Solana Productions First to Shoot 2010 Lincoln MKT in Secret Road Test; San Diego Video Production Company Captures the Action in HD

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Take a remote high desert location, add the latest Lincoln MKT from Ford and mix in Solana Productions, Inc. video crews. You'll get a secret road test and one of the most exciting location shoots this year. For the tenth year in a row this San Diego production company has teamed up with Ford to produce videos in preparation for the Detroit Auto Show.

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Building on Lincoln's momentum, the Lincoln MKT concept demonstrates how else we could grow the Lincoln lineup

Solana Productions, Inc., a San Diego video production company, was chosen by Ford Motor Co. to shoot the first high-definition (HD) videotape of the 2010 Lincoln MKT during a secret road test in the California desert.

Solana's HD cameras captured the revolutionary touring vehicle in action on a special track built by Ford at the Inyokern Airport near the desert community of Ridgecrest, north of Los Angeles. The 2010 car boasts Lincoln's highly anticipated 3.5 liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 Engine, and offers several environmentally conscious features.

Solana's footage was shot with the Sony XDHD cameras. This producer-friendly camera has changed the field production landscape by offering instant playback of scenes. And, because it records on a disc, the crew could immediately return to shooting without re-cueing. This came in handy while hanging out the back of a camera car!

This corporate video production captured the vehicle on a specially built, curvy, one-lane road with the Sierra mountains towering in the background. Other shots required using a camera car to film the Lincoln from the front, back and sides. The footage will be distributed to news outlets worldwide during the Detroit Auto Show in January.

Solana Productions, Inc. specializes in providing broadcast, cable, corporate and internet video crews throughout Southern California. The company is based in San Diego, but also handles Los Angeles video production and Orange County video production.

Ford, HP, Entertainment Tonight, and other high-profile TV shows are among their many clients. More information about the company is available at

According to, the premium utility vehicle offers ultimate elegance, space and efficiency. The website says the vehicle offers "responsible luxury," with the use of more environmentally friendly materials that offer a premium look and feel.

"Building on Lincoln's momentum, the Lincoln MKT concept demonstrates how else we could grow the Lincoln lineup," says Mark Fields, president of The Americas, on "This full-size premium utility offers the comfort of a luxury sedan, the spaciousness and flexibility of a full-size utility and the performance of a sporty roadster - crafted with excellence and 'green' materials that make it as responsible as it is elegant."

The Lincoln MKT concept features the dramatic double-wing chrome grille with satin silver inserts, encapsulating beautiful Light Emitting Diode (LED) headlamps that wrap around into the sculptured hood giving the luxury utility a powerful presence.

The MKT concept features an elegant body side chamfer running along the shoulder, with dynamic haunches over the rear wheel arches. Inset into each front fender and traveling through the door panels are chrome Lincoln stars with spears that add visual length to the car. Meanwhile, winged, curb-clearing doors give the car a dramatic sense of direction, agility and forward movement.

A formal C-pillar further differentiates the concept from other premium vehicles by creating an aura of privacy for the rear occupants. Like limousines, the MKT cuts an interesting profile - long, low and comfortably wide. The signature roofline runs the entire length of the greenhouse and remains uninterrupted. The roof itself is glass, allowing in natural light.

As an unconventional surprise, designers incorporated a bustle-back into the Lincoln MKT concept. The classic look creates an efficient, usable vertical space by turning the horizontal deck on end. This provides massive storage capacity in the rear of the vehicle, crucial for any trip.
From the rear, the concept is instantly recognizable as a Lincoln, thanks to full-width LED taillamps stretching from side to side.

The exterior is bathed in a rich Liquid Bronze Metallic paint that compliments the chrome brightwork. Sitting on intricate 14-spoke interlocking chrome aluminum wheels with body color accents, the wheels on the MKT are fitted to 21-inch Michelin tires creating an ideal wheel-to-body proportion.


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