Fear the Walking | Holy Shit | Short Sketch Series | Hollywood Redux
In a NEW episode of short sketch series, Holy Shit, entitled, “Fear the Walking,” a woman walks to her car after watching a scary movie and discovers that jogging is, in fact, deadly. Featuring visual effects created in After Effects CC.
Watch for oncoming vehicles:
This episode of Holy Shit! is inspired by the moment right after you see a scary movie and then have to walk to your car parked on a dark, cold street. That combined with the horrors of molten lava blue cheese dip and recreational running makes for a story surprising enough that you say: Holy Shit. And just to assuage your concerns for our actor: No one wound up dead on this shoot, in fact we didn’t even trample any plants.
Written by the HR team and directed by Matthew Bolton, Fear the Walking hinges on two memorable performances from actors Katie Koster (WATCH Katie in other Holy Shit episode Final Form) and Justin Gentile (see more from Justin weekly on IGL Podcast and TSDF and in short film IMPACTUS).
The shot of the car hitting the pedestrian was created by a combination of practical and visual effects: On set, we filmed the car driving through the light with no actor in the crosswalk, then we also filmed Katie running into the street in front of a green screen, and we combined those physical elements in After Effects CC. Additional exertions and the scream were added in post production to enhance the action even further by sound designer Michael Hesser (watch more from Michael on the HR Podcast and TSDF).
Follow crisis-averse marauder Justin on Twitter: www.twitter.com/justin_gentile.
Additional production support from the entire Hollywood Redux crew including camera department Kryzzalia Lopez (HR Podcast, The K Files, Impactus) and Byron Lopez. Luke Casey held down the Art Department as always, and the graphic art was created as usual by Kryzzalia. We edited footage in Premiere Pro, and shot on a Canon 5D, and a GoPro Hero5.
Filmed entirely on location in Valley Village – thank you to the city for its support. Find out more about filming in “gourmet ghetto” Valley Village at the FilmLA website, here.
Holy Shit! is a monthly short series featuring a sequence of events strange enough to make you (and usually someone in the video) exclaim the titular phrase. Watch more episodes of Holy Shit! at the series page.