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Following Alec Baldwin's accidental misfiring of a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, a man has shared a prop gun procedure used during the filming of 2018's Halloween to protect crew members. Watch below:
Baldwin, 68, was holding the firearm (a prop gun) when he accidentally discharged it. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography, was killed and the film's director Joel Souza, 48, was injured.
Hutchins was pronounced dead after being airlifted from site and taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital and Souza, was released from hospital earlier today (22 October).
A man has now shared behind-the-scenes footage from 2018's Halloween, which shows a clear barrier between the camera and the shotgun to protect the camera operator from the blanks being fired.
The video was posted today (22 October) by user @Wazzu0199 and has received a lot of attention from Twitter users.
He captioned the post: "This is a behind-the-scenes clip from the Halloween (2018).
"Notice how there's some sort of barrier between the camera operator, and the prop gun.
"I'm just having a hard time understanding how this kind of accident still happens in 2021.
However one user, rightly pointed out: "Maybe it didn't happen whilst filming was taking place.
"We haven't got all the facts yet so please stop assuming you know exactly what happened."
Another said: "Sometimes safety precautions still fail and you have to be prepared for that and deal with the possible consequences."
A third added: "Stop trying to blame someone. It's a horrible accident."
A Santa Fe Sheriff's Department official has explained that there is an investigation open and active but added: "Mr Baldwin was questioned by investigators and released.
"No arrests or charges have been filed."
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