'Bloody Omaha' Competes with HiEnd VFX

This is the best how-to clip I’ve seen in a long time. It answers the question of how to recreate a multi-million dollar VFX scene from Saving Private Ryan with 3 vfx guys, a station wagon, minimal gear and a light-wieght video camera in just 4 days. The pure moxie of this crew is impressive enough, but the final shots look great. Maybe not perfect but it sure looks like they spent a bunch more money than they actually did. I know tons of guys who would have looked at a sequence like this and bid for weeks of digital double work. It takes guts to stand up and say, “Hey, how about we just get out there and run up and down the beach a coupla’ times?”. Nicely done gentlemen.

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