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Crowd Replication Special Effects Breakdown for O’Neil Cinema

July 20, 2013

Earlier this summer I attended Alex Buono's The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour. Alex is the Oscar nominee and Director of Photography (or DP) for Saturday Night Live's film unit. During the seminar, Alex broke down one of the special effects he shot in the film "Green Street Hooligans," starring Elijah Wood, where Alex was both the cinematographer and co-producer. The scene was in a soccer stadium and they needed to fill the stands with a sold out crowd. Since it is prohibitively expensive to hire that many extras, instead, they used special effects to create the crowd from a ...Read More