The Mission District, also commonly called "The Mission," is named after the sixth Alta California mission, Mission San Francisco de Asis... San Francisco's OLDEST BUILDING, located in the neighborhood. The Mission District even became home to the FIRST PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL STADIUM in California when "Recreation Grounds" opened in 1868. Shooting in front of a mural in the Mission.
Tonight you'll also see an AMAZING stunt! A woman FALLS DOWN THE STAIRS.
Can you tell that only the LAST stair is REAL CONCRETE? The other ones are fake FOAM.
In order to avoid injury, our stunt coordinator padded the concrete stairs with foam pads that are the EXACT color of the stairs.
Here they are making the foam pads to look identical to the surrounding concrete, and attaching them to the stairs. Crew padding the concrete stairs for a stunt
In this same shot, you'll also see the P.O.V. of the girl falling. In order to simulate this angle, the camera department PUT A CAMERA INSIDE A WOODEN WHEEL, AND put another camera on the SIDE of the same wheel.
Then, they ROLLED the wheel and THE TWO CAMERAS DOWN THE STAIRS!
Our director of photography (at the top of the stairs) was a little nervous the camera would break, but the camera made it down safely.
The camera simulating a POV
And because San Francisco is such a TOURIST town, we also had to have a scene where a Bzzz Tour car gets in an accident. Here's a pic I took after the stunt happened.
Well, thanks again for all your comments and enjoy tonight's episode!