It was so much fun running around the warehouse district and shooting compositing elements, trying to work out matching angles and trying to imagine how all this stuff was going to eventually look. Lots of “okay and so you’ll look behind you and see a bunch of burning stuff over there and there, and then you look up waaay up there to see the giant woman.”
Telling Ali to “roar like the T-Rex at the end of Jurassic Park” is maybe my favorite direction I’ve ever given to an actress. Because duh.
Also, just as a helpful forewarning, there is no non-awkward way to ask an actress in a short skirt step directly all the way over the camera. All I could do was PROMISE that the bridge would be there in the final composite.