Amanda sticks the landing after what feels like a 15-foot drop through some unseen portal. The first time my wife saw this, she gasped. So I know it’s literally a breathtaking shot.
Technically, I achieved this by removing Amanda’s head and laying her on her back so that the camera lens represented her POV. Then I slide her body along a ruler toward a concrete planter, one frame at a time. A timely flex of her knees, the proper shadows leading up to contact with the floor, and the roller skate sound effects really sell the shot.
This is also the first scene where we start to suspect POSERS aren’t really bound by the same physical laws we humans are. Because we were just outside, and now we’re inside.