The BBC & The Omaha 4
Although this clip has been around for a few months ago, we feel compelled to post it after a talk Mark Harrison, Head of Multiplatform Productions at the BBC, gave last week at a small PSFK gathering. The clip shows the making of a short film that recreates the storming of Omaha beach on D-Day during WWII. He said that during a single weekend 4 BBC staff (in their spare time) shot and starred in a scene which the makers of Saving Private Ryan had to use 1000 extras for.
Mark explained that the everyday technologies used in making the final film (below) and the visual vocabulary gives the BBC an insight into the production and delivery of future story-making.