Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Digital Compositing At Its Best

In the past, I've been down on digital effects, but every so often, I see them utilized in such a way that leaves me stunned.

This is one of those times.

There is a history program in the UK called Timewatch, and they recently did an episode about the landings at Omaha Beach on D-Day, a task which took 1000 extras when Spielberg did it for Saving Private Ryan.

The crew at Timewatch did the principal photography for those scenes at Normandy in 4 days with just three actors and the end result is more than respectable.

That is some spectacular work. There may be some flaws, but for the resources used, it is pretty good.


Arjan said...

quite cool! This could benefit movies greatly, money wise.

MC said...

I think this may herald a day when a few people can make a movie with decent effect from their PC.