An eyewitness on the set of the film Rust, when Alec Baldwin accidently shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, told The Sun that the tragedy was recorded on camera as the cast and crew did a take rehearsing the scene.
The insider claimed, “The camera was facing Alec, who was shooting in the camera’s general direction during a rehearsal scene that was being recorded. The cameras captured Alec shooting, but Halyna and Joel (Souza, director) were behind the camera, so I don’t think the cameras captured them being shot.” He said cameras, lights and props were damaged from the gunfire, with broken glass everywhere, so it is unclear if the footage would be salvable.
Contrary to the insider’s comments, H.A. Goodman is reporting the footage was saved on the Cloud. Goodman says the fact that the camera was destroyed is irrelevant in this day and age, since everything recorded is instantaneously sent to the Cloud or some other internet service. “The more you look into this, nothing makes sense,” Goodman says. “It’s either absolute incompetence or some kind of deliberate act, or something very bizarre.” Here’s more.