How Fake Crowds Are Made For Movies And TV | Movies Insider

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Using completely real crowds in Hollywood productions can be a huge logistical challenge. That's why movies and TV shows have found many ways to make crowds look bigger than they are. Older movies like "Ben-Hur" used matte paintings, while movies like "Glory Road'' have used inflatable extras. Today, duplication and CGI are the most frequently used techniques. On the Apple TV series "Ted Lasso," Barnstorm VFX had the daunting challenge of filling a 26,000-seat stadium using a mix of real and fake people. As Barnstorm VFX supervisor Lawson Deming told us, it's the mix of the two that best convinces the viewer.
Thanks to Barnstorm VFX for speaking with us and providing footage from "Ted Lasso" and "Insecure." Check out more of its work here:
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How Fake Crowds Are Made For Movies And TV | Movies Insider

  • Shay


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    I always thought they'd call in thousands of people to play that role



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  • Sophia H

    Sophia H

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    I learn some new everyday...

  • Michelle w.

    Michelle w.

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    After the vaccine you can control the whole mankind via an app. Pretty cool isn‘t it

  • Clynnt Potts

    Clynnt Potts

    15 jam yang lalu

    Thank you, and now you know why trumps inauguration look like that on news channels, lol

  • Lillo Stich

    Lillo Stich

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    Illusion thats what people loves movie and in real life..

  • VeryTalented Channel Name

    VeryTalented Channel Name

    19 jam yang lalu

    This video is great and all...


  • Huj Plays

    Huj Plays

    22 jam yang lalu

    its crazy how it takes years to make movies and there only like an hour or more!!

  • AlphineWolf


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    In the battle of waterloo, they just hired the Russian army as extras. Which was easy they just needed them to execute military commands and battle formations. Hey op you forgot about the Russian army extras!

  • Daniel Cruz

    Daniel Cruz

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    I'll finally be able to see the fingers of the fans in Madden.

  • angerock49


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    Well explained!

  • CP Micah

    CP Micah

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    So it took hundreds of years to get from using real fans, to using a green screen

  • iIlluminumoo confirmed

    iIlluminumoo confirmed

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    I wonder what show sponsored this video....

  • T.F.B YouTube

    T.F.B YouTube

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    The onion has been doing

  • Haeun Kim

    Haeun Kim

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    Wow this was very interesting! I think I did hear that CG was used but I did not realize that they could green screen the entire crowd. I guess this would be my daily dose of knowledge.

  • Paul Karanja

    Paul Karanja

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    Everything is fake nowadays

  • BigMapGuy


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    They do more work for the audience in this stadium then EA has EVER put into the same recycled game they releaseevery year



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    Ted lasso apple tv exclusive rendered on Windows 10

  • Ashida


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    Well not long before AI will take over Film Industry.

  • Nazz


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    This is nice

  • John Junior

    John Junior

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    What’s not fake in the world?

  • Karien Saunders

    Karien Saunders

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    Had me up until " There's a soccer ball in the goal!" 😒

  • Joe Duke

    Joe Duke

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    Biden does this everytime he's seen.

  • RetroSteve


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    By having all these people overly clap and move it DOES look fake. Most people at real games are just sitting there, looking around.

  • Raj Lonerider

    Raj Lonerider

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    Ohhh this how WWE works

  • Movement


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    Yo no mask and no protocol bruh

  • Nishant Bilkhiwal

    Nishant Bilkhiwal

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    Amazing insights!!

  • Danny Shoes

    Danny Shoes

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    3:54 Song?

  • Mike Leblanc

    Mike Leblanc

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    Even with this technology Biden still couldn't fill a venue. Wheres my dead voters at? Whoop whoop

  • Ackyy


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    Next riot/war scene we are presented with should be taken with a bit of salt then. In the end nothing is real.

  • technocatification


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    so basically what they did to hillary

  • 4 octave

    4 octave

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    They could've have made a 2min video yet they extended to 8mins

  • Tetsong


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    So much of details.. I would just put minecraft like characters.

  • Ben Masalta

    Ben Masalta

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    Naruto joins the game.

  • Donest Jim

    Donest Jim

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    so fake

  • c W

    c W

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    all I heard was pandemic pandemic pandemic

  • Candace Garcia

    Candace Garcia

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    This is something i never think about but NEED to know the answer!

  • Corona Virus

    Corona Virus

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    Lol sports video games have been doing this forever

  • Cesar Perez

    Cesar Perez

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    Yo i literally just walked back into school damm

  • Cuck Lord

    Cuck Lord

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    so glad I found this I always wondered this

  • Bumpy Road

    Bumpy Road

    2 hari yang lalu

    Meanwhile 2k crowds still look like ps1 graphics

  • xxswearwolfxx


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    Imagine u wanna go see this movie but it's already spoiled because youtube recemmeded is that

  • Ronnie Lyn

    Ronnie Lyn

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    So my life was a lie? I thought they were actually crowds and they were all told to act!

  • Adrian Duran

    Adrian Duran

    2 hari yang lalu

    Ted Lasso is basically FIFA 2020

  • Stetson Pacheco Studios

    Stetson Pacheco Studios

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    Who knew there was this much work in making a movie!

  • Alexa


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    As someone who’s worked as an extra on set for a Disney movie, I can totally confirm the crowd tiling! Those shots are the most complicated and the extras are always moved around so you don’t get duplication. It’s so cool to see the other techniques they use tho!

  • Banksquiat 313

    Banksquiat 313

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    So 2k basically does the bare minimum of this with they crowd 😂😂cause everyone who is the same person does the same kind of movements

  • Tarek Manzur

    Tarek Manzur

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    it kinda looks like shit if you look at it

  • Kendall Marie

    Kendall Marie

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    My whole life is lie

  • swallowedinthesea11


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    So this is what hordes looked like in The Walking Dead.

  • Astralium


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    Me when I say I have friends

  • LowRes96


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    Why are we acting like this is something new? 😂😂

  • Windy's Soluciones

    Windy's Soluciones

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    only a fake person would fall for a fake film. True movies clients and movie buyers will pass on this junk.

  • Gabriel Gray

    Gabriel Gray

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    But it's ok to smash them all together in one spot on the bleachers... do you people really not see the psychosis in this shit lol

  • Minien


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    They did an awful job.

  • Random person

    Random person

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  • J4YB0N3Z


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    They look Just like fifa 16 models bluerd, in fifa 21 the models r a lot better

  • jans1026


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    Wow very impressive technology

  • Casey


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    The cross still didn't look that good 😂

  • angeline


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  • Shirokuma Otaku

    Shirokuma Otaku

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    In one of My Most Favourite Movies: Goon
    They used cardboard cutouts for some scenes & it's very easy to point them out 😂

  • JR


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    So what’s madden’s excuse?

  • Master Yeah

    Master Yeah

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    How about bohemian rhapsody

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    🆘️🆘️🆘️I'm spamming in hopes coverage might help the situation in Colombia where the police and army are killing and dissappearing people from the streets because we protest the government. Please like and talk about it. Outside pressure might help to stop the murder of civilians!!!!

  • Gaming Paban

    Gaming Paban

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    7:10 yea I play w2k13 the audience clapping like the exact as this guy saying

  • ᐃ

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    When I was a kid, I thought that they were actually a real audience. For Example, in A boxing movie, I thought that they will actually film it in an actual boxing match and have the audience act like it was real.
    damn my life was a lie.

    • Scuba Steve

      Scuba Steve

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      I know they have done that before, just not as common anymore

  • david njenga

    david njenga

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    Now I know how they rig elections in my country.

  • Frank Business

    Frank Business

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  • Vyllibh


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    Very interesting to see how its done. But the whole Stadium still looks like cgi

  • Moda Tendencia

    Moda Tendencia

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    This is how they do it for Joe Biden too

  • Thameem Abdullah

    Thameem Abdullah

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    I thnk this technique was used by some leaders in india to boost their PR image.

  • 70.Sabari Nath Ajith

    70.Sabari Nath Ajith

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    Tell me about the perfume:the story of a murderer.

  • Styleafif RBLX

    Styleafif RBLX

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    The actual fake crowd can be seen in this movie called Peninsula where an entire hoarde of zombies was only CGI

  • Color White

    Color White

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    ‘’The Movie Pro Gamer Move’’

  • one communist world . Democracy is virus

    one communist world . Democracy is virus

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    Just 2million people's entire india can come for Gandhiji .

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    Neutr4l1ze r

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    This is much better than finding out how to type in Google docs

  • eecheng •ᴗ•

    eecheng •ᴗ•

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    "oh my god it's a soccer ball in a goal! I'm so excited!" is my new way to describe soccer lmaoo

  • Skeptical


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    Does anyone ever wonder what the specs of the pc they use?

  • Jar Jar Binks

    Jar Jar Binks

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    They did the same thing in the early 2000 when George Lucas filmed a Wookiee March scene in Star Wars attack of the clones and basically made 20 different suits put them on people the people whole move around and change costume every so often and they put all the footage on a cgi planet he also done the same in other movies I believe such as Indiana Jones and radio something he really did kick of this technology with ILM

  • Kim Bald Un

    Kim Bald Un

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    Stadium with no crowds has still more people than the WNBA

    • Gracie Pascual

      Gracie Pascual

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      Kim bald un hahahahaha nice name and ppf

  • mahendraryaw


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    CGI took real life people's job. Lol

  • 🍅


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    Simulation done in a Windows PC for an Apple show

  • Nikola Knežević

    Nikola Knežević

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    The movie looks so bad and it's so obvious it's all fake. It looks like an ad for soccer betting...

  • kidoBob


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    After watching the video I feel like I'd rather a whole real crowd than go through this tiresome work.

  • mooltz


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    Seals can't clap their flippers, sea lions can though.

  • Thomas Finn

    Thomas Finn

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    I saw a part of this movie, and was wondering. "Why is that crowd cheering so violently for so long while nothing particularly incredible is happening?" Like the audience doesn't even interact with one another.
    Now I know I can thank Covid.

  • nevek20


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    Why was this the show to give the example? The scene looked super green noticeably.

  • Benjamin Taylor

    Benjamin Taylor

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    check out Action VFX's most recent crowd/fans product. you can purchase extras to add to your background.



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    They should have used this tech for Biden

  • Deanne S

    Deanne S

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    That's dumb

    • maruthi srikanth

      maruthi srikanth

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      Yea thats is dumb for a dumb person

  • Sanskriti Shrestha

    Sanskriti Shrestha

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    Same people next to each other would be really cool

  • Mrs. Dany

    Mrs. Dany

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  • Tanner Holmes

    Tanner Holmes

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    Inflatable..... etxras......

  • aimASSIST2K


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    The intro fake crowd is so bad

  • Breyer123


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    I was an extra for a couple movies in high school. We had to bring a couple sets of clothes for a volleyball game for the different team colors and they moved us around and had us switch colors based on where the shot was.

  • Tengku Aliff

    Tengku Aliff

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    When i was a kid i thought they used thousands of extras for Narnia 🤣

  • Chucks Ogbodu

    Chucks Ogbodu

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    Clearly they havent seen fifa

  • Blessing Emenike

    Blessing Emenike

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    Now I see how man city can have a filled stadium during home games.

  • CC CC

    CC CC

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