Scott admits Creed had absolute artistic freedom in the creation of the My Sacrifice video, and he didn't hold back at all. As part of the symbolism, Scott asked for a scene with a lion. However, since a lion could not be located, a Bengal tiger was brought in instead - and who knew tigers could be on the wild side? Scott told MTV: "The tiger got in the pounce position like he was going to leap at me. It was pretty weird to the point where the trainer was like, 'He's fixated on you. Speak to him.' So I was talking to him like you would a dog. It was a pretty tense moment. It was amazing to see how powerful he was. He was standing on top of the car and as he walked down the front just one paw hit the windshield and it shattered. I don't know why I wasn't scared or nervous. We just had to have the shot and I knew it was an important element in the video, so I just felt peace."
As if a bad-tempered tiger wasn't enough, several sources report
that Scott had a close call with electrocution. "All of a sudden, this 120-foot camera crane slowly started tipping over," one source said. "It was coming down into 1 million gallons of water that had been pumped on the set, bringing with it wiring and electrical equipment. It was about to hit the water when some stagehand threw an emergency shutoff switch. Another two seconds and Scott would've been fried along with the extras and safety divers."
Scott later said in a radio interview that the worry had been less a matter of electricity touching the water, since safety measures had been in place, and more a case of the crane falling on someone. Fortunately, no one was badly hurt. My Sacrifice video
and 'making of' video