Filming for the next installment of the 'Jason Bourne' movie has been taking place in Clark County for the past couple weeks. There's going to be a big chase scene on the Las Vegas Strip, and they've been filming segments of it for a couple weeks now, with sections of Las Vegas Blvd closed-off to vehicular and even pedestrian traffic. Extras are used to populate the Strip sidewalks, and they're being told to just walk and act normally, but to look at the road & even point if they want when the chase goes past them.
Because of the LVB closure, they're filming early in the morning, from approx. midnight until 5AM, & as of today, the section of the Strip that's closed is from Koval to Flamingo.
The chase scene involves a car driven by 'Jason Bourne' being chased by LVMPD patrol cars, a motor unit, a SWAT armored vehicle, & perhaps others, however they also have to simulate normal LVB traffic, with dozens of other cars on the road, driven by extras.
I was curious about radio comms, so I infiltrated Las Vegas Blvd by posing as a Mexican porn-card slapper & took up a post in front of the Paris (where some of the cameras were located). They tried to get me to leave, but I just kept repeating "No comprende, no habla Engles!" to the production assistants, and tried to hand them the porn cards. When the police showed-up, I told them that I had a Constitutional right as an illegal immigrant to be there, handing out porn cards and I would sue them for discrimination and loss of income if they removed me. Once I promised the director I wouldn't look at the camera and allowed their makeup dept to improve my fake mustache, they left me alone & you'll see me in the movie. Credits at the end will list me as Juan Jose Jimenez.
So being there in the heart of the action (& really, there was very little action...) allowed me to search & use Close-call on my BC325 scanner, when I wasn't talking about escort services & recommending certain women for the production assistants.
LVMPD units involved in the street closure, etc. were using their Special Events 3 talk group.
Freqs used for the film shoot (all FM analog voice & simplex):
452.9875 DCS 054
452.4125 DCS 165
452.1375 DCS 331 car marshalls -- directing drivers back to spots on LVB for re-takes
452.0875 DCS 712 stunt drivers (sounded like they were Australian)
452.6375 DCS 205
457.6875 DCS 412 Channel 2
457.6375 DCS 162
457.1375 DCS 306
457.2875 DCS 244
457.9875 DCS 047
456.2375 DCS 632
I mostly focused on channel collection, but if I spend more time radio-geeking them in the future, I'll focus on channel #s & usage. Maybe next time I'll just set up a SIGINT station at the Cosmo, Bellagio or Paris in a room that faces the Strip.
------I was a driver during that week, and just to let you know - the radios were rentals. We each had one and there were over 120 drivers.LOL very interesting Hooligan! Thanks for sharing.
Keep up the good work.
It's nothing for you pervs to get worked-up about, but I did just upload a recording of some of the above radio traffic to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xfbs6zfibc9iu8n/AVN awards.m4a?dl=0Right now on itinerant freq 464.550/179.9 simplex I'm hearing what sounds to be either someone directing a porn shoot, or directing a rehearsal for the Adult Video News Awards ceremony.
He's giving cues to camera people as well as talent, and while some of it clearly sounds like practice for an Awards ceremony -- "OK Eva, hand the crown over & then give the tiara to the runner-up, then you'll interview the winner." Some of it certainly sounds like a porn shoot -- "Damn it you guys, I can't see the penetration!" "OK, cut! Talent, go clean yourselves up & get back to the set quickly" etc.
I caught it mobile about an hour ago & now I'm hearing it from my home in the hills of Henderson. I assume they're on an upper floor of the Hard Rock Hotel.
As of today, the RTC is active again on SNACC -- the analog system.I used to monitor a couple of the RTC supervisor talk groups on the SNACC system because they could get interesting at times, thanks to the wild creatures those buses transport.
I noticed starting a month or two ago that I was no longer hearing them, so I unlocked all the other RTC talk groups, and they're dead.