"Helius" - USC Grad Advanced Directing Project
Our first day was out in Palm Springs at a location that looked a lot like Iraq. We staged a shooting with both American soldiers and Iraqis. It was very realistic. Locals were calling the police even though we had signs posted everywhere saying we were a student film!
This is footage of an extra who just got shot. The RED camera is on a steadi-cam.
The second day was in the CBS backlot. It looks like a nice neighborhood, but the houses are either fake or full of offices. USC students often shoot here on weekends for free. They treat us incredibly well!
Our third day was spent on another part of the CBS backlot - the NYC street. We staged a car accident in the distance for the main character to react to. I was an extra in the red car. I would press record on the sound mixer and then run to the car!
We shot on the RED camera, so the footage looks amazing. Congrats to Kari for a wonderful shoot!