Being based out of Death Valley National Park, Las Vegas was the ideal location to photograph the three scenes as the story was taking place in the Sun Belt.
Here is a recount of our experience in Kurt's words:
We had two days in Las Vegas to complete the photography part of the project. It's always about the light, too much, too little, hard shadows, light coming from the wrong angle... For the scene of the house split in half, we were fortunate to find a crack in the asphalt that matched the scene I had imagined!
Finding a suitable apartment to shoot in was our 2nd greatest challenge. After being turned down by commercially owned properties, we began researching private properties on Craigslist. We found a great little home near UNLV, contacted the owner and shot the scene with the man sitting on the couch watching TV . Check out the "Making of" below where Edwige photographed me prepping this particular scene using fiber optic strands, a false floor and a flashlight.
Finding a traditional looking school was another challenge. The Historic Las Vegas High School (which opened in 1930) turned out to be exactly what I was imagining for the scene!