
0
0
1
none
Rache ist süss
2
0
0
0
kiosk
Bremsversagen
5
1
0
0
none
Crash
5
1
0
1
none
Kindersorgen
2
0
0
0
none
Generalprobe
9
1
0
0
caravan
Raubritter
7
1
0
0
post-office
Volley Stop
3
0
0
1
chimney, old factory
Schlag zu
1
0
0
0
market-stalls, shed
Sonnenkinder
6
0
1
0
none
Zwischen den Fronten
1
0
0
3
terrace
Faule Äpfel
1
2
0
1
none
Kurze Rast
1
0
0
0
bank, helicopter
Gift
8
0
0
0
viaduct
Tödlicher Ruhm
3
0
0
0
bunker
Schnäppchenjäger
3
3
0
0
roadside restaurant
Leichenwagen
6
0
0
0
rowing-boat
Season 3 Car Truck Bus Motor Other
Ein Leopard läuft Amok
14
0
0
0
prison cell
Die letzte Chance
1
0
0
0
none
Tödlicher Sand
7
0
0
0
none
Im Fadenkreuz
10
0
0
0
shop-window, storage-shed
Im Nebel verschwunden
2
2
0
0
camper
Die Anhalterin
0
1
0
0
none
Der tote Zeuge
0
0
0
0
caravan
Der Joker
1
0
0
0
speedboat, shed, shelter
Tödliche Ladung
7
2
0
0
storage yard, tractor
Treibstoff
21
1
0
2
caravan, trailer, stalls
Brennender Ehrgeiz
3
3
0
0
camper
Schattenkrieger
6
0
0
0
caravan
Taxi 541
13
0
0
0
none
Der Richter
6
0
1
0
none
Der Tod eines Jungen
1
0
0
0
café
Ein einsamer Sieg
0
0
0
0
summer-house, villa, yacht
Season 4 Car Truck Bus Motor Other
Höllenfahrt auf der A4
47
1
0
0
eco-toilets
Hase und Igel
4
0
0
0
market-stalls, cart
Auf der Flucht
6
0
0
0
none
Eine böse Überraschung
1
0
0
0
crane-cabin, shop-window, speedboat
Blinde Liebe
3
0
0
0
billboard, factory, helicopter
Tulpen aus Amsterdam
4
0
1
0
terrace, market-stall
Highway Maniac
15
1
0
0
helicopter
Janina
2
1
0
0
caravan
Geheimnisvolle Macht
10
0
0
0
container
Die Hütte am See
3
0
0
1
shop-window
Gefährliches Spielzeug
1
1
0
0
none
Verlorene Erinnerungen
6
0
0
0
shop-window
Die schwarze Rose
5
0
0
0
barber-shop, filling station
Schachmatt
11
0
0
0
none
Schumanns große Chance
8
0
0
0
none
Der Maulwurf
4
1
0
0
none
Season 5 Car Truck Bus Motor Other
Todesfahrt der Linie 834
27
2
1
0
caravan, shelter, helicopter
Fieberträume
4
1
0
0
hoovercraft, shed, caravan
Der Tod aus dem Motor
7
2
0
0
flower-shop, shelter
Zwischen allen Stühlen
6
0
0
0
none
Crash Kommerz
8
0
0
0
concrete wall
Liebe bis in den Tod
7
0
0
0
none
Schmölders Traum
6
0
0
0
none
Doppelter Alptraum
10
2
0
0
none
Tina und Aysim
5
0
0
0
quad
Highspeed
7
0
0
0
road barrier, viaduct
Feindliche Brüder
3
1
0
0
building shed, shelter
Schwarze Witwe
4
0
0
0
shed
Truckstop
3
1
0
0
caravan, industry building
Falsches Spiel
15
1
0
0
helicopter
Kurzes Glück
8
1
0
0
none
Ehrensache
4
2
0
0
none
Der Rennstall
12
0
0
0
none
Season 6 Car Truck Bus Motor Other
Hetzjagd
28
5
0
1
bicycle
Der Kleine
2
0
0
0
flowershop, terrace
Schwarze Schafe
2
2
0
1
building-shed
Black out
4
0
0
0
caravan
Tödliche Kunst
5
0
0
0
none
Im Kreuzfeuer
7
2
0
0
covered-in sittingplace
Wehrlos
3
2
0
0
log-cabin
Bis zum bitteren Ende
6
1
0
0
none
Der perfekte Mord
5
0
0
0
none
Vater und Sohn
3
1
0
0
glass-window, concrete wall
Die Clique
4
1
0
0
none
Späte Rache
4
0
0
0
none
Total
532
51
5
12

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