Friday, 1 February 2008
3 guys, one camera, 4 days make history
Now, I remember playing "dead man falling" as a child. These three graphic designers recently had a lot of fun over four days on a shoestring budget.
The real action starts at 2.50, but you must watch from the beginning.
Great comment from this reviewer:-
Think of how close they are to Spielberg’s opening scene for Saving Private Ryan (minus some of the HQ sound effects, acting and close ups). In perspective that was; “Filmed in Ireland, the Omaha Beach scene cost $11 million and involved up to 1,000 extras”
Admittedly, after learning that this is a BBC production, this was probably not a low budget production. That said, when you consider that this was made in 4 days by 3 people, using one camera and a green bedspread, I found this stunningly impressive.
I noted that the BBC's Richard Hammond appears during the introduction.
This footage was used for a recent BBC "Timeline" episode called "Bloody Ohama". The hour long episode can be watched here although you may require to install the BBC iPlayer.
Duration: 60 minutes
History series. Researchers and historians are still arguing about why Omaha Beach was the hardest beach to capture in the D-day landings. Presented by Richard Hammond."
Hat tip to blogger 'Stupid Evil Bastard' for posting this blog.