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SBminisguy06 Nov 2020 9:47 a.m. PST

Just released in October, an indie KS funded short film called "Turning Tide" about a young Scottish boy who confronts a downed German pilot after an aerial battle. Amazing what indie film makers can do.

The trailer: YouTube link

The movie: YouTube link

The making of, they used an great blend of practical effects and CGI on a shoestring budget quite effectively:
YouTube link

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

Saw it just yesterday. Excellent job with the CG. It looked like the real thing.

Even the shot of the downed plane in the water on the coast looked like it actually existed.

If same people did a remake of Battle of Britain it would outclass the original aircraft wise.

SBminisguy06 Nov 2020 2:49 p.m. PST

The planes looked very good. In the making of video they explain that since they had limited budget they did selective CG. The planes that get close up shots are actually detailed scale models placed on top of a CG animated plane, and the downed plane was also a large scale model filmed in a lake, and when the frame rate is adjusted the short little wavelets in the lake look like ocean waves. Very creative mix of practical effects and CG.


emckinney06 Nov 2020 10:01 p.m. PST

Just watched it. Excellent work on a tiny budget.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Nov 2020 10:56 a.m. PST

Really wonderful--go watch it.

It's worth noting the "Making of" companion piece is longer than the movie--and well worth the extra time.

One hopes the creators of this film might be trusted with bigger budgets for similarly excellent work.

Only thing that bothered me--how quickly the Hun pilot "dried off!"


Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 5:25 p.m. PST

Alas ---where to watch it ?????

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