The Last Kingdom battle plans

February 16, 2020

One of the more fun parts about preparing to shoot the season 3 / episode 1 battle of Fearneham Hill was creating battle plans for each shot. It was like playing tabletop wargames, only on a real location using real troops. I went through each frame of the storyboard, and using a satellite image of the shoot location drew diagrams explaining where the camera positions needed to be, where our real troops needed to be and where VFX would take over adding CG crowd. These plans were distributed to all the HODs to make sure everyone knew what was required from each setup.
I thought I’d share some frames here to give an insight into how this was done.

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