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Why Joseph Kosinski Shot Top Gun: Maverick Like It Was Two Different Movies
Having crossed the $1 billion mark, “Top Gun: Maverick” has a lot to boast about. One of the coolest things about it is the fact that the actors were taught to shoot their own footage while up in the fighter jets. To make this possible, director Joseph Kosinski essentially had to shoot two movies.
Apparently, Kosinski shot a whopping 800 hours of footage for the entire film. This combined air and ground sequences that were shot separately with different crews. While the ground story was shot with a full crew, the aerial story was shot with a much smaller crew of 70 people.
In fact, the aerial sequences had to be shot in coordination with the military since the F18s were being operated at 650,000 miles per hour. The entire thing sounds like a wild ride, and far more complicated than it might seem when you first watch the film.