I almost posted this one last week and since we watched that video breakdown in class I figured I might as well put this up here for everyone to see too. Like the other video we watched some scenes are almost completely designed through animation. Most of the stuff in the video shows how they made scenery but there is also a breakdown of the visual effects they used on one guys face. Maybe I'm just easily impressed but I think it's pretty incredible how you can animate such realistic sets through 3D programs.
Boardwalk Empire VFX Breakdowns of Season 1 from Brainstorm Digital on Vimeo.