Monday, February 1, 2010

War movie making on a budget

Tonight's the-power-of-editing video - a shoestring recreation of the storming of Omaha Beach for a scene in a BBC documentary. The music's kinda crappy, but the video's interesting:

From the video's description:
Bloody omaha was created by Colin Thornton, Neil Wilson and Steven Flynn who run the graphics company Compost Creatuve .

The music used Is Two Tribes by Frankie goes to Hollywood.

Team Compost headed out to Omaha Beach for 4 days armed with a Z1 camera, a pop up greenscreen, some soldier uniforms and 2 rubber rifles (we couldnt afford 3), and begun the process of covering the beach (with camera on the cliff top), and re-enacting the veterans moving accounts. When back in London (and back in our real day job) we began to piece together all wed shot using adobe after effects, (and a little 3d modelling in maya) turning the 3 of us into the invading U.S. army.
6 Weeks later the work was completed and provides a moving insight to the U.S veterans memories of storming Omaha beach, for BBC 2's Timewatch: Bloody Omaha.

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