The Hook: Behind the Scenes - narrated
"This is a hook from the new Volvo FMX".
The wind is blowing at 22 miles an hour and it's only eight degrees Celsius-
some 20 meters above the surface of the water in the Gothenburg harbour.
Here is the president of Volvo Trucks on the front of a suspended truck.
He has the leading role in a film about Volvo's new construction truck.
"That was okay. I survived."
Yes, Claes does his own stunts for the recording of the film
-a daring feat for a boss who doesn't even list mountain climbing-
-as one of his hobbies. But the actual height was not the worst thing.
"The wind and the cold. It was nice..."
Claes had to spend nearly two hours up on the truck.
It was a question of capturing the perfect sequence.
Everything was filmed in one take from a helicopter.
"The main challenge for this production is the fact that that we are
suspending the truck from one hook.| We put Claes Nilsson on top of it-
and we are shooting it in one take".
The idea with this film is to show that the truck is capable of coping-
with stresses far greater| than it would normally be exposed to.
It's highlighting the strength and quality of Volvo's new trucks.
Safety was paramount and rigorous before Claes was allowed
to stand on the truck.| The film's suspended sound technician-
is there purely for Claes' personal safety.
Actually, he has nothing to do with the sound.
"We really don't test it. Our experience is based on-
a secure wire system with two ropes.
If one fails, the second one will catch us".
Marie VassiliadisDirector, Media RelationsSwedenmarie.firstname.lastname@example.org+46 31 3224127