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Old January 31st, 2008, 12:34 PM   #1
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How to recreate Omaha Beach using 3 men, a Handycam, and some CGI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRS9cpOMYv0

Incredible!

This was part of a Timewatch documentary on the BBC presented by Richard hammond from Top Gear about the Omaha beach landings on D-Day. They made a recreation almost as good as Saving Private Ryan just by using three guys dressed as soldiers, a Handycam, and some deft CGI.

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Old February 2nd, 2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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Crikey. Surprised nobody has commented on this!
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 12:20 PM   #3
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I think it's completely amazing. Got some great pointers just by watching it!
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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My wife, who works in government technology, actually used this in a technology meeting to demonstrate what can be done in today's digital environment.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 12:41 PM   #5
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I first noticed this elsewhere on the web a couple of weeks ago and meant to post about it, but was tied up with the MacWorld Expo at the time. When it first came around it was tagged as "Four Guys + One Camera + One Beach = Omaha Beach Invasion" (but yes it's just three graphic designers). Believe I first saw it here:

http://northernmisfit.blogspot.com/2...ach-omaha.html

Full program available on BBC for those in the UK:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/it...n_pid=b008p858

Would like to see this taken a step further... if you have access to one flyable vintage World War Two aircraft, you could fill the sky with planes...
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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Crikey. Surprised nobody has commented on this!
only had one word... wow... and it wasn't long enough to submit as a message!
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